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.
09 August 2013 07:30 PM
Peter Doig's belief in paint as the greatest medium of art is a love affair, a form of eroticism at times, which makes his figurative and pure landscapes fluid in their feel, edging towards abstraction.
04 August 2013 05:52 PM
As the Scottish National Gallery hosts the first major exhibition of Peter Doig’s work in the country of his birth, Adrian Hamilton finds that it is the images of the artist’s adopted homeland of Trinidad that make for a thrilling show
26 July 2013 07:00 PM
In her day the best known woman artist in Britain, Laura Knight was of a generation of women determined to make their way in the 20th century as a professional, the equal of any man.
22 July 2013 10:02 AM
She was once the best known female artist in Britain. After her death in 1970, she fell out of fashion, but a new show of her wartime paintings and sympathetic portraits is a timely reminder of her talent, says Adrian Hamilton
19 July 2013 07:00 PM
Tate Modern, London SE1
16 July 2013 12:00 AM
As a student in London in the 1950s, Sudanese-born Ibrahim el-Salahi was influenced by Western art. But it is the images from his homeland that most fascinate, says Adrian Hamilton
The Mex Factor: how Mexico's cultural revolution was inspired by the nation’s political and natural landscape
07 July 2013 02:34 PM
The Mexican civil war in 1910 sparked a cultural revolution. An enlightening exhibition shows how both home-grown and international artist responded
05 July 2013 07:00 PM
National Gallery, London WC2
30 June 2013 06:36 PM
The National Gallery's new summer exhibition devoted to the art of making music in 17th-century Netherlands makes the heart sing, says Adrian Hamilton
Exhibition of the week: Nash, Nevinson, Spencer, Gertler, Carrington, Bomberg: A Crisis of Brilliance, 1908-1922, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London SE21
28 June 2013 07:00 PM
This show explores what the First World War did to a generation of young artists who came to it full of the joys of modernity and emerged with a sense of inadequacy.
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'naked pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death