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 March 2013 07:00 PM
British museums are short of paintings by the Italian mannerists and post-Renaissance artists, and Federico Barocci was recognised by his peers as the finest of his generation.
07 March 2013 06:12 PM
Plus: With billions wasted through corruption, lack of security and poor contracts, the true cost of our failure in Iraq is beyond count
04 March 2013 12:01 AM
In his day, the 16th-century Italian artist Federico Barocci could count the Pope among his patrons – yet his work is almost unknown in Britain. A spectacular new show at the National Gallery will change that
28 February 2013 06:21 PM
Plus, the so-called "Friends of Syria" have taken the worst of all possible courses
24 February 2013 07:14 PM
When the Dadaist left Occupied France for New York, his influence on the American cultural scene ranged from art to dance and music. Adrian Hamilton explores an exhilarating new show at the Barbican
22 February 2013 07:00 PM
With an artist so well known, it is tempting for a gallery to try and freshen him up with a novel interpretation. Mercifully, Tate Modern has decided to play it straight.
15 February 2013 07:00 PM
Leading light of the surrealists, lover of women, ever experimental in form, Man Ray was also a supreme portrait photographer for his friends and for fashion magazines from the Twenties into the Seventies.
14 February 2013 06:19 PM
Plus, what the President didn't say in his State of the Union address
14 February 2013 05:55 PM
The Courtauld Gallery, which has brought us a succession of tightl focused small exhibitions in recent years, has come up with another real stunner. Becoming Picasso is the story of the Spanish painter’s arrival – brash, determined and hungry for the bohemian life – in the French capital in 1901.
10 February 2013 07:48 PM
A compelling new exhibition reveals Man Ray's ability to capture the soul of his subjects. It's a rare gift that sets him apart from his fellow Surrealists. By Adrian Hamilton
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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