Rocky ride

28 April 2012 12:00 pm

Now that the great design surveys regularly mounted by the V&A have come up to date, what will it seek…

Flying colours

21 April 2012 1:00 pm

If you take the Tube to Colindale on the Northern Line and then hop on a 303 bus or walk…

Relatively eccentric

14 April 2012 12:00 pm

My uncle Robin Ironside bewailed the demise, after the scandal of the Wilde trial and the early death of Beardsley,…

To the point

7 April 2012 12:00 pm

Ten years ago, Duncan MacAskill went into Rymans to buy some drawing pins and was struck by the range of…

Sacramental vision

7 April 2012 12:00 pm

Andrew Lambirth meditates on a Crucifixion by the painter and poet David Jones

On the beach

31 March 2012 12:00 pm

As exhibitions in London’s public galleries become increasingly mobbed and unpleasant, it is heartening to report that the drive to…

Seeing the light

24 March 2012 1:00 pm

One of the more considerable pleasures of exhibition-viewing outside London recently was the Claude show at the Ashmolean. London exhibitions…

Shape shifters

17 March 2012 12:45 pm

Someone asked me recently whether I actually liked Mondrian’s paintings. The implication being that his form of geometrical abstraction was…

Spring round-up

10 March 2012 12:30 pm

The fashion for museum-quality exhibitions in commercial galleries continues apace with two notable shows in Mayfair: Cy Twombly at Eykyn…

Road to Mecca

10 March 2012 11:00 am

The British Museum’s latest exhibition Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam (until 15 April) sets out to explain the…

Losing its edge

3 March 2012 11:00 am

Last November the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles held its annual fund-raising gala. Previously the event had used…

All the fun of the fair

3 March 2012 11:00 am

It is easy to take the art and antiques fair for granted. After all, thousands of them take place every…

Miniatures to dazzle

3 March 2012 11:00 am

Alongside his distinguished career as a painter, Howard Hodgkin has also long been a collector of note. As a schoolboy…

The Picasso effect

25 February 2012 12:00 pm

Andrew Lambirth considers an exhibition that traces the influence of the master on modern British artists

A break from posh

25 February 2012 11:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton talks to Ed Stoppard, who is about to share the stage with a supermodel

Displeasures of the flesh

18 February 2012 12:00 pm

When Lucian Freud (1922–2011) was hailed as the Greatest Living Painter towards the end of his career, it was almost…

Memorable imagery

11 February 2012 11:00 am

The RWA galleries offer a superb setting for a sculptor, and Ivor Abrahams RA (born 1935) has taken full advantage…

Beautiful game

4 February 2012 12:00 pm

Remarkably, this is the first solo show in the UK of the work of Albert Burri (1915–95) for more than…

Quick flip to success

4 February 2012 12:00 pm

Niru Ratnam on the manipulation of the contemporary art market

Casting shadows

4 February 2012 11:00 am

Zarina Bhimji is a photographer of ghosts. Her images of deserted buildings (‘Bapa Closed His Heart, It Was Over’, above)…

Loudspeaker art

28 January 2012 11:00 am

Several people I spoke to when this exhibition was first mentioned thought it would be a Hockney retrospective, considering that…

Pursuit of truth

14 January 2012 12:00 pm

When R.B. Kitaj put together The Human Clay, his ground-breaking 1976 exhibition of figurative art at the Hayward Gallery, he…

Riding to the rescue

14 January 2012 11:30 am

As cuts in government funding begin to bite, the innovative Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn finds itself short of £350,000 a…

Burra revealed

7 January 2012 12:00 pm

The last major show of paintings by Edward Burra (1905–76) was at the Hayward Gallery in 1985 and I remember…

Pushing the boundaries

10 December 2011 11:00 am

When I was at school, I remember the art teacher returning incensed from a trip to London during which he’d…