Portrait power, black power and flower power – the week in art

By Jonathan Jones

Old masters spill their secrets, America makes a fist of its history and New Order say it with roses – all in your weekly dispatch

The Encounter
This exhibition of portrait drawings made from life by the likes of Holbein, Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt is a chance to get close to the creative processes of some of the greatest artists in history. It homes in on the magical way great portraits preserve people who lived long ago.
National Portrait Gallery, London, 13 July – 22 October.

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