Exhibition of the week
Online Print Fair
Artists have been making prints ever since printing began. The art is still going strong as this event featuring Aliyah Hussain, Christopher Jarratt, Janet Milner, Print Wagon, West Yorkshire Print Workshop and many more proves.
The Hepworth, Wakefield, until 28 March.
The Penalty of Our Paradox
A new film for Site Gallery and supported by Historic England explores how young people experience the high streets of Sheffield.
Site Gallery online.
Haunting photographs of German youth from the 1990s and a new film by this gender-busting portraitist.
Modern Art online until 18 April.
The anti-war activist and radical montagist explores how history is rewritten by its winners.
Richard Saltoun Gallery online until 10 April.
Currently hanging next to Turner’s landscapes – as Rothko himself wanted – and closed until 17 May, you can at least explore the great Seagram murals and their story online and meditate on art that takes you to the edge of consciousness.
Tate Britain online.
Image of the week
Christie’s auctioned a digital collage by artist Beeple for $69.4m in an online sale that the auction house said “positioned him among the top three most valuable living artists”. The sale further illustrates the tipping point that digital art has reached. You can read all about it here.
What we learned
Masterpiece of the week
Carlo Crivelli, Mary Magdalene, c1491-4
Crivelli portrays Mary Magdalene, the former sex worker who became one of Jesus Christ’s closest followers, as a seductive and commanding Renaissance woman in richly glamorous clothes, with her hair long and curled. He may have been looking at portraits and mythological scenes by Botticelli, who put female beauty at the centre of Italian art in the 1480s. But this is part of an altarpiece, from a church. What’s Crivelli playing at? There’s not much repentance or piety in this Magdalene’s eyes. Crivelli had to leave his birthplace Venice after being convicted of adultery. This painting surely reflects his own sinful nature.
National Gallery, London.
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