Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Tate: pompous, arrogant and past it?

The fourth Triennial shows British modern art is clapped out and far from the creativity of Brit Art and the Lisson Gallery I’m an optimist. And I love modern art. It’s been my life, my career, my sustenance. My wife is a modern artist: it’s one of the reasons I love her. My children have […]

The Victorians: Britain Through the Paintings of the Age by Jeremy Paxman

What is it about art that makes every Tom, Dick and Jeremy so certain they have the right to comment upon it and be taken seriously? The BBC’s enthusiasm for clipping unqualified presenters onto the fronts of its arts programmes has already given us David Dimbleby absconding from Question Time to tour Britain in his […]