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…

Exhibition: What really goes on in a royal bedchamber

13 July 2013 9:00 am

What exactly are the ‘secrets of the royal bedchamber’? That the actual bed was seldom if ever slept in let…

‘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…