Andrew Wilton

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Saturday, 11 July 2020

Stop and Look - Joseph Wright of Derby's An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump, 1768

“Wright of Derby” was thus known in his own time because he was not part of the London art establishment. …

By Andrew Wilton

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Wordwatch: Barbecue

“Now that we’re allowed to host small groups outside, those of us lucky enough to have a garden or outdoor …

By Andrew Wilton

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Stop and Look - Whistler's Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge

Whistler, an American who trained in Paris and spent most of his life in London, was one of the great …

By Andrew Wilton

Saturday, 20 June 2020

How my Turner screenplay for Peter O'Toole went begging

Peter O’Toole died in 2013, and my story begins a good deal earlier than that. I was then curator of …

By Andrew Wilton

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Wordwatch: Smart pronunciation

I’m sure you’ve noticed: the word “niche”, which used to be pronounced “nitch”, is now universally pronounced “neesh”, as though …

By Andrew Wilton

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Picture of the Day - Nicolas Poussin's The Nurture of Jupiter

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665): The Nurture of Jupiter c. 1636-7, Oil on canvas 96.2 x 119.6 cm.  Dulwich Picture Gallery One …

By Andrew Wilton

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Wordwatch: So what?

The English–speaking world seems to be divided into two. On one hand are the people – you hear them every …

By Andrew Wilton

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Picture of the Day - John Carter's Rotation of linked diagonals IV

Ever since the Russian artist Kasimir Malevich (1879-1935) created his stark Black Square in 1915, artists have taken his image …

By Andrew Wilton

Friday, 8 May 2020

Wordwatch: Is it We or Us? And why not himself or herself?

Not a difficult subject, I’d have thought. We all know “Between you and I” is wrong, though some progressive types …

By Andrew Wilton