Frederick Cayley Robinson is a gentle British painter whose works have been rarely exhibited since his death in 1927. The National Gallery, London, will show four of his pieces in an exhibition through October.

The Museum for Kunst und Gewerbe shows some 250 photographs, books and folders of studies of the human nude over a period of 150 years. They also comment on the "private spaces of life" in their essay and the changing political and emotional reaction to the unclothed body.

Australian artist Emma Hack paints female bodies to blend in with wallpaper, frequently so that you cannot tell where the paper stops and the body begins. Call the process a trompe-l'oeil of the flesh.

Noted American photographer Susan Ressler has published a new chapbook in her ongoing series of images called "Old World/New World", a photographic journey into where America has been and where it is heading. In this latest lenslook into how we confront our myths, Ressler takes an unflinching look at how we reveal ourselves in our festivals and celebrations, specifically Roswell, New Mexico's UFO Festival 2010.

Victoria Adams also examines America but from the vantage point of oil on linen. Her tranquil landscapes, composed from her home in Puget Sound, Washington, are reminiscent of the Hudson River School of painting, or perhaps J. M. W. Turner on tranquilizers. A further discussion of Adams' work may be found at the Tacoma Art Museum site.

Calfornia's own John Baldessari has created a tableau vivant for his retrospective at Tate Modern in London. Titled "Ear Sofa; Nose Sconces with Flowers", the installation features a number of the issues that have obsessed Baldessari for years, including physiognomy and Surrealism.

In case you haven't booked a flight on Air France recently, this slide show of the Louvre Museum in Paris will give you an excellent armchair view of the famed institution and some of its holdings. By all means look at the PowerPoint presentation as well.

Ryo Kato's lively if somewhat tortured paintings are reminiscent of the anguished lines seen in the works of Philip Guston. The 32-year-old Japanese artist is currently showing work at the Berlin Art Projects , where you might also look at the sculpture of Fre Ilgen and the paintings of Megan Olson.

Rob Gonsalves creates illusory landscapes that take reality to a level of imaginative play. Reminiscent of Magritte's fantasies, these pieces tread the spaces between reality and make-believe that make us question where the division lies.

c.Corinne Whitaker 2010