Kenneth Clark at Tate Britain
A review article of the exhibition Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation at Tate Britain, London (to 10th August).
A newly discovered portrait of Louis XII by Jean Bourdichon
A newly discovered portrait miniature of Louis XII (c.1498–1505) by the court artist Jean Bourdichon.
Andrea del Sarto’s Madonna at Opocno
A recently restored painting of the Virgin and Child (c.1520–21) by Andrea del Sarto in Opocno is discussed as the possible original on which several later copies were based.
Giovanni Bielato and Murillo
The Genoese merchant and collector Giovanni Bielato is discussed in relation to several paintings by Bartolomé Estebán Murillo.
Jules Dalou’s royal commissions from Queen Victoria
A discussion of works by Jules Dalou commissioned by Queen Victoria, including a commemorative sculpture made for the private chapel at Windsor (1878).
Two Mondrian exhibitions
An extended review of two exhibitions on Piet Mondrian: Mondrian and Colour at Turner Contemporary, Margate (to 21st September), and Mondrian and his Studios at Tate Liverpool (to 5th October).
Book Review (10)
Catalogue of Early Netherlandish Painting: Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The Flemish Primitives VI: The Bernard van Orley Group, A. Galand
Art and the Relic Cult of St Antoninus in Renaissance Florence, S.J. Cornelison
Painting Under Pressure. Fame, Reputation and Demand in Renaissance Florence, M. O’Malley
Francisco de Hollanda: On Antique Painting, A. Sedgwick Wohl, ed.
André le Nôtre in Perspective, P. Bouchenot-Dechin and G. Farhat, eds.
The Buildings of England. Northamptonshire, B. Bailey, N. Pevsner and B. Cherry
Allan Ramsay. Portraits of the Enlightenment, M. Campbell
Battersea: Survey of London, volumes 49 and 50, A. Saint
Robert Willis (1800–1875) and the Foundation of Architectural History. Volume 8, The History of the University of Cambridge: Text and Studies, A. Buchanan
Picasso and Truth, From Cubism to Guernica. (The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, Bollingen Series XXXV: 58), T.J. Clark
Exhibition Review (11)
Henry Moore and contemporary art. Perry Green
Richard Wilson. New Haven and Cardiff
IN 1982 THE Tate Gallery organised in conjunction with the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, and the National Museum Wales, Cardiff, an exhibition to mark the bicentenary of the death of Richard Wilson (1714–82). Subtitled ‘The Landscape of Reaction’, it, or rather the catalogue by David Solkin which accompanied it, raised a storm of protest. The Daily Telegraph led the charge, with an editorial under the headline ARCADIA LOST in ‘a morass of confusions and half-baked Marxist thinking [. . .] an insult to Wilson, the Tate and to art history’. Elsewhere, the judgment of the Tate’s Director was questioned for allowing such subversive ideas to invade the realm of eighteenth-century landscape painting. Yet little more than a decade later, in his magisterial introduction to the fifth edition of Ellis Waterhouse’sPainting in Britain, 1530–1790, Michael Kitson could write that ‘it is not easy to understand what all the fuss was about’, although he went on to chart the progress of that ‘revolution’ (his word) in the study of British Art which had taken place in the intervening years.
Les Gobelins. Paris
Lucio Fontana. Paris
The Council of Constance. Constance
Jacopo Ligozzi. Florence
Other Primary Structures. New York
Glenn Brown. New York
Degas Cassatt. Washington
Impressionist France. Kansas City and Sain Louis
Seymour Slive (1920–2014)
Vincenzo Pacelli (1939–2014)