Andrew Graham-Dixon Art critic, journalist, TV presenter, author, lecturer and educationalist.
Andrew Graham-Dixon Art critic, journalist, TV presenter, author, lecturer and educationalist.
16th Century

Divine in the detail
Date: 03-03-2013
Owning Institution: National Gallery
“Bronze”, at The Royal Academy
Date: 23-09-2012
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
Shakespeare: Staging the World
Date: 22-08-2012
Owning Institution: British Museum
Liquid asset
Date: 29-04-2012
Owning Institution: National Maritime Museum
The genius of Leonardo
Date: 13-11-2011
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The mystery of the two Madonnas.
Date: 23-10-2011
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Watercolour
Date: 20-02-2011
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
Look ahead to 2011
Date: 02-01-2011
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Looking back on 2010
Date: 19-12-2010
Owning Institution:
Florence’s forgotten treasure
Date: 24-10-2010
Owning Institution: Palazzo Strozzi
All the hits and more
Date: 26-09-2010
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
Mystery Portraits at Montacute House
Date: 10-05-2010
Owning Institution: National Portrait Gallery
Caravaggio, 400 years on
Date: 26-04-2010
Owning Institution:
The Ashmolean revived
Date: 01-11-2009
Owning Institution: Ashmolean
“The Discovery of Spain” at The Royal Scottish Academy
Date: 09-09-2009
Owning Institution: Royal Scottish Academy
“Medals of Dishonour” at the British Museum and “Felicity Powell” at Domobaal
Date: 23-08-2009
Owning Institution: The British Museum
“The Polish Connection” and “The Best of British” at The Dulwich Picture Gallery
Date: 16-08-2009
Owning Institution: Dulwich Picture Gallery
“Henry VIII: Man and Monarch” at the British Library
Date: 03-05-2009
Owning Institution: The British Library
Andrea Palladio at the Royal Academy
Date: 01-02-2009
Owning Institution: The Royal Academy
Autumn preview of exhibitions in London and Paris 2008
Date: 07-09-2008
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“Turmoil and Tranquillity” at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Date: 03-08-2008
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The Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille
Date: 11-11-2007
Owning Institution: Palais des Beaux-Arts Lille
“A New World” at The British Museum
Date: 01-04-2007
Owning Institution: The British Museum
Vile bodies
Date: 07-02-1998
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Holbein's inner game
Date: 01-11-1997
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Love's labours lost
Date: 12-08-1997
Owning Institution: Foundation Cartier
The virgin rebirth
Date: 05-07-1997
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Traces of greatness
Date: 22-10-1996
Owning Institution: Victoria and Albert Museum
Visions of the apocalypse
Date: 06-08-1996
Owning Institution: National Gallery
British art - our best kept secret
Date: 04-04-1996
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Every silver lining needs a cloud
Date: 23-05-1995
Owning Institution: National Gallery
A dance to the music of time
Date: 24-01-1995
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
The naked face
Date: 22-02-1994
Owning Institution: National Portrait Gallery
Try this for sheer size
Date: 30-11-1993
Owning Institution: The Louvre
The page of reason
Date: 25-05-1993
Owning Institution: British Museum
The Queen keeps her pictures, but not her credibility
Date: 23-11-1992
Owning Institution: The Royal Collection
Painting over the past
Date: 03-11-1992
Sudden shafts of reality
Date: 27-10-1992
Owning Institution: Ashmolean Museum
Facial disfigurement
Date: 21-07-1992
Owning Institution: Cartier Foundation
No Bones About It
Date: 28-01-1992
Owning Institution: Victoria & Albert Museum
On a wing and a prayer
Date: 28-12-1991
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Regal Bearings
Date: 22-10-1991
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Darkness in a Frame
Date: 15-01-1991
Owning Institution: Accademia Italiana
Shows Must Go On.
Date: 31-12-1990
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A Land of Opportunity
Date: 21-08-1990
Owning Institution: National Gallery of Scotland
Hanging in the balance
Date: 10-07-1990
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
Publication:
Subject: 16th Century Renaissance
Restorers wipe the smile off the Mona Lisa's face
Date: 01-04-1990
Owning Institution: Louvre
The fabric of everyday life
Date: 16-01-1990
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
Monkey business
Date: 22-08-1989
Owning Institution: National Gallery of Scotland
A deal about pictures, or glory?
Date: 30-06-1988
Owning Institution: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
The all-star cast
Date: 29-03-1988
Owning Institution: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
This is not a repeat
Date: 04-01-1988
Owning Institution: V&A
The shock of the old
Date: 09-10-1987
Owning Institution: Manchester City Art Gallery
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At present, all of Andrew's reviews for the Sunday Telegraph are on the site,  as well as every example of the cult column Andrew wrote between 2002 and 2007 entitled "In the Picture".We are still working to input the Independent articles, which we hope will be on before too long!.

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Praise for Andrew Graham-Dixon:


"Andrew Graham-Dixon is the leading British art critic..."
Robert Hughes

"Andrew Graham-Dixon is the dean of art critics."
A.A. Gill, the Sunday Times

"There is always something that cheers and invigorates - something that makes the reader feel more intelligent and alive."
Anthony Quinn, in the Observer.

"The pleasure is in the ideas. They fairly steam long... Graham-Dixon gets them over skilfully and succinctly without ever getting bogged down or self-conscious."
Matthew Collings, in the Independent on Sunday

"Andrew Graham-Dixon's range is unusually wide, his prose style so supple and his analysis of artists and their work so absorbing that the reader begins by being enthralled and ends by being enriched. How is this achieved? Generally, each piece begins with a description of a particular work of art in which the chief characteristics of the artist are revealed and then held up for re-examination in a wider context, invariably leading to fresh insights or reinterpretations... As a critic he is remarkably self-effacing,reserving the space for opinions on art and artists as opposed to displays of irascibility or bouts of petulance...  Then there is his irreverent sense of humour. For example, Boucher and Fragonard are described as 'painters of airborne brothels' and Giacometti's fuigures are introduced as 'graduates of one of the most punishing physical regimes of modern times: the Alberto Giacometti Total Fitness Programme'. Yet such asides are soon abandoned for passages of sustained prose that often have the plangency of a meditation, only to be brought to a sudden halt by a startling epigram. Many of these last are brilliant apercus that are both memorable and instructive..."
Christopher Lloyd, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, in The Daily Express

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