Arts

Change of heart

10 December 2005 12:00 am

When I started writing this column in 2001 I didn’t have much time for the theatre. As a child of…

Challenge accepted

10 December 2005 12:00 am

Verdi’s Falstaff is an opera which I have usually found it easier to admire than to love, but English Touring…

Uneasy encounters

3 December 2005 12:00 am

Uneasy encounters

Jazz riches

3 December 2005 12:00 am

Jazz riches

. . . but make up your own mind

3 December 2005 12:00 am

. . . but make up your own mind

Unalloyed delight

3 December 2005 12:00 am

André Derain (1880–1954) has a somewhat mixed reputation. He is widely praised for his early paintings, done when he worked…

A very British medium

3 December 2005 12:00 am

Watercolour, that quintessentially British medium and form of expression, is currently enjoying a revival of interest among contemporary artists and…

Surprise tactics

3 December 2005 12:00 am

Suddenly the word craft has resonance. While not exactly on everyone’s lips, it has certainly won unexpected allies. Take the…

Aural padding

3 December 2005 12:00 am

There seems to be a problem with the way some modern-day dance-makers deal with music. Twice in a fortnight, I…

Orgy of confusion

3 December 2005 12:00 am

Take a pile of bilge, add a bucket of drivel, stir in a few dead babies’ heads and you’ve got…

Underneath the arches

26 November 2005 12:00 am

Andrew Roberts on Feliks Topolski’s dramatic work of art, which is in desperate need of repair

Regency revival?

26 November 2005 12:00 am

Regency revival?

Anything goes

26 November 2005 12:00 am

Anything goes

From horror to the sublime

26 November 2005 12:00 am

It was towards 11 o’clock on the 11th that I approached Paul McCarthy’s exhibition. The Two Minutes’ Silence caught up…

Politics of patronage

26 November 2005 12:00 am

‘The state is ruined, but mountains and rivers remain,’ wrote the Chinese poet Du Fu in the 8th century AD…

Two out of three

26 November 2005 12:00 am

Glyndebourne on Tour has discovered outreach and access, etc. In an attempt, which I desperately hope will be vain, to…

Missing Magic

26 November 2005 12:00 am

Formula gets a bum rap from critics, but I’m rather partial to it myself. In the Bond movies, it’s pretty…

Escapism at its best

26 November 2005 12:00 am

More than a year since its re-emergence from oblivion, Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia keeps eliciting thunderous ovations. Not surprisingly, one might…

Embracing Western culture

19 November 2005 12:00 am

Laura Gascoigne makes a flying visit to Tokyo and joins the gallery shuffle

More war

19 November 2005 12:00 am

More war

Shipwreck of a genius

19 November 2005 12:00 am

Simeon Solomon ‘has his place, not far from Burne-Jones, in any record of the painting of the 19th century. Had…

Master of reverie

19 November 2005 12:00 am

If there’s one exhibition Tate Modern has mounted which needed the attentions of a sympathetic designer it’s this one. Never…

Cardinal crimes

19 November 2005 12:00 am

In my view, and I think that of a fair proportion of opera goers, Madam Butterfly occupies a unique position…

Playing with Shakespeare

12 November 2005 12:00 am

Playing with Shakespeare

Norman wisdom

12 November 2005 12:00 am

Norman wisdom