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
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
The mobiles of this ingenious American are surrealist, and abstract, and highlights of the 20th century.
• Pace Gallery, London W1S, until 7 June
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
And finally …
via Art and design: Photography | guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/may/03/van-gogh-true-colours-week-art Jonathan Jones Thanks for reading Jay
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