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…