Royals hit back at Brexit and a modernist takes to the trenches – the week in art

By Jonathan Jones

Three princesses bring enlightenment, Canaletto finds beauty in sweat, and the pumping house that defied Thatcher gets listed – all in your weekly dispatch

Enlightened Princesses
Well, here's a change from Diana's dresses at Kensington Palace – this ambitious exhibition surveys the intellectual and cultural world of the 18th-century Enlightenment through the lives of Caroline of Ansbach, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, German princesses who married into Britain's Hanoverian dynasty. As well as featuring excellent art by Gainsborough, Zoffany and Yinka Shonibare this may be a royal blow against Brexit, revelling in the Germanic nature of our monarchy and the glories of our European heritage.
Kensington Palace, London, until 12 November

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