A creative, globe-trotting couple have put their stamp on a pair of 1920s buildings in Barrio Italia. By Sorrel Moseley-Williams
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Sunday 11 March 2012
A German-born observer of British society is eclipsed today by Gainsborough and Reynolds, but his pictures, decoded, are revealing
Friday 09 March 2012
Over the past six years, artists Gilbert and George have pinched 3,712 lurid headline posters from their local newsagent. The result, London Pictures, is an exhibition that presents a starkly different image of London from the one promoted to visitors for the Olympics.
Sunday 04 March 2012
The star of Arte Povera is full of bright ideas in a show that winds its way through the human condition and its orderly creations, from postage stamps to vast embroideries
Thursday 01 March 2012
In 1960 a woman applied for the post of exhibitions officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. She didn't get the job, but was able to show her interviewers her portfolio of flower paintings, and was engaged instead as an artist in the herbarium. This was Mary Grierson, soon to become recognised as one of the world's most distinguished botanical artists.
Friday 17 February 2012
As the former Libertine prepares his UK debut as an artist, he talks frankly and exclusively to Matilda Battersby about Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse, his baby daughter and why he paints with his own blood
Monday 23 January 2012
Intrepid fans who made 30,000 mile pilgrimage win prints that could be worth thousands
Monday 23 January 2012
Nick Clark sits for Paul, the computer with a head for figures
Graham Sutherland: An Unfinished World, Modern Art, Oxford
The Mystery of Appearance: Conversations Between Ten British Post-war Painters, Haunch of Venison, London
Sunday 08 January 2012
Sutherland is one of many mid-20th-century artists storming back into fashion at galleries and in salerooms alike
Sunday 01 January 2012
It's a good year for British landscapes, but Munch and Mondrian lead the Continental challenge
Sunday 18 December 2011
Beyond the overbearing and clunking blockbusters, the year's best shows were far-flung, small and perfectly formed
Friday 09 December 2011
Theatre: Arnold Wesker's 'The Kitchen' is one of my favourite plays. I saw a matinee of Bijan Sheibani's revival at the National and was transported. It's a warm, penetrating study of working life and the bonds that hold society together. It's also a very funny, moving portrait of migrant life in London,not long after the Second World War.
Thursday 08 December 2011
An insight into the unique perspective on life of people with neither sight nor hearing is being provided by an exhibition of artwork by two deafblind artists.
Thursday 03 November 2011
She has spawned art, films, music and merchandise and now a new exhibition
Friday 21 October 2011
It is famed for its wacky works – and with one piece titled The Same Old Crap, this year's Turner Prize is no exception
Friday 12 August 2011
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'