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Beauty vs poverty: Haitian slums get psychedelic make-over in honour of artist Prefete Duffaut's 'cities in the sky'
Tuesday 26 March 2013
One of Haiti's biggest shantytowns, a vast expanse of grim cinderblock homes on a mountainside in the nation's capital, is getting a psychedelic makeover that aims to be part art and part homage.
Saturday 16 March 2013
Mark Wallinger's new commission, 'Labyrinth', aims to subvert London Underground's iconography and disorient the viewer
Thursday 07 March 2013
Chuck Close suffered a spinal aneuryism in 1988, and the story of the making of his large-scale, painted portraits, works often composed of lozenges of colour organised inside grid-like patterns which cohere visually the further you recede from them, often goes hand in hand with a general acknowledgement of his tremendous battle against physical adversity. He's the man who is forever fighting to make it new from the maddening confines of a wheelchair.
Monday 25 February 2013
This new musical bursts onto the stage like a wittily knowing and colourful cross between Mack and Mabel and Hollywood Babylon. It tells the fascinating and ultimately rather heartening true-life story of William “Billy” Haines, one of MGM's biggest stars in the late Twenties, though a heartthrob who did little to hide from his employers a decided offscreen preference for men.
Charles Darwent on the Tate's Lichtenstein retrospective: Oh boy, Roy, that's a really dotty picture. There must be a catch ...
Sunday 24 February 2013
When fine art meets the comic book, the result is as subversive as the original cartoon characters
Monday 18 February 2013
With an artist quite so well known as Roy Lichtenstein (can anyone not be aware of his imagery?), it is always tempting for a gallery to try and freshen him up with a novel interpretation. Mercifully Tate Modern, which has been particularly guilty in the past, has decided this time to play it straight.
Paperback review: THe Love Lives of the Artists: Five Stories of Creative Intimacy, By Daniel Bullen
Sunday 17 February 2013
The strength to push at an open door
Friday 15 February 2013
Monday 11 February 2013
To walk through this display of mostly British landscape artists from the Tate collection is akin to walking through the British countryside itself: bracing, meditative, green, and, at times, dull. However, many exceptional works are included.
Sunday 10 February 2013
A blindingly good show touches the heart of creation and glimpses the realms of religion
Sunday 03 February 2013
Garbo, Picasso and Bertrand Russell loved this magical villa. No wonder, it is a delight to the senses, writes Sarah Gilbert
Friday 01 February 2013
Wednesday 09 January 2013
On a new year fitness drive? Get your mind into shape as well with these great talks and lecture series around the UK...
Saturday 05 January 2013
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Saturday 22 December 2012
National Gallery, London
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth