Arts

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…

Outstanding trio

28 May 2005 12:00 am

George Rowlett’s new paintings have wonderfully tousled, wind-rucked surfaces, the paint stirred and whipped up in moving emulation of the…

Serious wit

28 May 2005 12:00 am

Visiting this large (172 works) retrospective for Max Ernst (1891–1976) at the Metropolitan was in a way a sign of…

The more the better

28 May 2005 12:00 am

It seems a strange way to celebrate the centenary of Michael Tippett’s birth, as many people have remarked, to have…

Feel the farce

28 May 2005 12:00 am

Vengeance is mine, saith the Sith, whith thoundth like Violet Elizabeth Bott. No such luck. Instead, it’s George Lucas, with…

Getting to know them

21 May 2005 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on the insights and rewards to be gained through watching artists at work

Bitter truths

21 May 2005 12:00 am

Bitter truths

A certain something

21 May 2005 12:00 am

A certain something

Cheap old art

21 May 2005 12:00 am

Cheap old art

Potent venom

21 May 2005 12:00 am

‘Everything looks menacing,’ Edward Burra once told the Tate’s director Sir John Rothenstein. ‘I’m always expecting something calamitous to happen.’…

One in a million

21 May 2005 12:00 am

If you took a national poll on our greatest watercolourist, Turner would win hands down, Girtin would come second and…

Miscast playboy

21 May 2005 12:00 am

I walked into The Philadelphia Story with a real spring in my step. Admittedly, I’d never seen this play before,…

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