Warhol goes unseen but life’s a beach for Martin Parr – the week in art

Unseen Andy Warhol Works Exhibited at Ashmolean Museum in Oxford UK

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Exhibition of the week

Andy Warhol
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.

Narelle Jubelin
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.

Recording Britain
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, The Hunt in the Forest, about 1470
Paolo Uccello, The Hunt in the Forest, c.1470.
Photograph: Alamy

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

Michael Snyder's Washington DC roof running
As a child, Michael Snyder imagined himself hurdling buildings. As an adult, he recreated his fantasy, superimposing himself into urban landscapes around Washington DC. Photograph: Michael Snyder from the series Roof Runners

What we learned

That all Australian cliches are true, according to photographer Martin Parr

What a maverick architect is really made of

The Royal Academy’s Painting the Modern Garden show is ‘thrillingly cosmic’

The British Museum is to revisit the golden age of Sicily as a superpower

Turkish writers Elif Shafak and Orhan Pamuk see Istanbul rather differently

Robert Rauschenberg once organised an electronic tennis marathon – in the dark

British Vogue has been photographing the nation for 100 years

John Akomfrah’s latest videos mix human and natural history to great effect

Hackney’s creatives have been priced out of their own studios

Wales and Scotland have more in common than you think

Christian Jankowski invited Homeland actor Nina Hoss to curate his art

A Swiss museum should return its looted Constable out of decency

Natural disasters have been the impetus for architects to help (and cash in)

Rock photographer Leni Sinclair is the Kresge Eminent Artist of 2016

Switzerland wasn’t quite as neutral as we though in the second world war

An explicit Rodin and a daring Freud nude expect to fetch £13m

A national photo initiative is distributing prints – via photocopy

Matt Smith of Doctor Who will play Robert Mapplethorpe on film

Park McArthur’s new work features “diaper” paper, condoms and lots of foam

Women have been involved in comic art since the 18th century and before

The residents of Merthyr Tydfil know how to strike a pose

And finally, that all of us really are post-internet now

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