Jacob Willer

Jacob Willer

‘Jusepe de Ribera went beyond palpability — the way the paint becomes flesh — to the visceral. He sought to engage all our senses at once’

The National Gallery exhibition shows that Thomas Cole, like Turner and John Martin, was a visionary and a pictorial dramatist

The Gagosian’s retrospective of Michael Andrews is a rare opportunity to enjoy a subtle and surprising artist

Timothy Hyman’s book on 20th century figurative painting, The World New Made

Alex Katz’s bold, instantly recognisable canvases have been widely imitated

The newly renovated museum for the Duomo’s artistic treasures brings these great works back to life

We may sneer at the Victorian aesthetes, but is the sloppier, more cynical art of today any healthier?

Alain de Botton tries to personalise the museum experience — but instead trivialises great historical ideas

Six years after leaving art school, I finally put on my own show. In that time I have learnt what exactly it means to be a painter

Is Wayne Rooney today’s Raphael? If we treated art with the same seriousness as we do sport, our visual culture could flourish again