Shonibare rewinds time and Emin gets her teeth into Munch – the week in art | Art

Exhibition of the week

Stephen Friedman Gallery
Yinka Shonibare’s art is full of 18th-century echoes, so this exhibition in a Georgian mansion shows off his wit nicely. Claire Barclay, Rivane Neuenschwander and Ilona Keserü are also among the artists occupying grand old neoclassical rooms and there’s a lovely book of the show to leaf through online.
• At London House of Modernity (online) until 2 April

Also showing

Faster Than Ever film programme
This series of artist’s films offers something new every week, with Julie Brook’s Pigment through the weekend followed by David Theobald’s Deepest Sympathy from 25 January.
Ikon Gallery (online) until 14 February.

A Listening Eye: The films of Mike Dibb
Films on the arts featuring Miles Davis, David Hockney and many more, from the director of John Berger’s Ways of Seeing.
Whitechapel Art Gallery (online) until 26 March.

Historic Hauntings at Hampton Court Palace
Explore spooky incidents among the Holbeins and Mantegnas in this alternative look at royal heritage.
Online

Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch
Watch Emin’s tour of her powerful exhibition and her views on Munch’s masterpieces.
Royal Academy of Arts (online) until 28 Feb

Image of the week

Otto Dix’s 1926 portrait of the journalist and poet Sylvia von Harden. Photograph: agefotostock/Alamy

No other country has produced such original, provocative and powerful art since Germany became a unified state 150 years ago. Otto Dix’s portrait of the journalist Sylvia von Harden holding forth in a Berlin cafe with short haircut, monocle and a cigarette between her long bony fingers is a homage to Weimar decadence.

What we learned

Police have found a stolen Leonardo copy a Naples museum did not realise was missing

Coventry created a radical urban vision – why do planners want to demolish it?

Author Max Porter has a lifelong obsession with Francis Bacon

Israel’s ibex have been roaming the empty streets

The Observer’s Rowan Moore argues that Coventry – the 2021 UK city of culture –shouldn’t ignore the bold ideals of its postwar rebirth

The Trump baby blimp has joined the Museum of London collection

Madrid’s Prado museum is to display more female and foreign artists

while a museum in New York is celebrating Irving Penn’s notion of “photographism”

Pink seesaws across US-Mexico border have been named Design of the Year for 2020

Artist Sho Shibuya’s has reimagined the front page of the New York Times

while street artist Deanna Templeton captures California’s goths and punks in an intensely personal book

Ada Trillo’s best photograph is of migrants Trump forced Mexico to stop

Architecture critic Oliver Wainwright looked at the anarchist architects who foresaw endless expansion

Hit every stop on our Great British Art Tour from your sitting room

Michael Bennett’s Welsh seaside pictures caused a controversy

and Todd Webb captured newly liberated African nations in the 20th century

while Heidi Alexander shot the long-lost world of Stockport market

Acclaimed Welsh potter Phil Rogers has died

and photojournalist Grace Robertson, who documented the lives of working-class women after the second world war, has died

‘GPX’ art turns its practitioners into a human Etch-a-sketch

Masterpiece of the week

view in capri
Photograph: The National Gallery, London

View in Capri, c1859, by Frederic, Lord Leighton
Here comes the sun – please. In the depths of a bitter January, feast your imagination on that golden sea. Victorian artists often did better work on holiday than in their studios. Leighton’s grand historical canvases can be inert but this oil sketch reveals what he could do when he let his hair down. Such on-the-spot art was a staple of Romanticism but it would be French artists who made it revolutionary as a key idea of the impressionist movement. Forget all that. Escape into this summer idyll. Art can take us anywhere.
National Gallery, London

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