Durham-born Neil Stokoe, a painter whose quarried face stares balefully at the world, has described his work as 'fatalistic', but he does not go far enough.
The last two weeks in the world of has been pretty full on and I would say surprisingly enjoyable for what can often seem a bleak time of year. The snow has brought out the inner child in many a moaner and the blanket of White.
Dozens of paintings have been installed at the Royal Academy in preparation for its hotly anticipated Manet show - but one
The art world, and particularly how we foster and develop it in Britain, is in a period of crisis. And if you haven't noticed that, then it's a worrying testament to the way we debate and celebrate the creative processes in this country.
Grayson Perry has unveiled a pot covered in "bad portraits" to raise money for the refurbishment of the Royal Academy. The
A masterpiece by Sir Joshua Reynolds will stay in the country after the Government refused to grant a temporary export licence
David Hockney has agreed to a short visit as he supervises installation of his much anticipated landscape exhibition, opening at London's Royal Academy of Arts today (21 January). Not long after the Queen appointed him to the Order of Merit, we sip tea in a private Royal Academy office, looking out on another wet, cold London afternoon.
Of the many delights awaiting those who have tickets for David Hockney's new blockbuster art show at the Royal Academy, perhaps
In Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Remains of the Day, the lead character observes: "The English landscape at its finest possesses
Painter David Hockney has criticised the likes of Damien Hirst, saying artists should create their own work. Yorkshire-born