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Science may say this is a Caravaggio but my eyes think otherwise

12 July 2019 17:38

Last month a painting that had been found in an attic in 2014, supposedly by Caravaggio, was put up for…

Thomas Cole’s allegorical landscapes chronicling the decline of civilisation are sublime – but wrong

24 July 2018 11:53

For Americans, Thomas Cole is a household name. He painted America’s wild landscapes and lamented its destruction by the country’s…

Hepworth Wakefield’s latest show is grossly irresponsible – the museum doesn’t deserve any sort of prize

4 July 2017 12:39

Last week the exhibition Painting India by the late Howard Hodgkin opened at the Hepworth Wakefield. Hodgkin started collecting Indian…

Both sides are missing the point in the row over Dana Schutz’s painting

3 April 2017 15:00

‘Let the people see what I have seen’, said the mother of Emmett Till. In 1955 her son, a 14-year-old…

Painters triumph at Glasgow International – even though installations dominate

20 April 2016 16:53

Glasgow International Glasgow, until 25 April 2016 Kelvin Hall is a semi-derelict monument to the fag-end of Glasgow’s great art deco…

The art of Jonathan Meades

15 April 2016 13:52

Ape Forgets Medication: Treyfs and Artknacks Londonewcastle Project (28 Redchurch Street, E2), until 23 April Process, means, method: it was these rather…

Picasso was a much better sculptor than a painter

5 November 2015 16:21

If you’re anywhere near New York soon, don’t miss the exhibition of Picasso’s sculptures at the Museum of Modern Art.…

Two country-house treasures in the Borders

25 September 2015 0:02

Picture Gallery Paxton House, Berwick-upon-Tweed Curved Stream Traquair House, Innerleithen, until 31 October In the Regency picture gallery at Paxton…

If only they were a bit less cool: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons at the Guggenheim Bilbao

25 September 2015 0:00

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time Guggenheim Bilbao, until 1 November Jeff Koons: Retrospective Guggenheim Bilbao, until 27 September Manhattan in…

If I were prime minister, by Ian Fleming

14 May 2015 19:35

This article was first published in The Spectator on 9 October, 1959. I am a totally non-political animal. I prefer the…

‘Painting is total idiocy’ says Gerhard Richter – and he has some new paintings to prove it

27 November 2014 16:33

Gerhard Richter has got a website. This is odd in itself – artists only usually have websites when they are…