Art and Design
03 May 2012
“I think,” Patricia Utermohlen is saying, at her kitchen table in a flat overlooking the Regent’s...
17 October 2011
Gerhard Richter: PanoramaTate Modern, London SE1In the mid-1960s, a few years after he had smuggled himself and his...
13 July 2011
05 May 2011
If we close our eyes and think of the Queen, it is usually in one of two attitudes: either waving or frowning. Over the...
18 October 2010
GauguinTate Modern, London SE1In his self-portraits, Paul Gauguin invariably viewed the world askance, his heavy...
10 September 2010
07 June 2010
His many faces
06 May 2010
In July 1988, when the revolutions of 1989 were still unimaginable, a remarkable event took place in Moscow. Sotheby's...
20 March 2010
For most of the 20th century the National Gallery in London kept Paul Delaroche's The Execution of Lady Jane Grey (1833...
22 January 2010
At the start of his day at his studio in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Chris Ofili habitually paints watercolours, to help...
10 December 2009
Vermeer and the Delft School (National Gallery, 2001)The highlight was 13 Vermeer paintings - each mobbed by a scrum of...
05 November 2009
The end of irony?
01 October 2009
It comes as no surprise, I guess, to discover that there was a time when Anselm Kiefer believed he might be a Second...
16 July 2009
Tracy Emin's fall
25 June 2009
I’m sitting in front of a large and naked woman named Lucy who is lying in a foetal position on the floor of a...
Women urinating on the street in the small hours: the mark of a Britain in crisis, or the ultimate bonding experience?