Kitaj: Portraits and Reflections, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal

The American painter R B Kitaj, long resident in London, left England in grief-stricken disgust after critics had panned his retrospective at the Tate Gallery in 1994. He died at his last home in Los Angeles in 2007. This mini-retrospective at the ever enterprising Abbot Hall Gallery in Cumbria is the first extensive sighting of his works in Britain since his death.

Cézanne's Card Players, Courtauld Gallery, London

This faultless gathering-in of paintings and drawings on a single theme marks a high point in the career of Paul Cézanne

The winning hand of a great master: Cezanne's 'Card Player' series

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Art in Residence: Redeveloped park terrace hosts exhibit

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Leading article: Monet supply

Monet has has long been more popular on this side of the Channel than the side on which he was born. When the Royal Academy exhibited a show of the French impressionist's work in 1999, the gallery opened around the clock to meet demand. A show at the Tate in 2005, showing Monet alongside Whistler and Turner, drew more than 382,000 visits. By contrast, the French have always been surprisingly cool about the pioneering artist, preferring his contemporaries such as Manet and Cézanne.

For sale: The masterpieces hidden away for 70 years

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Great Works: Bathers (1902-06), Paul Cézanne

Private collection

Bathers (1902-06), Paul Cézanne

Private collection

Murder in the Musée d'Orsay

Violence has never looked so beautiful – or so shocking – as in the scenes depicted by some of history's greatest artists in a new exhibition at one of France's most elegant galleries. John Lichfield reports from Paris

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The Artist's Studio, Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Some room for improvement

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Looted artworks wanted by Interpol – including paintings by Picasso and Rembrandt – are now available to view online. John Lichfield steals a glimpse
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