Exhibitions

Imperialist ambitions

8 December 2012 9:00 am

In 1997, the Russian Academy of Sciences gave the names Hermitage 4758 and Piotrovsky 4869 to two small planets discovered…

Friends reunited

1 December 2012 9:00 am

Christopher Wood (1901–30), billed as the great white hope of British Modernism, who perished by his own hand before his…

Keeping the faith

24 November 2012 9:00 am

In 1929 the founder of Italian Futurism, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, reported from Milan that, after a wartime setback, the movement…

Concealed treasures

24 November 2012 9:00 am

The Holburne Museum of Bath is a delight. Its collections were formed by Sir William Holburne (1793–1874), a naval officer…

Dressed to impress

24 November 2012 9:00 am

Does the costume make the man or the man the costume? Well, a little bit of both if the Hollywood…

Studio with Figure on Bed II 1966

Unexpected structures

17 November 2012 9:00 am

There are only eight single paintings in the current show of early work by Gillian Ayres (born 1930) — eight…

Missing links

10 November 2012 9:00 am

The primary experience of looking at painting is the crucial encounter between a painted surface and the human eye. Nothing…

Neglected master

27 October 2012 9:00 am

Every so often, about once a decade, the work of Mark Gertler (1891–1939) is rediscovered and exhibited. I remember seeing…

Bizarre visions

20 October 2012 9:00 am

If you want to see how myths arise from misunderstandings, the Tower of Babel provides a textbook example. In ancient…

The hate of the new

20 October 2012 9:00 am

The title of the new show at the Palazzo Strozzi is a little confusing. Most of the artists in Italy…

Picturing Dickens

13 October 2012 9:00 am

In this Olympic year, when we feel less guilty than usual about promoting and celebrating all things British, it is…

Heavenly bodies

6 October 2012 9:00 am

Fifty years ago, the Stanley Spencer Gallery was founded in a converted Wesleyan Chapel by a group of local enthusiasts…

Between two continents

6 October 2012 9:00 am

Who was Conrad Marca-Relli? Figureheads of the so-called New York School such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko have long…

Under the skin

22 September 2012 9:00 am

John Berger (born 1926) is one of the most intriguing and richly controversial figures in British arts and letters. Actually,…

Artistic response

15 September 2012 9:00 am

Van Gogh to Kandinsky presents a rare and exciting opportunity to see some 60 paintings as examples of landscape symbolism…

A civilised way of death

15 September 2012 9:00 am

‘Luxury high-rise duplex: lower floor comprising entrance hall with recessed guard posts, grand reception area, kitchen with crockery store, larders…

At home with the Pre-Raphaelites

15 September 2012 9:00 am

Andrew Lloyd Webber cried when he first came to Wightwick Manor, and standing in the Great Parlour of this magnificent…

‘Boveridge’, 1949, by EQ Nicholson

Cut to the Chase

8 September 2012 8:00 am

Circles and Tangents sounds like a show of abstract art, but actually the title is somewhat misleading. As Vivienne Light,…

The whizz stirrer-up

1 September 2012 8:00 am

‘Professor’ Bruce Lacey (born 1927) is one of those figures who has existed effectively on the periphery of the art…

Conversation pieces

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Anyone interested in art holidaying in the Lake District this summer — or indeed taking a short break in the…

Making Russia great

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Catherine the Great was born neither a Catherine nor with any prospects of greatness. As Sophie Frederica Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst…

Slow art

18 August 2012 6:00 am

With the death of the critic and historian Robert Hughes, a great beacon has gone out in the art world…

Unholy alliance

11 August 2012 6:00 am

The British Museum has collaborated with the Royal Shakespeare Company on this exhibition, in order to make links between the…

Beyond the expected

28 July 2012 6:00 am

Thomas Heatherwick (born 1970) is one of our most exciting and inventive designers, so it is somewhat unfortunate that he…

Diana on show

21 July 2012 6:00 am

Metamorphosis (sponsored by Credit Suisse) is more than an exhibition, it is wider in its manifestations and implications. The Sainsbury…