Culture
07 November 2005
Once, at the Prado in Madrid, I saw a guide march into a Rubens room and proudly tell his audience: "Here is the master...
Culture
17 October 2005
Ever since his childhood, Edvard Munch had been confronted by the trauma of fatal illness. His mother died of...
Culture
19 September 2005
Until recently, the Chalk Pit in Sussex was a mouldering dump, used over the past 50 years for little more than rubbish...
Culture
12 September 2005
No gallery, anywhere in the world, commands a view more seductive than the panorama of Porthmeor Beach. Seen from the...
Culture
05 September 2005
Still life: those two words may seem harmless enough. They suggest, in all their deceptive tranquillity, that we can...
Culture
08 August 2005
Crosby Beach, on the estuary of the River Mersey, is a volatile and potentially dangerous area. Visitors are advised...
Culture
25 July 2005
Until now, the collections in France's finest museum of modern art have been displayed in chronological order. When...
Culture
18 July 2005
Disgracefully, Britain can boast no buildings by most of the great modern architects. Where are the UK masterpieces by...
Culture
11 July 2005
Frida Kahlo's work refuses to let us escape from the ghost of human mortality. The very first exhibit at Tate Modern is...
Books
20 June 2005
During the Second World War, Graham Sutherland became a widely acclaimed artist, supported by Kenneth Clark and sought...
Culture
13 June 2005
All the way round "Summer of Love", the "far-out" celebration of psychedelic art at Tate Liverpool, I struggled to...
Culture
30 May 2005
The end of the First World War was a time of exhaustion and economic uncertainty in Europe. But it was also a time of...
Culture
23 May 2005
Joshua Reynolds may have declared history painting the noblest ideal in art, but his immense reputation was rooted in...
UK Politics
09 May 2005
However much lip-service politicians pay to the importance of art, they stop pretending at election time. Amid the...
Culture
02 May 2005
Our continuing struggle to grasp the enormity of the Holocaust impels us to visit the sites of abomination. But Susan...

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