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The best online art in July 2020—Young Rembrandt on the BBC and Léon Spilliaert at the RA

Plus British Surrealism revisited at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Young Rembrandt, BBC iPlayer & ashmolean.org

Simon Schama, in his episode of Museums in Quarantine, explains: “Just when we needed art the most, for a hit of exhilaration, a touch of comfort, gallery doors shut, the lights switched off.” The doors to Young Rembrandt may be shut until at least 4th July, but Schama talks us through it beautifully. We learn how this prodigiously humane, prodigally gifted artist transformed from self-dramatising young pretender to mature practitioner. The Ashmolean’s online…

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