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The first major exhibition of work by Italian Baroque painter and controversial political satirist Salvator Rosa (1615- 1673) in over 35-years is due to open next month at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

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Paul Nash: The Elements, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

Paul Nash, the celebrated war artist, could see conflict in everyday objects, even on the Sussex Downs

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Paul Nash depicted both the horror of war and the beauty of the English landscape. Tom Lubbock is left entranced

Rice's Architectural Primer, By Matthew Rice

Can you tell a flying buttress from a vast iron member? Do you know the difference between an oeil de boeuf window and a fanlight? Do you think crocketing and tracery are something to do with needlework? And would you place a poodle at an Aedicule opening?

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Walter Sickert painted Venice's much-loved landmarks time and again. But his later, darker portraits of the city's underbelly steal the show for Michael Glover

Matthew Norman: Planet Marr's sketchy Big Bang slot

If there's one thing about the British media that perplexes me above all others, it's the lack of exposure enjoyed by Andrew Marr. Doubtless this is down to his own fiercely self-effacing nature, because often it feels as if he's slapped a D-Notice on himself, but it's simply nonsense when he has so much to offer. In the last few days alone, apart from his Sunday morning show on BBC1 (David Frost with a dead cool convertible Skoda) and Start The Week, Andy went to Switzerland for the Big Bang experiment, and it is testament to the man's range and breadth of interest that even the anticipated end of the planet couldn't monopolise that powerhouse mind.

Our thanks to the Today programme website for drawing attention to the little thumbnail sketches of the scientists Andy managed to churn out. For those whose appetite for his artistic output wasn't sated by this, he also features in an exhibition entitled What Are You Like? at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, in which he has drawn a few of his favourite things to offer an insight into his soul.

Who do you think they are: Public figures put their personalities on paper

Dulwich Picture Gallery has asked public figures from Brian Eno to Philip Pullman to put their personalities on paper.

Painting Family: The de Brays, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

Jan de Bray didn't hesitate to use his family in one of his most celebrated works and portray it in a less than flattering light

Coming of Age, Dulwich Picture Gallery London<br /> The American Scene, British Museum London

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Dandy Yankee doodles: When did American painting escape the shadow of Europe?

A new exhibition prompts Tom Lubbock to wonder when it became independent

At the Saint Sebastians exhibition you might think you're seeing double

These paintings may look like exact copies &ndash; but don't be fooled, says Tom Lubbock: they actually show 17th-century artist Guido Reni playing 'spot the difference'

American master class

Some of the finest paintings from across the Atlantic are about to go on display in Britain for the first time. Andrew Johnson reports

The Weasel: Erotic enchantment

The panto season is the perfect time for Dulwich Picture Gallery to mount The Age of Enchantment, an exhibition about illustration around 1900. Like pantomime, the works from this aesthetic cusp are concerned with transporting the viewer to somewhere exotic and magical. But anyone who visits Dulwich anticipating a wallow in the charming innocence of late-Victorian and Edwardian children's book illustrations an expectation fostered by the show poster, which features Edmund Dulac's gorgeous watercolour of an ice maiden flanked by polar bears is in for a shock. The first room is devoted to the seductive but disturbing work of Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), whose dark, precocious influence resonates throughout the show.

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