Culture
18 April 2005
Viewed from the pavement, the derelict sorting office in New Oxford Street presents a funereal and startling facade to...
Culture
28 March 2005
In a bold poster by the Beggarstaff brothers, Don Quixote looks resolute as he prepares to tilt his lance. This...
Books
28 March 2005
Looking at Matisse's serene art, we might well imagine that the man himself was equally unruffled. He looks placid...
Film
21 March 2005
Reclining on a stack of battered wooden crates, Thomas Schutte's glazed ceramic dog raises both legs in prayer. But...
Culture
07 March 2005
Dying at the age of 38, Caravaggio left the world with a tantalising sense of what might have been. But his achievement...
Culture
28 February 2005
John Ruskin may have been Turner's most ardent supporter, but the cantankerous critic was often woefully wrong about...
Culture
21 February 2005
Battered, rusting and smeared with dirt, the Volkswagen van could hardly be more clapped out. But spilling out of its...
Culture
07 February 2005
Be extra alert when you visit Richard Wentworth's witty, inventive and unsettling show at Tate Liverpool. Anyone who...
Culture
31 January 2005
Across a thousand-year era, from 600 to 1600, the Royal Academy's "Turks" show tracks the restless, aggressive,...
Culture
24 January 2005
When the Empress Elizabeth founded it in 1744, the Saint Petersburg Porcelain Factory was regarded as the epitome of...
Culture
17 January 2005
Halfway through our troubled decade, Jannis Kounellis has produced a work that confronts us with the 21st century at...
Culture
01 January 2005
The other week, I got a call from someone at the publisher Jonathan Cape. Would I like to write the catalogue essay for...
Culture
13 December 2004
Old masters devoted major parts of their careers to painting the nativity or the adoration of the Magi, but most...
Culture
06 December 2004
Of all the French painters who revolutionised late 19th-century art, Degas was the most in thrall to the past. Manet...
Culture
22 November 2004
As a raw antidote to the rampant consumerism and sentimentality of the Christmas season, nothing could be more...

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