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Destination masterpiece: 75 great artworks to see across the UK

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1. Lucas Cranach the Elder – Judith With the Head of HolofernesThe Burrell Collection, Glasgow The culture clash that underpinned Cranach’s art – German courtly splendour and strait-laced religious reformation – power...

The Guardian view on James Joyce’s Ulysses: a 100-year-old masterpiece

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Next Thursday, 16 June, is Bloomsday – named after Leopold Bloom, hero of James Joyce’s 1922 novel Ulysses, and the day on which the book is set. Bloomsday is too often an exercise in commercialised nostalgia, but it ...

The Con Artists by Luke Healy review – a beautifully observed masterpiece

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I might as well come come straight to the point: The Con Artists by Luke Healy is my favourite graphic novel of the year so far, and to be honest, it might just be among my favourite comics ever. I’ve already read it ...

Jules et Jim review – Truffaut’s love triangle is a whirlwind masterpiece

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François Truffaut’s Jules et Jim from 1962 is the love triangle that feels like it’s happening in the swinging 60s present moment, like Godard’s triple-header Bande à Part. Actually, it’s set before and after the firs...

Recovered and restored: the surrealist masterpiece thought destroyed after fascist raid

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A surrealist masterpiece believed destroyed when a fascist mob raided an arthouse cinema in 1930s Paris has made a triumphant return. The thugs vandalised the theatre, which was showing a subversive, anticlerical film...

Magritte masterpiece expected to sell for record £45m at auction

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A masterpiece by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte, described as one of the most desirable works in private hands, is expected to sell for a record-breaking £45m when it goes to auction for the first time this year...

Building Britain’s Biggest Nuclear Power Station review – so boring it’s a masterpiece!

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This programme was so boring. How boring? Let’s put it this way. It dealt with a 130-metre-long boring machine that is boring three boreholes under the Bristol Channel’s Jurassic bedrock. It’s a machine even more bori...

‘At last, a lockdown masterpiece’ – Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects review

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I bet plenty of us have grappled with metaphorical ghosts in the loneliness and unease of lockdown, with all that uncomfortable time to think. But Rachel Whiteread has quite literally been coming to terms with her Gho...