The Gagosian’s retrospective of Michael Andrews is a rare opportunity to enjoy a subtle and surprising artist

Howard Hodgkin reduces portraiture to something more essential than physical form

Timothy Hyman’s book on 20th century figurative painting, The World New Made

“Can we understand public artistic experience by considering it analogous to going to church: the search for the sacred; for the questioning of the meaning of existence?”

New Year’s Day Is Black shows a life laid bare in delicate watercolour sketches

A major exhibition at Tate Britain offers a welcome opportunity to take in a broad view of an artist who reinvigorated art

Inspiring Impressionism, at the Scottish National Gallery, argues that Charles-François Daubigny was one of the most important artists of the 19th century

Alex Katz’s bold, instantly recognisable canvases have been widely imitated

Family and friends matter to David Hockney, while George Stubbs was fascinated by the animal kingdom

The surrealist Sir Roland Penrose, who married Lee Miller, befriended Picasso, and co-founded the ICA