Monthly Archives: September 2008

Artist in the frame as killer

FOUR paintings depicting an Edwardian murder scene have gone on show together for the first time, resurrecting speculation that Walter Sickert, the artist, had serial killer tendencies. Sickert, who died in Bath in 1942, has been accused by Patricia Cornwell, the American crime writer, of being Jack the Ripper. He would have been 28 when […]

Mark Rothko in a whole new light

History paints Rothko as modernism’s martyr – unavoidably tragic – but a startling Tate show suggests we’ve had him wrong all these years