Tag: Jonathan Jones


Doom, gloom, Hume

“Gary Hume: American Tan,” White Cube Mason�s Yard, London. Through Oct. 7. In The Guardian, Jonathan Jones pummels Hume’s latest exhibition at White Cube. “All good art thinks – it thinks visually – but Hume is no thinker. Here, he combines his familiar Picabia-lite figures with jokes about American abstraction […]


A Brit�s view of street artist Banksy

Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones: �Banksy has achieved something original, something uniquely of our time: found a visual style for self-congratulatory smugness and given a look to well-heeled soi-disant radicalism. So that’s who likes him: self-proclaimed enemies of the state, fermenting in their own self-righteousness.� Read more.

Museum Exhibitions

The dirtiness of desire

In The Guardian, Jonathan Jones scrutinizes the Lucas Cranach exhibition at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London: “Lucas Cranach was not the first artist to paint women naked, but he may be the first to have made it obvious he wanted to go to bed with them. With his […]

Solo Shows

Ellsworth Kelly rocks at the Tate Modern

In The Guardian, Jonathan Jones wonders why gallery goers aren’t blown away. “If Kelly makes you see the sheer beauty of minimalism – as opposed to the ready-made conceptualism it is so often seen as a dumb vessel of – he also connects contemporary, living art with the heritage of […]