The Turner winners from the future, Mr. Turner himself and our favorite dinosaur return – the week in art

Exhibition of the week

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022
Spot future Turner Prize winners in this showcase for young artists fresh out of college.
• South London Gallery until March 12.

Also showing

Chetwynd Monster
The provocative artist goes medieval on glass, in luminous sculptures that tell the stories of St Bede and St Cuthbert.
• Sadie Coles, 8 Bury St, London, until 12 January.

JMW Turner with Lamine Fofana: Dark Waters
If you visit the Turner Prize at the Tate Liverpool, don’t miss the excellent show by Mr Turner himself.
• Tate Liverpool until 4 June.

Dippy’s Return: The Nation’s Favorite Dinosaur
A special display of the glorious cast of diplodocus that once dominated the main hall of this museum.
• Natural History Museum, London, until 2 January.

Printing and Prejudice: Women Printmakers, 1700-1930
Romantic artist Lady Dorothea Knighton is among the engravers revealed here, alongside moderns such as Gwen Raverat and Mary Cassatt.
• V&A, London, until May 1st.

Picture of the week

Veronica Ryan with her work at Tate Liverpool the morning after receiving the 2022 Turner Prize. Photography: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

The Turner Prize winner has been preoccupied with who can shout the loudest for some time, with brash and sensational amateurs winning the prize. This year however, Veronica Ryan’s mature, meditative sculptures were the opposite of all that – her vital work gripping with sheer intelligent beauty. A sensational winner that made this the first Turner Prize in years worthy of attention. Read the full article here.

What we learned

Eight people have been arrested in Ukraine for stealing a Banksy mural

Radically old-fashioned haircuts were on display at Australia’s first Mulletfest

A disturbing display of Victorian sculptures of women have been exhibited in Leeds

Painter Eric Tucker’s cluttered Warrington front room has been recreated by a Mayfair gallery

New Southbank development in London threatens area’s ‘beauty’

Early 20th-century Swedish painter Hilda af Klint experienced sex from ‘a place beyond gender’

Exhibition in Birmingham sheds light on links between modernist architecture and horror

masterpiece of the week

Studies for the Virgin and Child with Saint Anne by Leonardo da Vinci, 1505-8
Leonardo’s genius bubbles and bubbles in this dazzling drawing. It is much more than a “study” for a painting. This sheet of paper lets you glimpse the polymathic reach of his mind that he explored in notebooks on everything from anatomy to flight. The cogwheel sketches show him thinking about an engineering problem while projecting a painting. But the main design is even more amazing. It’s a frenetic, chaotic, inky smear that he seems to have done completely randomly – only then has he scoured his dense form to mark faces and figures. As the art historian EH Gombrich has pointed out, it resembles the almost shamanic method he recommended to artists: staring at a stain, said Leonardo, until you begin to see faces, landscapes and battles. Here he created his own stain and found shapes in it. From her dream emerges a united family of mother, child and grandmother, like a vision of the unconscious. You can see why surrealist Max Ernst was inspired by Leonardo.
• English Museum

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