A 25-year-old American, who paid €100 for his raffle ticket, said he had been looking for a picture to hang on his living room
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Monday 01 February 2010
Chris Ofili, Tate Britain, London<br/>Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
Sunday 31 January 2010
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Art students who are invited to take a class in the hallowed halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York know better than to chew gum or chitchat. Nor do they need to be told not to touch. Pity the poor student then who lost her balance, toppled over and fell smack into a Picasso.
Thursday 21 January 2010
Friday 15 January 2010
Friday 08 January 2010
Tuesday 01 December 2009
As a debate, "what is art" prefigures most art. France's celebrated prehistoric cave paintings probably had assorted cavemen raising their clubs as they declared: "I may not know much about art but I know what I like." And within the last couple of weeks, there has been an earnest debate in the pages of The Independent on the nature of art. This was sparked by Sir Richard Eyre's polemic on the subject, in which he said, among many other things, that art "makes us look at the world differently".
Saturday 19 September 2009
Friday 28 August 2009
Wednesday 15 July 2009
Pablo Picasso was the most celebrated artist of the 20th century when, living under Nazi occupation in exile in Paris, he stunned the world with the announcement that he had joined the French Communist Party.
Friday 03 July 2009
If you can overlook the dodgy title, this diverting novelette proves a nostalgia-filled introduction to the work of French artist, Pierre Bonnard. Related in brief, impressionistic chapters, Guy Goffette, a Belgian poet, re-imagines the life of a painter now best known for his dreamy depictions of women at their toilette.
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Tuesday 09 June 2009
A notebook full of Pablo Picasso's sketches worth several million pounds has been stolen from the Paris museum that bears the painter's name.
Friday 01 May 2009
Sunday 05 April 2009
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 3 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 4 Motorists taunt suicidal woman on bridge and tell her to 'get on with it'
- 5 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office