Small blessings

20 November 2010 12:00 am

As I pointed out last week, one of the chief attractions of the Treasures from Budapest show at the Royal Academy is the inclusion of two rooms of Old Master drawings.

Fresh and feisty

13 November 2010 12:00 am

Harry Becker (1865–1928) is one of those artists too often dismissed as being of regional interest only, who feature but rarely in the art chronicles of the period.

Look and learn

6 November 2010 12:00 am

The greatest myth to affect Paul Gauguin (1848–1903) is the one of his own life: the romantic bohemian who escaped to the South Seas.

UnEnglish triumph

30 October 2010 12:00 am

Sometimes an exhibition does what it says on the tin. The Pre-Raphaelites and Italy, the Ashmolean’s first major show post-revamp, is such an exhibition.

Taking to the skies

16 October 2010 12:00 am

In the first retrospective of his work for nearly 40 years, Peter Lanyon (1918–64) is given the kind of recognition long his due.

A place to dream

9 October 2010 12:00 am

As regular readers of this column will know, I am not an admirer of large exhibitions.

Sculpture: Earth to earth

2 October 2010 12:00 am

The Arte Sella sculpture park has an unusual policy even as open-air museums go, with all the exhibits destined in due course to disintegrate and biodegrade.

Art fairs: Satellite superiority

2 October 2010 12:00 am

It is a critical moment for the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris — and for the French art trade.

Liberating Visions

2 October 2010 12:00 am

Victor Willing (1928–88) is perhaps the least classifiable of the brilliant early-1950s Slade generation, which includes his wife Paula Rego.

Decorative magnificence

28 April 2010 12:00 am

The Indian Portrait: 1560-1860
National Portrait Gallery, until 20 June Mark Shields: Here and Elsewhere
Grosvenor Gallery, 21 Ryder Street, SW1, until 14 May

Russian danger

15 April 2009 12:00 am

Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism
Tate Modern, until 17 May

Liz suggests

20 February 2009 3:30 pm

Film There’s been a rush of good movies recently — Rachel Getting Married (with Anne Hathaway) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona,…

Oxford treasures

25 June 2008 12:00 am

Beyond the Work of One — Oxford College Libraries and their Benefactors 
The Bodleian Library, Oxford, until 1 November, admission free

Mixed blessings

11 June 2008 12:00 am

Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy, until 17 August

Pete suggests

29 February 2008 12:34 pm

BOOK I’m just coming to the end of The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser – Jerome Loving’s critical…

Matthew suggests

26 January 2008 12:00 am

I have three books on the go at the moment: Charles Leadbeater’s brilliant analysis of web-world, We-Think, The Craftsman, by…

Clemency Suggests

8 November 2007 3:41 pm

Books Letters of Ted Hughes – ed. Christopher Reid/Faber Finally! Moving, passionate, angry, funny, striking, brilliant and beautiful beyond belief,…

Matt Suggests

24 October 2007 1:52 pm

BOOK Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power by Robert Dallek: The double biography is a genre that, in the hands…