Arts

Power play

21 May 2005 12:00 am

The distinction between operas and oratorios in Handel’s output is to a large degree an academic affair, depending on such…

A true portrait

14 May 2005 12:00 am

Michael Prodger on possibly the greatest equine picture in the history of art

Standing still

14 May 2005 12:00 am

Standing still

Changing lives

14 May 2005 12:00 am

Changing lives

Private passions

14 May 2005 12:00 am

Private passions

Haunting melancholy

14 May 2005 12:00 am

As a former winner of Britain’s most prestigious award for painters, the John Moores prize (other winners include Hamilton, Hilton,…

Visual enlightenment

14 May 2005 12:00 am

Leonard McComb (born Glasgow 1930, of Irish parents) is a figurative painter of rare particularity and achievement. He is also…

Tireless Keenlyside

14 May 2005 12:00 am

There has been a lot of tut-tutting about the Royal Opera being ‘bought’ by Lorin Maazel for him to put…

Revelation of space and time

7 May 2005 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on an exhibition by one of the country’s foremost sculptors

Sonic shambles

7 May 2005 12:00 am

Sonic shambles

Death in Venice

7 May 2005 12:00 am

Death in Venice

Welsh legacy

7 May 2005 12:00 am

Welsh legacy

Visual agility

7 May 2005 12:00 am

It is difficult to place oneself in the position of the pioneers of graphic art shown at the Estorick Collection:…

Heroic success

7 May 2005 12:00 am

How should opera, and particular operas, be made ‘relevant’? And what kind of relevance, anyway, should they try to achieve?…

Remembering John Mills

30 April 2005 12:00 am

The Mills family, according to David Thomson, has ‘crowded us out with insipid, tennis-club talent’, which is a cruel verdict,…

Mongolian massacres

30 April 2005 12:00 am

Genghis Khan (BBC1, Monday) was a remarkable 60-minute documentary. Normally, something filmed on such a massive scale would be stretched…

In love with paint

30 April 2005 12:00 am

Peter Coker died in December last year after a long illness. He had been involved in the initial choice of…

French connection

30 April 2005 12:00 am

When I started visiting Barcelona in 1961, its museums were both thin on the ground and impoverished, and the lingua…

Regime change

30 April 2005 12:00 am

It’s quite hard to enjoy Shakespeare’s history plays these days if you have any sympathy for Blair’s decision to throw…

Animal passion

30 April 2005 12:00 am

ENO’s production of Berg’s Lulu, first mounted three years ago, is one of its outstanding successes. Richard Jones, the director,…

Look and learn

23 April 2005 12:00 am

Look and learn

Seduced by Bentley

23 April 2005 12:00 am

Seduced by Bentley

Literary connections

23 April 2005 12:00 am

Fate has not dealt kindly with Sir John Everett Millais (1829–96). For those who are not enthusiasts of the Pre-Raphaelites,…

Puppetry of the fairy band

23 April 2005 12:00 am

A chill spring day in Stratford for the RSC’s launch of its summer comedies season with a new Midsummer Night’s…

Hero of the counter-culture

16 April 2005 12:00 am

Robert Crumb (born Philadelphia 1943) is variously hailed as a ‘virtuoso weirdo’, the ‘father of underground comics’ and ‘the Brueghel…