Frieze, phones and avant garde fashion – the week in art

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Exhibition of the week

Lucy McKenzie
A retrospective of the Glasgow-born artist’s architectural paintings and forays into avant garde fashion.
Tate Liverpool, from 20 October to 13 March

Also showing

Karlo Kacharava
Seductive and strange gothic paintings by this gifted Georgian artist who died young in 1994.
Modern Art Helmet Row, London, until 17 December

Martin Boyce
Telephones stuck eerily to abstract paintings haunt the Turner-winner’s latest delve into modern discomfort.
The Modern Institute, Glasgow, until 23 October

Ekene Stanley Emecheta
Paintings that explore the lives of a fictional family by this self-taught artist.
Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, from 16 October to 14 November

The Gaze
A group show inspired by the sensitive eyes of Moroni’s portrait The Tailor in the National Gallery, with Sunil Gupta, Cary Kwok, Florian Hetz and many more.
TJ Boulting, London, from 15 October to 20 November

Image of the week

frieze art fair

The Frieze art fair is back on in Regent’s Park, London, for the first time since the pandemic began. We sent Guardian photographer Sarah Lee to do some people watching, and you can see more of her snaps of the art-lovers here, and read our review of the fair here.

What we learned

… while the documentary Raphael Revealed is a superb motivator to get to the National Gallery’s blockbuster show in London next year

Masterpiece of the week

Venus and the Lute Player, circa 1565-70. Artist Titian. (Photo by Heritage Art/Heritage Images/Getty Images) Masterpiece of the week, Art weekly

Titian: Venus and Cupid with a Lute Player, c 1555-65
A photo cannot do justice to this painting – you have to be there in the gallery to get an eyeful of molten colour, a cloud of iridescent life as the goddess Venus imposes her existence on the space around her. Titian’s ability to make bodies real is beyond explanation. Technically it seems simple enough – his use of oil paint on canvas in luscious layers lets him capture the human form with delicate spontaneity. But there’s a magic in his brush that no other painter has ever rivalled. Yes, this is a female nude. But is she objectified? We look at her in awe, sharing the lute player’s reverent amazement at this incarnation of the divine.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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