Richard Wilson

Black mirror: ‘20:50’, 1987, by Richard Wilson at the Hayward Gallery

There's almost nothing in this Hayward show – and that's the point

29 September 2018 9:00 am

A reflection on still water was perhaps the first picture that Homo sapiens ever encountered. The importance of mirrors in…

The brisk, implacable Sir Maurice Hankey (second from right) stands between Ramsay Macdonald and Franz von Papen at the Reparations Conference in Lausanne in 1932

The cabinet office — and the Gospel according to Sir Humphrey

18 March 2017 9:00 am

The minister’s private secretary wrote to another cabinet minister about the previous day’s cabinet meeting: They cannot agree about what…

Birthday card from Frank Auerbach to Lucian Freud

You can tell a lot from the paintings painters owned, as this National Gallery show proves

25 June 2016 8:00 am

‘In the end, nothing goes with anything,’ Lucian Freud remarked one afternoon years ago. ‘It’s your taste that puts things…

‘Llyn Cau, Cader Idris’, 1765–67, by Richard Wilson

How Richard Wilson made Wales beautiful

16 August 2014 9:00 am

‘I recollect nothing so much as a solemn — bright — warm — fresh landscape by Wilson, which swims in…