Your most-wishlisted this week

  • 9 May 2016

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Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art

'We all paint in Delacroix's language,' said artist Paul Cézanne. The French Romanticist, Eugène Delacroix, transformed 19th-century painting and anticipated Impressionism. This exhibition attempts to connect the painter's radical use of colour, compositional experimentation and expressive brushstrokes to the work of artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. Watch Jeremy Paxman explore Delacroix's enduring artistic legacy.


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Ottavio Missoni, Untitled, 1971

Missoni Art Colour

The bright, geometric textiles of husband and wife duo Ottavio and Rosita Missoni are instantly recognisable. This new exhibition, the first retrospective of the major design house in the UK, charts the creative output of its founders within the context of 20th century fine art. Showcasing 60 years of Missoni designs alongside the paintings of leading European artists such as Sonia Delaunay, Lucio Fontana and Gino Severini, the exhibition celebrates the famous family-run fashion house and its commitment to materials, craft techniques and cutting-edge design.


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Mona Hatoum, Cellules (detail), 2012-3

Mona Hatoum

The Lebanese-born Palestinian artist specialises in video and installation art that looks at conflict, confrontation, violence and anxiety. This is the first major solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK and displays early sketches through to more recent pieces. Huge installations dominate whole rooms in this powerful survey, including Light Sentence 2 from 1992; a huge black structure consisting of stacked wire-mesh lockers shelters a single light bulb casting ominous shadows across the gallery walls. 


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Venus Sandro Botticelli, Venus, 1490s

Botticelli Reimagined

The early Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli had largely been forgotten for 300 years until the Pre-Raphaelites engendered a revival of the artist's work. The Victorian 'cult of Botticelli' led to his artistic legacy being fully realised in the 20th century. The V&A's landmark exhibition tracks the astounding impact the painter had on generations of artists, designers and photographers, from William Morris to Dolce & Gabbana


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Corset, 1890-5

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

From whalebone corsets to the ‘waist trainers’ and Spanx we see in our shops today, this exhibition traces the history of underwear from the 18th century to the present day. Illustrating the evolution of underwear through 200 garments for men and women, themes of luxury and technological innovation are played out through pieces designed by Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney and Paul Smith.


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