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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

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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”.

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

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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

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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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