Arts

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

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…