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September 2012, No. 1314 – Vol 154

Seventeenth-century art

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Editorial

The Italian Earthquake

The region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy had been suffering incessant earth tremors for several days from 20th May onwards. In one of these, on 28th May, the parish church of San Felice sul Panaro was partly ruined but a triptych of The coronation of the Virgin with Sts Felice and Gimignano by Bernardino Loschi, housed for centuries in the church, was saved. On the following day, an earthquake of even greater magnitude completely destroyed the church, reducing to rubble the wall of the apse that had protected the triptych. Since then the painting has become a symbol of hope that the artistic heritage of the region can be resurrected after the terrible destruction wrought by the earthquakes.

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Munch. Paris, Frankfurt and London

Passing through an initial, somewhat documentary room, the visitor to Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye at Tate Modern, London (to 14th October),1 enters a long second gallery to be riveted by Girls on the bridge (1927; cat. no.21; Fig.41) maybe fifty feet away. Familiar, yet realer than remembered, its impact at that range is spectacular.

 

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  • New documents for Cigoli’s ‘Jacob’s dream’ and Baglione’s ‘St John the Baptist’

    By Yvan Loskoutoff

    New information on the collection of Cardinal Alessandro Montalto.

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  • A letter of introduction for Velázquez in Bologna

    By Salvador Salort Pons

    An unpublished letter concerning Velázquez’s first visit to Italy in 1629–30.

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  • Velázquez in Fraga: a new hypothesis about the portraits of El Primo and Philip IV

    By Pablo Pérez d'Ors,Don H. Johnson,C. Richard, Jr. Johnson

    New information on Velázquez’s portraits of Philip IV and of the dwarf ‘El Primo’ (both 1644).

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  • The provenance of Nicolas Poussin’s ‘Landscape with Polyphemus’ and ‘Landscape with Hercules and Cacus’

    By François Marandet

    More information on the provenance of Nicolas Poussin’s Landscape with Polyphemus (1655) and Landscape with Hercules and Cacus (c.1660).

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  • Gasparo Marcaccioni (1620–74), his portrait by Carlo Maratti and his chapel

    By Xavier F. Salomon

    An unknown portrait of Gasparo Marcaccioni (c.1670-71) by Carlo Maratti.

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  • Caravaggio. The Complete Works

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  • Caravaggio. Un ritratto somigliante

    By John Gash
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  • The Moment of Caravaggio

    By John Gash
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  • Caravaggio. A Life Sacred and Profane

    By John Gash
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  • Caravaggio: The Art of Realism

    By John Gash
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  • Caravaggio’s Eye

    By John Gash
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  • Caravaggio and Pictorial Narrative. Dislocating the ‘Istoria’ in Early Modern Painting

    By John Gash
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  • I Caravaggeschi: Percorsi e protagonisti [and: I Caravaggeschi. The Caravaggesque Painters. A Catalogue of the Artists and Works]

    By John Gash
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  • Caravaggio. Adorazione dei pastori

    By John Gash
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  • L’Annonciation du Caravage: La restauration d’un chef-d’œuvre du musée des beaux-arts de Nancy

    By John Gash
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  • Caravaggio: The Artist and His Work

    By John Gash
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  • Los Bassano en España

    By Beverly Louise Brown
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  • Frans Pourbus le Jeune (1569–1622). Le portrait d’apparat à l’aube du Grand Siècle entre Habsbourg, Médicis et Bourbons

    By Hans Vlieghe
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  • Pieter Soutman. Life and œuvre

    By Paul Huys Janssen
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  • David Teniers the Younger (1610–1690) A Biography

    By Gregory Martin
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  • Il giovane Ribera: tra Roma, Parma, e Napoli 1608–1624

    By John Marciari
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  • Watteau at the Wallace Collection

    By Humphrey Wine
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  • Jean de Jullienne: Collector and Connoisseur

    By Humphrey Wine
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  • Paris: Life & Luxury in the Eighteenth Century

    By Humphrey Wine
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  • The Pamphilj and the Arts. Patronage and Consumption in Baroque Rome

    By Clare Robertson
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  • Spanish Drawings in the Courtauld Gallery: Complete Catalogue

    By Rosemarie Mulcahy
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  • The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town

    By Gillian Darley
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  • Master Drawings. London

    By Richard Green
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  • Munch. Paris, Frankfurt and London

    By Merlin James
  • Munch. Edinburgh

    By Merlin James
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  • Munch. London

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  • The art of the sword. London

    By Donald J. La Rocca
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  • Animals in art. London

    By Nicholas Watkins
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  • Animals in art. Paris

    By Nicholas Watkins
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  • Sculpture in London. London (Great St Helen's)

    By Marina Vaizey
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  • Sculpture in London. London (Gagosian)

    By Marina Vaizey
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  • Dickens and the artists. Compton

    By Jane Martineau
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  • Lusieri. Edinburgh

    By Xavier F. Salomon
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  • Manifesta 9. Genk

    By Anne Blood
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  • Maiolica. Florence

    By J. V. G. Mallet
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  • Visions of Arcadia. Philadelphia

    By Susan Grace Galassi
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