Common touch

19 October 2006 12:42 pm

It’s difficult to believe that the golden boy of British art — as David Hockney remained for so many years…

Ignoring fossil fuels

19 October 2006 12:36 pm

Earlier this year, a book appeared celebrating the first ten years of the Stirling Prize for architecture

Keep out of politics

19 October 2006 12:27 pm

‘Museums are the new United Nations.’

Golden Gilda

19 October 2006 12:21 pm

Opera North’s home at the Grand Theatre Leeds now boasts a resplendent auditorium, with lacquered walls and raked stalls, so…

Over the top

19 October 2006 10:53 am

From its very opening scene this film is exquisitely, lavishly gorgeous and on and on it goes, being exquisitely and…

Altered images

19 October 2006 10:44 am

At the Cheltenham Festival last week, Professor John Sutherland was on a panel discussing Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea

The witching hour

19 October 2006 9:39 am

Twilight, the witching hour — that tantalising moment on the cusp of day and night when everything seems strange, poignant…

‘There are no barriers’

19 October 2006 9:36 am

Henrietta Bredin talks to the opera singer Lesley Garrett about her first West End show

Journey of the soul

11 October 2006 3:18 pm

Rosamund Pike, starring in the West End, exposes the dramatic depths of Tennessee Williams

Masterpieces in miniature

11 October 2006 3:15 pm

Regular readers of this column will be aware that I champion small exhibitions which combine judicious selection with sufficient breadth…

An ancient modernist

11 October 2006 3:12 pm

In 1944 an Allied bomb fell into the circular courtyard of the ancient Roman-inspired house that Andrea Mantegna had built…

Carr’s coup

11 October 2006 3:07 pm

Mark Glazebrook talks to the curator of the National Gallery’s Velázquez exhibition

Soggy in the corps

11 October 2006 3:03 pm

There are many different ways to start a ballet season, but an artistically disjointed triple bill is not the ideal…

Enjoy it while it lasts

11 October 2006 2:39 pm

My friend Mitch rings up. ‘Guess what my album of the year is?’ He is trying to fool me into…

Trivial brilliance

11 October 2006 2:30 pm

Each time I see Shostakovich’s once controversial opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk I am impressed by what brilliant performances it…

Colour coding

11 October 2006 2:27 pm

The recently concluded Kandinsky exhibition at Tate Modern was widely appreciated for showing how music influenced the artist’s move towards…

Light on a master

5 October 2006 9:10 am

It’s strange that while Britain has gone fairly mad over Mozart’s 250th anniversary, with vulgarities ranging from Mozart for Babies…

Lines of beauty

5 October 2006 9:06 am

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8–1543) needs no introduction: his vision of kingship in the person of Henry VIII has become…

Unforgettable fire

5 October 2006 9:04 am

Places, like property prices, go up and down. Margate, in the most northerly corner of Kent, is just beginning the…

Meryl’s movie

5 October 2006 8:58 am

So, to cut straight to what you really want to know without having to wade through several paragraphs of plot-rehash…

Lessons from Tristan

4 October 2006 6:57 pm

It’s more than three years since there was a production of Wagner’s ultimate masterpiece, Tristan und Isolde, in the UK,…

Bare cheek

4 October 2006 6:52 pm

Normally I detest people who use laptops on crowded trains, but if you’re watching a DVD your elbows aren’t flying,…

Pushing the boundaries

28 September 2006 10:10 am

Christopher Frayling on the importance of supporting the innovative and experimental in art

Overwhelming legacy

28 September 2006 10:04 am

What a spectacle at the Royal Academy: the main galleries packed with the sculptures of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), in a…

Exercise in patriotism

28 September 2006 10:01 am

Honestly, first it’s restaurant reviews and now it’s films, too, which does make me think: what next? Deborah, when you…