Martin Gayford

Worshipping a golden calf

22 October 2008 12:00 am

Martin Gayford considers whether we are in the final, pre-popping stages of an art bubble

Wanted! Lost portraits

9 July 2008 12:00 am

Martin Gayford on his exhibition of Constable portraits.

Exhibition suspicion

14 May 2008 12:00 am

Martin Gayford questions the point of art shows. Should they educate or give pleasure — or both?

Flemish tour de force

12 December 2007 11:25 am

Martin Gayford on the virtuoso naturalism of the majestic Portinari Altarpiece

There is a great deal to be said for living in a tip

21 November 2007 7:50 pm

A celebration of British mess and muddle

Scraps of Van Goghiana

17 May 2007 12:03 am

Martin Gayford on food and identity in the Yellow House in Arles

Hug a hoodie and Gilbert & George

26 October 2006 8:55 am

Martin Gayford on why David Cameron should embrace contemporary art

Bones of contention

17 May 2006 3:36 pm

All over the world, scholarly folk look to Neil MacGregor — who writes opposite — to hold the line.


6 August 2005 12:00 am

Because of global warming the correct thing to do in high summer is to go north

Mad genius

28 May 2005 12:00 am

Martin Gayford examines the extraordinary lives — and deaths — of great artists and suggests that there is a link between manic depression and creativity

A certain something

21 May 2005 12:00 am

A certain something

Fine Arts Special: The rights and wrongs of conquest

22 May 2004 12:00 am

France gave back artefacts looted by Napoleon. So what’s different today? asks Martin Gayford

Luxury Goods: Absolutely priceless

15 May 2004 12:00 am

The utter uselessness of art is part of its beauty, says Martin Gayford

The Good News of Isenheim

13 December 2003 12:00 am

Martin Gayford on the Renaissance artist whose altarpiece celebrates the Incarnation at Yuletide

Swimming pool or work of art?

13 September 2003 12:00 am

Martin Gayford on why we are keen to splash out on community projects yet spurn buying pictures

In love with economic disaster

9 August 2003 12:00 am

Martin Gayford on why we are drawn to places of financial and industrial failure

Sensitive to the drama of light

2 November 2002 12:00 am

Martin Gayford says look at Gainsborough's terrific pictures, and don't read the labels

Inspired madness of the artist

19 October 2002 12:00 am

Martin Gayford reflects on how novelty of sensibility is likely to go along with unusual behaviour