Buying power

16 August 2006 4:39 pm

Forgery in painting has enjoyed a long history of scandal and from time to time spills more ink than paint,…

New ways of looking

16 August 2006 4:36 pm

Since 2003, the National Gallery has been organising a series of annual exhibitions in partnership with Bristol’s City Museum and…

Magical theatre box

16 August 2006 4:31 pm

The story so far of the RSC’s Complete Works marathon has been largely that of performances, some wonderfully rich and…

Mean streets

16 August 2006 4:29 pm

It is a curious thing to watch Christian Bale now, having seen him all those years ago in Empire of…

Intelligent design

9 August 2006 2:56 pm

Andrew Lambirth delights in the reopened and extended Pallant House in Chichester

Class act

9 August 2006 2:53 pm

Like footsteps in the sands of time, record companies have provided the raw material around which jazz history has been constructed

Greene pastures

9 August 2006 2:45 pm

In a change to the scheduled programme, I will not be reviewing Lady in the Water (PG) this week because…

Compelling vision

3 August 2006 9:18 am

, Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) was born in Pochlarn, Bohemia, studied in Vienna, enlisted in a smart cavalry regiment at the…

Breaking the rules

3 August 2006 9:15 am

The German painter Albert Oehlen (born in Krefeld in 1954) is of the same generation as the infamous Martin Kippenberger…

Russian rewards

3 August 2006 9:14 am

The Bolshoi Opera’s production of Boris Godunov, which they brought to Covent Garden last week, is in almost all respects…

Cop out

3 August 2006 8:43 am

I’m such a dunderhead. Everyone told me that Miami Vice would be rubbish, and I kept replying, ‘No, no it…

About turn

3 August 2006 8:36 am

It must be a nightmare when you spend weeks making a current-affairs programme only to find that days before it’s…

Drawing a fine line

26 July 2006 6:02 pm

Andrew Lambirth has mixed feelings about the Museum of London’s exhibition on satire

Nicholas Nickleby

26 July 2006 5:58 pm

In an interview with David Frost only three years ago, Trevor Nunn said that the highlight of his career was…

Unlikely situations

26 July 2006 5:47 pm

Summer Festival Time: when the music-loving British populace flocks or straggles to concerts in a variety of unsuitable venues, all…

Bridge over troubled water

19 July 2006 5:20 pm

Rodin in Istanbul

Spiritual healing

19 July 2006 5:17 pm

Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) is one of the great figures of Modernism, a pioneer of abstraction, whose works are known in…

Treasures of the South Seas

19 July 2006 5:13 pm

The enlarged, updated and now undivided Sainsbury Centre has reopened with the most comprehensive selection of Polynesian art ever assembled;…

Great expectations

19 July 2006 5:07 pm

PUSH! is the first opera about childbirth, so Tête à Tête claims, and I’m sure rightly. Opera usually likes to…

Prince Hal goes to Chicago

19 July 2006 4:57 pm

On a perfect summer’s day by the Avon it was the turn of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater to take the stage at the Swan

Easy on the eye

12 July 2006 4:17 pm

Hard on the heels of the National Gallery’s show Rebels and Martyrs, about the changing perception of the artist, comes…

In search of Alfred

12 July 2006 4:12 pm

I sat behind the bicycle shed of Winchester’s Historic Resources Centre, holding a fragment from what was probably the coffin…

Distaste for authority

12 July 2006 4:03 pm

The highlights of Brecht’s Life of Galileo are packed into the opening hour. As the astronomer glimpses new worlds through…

A lost cause

12 July 2006 4:00 pm

And where are the elderly pop-pickers hoisting banners outside Television Centre and brandishing tear-stained photos of Jimmy Savile?

Carpenter of colour

5 July 2006 3:34 pm

Laura Gascoigne goes to Provence to see an exhibition of Cézanne landscapes