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Jonathan Jones



Piet Mondrian and the rest of the De Stijl movement were admirable idealists, but their work is joyless compared to Updated May 14, 2017 06:15am

Postcards from the past

POSTCARDS can be sublime, or ridiculous, or make the sublime into the ridiculous. These days, there are holographic postcards, Banksy postcards, nostalgic postcards, you name it; but a huge proportion will always be garish colour photos of beaches that ar Published Feb 12, 2013 12:00am

Echoes of Bamiyan

THE reported destruction of two important manuscript collections by Islamist rebels as they fled Timbuktu is an offence to the whole of Africa and its universally important cultural heritage. Published Jan 30, 2013 12:00am

How Renaissance was rediscovered

ONE hundred and fifty years ago the Swiss art lover and historian Jacob Burckhardt published his master work, The... Published Jul 11, 2010 12:00am

Great art theft

THE thieves who raided the Paris Museum of Modern Art have taken an astonishingly well-selected group of connected... Published May 22, 2010 12:00am

Locking Picasso away

THE sale of Picasso`s 1932 painting Nude, Green Leaves and Bust for a new world record price of £70m is a tragedy.... Published May 08, 2010 12:00am

The last king of the Aztecs

LONDON Your face is reflected in the black mirror, but you can`t see yourself clearly. Your features swim in and out... Published Sep 20, 2009 12:00am