Jonathan McAloon has written for the Spectator, the New Statesman, the TLS and the London magazine. He tweets at @jonniemcaloon

The power and personality of Prince

An exhibition at the O2 in London is as carefully stage managed as anything Prince put on during his lifetime

4 Dec 2017
Vincent (Robert Gulaczyk).

A moving picture of Vincent van Gogh

The new film ‘Loving Vincent’ has its mawkish moments, but its oil-painted imagery sets it apart

20 Oct 2017
Paula Rego in the studio with the Flying Mermaids. © Nick Willing

Paula Rego shares her secrets with her son

The artist discusses love, depression, abortion and infidelity in a new documentary directed by her son

28 Mar 2017
Taureau (2003), Alfred Basbous. Courtesy the artist and Sophia Contemporary Gallery

Celebrating Alfred Basbous, the artist who breathed life into Lebanese sculpture

Alfred Basbous was inspired by European modernists, but also tapped into an ancient and timeless sculptural tradition

7 Mar 2017
Andrew Graham-Dixon in front of ‘Napoleon 1 on his Imperial Throne’, by Ingres at the Musée de l’Armée, Paris. From the BBC's 'The Art of France'. © BBC

We need more TV shows like the BBC’s ‘Art of France’

Andrew Graham-Dixon’s new show ranges from Islamic influence on French architecture to narcissistic nationalism – and we haven’t even got to Napoleon yet

31 Jan 2017
1984 (1984), Cho Yong-Ik.

A strong showing of South Korean art in London

It’s high time Koo Jeong-A and Cho Yong-Ik were better known in the UK. Thankfully, both currently have exhibitions in the capital

11 Nov 2016
Gazing Ball (Tintoretto The Origin of the Milky Way) (2016), Jeff Koons.

Has Jeff Koons earned his place in art history?

With his Gazing Balls, Koons has created a body of work that appeals to the brain as well as the eyes

12 Oct 2016

Has Jeremy Paxman made the most sensational Van Gogh documentary ever?

The presenter’s hunt for Van Gogh’s missing ear has been packaged like a thriller

7 Aug 2016

Does Renoir really suck at painting?

The Impressionist has had a hard time of things recently. Will a new film win round the haters?

2 Mar 2016

Has the BBC made art boring?

If anything, the corporation should be taken to task for its desperate bid for accessibility

17 Feb 2016