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His younger friend Monet wrote that he owed "everything" to Eugène Boudin, Degas collected his paintings and Corot called him the "king of skies". But Boudin has been overshadowed by his more-famous contemporaries for too long. Now he is being shown the appreciation he deserves with a stunning exhibition in Paris that does justice to a master of the sea, sky and light.

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It’s a surreal experience to walk into a solicitors office near Chancery Lane and find a gallery filled with contemporary art trying to provoke, as contemporary art tends to do.

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The visitor to this sensational new exhibition is greeted with the words: “My fellow Londoners, can’t you see how we are diminished?” 

Primitive palette: The Green Donkey by Chagall, pictured in 1977

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He was in the right place at the right time – so why is Chagall regarded as an also-ran of Modernism?

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For no good reason, Tate Britain has decided to show a retrospective of Patrick Caulfield alongside a general review of the work of Gary Hume. It’s a comparison that does neither  artist much favour.

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The British artist's latest exhibition is charged with a different kind of violence

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One to watch: Sophie Robinson, Poet, 27

There was a reason Robinson went into poetry. “I'm no good at anything else,” she says. The north-London-born poet writes about sex, love and politics.

Human-shaped figures and pendants of whale ivory strung on fine plaited coir cords. Probably presented to Lady Gordon, 1875 - 80, Fiji.

Review: Chiefs and Governors: Art and Power in Fiji, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge

Necklaces made from whale ivory and fish hooks of ivory, pearl and turtle shell were part of a lavish system of gifts between Fiji’s chiefs and their first British governor in the nineteenth century.

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