Emily Sharpe

Three to see: London

From Soutine’s flushed-cheek portraits to Alex Katz’s 10ft-tall sculpture of his wife Ada 

Never can say goodbye: how Degas struggled with the art of letting go

New research by the National Gallery of Art looks into the complex question of what constituted a finished work in the eyes of the artist

In pictures: Alex Katz picks his highlights from Frieze Masters

Katz, who turned 90 years young this year, is in town for the opening of his solo exhibition at Timothy Taylor Gallery

From Siberia with love

The mysterious Scythians—tattoos and all—are brought to life in show at the British Museum

Rediscovered Mexican Old Master picture gets fresh look for Met show

A surprise find in the Bronx is now part of an exhibition on Baroque painter Cristóbal de Villalpando

Blue Boy takes a well-earned break ahead of treatment

The painting has rarely gone off display at the museum since its opening in 1928—until now

Cracked it! Getty exhibition unlocks the material secrets of Concrete art

Study of Latin American works from the Coleccíon Patricia Phelps de Cisneros reveals orientation shifts, household paint and ways to obtain that perfect edge

Artists lead preservation efforts at California arts centre

Latest commission at the Headlands Center for the Arts continues long tradition of rehabilitation projects at the former military complex

Royal Academy of Arts lifts Burlington Gardens veil with end of revamp in sight

Façade restoration nears completion in project to unite the RA campus in time for 250th anniversary in 2018

V&A celebrates the designers who made the most of plywood

From surfboards to a Second World War bomber, new show charts the rise of the humble material

Late artist Sidney Nolan’s undisturbed UK studio opens to the public

Australian-born painter's workspace temporarily opens this summer for his centenary

Three to see: London

From the subterranean delights of East London to Sargent’s lesser-known paintings

Caro sculpture is shipshape again

Sea Music (1991) on Dorset's Poole Quay refreshed after 25 years' exposure to salty sea air and detritus from barges being loaded

French military funds technology to document heritage in conflict zones

The 3D data will allow troops on the ground to asses conditions of monuments via their laptops

Good things come in small packages at the Rijksmuseum

Good things come in small packages at the Rijksmuseum

Welcome to Basel (and Mulhouse)

Artists—some also refugees—respond to the migration crisis in shows in Swiss- and French-border cities

David Claerbout: the Nazi Olympics in ruins

Artists’s epic video at Basel’s Schaulager transports visitors 1,000 years into the future

In pictures: The Kiss, a crash and Bikini Atoll

Museum Tinguely director Roland Wetzler picks six highlights from Art Basel—and remembers Jean Tinguely's destructive legacy

Three to see: Basel

From the Beyeler's first photography show to Delvoye’s excrement-making machines

Must-see shows in Basel this week

From shit machines to abstract paintings made by one very artistic robot

Fahrelnissa Zeid: the Modern Turkish artist who walked on her canvases

Conservator travelled to Jordan to treat her work ahead of major Tate Modern show opening this week

Fundraising campaign launched to transform Sidney Nolan’s UK home into an art centre

His trust needs £2.3m to create artists’ studios and a permanent gallery devoted to the 20th-century Australian painter

Dutch museum’s entire Mondrian collection gets a health check

Gemeentemuseum has been assessing works since 2009 as part of its Mondrian Restoration Project

Who will win race to run Unesco?

France’s former culture minister among candidates to be new director-general

Scientific models in the spotlight in Manchester

A century of grime was removed from the teaching tools ahead of the show

Cerith Wyn Evans’s Tate commission presented a sticky situation

The installation is secured to the ceiling via 1,500 Perspex discs filled with a state-of-the-art adhesive

Nations must co-ordinate efforts to protect heritage in the Middle East, says expert

Zaki Aslan, the director of the ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, will deliver talk in London on heritage in conflict zones

Giacometti’s Women of Venice sculptures restored and reunited for Tate Modern show

Plaster sextet will appear together for the first time since it was unveiled at the 1956 Venice Biennale