Exhibition of the week
Flowers, faces, films and Brillo boxes galore as the man who invented contemporary celebrity comes to Oxford. Warhol is always a surprise. His art is both funny and serious, his poise inimitable and he has a sly way of making you think and feel new things.
• Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 4 February-15 May.
Also showing this week
Just three small paintings in black white, with a skeletal chill to them, are more than enough to open a window on the strange and marvellous mind of this great northern Renaissance visionary.
• Courtauld gallery, London, 4 February-8 May.
Spanish folksong and a Francis Bacon T-shirt provide the materials for a meditation on cultural migrations by this Sydney-born, Madrid-based artist.
• Marlborough Contemporary, London, 5 February-12 March.
John Piper’s vivid watercolours of Britain in the second world war are juxtaposed with contemporary works by Richard Long, Laura Oldfield Ford and more in this survey of Britain in the 1940s and now.
• Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, 6 February2 May.
The Calder prize 2005-2015
Artists who have won the Calder prize are showcased in this survey of mobile maker Alexander Calder’s influence on contemporary art. Tara Donovan and Haroon Mirza are among the 21st-century Calders whose art shares his playful spirit.
• Pace Gallery, London, from 4 February-5 March.
Masterpiece of the week
Paolo Uccello’s The Hunt in the Forest is one of the most sensational uses of perspective in early Renaissance art. Riders race into the woods, their chase vividly three dimensional as they rush for the vanishing point. His 16th-century biographer Vasari said Uccello was so entranced by “this sweet perspective” that his wife could never get him to stop drawing and come to bed.
• Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Image of the week
What we learned
And finally, that all of us really are post-internet now
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