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.
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.
15 October 2013 12:00 AM
Denounced by the Nazis, Klee is one of the best-known Modernist artists, yet he has not been as influential as his contemporaries. A new Tate exhibition will change that, says Adrian Hamilton
01 October 2013 12:00 AM
The British Museum's new exhibition may be hardcore, but it's the humour and humanity that really thrills, says Adrian Hamilton
27 September 2013 07:00 PM
The Royal Academy's show presents 200 works covering 200 years of a country which has long found expression in visual art. A glorious opening gallery presents the visitor with works by contemporary native artists of extraordinary breadth.
22 September 2013 05:42 PM
It’s been a long time coming, but the Royal Academy’s survey of Australian art hosts some glorious work, and tells the fascinating story of a country struggling with its identity – and reconciling itself with its past
13 September 2013 07:00 PM
Tom Phillips has been engaged in a kind of mad, off-kilter art-play all his life – he is 76 – a practice involving the refining and revisiting of favourite themes.
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