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Roy Lichtenstein's painting Whaam! 1963 is exhibited during the press preview for Lichtenstein:A Retrospective at Tate Modern, London.

Whaam! artist Roy Lichtenstein was 'not a fan of comics and cartoons'

The Tate is to show another side of Roy Lichtenstein, one of the central figures in American pop art, whose comic strip paintings are among the most iconic pieces of 20th century art. But his widow also revealed that he was “not a fan of comics and cartoons”.

Making an exhibition of themselves: Nudes check out nudes at Austrian museum

Visitors to a special after-hours showing of an exhibition based on the theme of “naked men” were encouraged yesterday to shed their clothes

Roy Lichtenstein's painting Whaam! 1963 is exhibited during the press preview for Lichtenstein:A Retrospective at Tate Modern, London.

Whaam! artist Roy Lichtenstein was 'not a fan of comics and cartoons'

The Tate is to show another side of Roy Lichtenstein, one of the central figures in American pop art, whose comic strip paintings are among the most iconic pieces of 20th century art. But his widow also revealed that he was “not a fan of comics and cartoons”.

Lauren Cuthbertson stars as Alice in the ballet 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' at the Royal Opera House

Cultural Life: Lauren Cuthbertson, ballerina

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German artist Georg Baselitz has angered women with his claims that they ‘don’t paint very well’

What’s the biggest problem with women artists? None of them can actually paint, says Georg Baselitz

Women cannot paint well, despite making up the majority of art students, according to one of Europe’s pre-eminent post-war artists.

A visitor looks at a small sculpture of a nude created in baked clay dates from between 31,000 and 27,000 years ago, discovered at Dolni Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic on display in an exhibition 'Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind' at the British Museum in London

Ice Age artworks to go on show at the British Museum

Ancient works of Ice Age art are going on show in a new exhibition.

Oomamaboomba
May 1965
Tempera, enamel, rope, cord, metal, modeling compound (glue plaster, wood-shavings), particle board, wood
56 x 65 x 13 cm / 22 x 25 5/8 x 5 1/8 in

Eva Hesse 1965, Hauser & Wirth, London

Eva Hesse was reading Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex during the 15 months that she spent in a disused textile factory near Dusseldorf from 1964-5. She noted in her diary how de Beauvoir’s feminist existentialism was impacting on her own work: “Transcendence to arise above beyond into another space.”

Inventor of the Etch A Sketch dies aged 86

The inventor of the Etch A Sketch, the famous red toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France.

Rupert Murdoch, News Corp chairman: The report says: “Politicians knew that the prize was personal and political support in his mass circulation newspapers. The value or effect of such support may have been exaggerated, but it has been treated as having real political value nonetheless.”

Rupert Murdoch's Twitter slap-down has big implications - and not just for News Corp editors

The Middle East is already one of the most difficult territories to cover. This well-publicised intervention won't make it any easier

1, Cover an entire wall with a Royal Horticultural Society print from Surface View. From £50/ sq m, surfaceview.co.uk

Pretty as a peach

Nature's bounty is the inspiration for an interiors look bound to bring a breath of fresh air to your home. Trish Lorenz steps outside

Highs and lows: Manet’s mediocre Antonin Proust

Visual art review: Manet has to go a little further nowadays

A sparingly hung exhibition of portraits has lumpen duds among the star turns – for comparison, or because that's all the RA could get hold of?

It's horses for courses in Kazakhstan

Until I read the news last week, I had assumed that the only time I had eaten horsemeat was on a visit to Kazakhstan a couple of years ago. Now, however, I know that every time I've chowed down on a Tesco beefburger I was going equine. That's why I'm a Waitrose man. If it were stuffing its beefburgers with anything but beef, it would be unicorn and zebra.

Great Works: Death and the Maiden (1915-16) by Egon Schiele

Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Keaton Henson: The weird, the wild and the wounded

The hermetic singer provides insights into his quirky world view via his first major solo art exhibition

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The super-rich now live in their own Elysium - they breathe better air, and eat better food, when they're not making beans on toast for their kids

The super-rich now live in their own Elysium

They breathe better air, eat better food, take better medicine
A generation of dropouts failed by colleges

Dropout generation failed by colleges

£800m a year wasted on students who quit courses before they graduate
Entering civilian life 'can be like going into the jungle' for returning soldiers

Homeless Veterans appeal

Entering civilian life can be like going into the jungle
Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Fifty Shades of Grey director on bringing the hit to the screen
Shazam! Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

Shazam: Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch