Arts

Green was good

16 July 2005 12:00 am

Quite the most important programme on TV last week — possibly all year — was Bjorn Lomborg on Environmentalism, part…

Master of the horse

16 July 2005 12:00 am

George Stubbs (1724–1806) is best remembered as the dedicated anatomist of the horse, a man who would spend weeks alone…

For the people

16 July 2005 12:00 am

What is folk art? It is usually defined as being made by ‘the people’ as opposed to by academically trained…

Hearts of darkness

16 July 2005 12:00 am

Poor Robin Soans. His new play, Talking to Terrorists, opened just three days before the bombs exploded last week. Most…

Slaughter of a masterpiece

16 July 2005 12:00 am

I read an interview last week with David McVicar, director of Glyndebourne’s new production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, in which…

Back to the beginning

9 July 2005 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on the Courtauld’s superb exhibition of work by Gabriele Münter

The missing sixth

9 July 2005 12:00 am

I’m confused. Did five-sixths of the world’s population really watch Live8? If so, what did the other sixth think they…

Compelling viewing

9 July 2005 12:00 am

Last Saturday. BBC1 was showing the most exciting women’s Wimbledon tennis final for many years and Sky Sports had what…

Favourite themes

2 July 2005 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on a long-awaited exhibition of the work of Graham Sutherland

Glasto vibes

2 July 2005 12:00 am

For the first time since 1990 I decided not to go to Glastonbury this year. It was a purely practical…

Fresh touch

2 July 2005 12:00 am

It’s a good thing that the Royal Opera keeps its revivals of standard Italian repertoire in good shape, considering the…

Cuban cliché

2 July 2005 12:00 am

I had quite high expectations when the curtain went up on The President of an Empty Room. The writer, Steven…

On the waterfront

25 June 2005 12:00 am

On the waterfront

Channel surfing

25 June 2005 12:00 am

Channel surfing

At the shrine of Frida

25 June 2005 12:00 am

Frida Kahlo (1907–54) is apparently the most famous female artist in history (who is the nearest competitor, I wonder —…

Spiritual dimension

25 June 2005 12:00 am

The human eye is an amazing mechanism, but its vision is limited. We can’t see behind us, we can’t see…

Orchestral mastery

25 June 2005 12:00 am

While the Grand Theatre in Leeds is being refurbished, Opera North is doing concert performances of operas, though in the…

Back to basics

25 June 2005 12:00 am

Every culture creates heroes in its own image: it’s difficult to imagine transferring the British adventurers — Rudolf Rassendyll and…

Sombre journey

25 June 2005 12:00 am

Performance-makers like to experiment with creative modes and ideas. It is a natural urge in a world in which ‘new’…

Tangled phonetics

25 June 2005 12:00 am

Strange goings-on at the Globe. After a Tempest performed by Mark Rylance as a Reduced Shakespeare skit, we now have…

Singular dualism

18 June 2005 12:00 am

Mark Glazebrook applauds Gilbert & George’s latest work at the Venice Biennale

Force for change

18 June 2005 12:00 am

Force for change

Bottling out

18 June 2005 12:00 am

Bottling out

Listening to whales

18 June 2005 12:00 am

Every 10 years, it seems, we are blessed or afflicted, depending on your point of view, with a major exhibition…

Doing the business

18 June 2005 12:00 am

I was in a troubled mood when I sat down to watch Guys and Dolls and, alas, it didn’t do…