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Jonathan Jones urges museums to throw out the TV

Guardian critic/blogger Jonathan Jones wishes art galleries and museums would stop turning themselves into video lounges. “I don’t think people realise how odd their behaviour is when confronted with the moving image in a museum. They stop, as if it deserves special attention. They bask in its light. Walk through […]

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John Moores Painting Prize: Shortlist released

The shortlist for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize, the UK’s largest contemporary painting competition with a first prize of £25,000 and total fund of over £35,000, was announced yesterday. Artists Jake & Dinos Chapman, art critic Sacha Craddock, and artists Graham Crowley and Paul Morrison, both former John Moores […]

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Sports writers on art, art critics on sport

The Guardian’s arts critics and sports writers swapped roles. Yesterday the critics got a taste of the sporting life, while today the sports team is set loose on the contemporary arts world. (Via Art News Blog) Jonathan Jones, visual art critic, on football Hull City v Bristol City at Wembley, […]

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Courbet retrospective in Paris

“Courbet,” curated by Laurence des Cars, Dominique de Font-Réaulx, Gary Tinterow, and Michel Hilaire. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. Through Jan. 28. Schedule: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Feb.27 to May 18; Musée Fabre, Montpellier, June 13 to Sept. 28. The exhibition, which includes over 130 paintings […]

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Jonathan Jones dubs “Renaissance Siena” souvenir shop kitsch

“Renaissance Siena: Art for a City,” National Gallery, London. Through Jan. 13. A hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, manuscripts and ceramics are presented. Artists include Matteo di Giovanni, Francesco di Giorgio, Benvenuto di Giovanni, the Master of the Legend of Griselda, Signorelli, Pintoricchio and Beccafumi. In The Guardian, Jonathan Jones suggests […]

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John Everett Millais at the Tate Britain

“Millais,” curated by Alison Smith and Jason Rosenfeld, Tate Britain, London. Through Jan. 13. Schedule: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam February 15 to May 18 , 2008, and two venues in Japan: Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art from June 7 to August 17, 2008, and The Bunkamura Museum of Art, August […]

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Larry Poons exuberance

“Larry Poons,” Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London. Through Oct. 1o. Jonathan Jones in The Guardian reports: “There’s life and exuberance here that younger painters, who are often ensnared by the murderous rules of an art world fundamentally hostile to what painting is, rarely achieve….There won’t be any more legacy of abstract […]