Caravaggio's dark genius and Sargent's sensual watercolours – the week in art

By Jonathan Jones

Inter-war art from Germany, the fight against Thatcher in the 80s, and dazzling Turkish abstraction – all in your weekly dispatch

Beyond Caravaggio
This rapturously enjoyable detour through the candlelight and shadows of 17th-century art is one of the most beautiful exhibitions of recent years. Caravaggio‘s paintings are shining daggers of profundity and truth. The works of his much less famous followers, from Artemisia Gentileschi to Georges de La Tour, are fascinating and moving. Don’t miss this.
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, 17 June – 24 September

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