Culture
23 February 2004
Nobody was making art like Donald Judd in 1961. Quite out on his own, he began producing large, untitled paintings that...
Culture
16 February 2004
When the adolescent Edouard Vuillard came home from school, he would find his widowed mother cutting, sewing and...
Culture
09 February 2004
Hewn or cast with magisterial finality, the work of Constantin Brancusi is a cornerstone of modern sculpture. Leave him...
Culture
02 February 2004
At the age of ten, Philip Guston discovered his Russian father's body dangling from a suicidal rope. At the very least...
TV and Radio
26 January 2004
When the BBC erected its flagship headquarters in the early 1930s, the governors made sure that contemporary art was...
Culture
19 January 2004
When Neil MacGregor became director of the British Museum in August 2002, plenty of his admirers thought that he had...
Culture
12 January 2004
Now that so much contemporary art is space-hungry, demanding colossal rooms for ever more elaborate installations, the...
Culture
05 January 2004
The moment we walk into the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Gerhard Richter throws us off balance. Paintings stretch ahead on...
Culture
15 December 2003
This turbulent year is ending, as it began, with images of flame. Back in January, on the eve of Chinese New Year, I...
Culture
08 December 2003
Convinced that western civilisation had become rotten, Gauguin set sail for Tahiti in April 1891. He left behind his...
Culture
01 December 2003
Try, if you can, to visit Hiroshi Sugimoto's show at a quiet time of day. A minimal master of monochrome, he has...
Culture
17 November 2003
Taking the train from New York's Grand Central Station to Beacon, where the Dia Foundation recently opened a...
Culture
10 November 2003
Last year, the Turner Prize exhibition was a curiously low-key, listless affair. None of the shortlisted artists...
Culture
03 November 2003
Three years ago, Bill Viola brought video art to the National Gallery with his installation The Quintet of the...
Culture
20 October 2003
Ever since he emerged in Germany in the 1960s, full of precocious wit and irreverence, Sigmar Polke has refused to be...

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