Monthly Archives: October 2005

The art of excess

He was a highly respected society painter. He was also the master of X-rated art — a 17th-century Tarantino. How did Rubens get away with it? Waldemar Januszczak reports

Art: Diane Arbus

Her take on life’s freak show was undoubtedly unique — yet Diane Arbus’s inspired eye wasn’t staring, but sharing. Waldemar Januszczak is hooked

Art: Degas, Sickert and Lautrec

Three great Euro painters in the home of British art. Waldemar Januszczak’s seen the one about two Frenchmen and a Dane — but does he get it? Erm…

Art: Gaze of thunder

Edvard Munch looks harder at himself than any other artist. His unsparing paintings are simply transfixing, says Waldemar Januszczak