Culture
03 April 2000
Above the general din of self-congratulation in British public galleries this year, you may have heard another sound:...
Culture
20 March 2000
Artists have taken their inspiration from all kinds of things in the past - war, worship, political intrigue - but...
Culture
13 March 2000
Oddly enough, it is likely to be your feet rather than your eyes that alert you to your arrival at Walsall's New Art...
Culture
07 February 2000
If you had to second-guess the subtitle of a recent exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC called "...
Culture
20 December 1999
For a glimpse of the stupidity of war, try standing in front of C R W Nevinson's Paths of Glory (1917). Yes, the...
Culture
06 December 1999
Semioticians of the book will have a field day with Magnum, a hefty volume published this week to coincide with the...
Culture
08 November 1999
"Many people like suburbia," wrote the architect Robert Venturi, with a faintly wondering air, in Learning from Las...
Culture
04 October 1999
It may be unwise to judge a book by its cover, but it is not necessarily wrong to do so by its size. Century, Phaidon's...
Culture
19 July 1999
There are a number of reasons for hurrying to Antwerp to catch this summer's quatercentennial Van Dyck exhibition...
Culture
21 June 1999
Whatever Jean Jacques Rousseau's reservations about paintings (roughly, that they were nasty, elitist and illusionistic...
Culture
17 May 1999
When Jacques-Louis David set out to paint a portrait of the murdered Marat in 1793, he meant it to be revolutionary in...
Culture
10 May 1999
Tennyson's is probably not the first name you associate with photographic exhibitions, but you can hardly keep his...
Culture
26 March 1999
Look at the photograph of Francis Bacon in the Museum of London's new Terence Donovan retrospective, "The Eye that...
Culture
12 March 1999
As with God, you either believe in Jackson Pollock or you don't. If you do, then it is most probably as a latter-day...
Culture
05 March 1999
When it came to providing clouds for silver linings, Lee Miller's life went in for the cumulonimbus: the two events...

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