Two exhibitions show how much Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko had in common, despite their different approaches
Art is not culture or entertainment, it is complexity, the ‘I’ in life, ambition, the ambiguity of humanity, serious about itself
Writers are hidden beings, says the winner of the 2008 PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award
The British Museum’s exhibition reassesses the great Roman, a complex figure who left a legacy of unique glory
In the dictionary on my laptop it defines art as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination”. To me, that’s cooking
A thoughtful exhibition at Tate Britain this summer lifts the veil of moral theory from Orientalist painting
There is much to admire about Banksy. But is he any good?
Liverpool is staging the UK’s first comprehensive exhibition of the work of the great Austrian avant-garde artist, Gustav Klimt