Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark was much better at opening people’s eyes to great art than Marxist John Berger

4 January 2017 12:35

It is one of those interesting quirks of postwar cultural history that John Berger, who has died at the age…

Spectator Books of the Year: Stephen Bayley on the enigma of Kenneth Clark

1 December 2016 9:30

I told James Stourton that the world didn’t need to know anything more about Lord Clark of Trivialisation. And I…

The Uber generation won’t stand for the BBC – but it’s still a national treasure

13 November 2015 18:05

Watching the increasingly bleak and depressing Peep Show the other night I was pleased to note that my on-screen alter…

The importance of drawing

13 October 2015 17:44

Watch a child draw. See how she scrawls with abandon, jabs the felt tip at the paper, colours an eye…

What’s the point of the BBC if we no longer share common cultural values?

16 March 2015 16:24

Is privatising BBC3 as bad as Isis’s destruction of Nineveh? That was the wonderfully trolling headline on a Stewart Lee piece…

The cook, the critic, the composer and the love child

8 January 2015 16:09

Michael Kennedy, who died on New Year’s Eve, was the Sunday Telegraph’s music critic when I was for a while assistant arts…

Why Bombay airport is the greatest 21st century building – and what we can learn from it

7 October 2014 11:10

‘If I had to say which was telling the truth about society, a speech by a minister of housing or…

Was Kenneth Clark wrong not to ‘understand’ the value of abstract art?

6 June 2014 13:58

Kenneth Clark’s view of culture may by now be ‘outmoded’, but I was surprised to read that it was also…

Civilisation doesn’t need a woman presenter – and it doesn’t need to be remade!

1 May 2014 15:40

I was pleased to see that June Sarpong had added her weight to Kathy Lette’s petition to get a woman…