Andrew Lambirth

‘Storm on Yarmouth Beach’, 1831, by Cotman

There are too few masterpieces in Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia

4 January 2014 9:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on the Sainsbury Centre’s latest exhibition

God in a stained glass window

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on the art of stained glass, as exemplified by Patrick Reyntiens

Daumier's paintings show he is at heart a sculptor

7 December 2013 9:00 am

There hasn’t been a decent Daumier exhibition in this country for more than half a century, so art lovers have…

In the National Gallery's Vienna show, it's Oscar Kokoschka who's the real revelation

30 November 2013 9:00 am

The current exhibition in the Sainsbury Wing claims to be a portrait of Vienna in 1900, but in fact offers…

‘The Pond, Ditchling’ by Charles Knight - © Ditchling Museum Art + Craft

Ditchling Museum's guiding dream

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Andrew Lambirth takes a tour of the revamped Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

‘Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge’, 1859–63, by James McNeill Whistler

The painter of poetry

16 November 2013 9:00 am

The famous court case in which Ruskin accused Whistler of ‘flinging a pot of paint in the public’s face’ continues…

Rowlett’s ‘Canaletto’s View, Grey Day, South Westerly Blowing the Clouds’, 2013

How China's Bayeux Tapestry differs from ours

9 November 2013 9:00 am

The V&A’s remarkable survey of Chinese painting begins quietly with a beautiful scroll depicting ‘Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk’,…

Is Paul Klee really a great modern master?

2 November 2013 9:00 am

There is a school of thought that sees Paul Klee (1879–1940) as more of a Swiss watchmaker than an artist,…

Malcolm Morley in his studio: ‘Two words characterise my art — diversity and fidelity’

Welcome home, Malcolm Morley

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Andrew Lambirth talks to Malcolm Morley

‘Crouching Nude’, 1956, by Emilio Greco

Andrew Lambirth: Emilio Greco's early work is undeniably his best

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Emilio Greco (1913–95) is considered to be one of Italy’s most important modern sculptors, and certainly he was a successful…

Frank Holl: a forgotten talent much admired by van Gogh

12 October 2013 9:00 am

The Watts Gallery, just outside Guildford off the Hog’s Back, is a delightful place to visit at any season, with…

Is the best Australian art yet to come?

5 October 2013 9:00 am

Astonishingly, the last major survey show of Australian art in this country was mounted more than half-a-century ago. Then it…

Chris Ingram: from messenger boy to museum benefactor

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Andrew Lambirth meets Chris Ingram, the collector behind a much-lauded museum in Woking

Burn Moor (Double Rainbow)’, 2013, by David Tress

David Tress: an artist of independent spirit

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Like all artists of independent spirit, David Tress (born 1955) resists categorisation. He has been called a Romantic and a…

‘The Fallen Tree’, 1951, by John Nash

Under the Greenwood Tree - an exhibition worth travelling for

14 September 2013 9:00 am

A mixed exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints devoted to the subject of the tree might sound an unexciting event,…

Laura Knight was an artist skilled in the ways of the world

7 September 2013 9:00 am

The popular conception of Dame Laura Knight is of an energetic woman piling on the paint in the back of…

‘Anarchist’ by Alfred Munnings

At last Alfred Munnings is being taken seriously again

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Sir Alfred Munnings (1878–1959) did himself a grave and lasting disservice when he publicly attacked modern art in a bibulous…

Winner: ‘Self-Portrait’, 2013, by Thomas Newbolt

The problem with self-portraits: Ruth Borchard competition and Stranger reviewed

24 August 2013 9:00 am

My wife says you can always tell a self-portrait by the quality of its self-regard. There’s something about the eyes…

What a painter: ‘El Paseo’, c.1938, by Edward Burra

State-sponsored cultural renaissance in revolutionary Mexico

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Revolution shook Mexico between 1910 and 1920, but radical political change was not mirrored in the art of the period.…

Samuel Courtauld’s great collection

10 August 2013 9:00 am

In 1929, Samuel Courtauld owned the most important collection of works by Paul Gauguin in England: five paintings, ten woodcuts…

Compare and contrast Rodin and Moore

3 August 2013 9:00 am

One generation is usually so busy reacting against its predecessors that it can take years for a balanced appreciation of…

Modernist Marxists skew the Lowry exhibition

27 July 2013 9:00 am

There has been much positive comment about the rehang of the Tate’s permanent collection, which sees a welcome return to…

A Crisis of Brilliance makes the trek to Dulwich worthwhile

20 July 2013 9:00 am

This exhibition was dreamt up by David Boyd Haycock, a freelance writer and curator, following the success of a book…

Exhibitions: Why can’t the critical fraternity make up its mind?

13 July 2013 9:00 am

As more time elapses since the regrettable fracas over Kitaj’s 1994 Tate exhibition and his tragic suicide in 2007, he…

‘Basoa IV’, 1990, by Eduardo Chillida

Eduardo Chillida — the great modern sculptor, whom we shamefully ignore

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Eduardo Chillida (1924–2002) is one of the greatest of modern sculptors yet curiously little known in this country. The last…