Utopian cities, medieval manuscripts and a queen in mourning – the week in artwork | Artwork and design

Exhibition of the week

Maria Bartuszova
Surreal, elusive shapes by a Slovak sculptor who defied Communist rule.
Tate Trendy, London, 20 September to 16 April

Additionally exhibiting

Lindisfarne Gospels
Mesmerising medieval manuscript in a present that juxtaposes it with modern artwork.
Laing Gallery, Newcastle, 17 September to three December

Michael Armitage
The gifted Gauguinesque painter reveals new works, plus ceramic sculptures by Seyni Awa Camara.
White Dice Bermondsey, London, 21 September to 30 October

Victor Keen
Work by the husband of the late Paula Rego, who predeceased her in 1988.
Timothy Taylor, London, 22 September to five November

Yinka Ilori
Optimistic, utopian artwork and design that reimagines town.
Design Museum, London, till 25 June 2023

Picture of the week

Georg Baselitz, Orangenesser (IX), 1981.
Georg Baselitz, Orangenesser (IX), 1981. {Photograph}: © Georg Baselitz 2022; picture: Friedrich Rosenstiel, Köln

Now in his 80s, Georg Baselitz has misplaced not one of the fiery spirit that earned him the “degenerate” artist label. The arch provocateur talks about his eye-opening artwork, chronicling his previous age and his true emotions about feminine painters. Learn our full interview right here.

What we realized

Wolfgang Tillmans is in a considerate temper forward of a profession retrospective

Renato Casaro was the Michelangelo of the film poster

William Klein, who has died aged 96, revolutionised pictures

There’s a combat on to avoid wasting Birmingham’s ‘brutiful’ architectural masterpieces

Whether or not idealised, gilded or defaced, Queen Elizabeth’s picture appeared repeatedly in our artwork

Carolee Schneemann’s work was a riposte to macho American conservatism

France’s Banksy is a avenue artist who fills potholes

Photographer Johny Pitts and poet Roger Robinson took a tour of black Britain in a Mini

LS Lowry’s Going to the Match is up for public sale

John Louis Petit, aka Britain’s “forgotten grasp” is lastly having fun with a second within the solar

Masterpiece of the week

Queen Mariana of Spain in Mourning, 1666.
{Photograph}: Heritage Picture Partnership Ltd/Alamy

Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo: Queen Mariana of Spain in Mourning, 1666
The widow of King Philip IV of Spain seems to be at you with disconcerting intimacy on this research of royal grief. But it surely’s not solely disappointment weighing her down. The official doc in her hand is an indication that she has work to do, for Queen Mariana dominated as regent when this was painted. Spanish royal portraiture had just lately been taken to unprecedented heights by Velázquez, who served Philip IV and died in 1660. This portray echoes his sensible sense of actuality: it even alludes to his masterpiece Las Meninas with its deep view of the inside of the royal palace. It creates a slice of life, a second we settle for is unfeigned and unstaged – the Queen revealing her feelings, right here within the shadows the place solely her canine consoles her.
Nationwide Gallery, London

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