Arts

History mystery

1 January 2005 12:00 am

I always like it when some fellow has a kid late in life and two centuries later you wind up…

The message in the glass

18 December 2004 12:00 am

In recent years, there has been a revival of interest in stained glass, writes Andrew Lambirth

Return to standard

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Return to standard

Curious timing

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Curious timing

Sheer magic

18 December 2004 12:00 am

For 100 years, ballet has been represented by the image of a ballerina with a feathered headdress and an arm…

Improving the soil

11 December 2004 12:00 am

Improving the soil

Coltrane in a new light

11 December 2004 12:00 am

Coltrane in a new light

Dispiriting age

11 December 2004 12:00 am

Dispiriting age

The right stuff

11 December 2004 12:00 am

The right stuff

England’s Michelangelo

11 December 2004 12:00 am

The reputation of George Frederick Watts (1817–1904) has not fared well for the past 80 years or so. He was…

Self-taught prodigy

11 December 2004 12:00 am

…Over her paint and her colours bentCan paint what it is to be innocent.Life, add thy wisdom, and at length…

Wild about the dog

11 December 2004 12:00 am

What does anyone readily recall of the Two Gents other than the servant Launce and his magnificent dog Crab? Maybe…

Moor pride

4 December 2004 12:00 am

Moor pride

Irish tale

4 December 2004 12:00 am

Irish tale

Horses for courses

4 December 2004 12:00 am

Horses for courses

Who dares wins

4 December 2004 12:00 am

Who dares wins

Master of invention

4 December 2004 12:00 am

The very fact that this exhibition’s subtitle has to explain who Nicholson is stands as a blatant admission of his…

Last pearl

4 December 2004 12:00 am

In the official account of British 20th-century art, the big names belong to the international players whose universal vision won…

Virtuous living

4 December 2004 12:00 am

Penguin Classics uses details from the landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich to illustrate the covers of some of its Nietzsche…

Problem piece

4 December 2004 12:00 am

Like many artists, Puccini seems happiest when creating beings whom he can proceed to subject to torture, while encouraging compassion…

Behaving badly

4 December 2004 12:00 am

There has never been a film of The Merchant of Venice before. This is not surprising. Different Shakespeare plays give…

Glinka tribute

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Glinka tribute

Clash of egos

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Clash of egos

On the trail of Beauty

27 November 2004 12:00 am

In desolate Ventnor on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, alongside ‘antique’ shops selling yellowed and scratched plastic…

Degas Revealed

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Once upon a time, before masterpieces cost millions, a museum director could win a modicum of immortality just with his…