Articles By Jacob Willer
 
September 2014
Alain de Botton tries to personalise the museum experience — but instead trivialises great historical ideas
 
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January/February 2014
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
 
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November 2013
Is Wayne Rooney today’s Raphael? If we treated art with the same seriousness as we do sport, our visual culture could flourish again
 
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July/August 2013
The "Alternative Guide to the Universe" claims to offer bracingly fresh perspectives. In fact it gives us the opposite, and is all the more interesting for it.
 
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July/August 2013
Marxist art historians cherish his Cubism, but he later became a true artist, not just a modernist
 
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May 2013
Murrillo's reputation has fallen in the face of modernist trends. Two new shows have reestablished his genius as a master of the numinous
 
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December 2012
Critics may be heralding the end of contemporary art as we know it, but nothing will change as long as artists worry about how fashionable, rather than how good, their work is
 
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November 2012
Art-as-commodity is no longer fashionable, so the former promoters of the avant-garde are now hedging against it
 
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October 2012
The narrative of Will Gompertz's history of modern art faithfully follows the Serota tendency, claiming modern art always trumps that which it supplanted
 
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June 2012
In six years of study I didn't learn a single thing that would be of any use to me in my ambition to become a figurative artist
 
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