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Protests

National Trust for Historic Preservation supports removal of Confederate statues that glorify white power

Trust says such monuments “do not reflect, and are in fact abhorrent to, our values”

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Artists

San Diego artist wins top prize in US portrait competition with immigration-themed animation

Washington's National Portrait Gallery will display finalists’ work in a contest that helped to vault the reputation of Amy Sherald

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Book Shorts

Children’s portraits without shadows: new book on painting childhood

No Chucky or Lord of the Flies in portraits by British and British-based artists

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Painting

Liu Xiaodong: an interview with China’s great documentary painter

The artist on portraying ordinary people and travelling the world with a “local spirit”

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Exhibitions

Long-neglected portraits by Cézanne arrive in the d'Orsay

This will be the first exhibition dedicated to the great master's portraits since 1910

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Exhibitions

When Irving Penn forced his way into a meeting with Picasso: MoMA's new retrospective on the iconic photographer

Costume play and urban decay through the lens of the master

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John Singer Sargent

The deeply educated John Singer Sargent

The painter’s portraits of his diverse circle of polymathic friends

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Collectors

Collector Robbie Antonio sits for 12 portraits (so far)

Kenny Scharf, Marilyn Minter, David LaChapelle and Julian Opie have all painted Antonio, and Takashi Murakami is in his sights

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Isabella d'Este

Books: Isabella d’Este's hunt for a Leonardo painting

Isabella d’Este was not satisfied with an objet d’art and a drawing; she was determined to have Leonardo da Vinci paint her portrait

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Art & Technology

Who’s in the picture? Anti-terror software might tell us

Face recognition software used to spot terrorists may be the answer to identifying unknown sitters in portraits.

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Leonardo da Vinci

New insights into Leonardo's only portrait of a male sitter

The music depicted in Portrait of a Musician, 1485-88, currently on loan to the National Gallery, London, may have been composed by the artist

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Tate

Tate's Van Dyck show on rocky ground as insurance obstacle may detain several works

Five iconic portraits may not be loaned to the exhibition due to legal anomaly

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Lucian Freud

Freud's new drawings leave Bacon unzipped

Freud drawings revealed at Frieze

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Francis Bacon

Portrait of Bacon’s lover to be auctioned

Isabel Rawsthorne diptych on the block at Sotheby's

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Books

The Art of Domestic Life: This well-argued study considers the changing status of women in family portraits

'That’s no lady, that’s my wife…'

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Francis Bacon

Two Bacons may share more than an interest in portraiture

See for yourself as Sir Nathaniel Bacon and Francis Bacon go on show in London

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Tate

Reynolds’ Portrait of Omai to remain in the UK, but in private hands

The painting which was bought at Sotheby's was banned from leaving the country - now what?

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Arshile Gorky

Arshile Gorky gets personal at Gagosian Gallery with portraits of family

None of the 33 works are for sale

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Exhibitions

Painted ladies: women at the court of Charles II, 1660-85

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven

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Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff retrospective begins a three-year tour

The German photographer compares his serial working method to “a scientist carrying out a series of experiments”

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Leonardo da Vinci

The National Gallery Washington looks to Leonardo and the women of the Renaissance

Seeing the true face of Florence

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Rembrandt

The National Gallery of Scotland explores Rembrandt’s real women

The exhibition on the Dutch master's female subjects will then travel to the Royal Academy

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Francis Bacon

Freud ramps up efforts to find Bacon portrait stolen in Berlin

A poster campaign has been launched to recover the work which disappeared from the Neue Nationalgalerie

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John Singer Sargent

Sargent at the Tate Gallery: Beyond portraits of ladies

The most comprehensive exhibition of Sargent ever mounted shows his bravura painting at its best, and is full of surprises

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Interviews

The long and fruitful relationship between Picasso and portraiture: Interview with curator William Rubin

The Director Emeritus of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and leading Picasso scholar in American museums discusses the exhibition he has curated opening this month

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Kitaj

Kitaj retrospective finds sanctuary in the US after cyclone of abuse at Tate

University College, Oxford, has commissioned R.B. Kitaj to paint a portrait of President Clinton (a former Rhodes Scholar) for the school’s Great Hall, but the honour hardly compensates for the American expatriate's treatment at Tate

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National Gallery

National Gallery: new loans, new acquisitions

The Buccleuch Leonardo, the Halifax Titian plus two fine Danish purchases

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Allan Ramsay

Portraiture on display: Allan Ramsay stars solo while a whole cast swaggers at the Tate

Two massive shows bring glamour and glitz to London