The art of the archive
A look at the changing role of archives.
Antoine Pesne’s ‘Samson and Delilah’: the genesis of a morceau de reception for the Academy in Paris
The genesis of Antoine Pesne’s Samson and Delilah (c.1719) at the Gemaldegälerie, Berlin.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s lost ‘Little pilgrim’
An oval painting of the Little pilgrim (c.1754) by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, long considered lost, has been acquired by the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Gavin Hamilton’s ‘Venus presenting Helen to Paris’: a new painting for the Louvre
Gavin Hamilton’s previously unpublished Venus presenting Helen to Paris (c.1777–80) has been acquired by the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
Two rediscovered paintings by Hubert Robert and their French revolutionary context
A discussion of the recently discovered pendants The Day of the Wheelbarrows and The Federation Festival (both 1790) by Hubert Robert.
A drawing for ‘Hodna’: an early painting by Eugène Fromentin
A recently discovered drawing by Eugène Fromentin of a North African scene.
Renoir’s visit to London
Renoir’s previously undocumented visit to London is here dated and described using unpublished letters written by Jacques-Emile Blanche to his parents during his own visit to the city.
Book Review (10)
Fragonard’s Progress of Love at the Frick Collection
Exhibition Review (17)
Piranesi and Paestum. London, Berlin and New York
George Bellows. Washington, New York and London
Becoming Picasso. London
London exhibitions (Robert Rauschenberg). London
London exhibitions (Rosemarie Trockel). London
London exhibitions (Keith Tyson). London
London exhibitions (Julian Opie). London
London exhibitions (Mat Collishaw). London
Glam: The performance of style
Obsessions: R.B. Kitaj, 1932–2007. Berlin; London and Chichester; Hamburg
Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Berlin and Munich
Pietro Bembo. Padua
Dalí. Paris and Madrid
The Civil War and American art. Washington and New York
Dieter Roth (Museum of Modern Art). New York
Dieter Roth (Hauser & Wirth). New York
May Calendar 2013
Roseline Bacou (1923–2013)