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    1. October 30, 2014

      Mr Turner – film review

      Awkward, gruff, bearish, obdurate, with sudden twinkles of redeeming charm. The portrait of the artist in Mike Leigh’s Mr...

    2. October 9, 2014

      Effie Gray – film review

      Welcome to Victorian England, 2014. It’s “Let’s rubbish Ruskin” month. Filmmakers are finally telling us critics – albeit in...

    1. October 7, 2014

      John Ruskin, visionary and villain

      Admirers of John Ruskin have learnt to live with one awkward fact – that his marriage to Effie Gray was annulled because of...

    2. September 12, 2014

      ‘Late Turner - Painting Set Free’ at Tate Britain

      Turner at Tate Britain Of the half-dozen major museum shows devoted to JMW Turner since 2010, Tate Britain’s gorgeous new...

    3. April 22, 2014

      Cannes Film Festival 2014 – preview

      The impossibly suave Marcello Mastroianni peering roguishly over his Prada sunglasses is the image that will greet visitors...

    4. April 13, 2014

      Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner, Turner Contemporary, Margate – review

      When Turner Contemporary best lives up to its name, it does so by exhibiting fabulous Turners in the context of serious...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      November 20, 2013

      Turner's marine art

      Sean Dempsey/PA “Battle of Trafalgar”, painted by JMW Turner in 1824, will be on display as part of the Turner and Sea...

    6. December 30, 2011

      Simon Schama at the Whitechapel Gallery

      “Cultural exchange,” said Penny Johnson, the hospitably learned director of the Government Art Collection, as I stared...

    7. November 4, 2011

      Points on views

      It looks like a painting in a frame, a picture within a picture, of a sublime Tuscan landscape, of rolling country, of...

    8. September 17, 2011

      Presenters with an eye on the past

      Everywhere you look there are television programmes trying to teach us something we didn’t know that we didn’t know (or...

    9. April 8, 2011

      From wasteland to Dreamland

      Oscar Wilde praised the taverns, TS Eliot composed some of “The Waste Land” in a shelter overlooking the beach and Tracey...

    10. April 5, 2011

      Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent

      The Turner Contemporary started as an icon – now it is not. Norwegian architects Snøhetta initially designed a sculptural...

    11. April 1, 2011

      Something out of nothing

      “If you want a dirty weekend, go to Margate. You can be as dirty as you like. Van Gogh and Turner, Ronnie Biggs and the...

    12. February 11, 2011

      The Diary: AN Wilson

      Isaiah Berlin popularised the old saying that the fox knows many little things but the hedgehog knows one big thing. (The...

    13. January 17, 2011

      The Painter, Arcola Theatre, London

      Semi-detached: Toby Jones The Arcola Theatre’s new premises at Dalston Junction are still what an estate agent would call “a...

    14. August 20, 2010

      Imagination unbound

      Rare is the rehang that receives a rapturous reception. Even when permanent collections are inadequately displayed,...

    15. August 7, 2010

      London’s historic vistas

      King Henry’s Mound No other landmark in London is so jealously guarded. The law keeps the buildings around it in check, and...

    16. January 8, 2010

      Sale of the week: Northern lights

      Sale: The Elemental North Location: Messum’s, 8 Cork Street, London W1. Tel: +44 (0) 207-437 5545 Date: January 13-February...

    17. October 10, 2009

      Follow in Turner’s footsteps

      Rebecca Rose in the grounds of Petworth House Joseph Mallord William Turner, like many a Londoner, enjoyed nothing more...

    18. September 25, 2009

      Turner’s firing of many guns

      Canaletto’s ‘The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day’, c.1733, alongside Turner’s ‘Bridge of Sighs, Ducal Palace and...

    19. September 22, 2009

      Exhibition shows how works of Old Masters coloured Turner's style

      He is already familiar as one of Britain's greatest painters, writes Peter Aspden , but J.M.W. Turner was also commercially...

    20. June 11, 2009

      Flickers on the sensation meter

      Films about the past have no power as drama unless they are about the present too, and also, in a fashion, about the...

    21. June 10, 2009

      Flickers on the sensation meter

      Red CliffLooking for EricThe End of the LineDoghouseThe Last House on the LeftThe Hangover Films about the past have no...

    22. May 16, 2009

      Performers and artists develop global links

      From the luminous landscapes of JMW Turner on display in Beijing to the London Philharmonic Orchestra wowing audiences in...

    23. April 7, 2009

      Art prices fall 35% as collectors cash in

      Art prices plunged during the first quarter of the year as cash-strapped collectors looked to unload works by postwar...

    24. April 7, 2009

      Art prices plunge as crisis saps collectors' cash

      Art prices plunged during the first quarter as cash-strapped collectors looked to unload works by postwar masters that had...

    25. April 7, 2009

      Art prices fall 35% as collectors cash in

      Art prices plunged during the first quarter of the year as cash-strapped collectors looked to unload works by postwar...

    26. FT Alphaville

      April 3, 2009

      Recessionism, but is it art?

      Art appreciator and Governor of Sweden’s Riksbank Stefan Ingves seems to think so. In fact he provides a sweeping 9,000-word...

    27. January 24, 2009

      Luck of the draw

      Sale: Master Drawings New York Location: Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York, tel: +1 212 755 8500. Full listing of...

    28. January 6, 2009

      From watercolour to wasps' nests

      Donors of art to public collections often try to impose conditions on how their gift is deployed or displayed; most...

    29. January 5, 2009

      From watercolours to wasps’ nests

      Donors of art to public collections often try to impose conditions on how their gift is deployed or displayed; most...

    30. November 8, 2008

      Art shows paint over diplomatic cracks

      When a major exhibition of paintings by JMW Turner opens in Moscow this month it will mark the latest example of “cultural...

    31. November 8, 2008

      Art shows paint over diplomatic cracks

      When a major exhibition of paintings by JMW Turner (pictured) opens in Moscow this month it will mark the latest example of...

    32. October 18, 2008

      Under Turner's skies

      Faded Margate, in Kent, south-east England, has long been in desperate need of a makeover. The neglected seaside town might...

    33. August 27, 2008

      Splendid contradictions

      "A person cannot be a half-admirer of Turner," the painter William Henry Pyne wrote in 1833. "His genius admits of no...

    34. August 26, 2008

      JMW Turner, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

      “A person cannot be a half-admirer of Turner,” the painter William Henry Pyne wrote in 1833. “His genius admits of no...

    35. July 12, 2008

      Films on release - Nigel Andrews

      Origin: Spirits of the Past Keiichi Sugiyama 95 mins (12A) This Japanese animated feature, a post-apocalyptic fable from...

    36. July 6, 2008

      Arts around the world

      LondonThe Frontline Since the opening production of Two Gentlemen of Verona in 1996, Shakespeare’s Globe – the...

    37. May 17, 2008

      'Chasing Sublime Light'

      Location : Petworth House, West Sussex, UK, tel: +44 (0)1798-342 207; www.davidtress.co.uk Date : Today (May 17) until June...

    38. May 17, 2008

      Sale of the week: ‘Chasing Sublime Light’

      Date: Saturday (May 17) until June 25 (part one); June 28-July 29 (part two), 11am-5pm, closed Thursdays and Fridays. Need...

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