Piero di Cosimo’s ‘Liberation of Andromeda’ (1510-15)
©Uffizi Gallery

Piero di Cosimo, Uffizi Galleries, Florence — review

The painter is revealed as a man with a curious, quirky mind

Laura Ford works at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham
©Gautier Deblonde/New Art Centre

Sculpture parks: Art goes outdoors

Summer’s here, and art moves into the landscape

MC Escher’s woodcut ‘Day and Night’ (1938)

‘The Amazing World of MC Escher’, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Drawings’ intricate detail makes the impossible appear believable

Other exhibitions: Nathan Cash Davidson and more

Also ‘Word by Word’ and ‘BP Portrait Award 2015’

George Caleb Bingham's 'Fur Traders Descending the Missouri' (detail, 1845)
©Metropolitan Museum of Art/Morris K. Jesup Fu

Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River, Metropolitan Museum, New York — review

The painter created a radiant vision of the American West

Detail from Philippe Parreno's 'Danny La Rue' (2013), part of his new show at New York's Park Avenue Armory
©Andrea Rossetti

Philippe Parreno, Park Avenue Armory, New York — review

The binge of manpower and technology is a hollow experience

A work by James Lee Byars
©Michael Werner Gallery

Other exhibitions: James Lee Byars, Philip Guston and more

Also ‘Artists and Music’ and ‘British Glass Biennale’

Watercolours at the Fitzwilliam Museum

The history and influence of the medium are traced in a superb show. Review by Jackie Wullschlager

Victor Willing’s ‘Knight Errant’ (1978)

‘Through The Wall’, Josh Lilley Gallery, London

New paintings by Hatfull are juxtaposed with Willing’s late works

Rousseau’s ‘War’, or ‘The Ride of Discord’ (1894)
©Musée d'Orsay

Henri Rousseau: Archaic Candour, Palazzo Ducale, Venice

The show captures the curious complexity of Rousseau’s work

Aboriginal art comes to the saleroom

A landmark sale in London showcased works by indigenous Australians and their influence across the world

James Turrell at Houghton Hall

The Marquess of Cholmondeley hosts the work of the US artist

Snapshot: ‘To Be Together’, by Yuri Galyov

An exhibition of photographs of Soviet-era Russian villagers

Pursuit of happiness: Nick Cave in Detroit

The performance artist returns to the scene of his artistic education for a survey of his work

‘Reflections on the Self: From Dürer to Struth’, Christie’s Mayfair, London

This show deconstructs the idea of the self-portrait

‘Fighting History’ at Tate Britain

History painting can be coded political comment or sentimental reflection

Other exhibitions: Neil Stokoe, Bridget Riley and more

Also Raymond Cauchetier and Gabriel Orozco

Hidden Likeness: Photographer Emmet Gowin at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York — review

Gowin finds links between tiny details and the most encompassing whole

June: A Painting Show, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Show traces ways in which the human form is reconfigured within the decorative, the diagrammatic, in styles folding together disparate influences

Other exhibitions: Alighiero Boetti, RB Kitaj and more

Alighiero Boetti, RB Kitaj, James Turrell at Houghton, Carsten Höller and Ian Hamilton Finlay