Painting

hockney

David Hockney’s splendid isolation

April 24, 2020 1:42 pm

The painter discusses life in rural Normandy, why the iPad is better than a brush and why he’s not a communist

billy connolly

Welder, banjo player, comedian, actor, and now artist — Billy Connolly interviewed

April 9, 2020 3:41 pm

Britain’s greatest comic story-teller discusses growing up in Glasgow, ditching the mike stand and living with Parkinson’s

el greco

An old master who still feels new

March 2, 2020 1:28 pm

El Greco is at the Art Institute of Chicago. Can we trust the modernists on the gifts of ‘The Greek’?

lucian freud

Why Lucian Freud hated having his picture taken

October 29, 2019 1:48 pm

Martin Gayford remembers the painter once hurling bread rolls at a stranger he suspected of taking snaps of him

leonardo

Leonardo in Paris

October 22, 2019 11:39 am

A stunning journey into the ‘science of painting’

renoir

Renoir and the foolishness of chronological snobbery

August 27, 2019 4:11 pm

The latest irony in the spread of ‘cancel culture’ comes courtesy of The New Yorker

hockney

‘Lock him in a motel and he’d do something astonishing’: Hockney on the genius of Van Gogh

February 21, 2019 12:44 pm

David Hockney explains what makes the Dutch artist’s drawings such a joy