The Independent - Arts and Entertainment Oscars 2017: American bans Syrian behind nominated film The White Helmets from attending Oscars 2017-02-25T08:04:00.000000Z U.S. immigration authorities have decided to bar entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer whose harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," has been nominated for an Academy Award. Why Andy Warhol still surprises, 30 years after his death 2017-02-22T16:39:00.000000Z This week marked 30 years since Andy Warhol's death, but the artist still manages to intrigue us from the grave, especially with his time capsules packed full of objects America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s, Royal Academy of Arts, review: It is a show of highly significant paintings 2017-02-22T10:38:03.000000Z The upstairs rooms at the Royal Academy are crisp and boxy - like a tidy argument. The curators of this show try to do something similarly neat and compacted with painting in America during the 1930s, tidying it away into themes and moments. It doesn't work. Does that matter though? No. Rembrandt dog sketch identified after being credited to German painter for 250 years 2017-02-20T08:44:00.000000Z 'The boldness of the strokes, the variations in the shading from very gentle to quite violent and the expressive gaze [of the dog] - these are very typical idiosyncrasies of Rembrandt's work' Wellesley College museum removes artwork created by immigrants in protest against refugee ban 2017-02-18T13:29:00.000000Z 'We have removed or cloaked these works to demonstrate symbolically what the Davis Museum would look like without their contributions to our collections and to Wellesley College, and to thereby honour their many valuable gifts' Wolfgang Tillmans, Tate Modern, London, review: Does he really deserve to be taken quite so seriously, not least by himself and this gallery? 2017-02-15T16:33:00.000000Z Tillman's photographs grace the walls of 14 rooms at Tate Modern – but, says Michael Glover, he is not as good as he thinks he is Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, review: 2017-02-13T14:55:18.000000Z To coincide with the major Vanessa Bell solo show at Dulwich Picture Gallery, photographs by the Bloomsbury artist along with Patti Smith's black and white Polaroid photographs of Bell's Charleston farmhouse in Sussex, make for an interesting pairing Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932, Royal Academy of Arts, London, review: A hugely ambitious show 2017-02-13T11:09:41.000000Z Focusing on a period of 15 years, just before Stalin's clampdown in 1932, this exhibition of works includes paintings, photography, sculpture and filmmaking, at a time when Russian art was booming MoMA replaces Picasso and Matisse with artists from countries affected by Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' 2017-02-06T08:40:00.000000Z 'This work is by an artist from a nation whose citizens are being denied entry to the United States' Man sells his tattooed skin to art collector who will have him flayed when he dies 2017-02-03T11:07:00.000000Z Tim Steiner has a work of art inked on him, but he's only the "temporary frame".