The Painter Who Changed My Mind: Helene Schjerfbeck

“My routine and by now automatic dismissal of portraiture was over.” Mike Pinnington on Helene Schjerfbeck, the painter that changed his mind… In my late-ish teens, I bought a postcard reproduction of Francis...

Kiara Mohamed, The Lives We Lead, 2020 (1), crop

Culture Diary – On Our Radar

Our latest roundup of arts, design, film and music events looks a little different. Gone for now is the strict-ish adherence to daily openings/closings – we’re keeping it simple with what’s on right...

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“Going To The Cinema Is An Adventure” – Sight & Sound’s My Dream Palace

Illustration by Lucinda Rogers Something we really miss right now is going to the cinema. Celebrating that previously simple act is Sight & Sound magazine’s campaign, My Dream Palace. We caught up with production...


“It has a lot of meaning to a lot of people” – Tim Easley on The Moon

The Moon, for so long unknowable, has inspired much myth and folklore. With science and space travel bringing us, at least metaphorically closer, interest has – arguably – intensified. We caught up with...


On Political Temperament – Keller Easterling

As we watch on as a struggle of binaries plays out in the US, ahead of the publication of her timely new book, architect and writer Professor Keller Easterling asks: ”What if political stances...


“Music will always be there” – A Conversation with Ben O’Brien

During the last few months we have turned like never before to popular culture to see us through lockdown. We caught up with illustrator Ben O’Brien to chat about creativity, and keeping busy...

Mondrian in his Paris studio in 1933 with Lozenge Composition with Four Yellow Lines, 1933 and Composition with Double Lines and Yellow, 1933. Photo by Charles Karsten.

Piet Mondrian: High Prophet of Modernism

A new exhibition at Madrid’s Reina Sofia puts Piet Mondrian’s contribution to a new art front and centre. Mike Pinnington explores his evolution from Dutch landscape painter to Modernist fulcrum, who perfected composition...