Arts

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…

Marital stress

18 June 2005 12:00 am

We Don’t Live Here Anymore is very faithfully adapted from a couple of Andre Dubus novellas I read a long…

Draughtsman of genius

11 June 2005 12:00 am

Draughtsman of genius

Station to be cherished

11 June 2005 12:00 am

Station to be cherished

Picture perfect

11 June 2005 12:00 am

Picture perfect

Crowd control

11 June 2005 12:00 am

‘Times have changed,’ I was told by one disgruntled Academician. Once the members were guaranteed to have their work hung…

Bumping along

11 June 2005 12:00 am

Hard to know where to start with On the Shore of the Wide World. The title, maybe: a sweet, rambling,…

Slow lane

11 June 2005 12:00 am

I love Australia, and I used to love Australian movies. But a certain stiffness seems to have set in. Swimming…

Wasted talent

11 June 2005 12:00 am

A collaboration between Jean Cocteau and Philip Glass, even though it necessarily had to be posthumous, sounds like a bad…

Glimmer of hope

4 June 2005 12:00 am

Glimmer of hope

‘How various he is’

4 June 2005 12:00 am

The first question: why isn’t this Reynolds show at the Royal Academy, of which Sir Joshua was so famously the…

Rossini subdued

4 June 2005 12:00 am

Glyndebourne began in what is now the traditional manner: high winds and driving rain. This year there was the further…

Pleasures denied

4 June 2005 12:00 am

Well, it wasn’t quite the theatrical event of the year I was expecting. Theatre of Blood is an adaptation of…

Sicilian treasure

28 May 2005 12:00 am

Throughout a newly affluent Western Europe in the 1960s and 1970s, and under the spur of a technological revolution, people…

Buffeted by unkind fates

28 May 2005 12:00 am

The most affecting programme of the week was Lost in La Mancha, a film shown as part of the Storyville…