A sci-fi odyssey, subversive curiosities and a medieval genius – the week in art

By Jonathan Jones

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Giovanni da Rimini
This close look at the art of a forgotten master is a trip to the very birth of the Renaissance. Giovanni da Rimini’s masterpiece Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and Other Saints (1300-05) is a window on the moment when Italian artists rejected the stiffness of Byzantine painting and started to look at reality with fresh eyes. It is an encounter with medieval genius.
National Gallery, London, 14 June to 8 October

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