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Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

    Sleeping in Van Gogh's bed
    Sleeping in Van Gogh's bed
    I am not sure I want to sleep in Vincent van Gogh’s bed, but it is a door now open to you, thanks to the Art Institute of Chicago, which has...
    No sex in this city: the bare-faced cheek of Paris's most sensual museum
    No sex in this city: the bare-faced cheek of Paris's most sensual museum
    The MusÈe d'Orsay in Paris was wrong to call in police when performance artist Deborah de Robertis posed nude next to Manet's Olympia, a...
    Should artworks with offensive names get an update?
    Should artworks with offensive names get an update?
    Very few artists give their works names. When a painter has just put the last touch to a masterpiece, she does not stand back and wonder...
    Handshake won't end Syria's woes
    Handshake won't end Syria's woes
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    Dismaland: Banksy creates something truly depressing
    Dismaland: Banksy creates something truly depressing
    This place is unreal. A dilapidated pub, desperate-looking big wheel and grim promenade perfectly express the melancholy of the British seaside. But...
    Vatican app feeds art restoration frenzy
    Vatican app feeds art restoration frenzy
    From the bankers and princely families of the Renaissance to Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III (well, OK, that was fiction), the...
    Visceral thrill as man beats Jaws
    Visceral thrill as man beats Jaws
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    Danaë – a goddess gets her due, at last
    Danaë – a goddess gets her due, at last
    Britain’s sexiest art treasure is the centrepiece of a new exhibition at Apsley House, home of the Duke of Wellington and now in the care of...
    West goes East and boobs
    West goes East and boobs
    Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O) is the painting that just keeps on giving to news outlets. The world-record sale of this late...
    Royal photo puts race and power in focus
    Royal photo puts race and power in focus
    Prince Harry squints like a serious photographer as he points his £729 Fuji X100 camera at a Lesotho herder. The red-walled room they are in...
    A costly return to curiosity's old stamping ground
    A costly return to curiosity's old stamping ground
    The estimated auction price of a stamp that is coming up for sale at Sotheby's puts art in its place. The 1856 British Guiana one-cent magenta,...
    The 11 most extreme pieces of performance art
    The 11 most extreme pieces of performance art
    Artist Pyotr Pavlensky has made eyes water all over the world with his protest against Russia's descent into authoritarianism – nailing his testicles to the ground in Red Square on Sunday to denounce Vladimir Putin's "police state". Yet connoisseurs...