Monthly Archives: November 2009

What are you calling ugly?

He admits he’s no oil painting, but our critic knows there’s beauty in modern art. So put that in your pipe and smoke it, Roger Scruton

The Royal Academy’s Wild Things displays some pretty great sculpture

Do you know the one about the Englishman, the French man and the New York Jew of Polish extraction who lived in Britain and who was involved in a couple of the noisiest art scandals of the early 20th century? Me neither – until the Royal Academy decided to yoke Eric Gill, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and […]

Heirs without the graces

So unlike the home life of our own dear Queen… Waldemar Januszczak on royal attempts at ‘informal’ portraits

Caravaggio: The Complete Paintings by Sebastian Schütze

I doubt that any artist has ever been misunderstood as fiercely as Caravaggio (1571-1610). Certainly among the Old Masters his case is unique. Since the shocking rediscovery of his career at the start of the 20th century, the image we have of him has slalomed at an extraordinary lick from the misty to the unlikely […]