The Independent’s former comment editor, Adrian Hamilton writes a weekly column largely on international affairs with particular focus on the Middle East, Iran and foreign policy issues. Before joining the paper he was deputy editor of the Observer newspaper.
08 December 2013 05:54 PM
The National Maritime Museum’s new Turner exhibition is an astounding testament to his enduring talent, says Adrian Hamilton
01 December 2013 08:23 PM
The Chapman Brothers’ new show has their trademark power to shock but the technique is wearing thin, says Adrian Hamilton
24 November 2013 05:30 PM
The Saatchi Gallery's new exhibition shows that figurative art is alive and kicking, especially in America. But the artists' vast canvases and impressive use of colour can't disguise their lack of graphic skills, says Adrian Hamilton
17 November 2013 06:12 PM
From the French Revolution to the present day, left-wing values have long influenced the production and reception of art. A fascinating and far-ranging exhibition at Tate Liverpool explains how
10 November 2013 07:17 PM
The mundane tasks carried out by battled-scarred soldiers away from the Front in the First World War is reflected in an exhibition by artist Stanley Spencer
03 November 2013 05:50 PM
The UK's first major exhibition of Chinese paintings since 1935 reveals that far from being monolithic, the art of the country is highly individualistic, propelled by artists with their own distinctive styles
27 October 2013 06:42 PM
The male nudes in the Wallace Collection’s new exhibition display a painstaking proficiency, but they’re unlikely to arouse much passion, says Adrian Hamilton
Exhibition of the week: An American in London: Whistler and the Thames, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London SE21
25 October 2013 07:00 PM
Not the least virtues of Dulwich's small show is the emphasis it gives to Whistler's prints. Black-and-white engravings have fallen from taste since his day but the ones here remind us how direct an artistic media etching is – and how Whistler mastered it.
20 October 2013 06:09 PM
A new exhibition of Whistler’s etchings and paintings of the Thames displays his extraordinary talent for capturing the atmosphere and bustle of life in 19th-century London, says Adrian Hamilton
18 October 2013 07:00 PM
You can never have too much of Paul Klee. Ten years since the last major show, Tate Modern's exhibition aims to be the most comprehensive, taking Klee from his entry on the art scene in 1910 to his death in 1940.
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