“Parallel Lives” is an unsung gem of an exhibition

Critics should not drown this much-needed revival in emotive clichés

We should resist the cultural reductionism of the modern “creative industries”

Human desires tend to be rooted in the human

“Discover Liotard and the Lavergne Family Breakfast” at the National Gallery

Can art still be essentially and not just instrumentally valuable?

Labour will finish the Tories’ work of destroying the arts – only “better”

As Americans gleefully melt down statues of Confederate leaders, they may soon discover that iconoclasm is no road to civic peace

It is not elitist to expect audiences to be quiet

A culture of censorship has devolved into rival attempts at cancellation