Culture
22 January 2007
Anyone in search of a dose of New Year pessimism should take a trip to London's East End. By the time I turn off Brick...
Culture
16 October 2006
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez was "the painter of the painters", declared Édouard Manet - but he was much more...
Ideas
09 October 2006
By now, six years since the arrival of the new millennium, we might reasonably expect to feel challenged, invigorated...
Culture
07 August 2006
During the 1970s, restless young artists thrived on challenging the long-hallowed supremacy of painting. The heady...
Culture
03 July 2006
Hailed today as a revolutionary pioneer of 20th-century painting, Wassily Kandinsky was oddly hesitant about becoming...
Culture
12 June 2006
As soon as you enter the Pompidou Centre's show "Los Angeles 1955-1985: the birth of an art capital", the mighty roar...
Culture
24 April 2006
Vincent Van Gogh's reasons for shooting himself in a lonely French field in 1890 have been endlessly debated, but a...
Culture
03 April 2006
Towards the end of his long and restlessly energetic life, Michelangelo consigned an enormous number of his own...
Culture
20 March 2006
What is the most moving tribute ever paid by one artist to another? An outstanding contender must surely be Constable's...
Culture
06 March 2006
Posing for a New York photographer in 1880, Winslow Homer looks the epitome of a dapper man about town. Sporting a trim...
Culture
20 February 2006
Dying of cancer at the age of 44, Martin Kippenberger never had the chance to shake off his early reputation as the bad...
Culture
13 February 2006
We tend to think of J M W Turner as the quintessential Londoner, born in Covent Garden and brought up there by his...
Culture
30 January 2006
On a dank January day, the concrete walkways of the South Bank seem designed to depress even the hardiest visitor....
Culture
09 January 2006
On a recent visit to Madrid, I realised how unbearable the crisis in looking has become. It was an off-season, midweek...
Culture
19 December 2005
"Caravaggio"Painting from the past turned out to have extraordinary eloquence in 2005. The National Gallery staged the...

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