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.
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.
24 June 2013 10:22 AM
A new exhibition shows how the First World War crushed the ambitions of a generation of talented artists, who felt they had failed to portray the full horror of the slaughter
18 June 2013 10:00 AM
A new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery demonstrates how unpromising materials such as old fast-food bags and stained newsprint can be transformed into art works of breathtaking beauty, says Adrian Hamilton
14 June 2013 07:00 PM
Propaganda has become a dirty word but it remains a much-employed tool, as this provocative show proves. Posters, films, cartoons and tweets expose the mind-boggling ways in which states from over the world have tried to exercise their powers of persuasion in the 20th and 21st centuries.
11 June 2013 02:28 PM
For no good reason, Tate Britain has decided to show a retrospective of Patrick Caulfield alongside a general review of the work of Gary Hume. It’s a comparison that does neither artist much favour.
10 June 2013 09:12 AM
When Marc Chagall arrived in Paris in 1910, the art world was buzzing with Cubism and the thrilling works of Cezanne, Van Gogh and Matisse. A new exhibition at Tate Liverpool shows how the Russian painter blossomed with it
Exhibition of the week: Rembrandt and His Contemporaries: Paintings from the Royal Collection, Holburne Museum, Bath
07 June 2013 07:00 PM
There are just two dozen works in this superb exhibition, but each is top notch.
03 June 2013 12:01 AM
Forget the Rijksmuseum, the Holburne Museum is hosting a superb show of 17th-century art from the Netherlands, including two ravishing Rembrandts
26 May 2013 07:11 PM
An intriguing new exhibition at the British Library shows how state propaganda has inspired some of the most provocative and visually powerful images of the past century. By Adrian Hamilton
LS Lowry and his legacy: The matchstick man is back in vogue at last as Tate Britain showcases first retrospective of Manchester’s controversial painter
24 May 2013 07:00 PM
Ahead of a major show that promises a radical rethink of an artist who divides critics, Adrian Hamilton wonders why it has taken so long
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Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991 with most Brits wanting to stay in'
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