Drawings

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A New York salute to Rube Goldberg and his outlandish contraptions

Queens Museum celebrates a cartoonist who seems more relevant than ever

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Exhibitions

Albertina’s Albrecht Dürer drawings enjoy a rare outing

Exhibition will bring together Vienna museum’s collection with key loans from European institutions, as well as unveiling a raft of new theories

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Book Shorts

This book of essays explores the varieties and definitions of Islamic art

The authors ask “What is Islamic about ‘Islamic’ art?”

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Politics

Drawing with the ashes of Isis-ravaged buildings: Piers Secunda on the art of destruction

Artist’s works on iconoclasm in Mosul are currently on show at the Imperial War Museum in London

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Exhibitions

This carefully selected exhibition of the Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo is small and perfectly formed

The MA curatorial show at the Barber Institute, Birmingham, challenges many of our assumptions

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Book Shorts

A book of wallpaper art for students

The botanical illustrations of Alexander von Humboldt in poster form

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Art market

Back to the drawing board: new London fair pushes works on paper

Draw Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery caters to fans of the quieter medium with a range of budgets

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Leonardo da Vinci

Portrait sketch of Leonardo da Vinci discovered in Britain’s Royal Collection

The drawing, believed to be one of only two contemporary images of the artist, will go on show for the first time at the Queen’s Gallery in London

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Emma Kunz and the art of healing: drawings used in rituals come to London

Serpentine Gallery presents the first major UK exhibition of the mystical Swiss artist’s work

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Rembrandt special: the complete artist

As shows marking the 350th anniversary of the Old Master's death open, we look at his masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the British Museum. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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The Buck stopped here

A gloomy Brittania and a tribute to gay Russian clubbing—political commentary abounds at Drawing Room biennial

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Renaissance

Restored Raphael cartoon gets new display at Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana

The full-scale preparatory drawing for the Vatican’s School of Athens fresco is going back on view after a four-year restoration

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Leonardo da Vinci

Twelve Leonardo shows to open simultaneously in the UK to mark 500th anniversary of artist’s death

Drawings from the Royal Collection go on show around the country this week before larger surveys in London and Edinburgh later in the year

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci's thumbprint discovered on drawing in Royal Collection

The mark is “the most convincing candidate for an authentic Leonardo fingerprint” among the Queen’s 550 works by the great artist

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Art fairs

New London fair in crowded art calendar looks at drawing in the digital age

Exhibitors at Draw Art Fair London in May will juxtapose drawings with related paintings and sculptures

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Albrecht Dürer

Dürer used his famous Praying Hands drawing to advertise his talent

Chief curator of Vienna’s Albertina argues that the work, which shows the artist's own hands, was a finished work rather than preparatory drawing

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Exhibitions

Big on Bruegel: Vienna museum assembles largest show on the artist

A literally once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Three to see

Three shows to see in New York this weekend

Head downtown for Sarah Lucas, a deep-dive into LES galleries and Toyin Ojih Odutola's beguiling portraits

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Exhibitions

Recognising Victor Hugo as an avant-garde artist

Drawings in a show opening at the Hammer testify to his feverish spiritual side

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In the frame

Humour in the age of Trump—and far before it—explored at Washington, DC's National Gallery

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Artists

Jasper Johns show and catalogue raisonné open Menil Collection’s new Drawing Institute

The 88-year-old artist, who gets the institute’s inaugural show, was deeply involved in the drawings catalogue project

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Books

A Käthe Kollwitz renaissance is under way (and about time, too)

A pair of publications shed new light on profoundly socially committed artist

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Frieze New York

On the road, from Iraq to Germany

The Iraqi-Kurdish artist Hiwa K on migration and contemporary politics

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Art market

Drawings week hits Paris

The 27th edition of Salon du Dessin at Palais Brongniart assembles 39 dealers from Europe and the US

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Art market

Private View: our pick of March gallery shows

New shows at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talents

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Conservation & Preservation

Pastels: the 18th century’s answer to Photoshop

Getty show explores the versatility of the medium

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Art market

New discoveries add value to Old Master drawings

From Pontormo to Klimt, dealers invest in research in the hope of boosting prices

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Art market

Spotlight on… Master Drawings New York

Exhibitions to seek out at Manhattan's annual gallery trail, which now embraces paintings and sculptures

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Vincent Van Gogh

New Vincent van Gogh drawing discovered

Unearthing of Montmartre sketch leads to authentication of second work

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Life drawing from George III to Iggy Pop

Royal Academy of Arts exhibition explores the history of drawing the human figure and how artists depict it today

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Education

New lease of life for life drawing classes?

Age-old practice is being ‘gradually reinvigorated', but new frontier is seemingly in 3D reprographic skills