A Soldier’s Vision, Astro Masterpieces and Kazakhstan’s Treasures – Art Week | Art

Exhibition of the week

Marcus Jansen
Visceral paintings of a world gone mad by this veteran of the US military.
Almine Rech, London, from January 13 to February 22

Also showing

Turner in january
JMW Turner’s swirling and luminous landscapes receive their traditional New Years Eve in Edinburgh. Who said there were no fireworks this year?
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, until January 31

Rana Begum
Paintings and installations that explore the nature of color.
Warwick Arts Center, from January 13 to March 13

Astronomical photographer of the year
Stunning images of the night sky that prove that anyone can create an astrophotography masterpiece.
National Maritime Museum, London, until August 7

Great Steppe Gold
With Kazakhstan currently in crisis, this exhibition unveils its long and rich history as a land of nomads before the Soviet era.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, until January 30

Image of the week

Rhed’s Green Women. Photography: courtesy of Tanya Baxter Contemporary

It is a painting by the pseudonymous artist Rhed, who has exhibited in London since 2018 and whose work – inspired by Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and Paula Rego, according to his gallery owner – has sold at five figures. This week, Rhed was revealed to be Rocco Ritchie, the 21-year-old son of Guy Ritchie and Madonna. Read the full story here.

What we have learned

Italy returns Parthenon fragment to Greece amid British ball dispute

Tracey Emin to launch ‘revolutionary’ art school in Margate

Crypto tycoons helped break global art market records in 2021

Tory minister wants law changed after Colston statue knockers in Bristol were cleared by court

Royal Academy to show how Francis Bacon created his own pervert mythology

AR Penck’s “democratic” painting, which made him an enemy of the East German Stasi, will be on display

Eminem would have paid $ 450.00 for an NFT of a bored monkey “Eminape” …

… but Melania Trump sells an NFT portrait of herself for just $ 180,000

Radical group Blk Art rocked Thatcher’s Britain

New York exhibit, Doomscrolling, explores our thirst to hear the worst

New evidence has been discovered that the Nazis used bogus auctions and paperwork to disguise their art theft

Wayne Thiebaud, famous for his paintings of cakes and pies, died at the age of 101 …

Pioneer British photorealist painter John Salt has died at the age of 84 …

and humanist photographer Sabine Weiss are also deceased

Masterpiece of the week

The sleep of reason produces monsters (n ° 43), according to Los Caprichos by Francisco Goya
Photograph: Beaux-Arts / Corbis / Getty Images

Francisco de Goya: The sleep of reason produces monsters (El sueño de la razon produces monstros) 1797 – 8
Made long before Sigmund Freud or surrealism, this etching plunges into the dark recesses of the mind. If this eighteenth-century Enlightenment man were awake, he would devote himself to his rational endeavor of improvement, as indicated by the book he collapsed into. But his sleeping psyche is populated by sinister creatures of the night who personify bestial passions and ungodly terrors. Goya created this profound image when the French Revolution degenerated into Terror, and with it hopes for liberal reform in his native Spain began to resemble vanishing dreams. Things would soon get worse when Napoleon conquered Spain, bloody resistance ensued and Goya witnessed real monstrosities. Here he shudders at what he feels is about to unfold in the twilight of sanity.
British Museum, London

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