Culture
13 October 2003
Rubens is the most intensely physical of artists. A man of formidable energy, who combined his prolific painting career...
Culture
06 October 2003
Isaac Julien is impossible to pin down. Moving with ease between feature films, video installations, documentary and "...
Culture
29 September 2003
To his annoyance, Lynn Chadwick found that a critic's words came to dominate public understanding of his work. In 1952...
Culture
22 September 2003
Clutching a button-eyed teddy bear in one hand and a pale collection box in the other, the disabled girl gazes over...
Culture
08 September 2003
Almost 40 years ago, Mark Boyle and Joan Hills sent out invitations to an extraordinary event. People who accepted...
Culture
01 September 2003
Despair is not an emotion we associate with Monet. His irrepressible optimism nourishes most of the work he produced,...
Culture
18 August 2003
The Royal Collection boasts some superlative paintings and drawings from the premodern period, but the Queen has never...
Culture
11 August 2003
As we approach Tate Britain, nothing prepares us for the conflagration to come. The gardens outside the Clore Gallery...
Culture
04 August 2003
When Paul Nash was a student at art school, nobody could have foreseen his later conversion to modernism. Part of a...
Ideas
28 July 2003
Do not be deceived by the air of rapture at the National Gallery. Although its new exhibition is called "Paradise",...
Culture
21 July 2003
According to Marcel Duchamp, "all chess players are artists". He became so enthralled by the lure of the chessboard...
Culture
14 July 2003
Everyone walking into Bridget Riley's Tate retros-pective will be confronted, at once, by the largest work she has ever...
Culture
30 June 2003
Only a decade ago, the Serpentine Gallery was in crisis. The new director, Julia Peyton-Jones, had begun raising funds...
Culture
16 July 2001
In the mid-19th century, Paul Delaroche declared: "From today painting is dead." He made this apocalyptic prophecy in...

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