Van Gogh’s true colours exposed – the week in art

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Research proves how much the master’s works have faded since the 1880s, plus Oz art goes walkabout, rubber ducks and Fourth Plinth cock-ups – all in your favourite weekly art roundup

Exhibition of the week: David Batchelor – Flatlands

This artist of found colour has an eye for neon greens and shiny reds in the unlikeliest places, such as goods trolleys. His installations and sculptures rejoice in the arbitrary beauty of the modern world. In this exhibition, another layer to his art is revealed – for the first time, it surveys his paintings and drawings.
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, from 4 May until 14 July

Other exhibitions this week

Ellen Gallagher
In Ellen Gallagher’s Bird in Hand, a fantastical pirate poses among early-Rothkoesque swirls in a meditation on the slave trade – just one of the beguiling works in this show.
Tate Modern, London SE1, until 1 September

Garry Fabian Miller
Eerie photographic images of the place where empty sky meets empty sea, in the first complete showing of this series of near-abstract pictures of sea horizons begun in 1976.
Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, until 13 July

Alexander Calder
The mobiles of this ingenious American are surrealist, and abstract, and highlights of the 20th century.
Pace Gallery, London W1S, until 7 June

Jutta Koether
Dense, knotty abstract paintings by an artist who churns contemporary subject matter into pungent labyrinths.
Arnolfini, Bristol, from 4 May until 7 July

Masterpiece of the week

Mark Rothko, Untitled (c1950-2)
The layers of varied yellow over a pinkish veil in this painting reveal Rothko’s acute gift for colour. It was a passion he struggled with, as his sensual talent conflicted with his bleak view of the universe. In this powerful work he is an abstract Vincent van Gogh, sharing his soul through bright yet painful chromatic brilliance.
Tate Modern, London SE1

Image of the week

What we learned this week

That Van Gogh’s true colours were much brighter than we’ve ever imagined – new research shows how much his paints have faded

Australia’s most treasured art is going walkabout to the UK

There’s been a giant cock-up on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth

An artist is taking a mega inflatable rubber duckie on a world tour – latest stop, Hong Kong harbour

That it’s 50 years since the Profumo Affair – and Christine Keeler’s nude photograph is still as subversive as ever

That One World Trade Centre could soon become the biggest building in the west – though it’s wind, and a spire logistics committee, dependent

What the future of travel could look like – nuclear trains and Jetsons-esque cars

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