Jacob Willer

Jacob Willer

Jacob Willer is a painter, critic and historian of art, living in London.

Emotional Realism and The Enduring Art of Caravaggio

Emotional Realism and The Enduring Art of Caravaggio

At a small auction house in Madrid there briefly appeared a very dark, very brown painting of Christ being presented to the people before his crucifixion: “ecce homo”, says Pilate—behold the man. A dirty old varnish obscures many of the painting’s finer details; but even so, art dealers

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Jacob Willer
Art
Old Masters Remix: A review of 'Life Death Rebirth', the Michaelangelo/Bill Viola exhibition at the Royal Academy

Old Masters Remix: A review of 'Life Death Rebirth', the Michaelangelo/Bill Viola exhibition at the Royal Academy

The Royal Academy in London has mounted an exhibition with the very serious title of “LIFE DEATH REBIRTH,” putting video installations by the American artist Bill Viola (b.1951) together with some drawings by the Renaissance master Michelangelo (1475–1564). Museum curators have increasingly been foisting such juxtapositions on us,

Jacob Willer
Jacob Willer
Bill Viola