Jonathan Jones in the Christmas Picks

10th December 2013

Jonathan Jones’s The Loves of the Artists chosen in 3 Book of the Year Lists this week: the Observer, the Telegraph and the Spectator.

What was the quest that inspired the Renaissance? In his refreshing and original… Jones proposes that it was not linear perspective so much as sexual intimacy. Nudes and portraits, often modelled by people close to the artist, led to a new image of humanity’- Martin Gayford, Books of the Year, The Spectator.