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Six of the best: Art | Visual arts reviews, news & interviews

Six of the best: Art

theartsdesk recommends the half-dozen top exhibitions

Joseph Cornell, Palace, 1943, at the Royal AcademyThe Menil Collection, Houston/© The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation/VAGA, NY/DACS


Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust, Royal Academy (see image) The beguiling tone poems of an American artist. Until 27 Sep

Agnes Martin, Tate Modern Ravishing paintings perfectly poised between conceptual clarity and sensuousness. Until 11 Oct

Richard Dadd: The Art of Bedlam, Watts Gallery The Victorian artist who created an unforgettable world of fairies. Until 1 Nov

Barbara Hepworth, Tate Britain Long-awaited retrospective liberates the sculptor from a sometimes stifling association with Henry Moore. Until 25 Oct

James Turrell: Lightscape, Houghton Hall The American artist plays with perception in a mind-altering display of his light sculptures. Until 24 Oct

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Serpentine Gallery Fictive portrait paintings by the Turner-nominated artist that make reference to old master paintings. Until 13 Sep

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