In revealing how desperately important the mother-daughter relationship can be, Jessica Andrews’ Saltwater gives an insight into what many coming-of-age novels overlook
The Royal Academy’s Klimt/Schiele exhibition offers an unparalleled opportunity to compare the drawings by these two great, Viennese modernists. But the comparison is hardly a fair one.
Sally Rooney’s Normal People follows the highs and lows of youthful romantic relationships while dispensing wisdom gathered from how we live now.
Housed in spectacular spaces, Durham Cathedral shows off its finest treasures.
The Scottish National Gallery examines the importance of Rembrandt to Britain with impressive paintings and prints.
If the Chiaroscuro Quartet treat Bach with caution, they brought out the emotional depths in works by the Mendelssohn siblings.
The BBC’s remake of its 1969 documentary series Civilisation was always going to be ripe for criticism. The mind-boggling breadth of the new version makes for difficult viewing, but it also introduces many great works of art.
Jonathan Yeo is fascinated by the extreme nature of plastic surgery. But whether he is interested in the individuals he paints is another matter.
Giuseppe Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera has all the hallmarks of Italian opera. Love, betrayal, conspiracy, murder, adultery and magic all feature in its melodramatic plot.
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