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October 2012, No. 1315 – Vol 154

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Editorial

Old versus new in the Berlin museums

The Berlin Picture Gallery was dealt a rough hand by the turbulent events of the twentieth century. Not only did it suffer the ravages of war and spoilation, but the collection was also dispersed from the Kaiser Friedrich Museum on the Mus­eum Island. After the war what had survived was torn asunder by the division of the city. Some of the old-master paintings left in the East were eventually returned to their battered old home, renamed the Bode-Museum in 1956 to shake off associations with the imperial past. The West was fortunate in landing the more significant part of the collection.

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Roy Lichtenstein. Chicago, Washington, London and Paris

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Aesthetic Rivalries: Word and Image in France, 1880–1926

  • Richard Hamilton’s ‘Chiara & chair’

    By Fanny Singer

    A discussion of Richard Hamilton's late digital paintings ahead of the exhibition Richard Hamilton: The Late Works at the National Gallery, London (10th October to 13th January 2013).

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  • ‘In the same order, but . . . stronger than ever’: the new Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

    By Colin B. Bailey

    A discussion of the new Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia following its recent opening at a new location.

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  • Harold Gilman’s ‘Halifax Harbour’ (1918): a wartime Canadian episode

    By John Rolfe

    New documents and photographs of Harold Gilman's visit to Nova Scotia in 1918 to paint Halifax Harbour, after the explosion there on 6th December 1917.

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  • War and peace at the Stockholm ‘Austrian Art Exhibition’ of 1917

    By Elizabeth Clegg

    New research on the 'Austrian Art Exhibition' in Stockholm in 1917.

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  • The Russian section of the ‘Machine-Age Exposition’ (1927)

    By Anne Blood

    An exploration of the Soviet contribution to the Machine-Age Exposition in New York in 1927.

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  • Museo Statale Ermitage – La pittura italiana dal XIII al XVI secolo: Catalogo della Collezione

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  • The Healing Presence of Art – A History of Western Art in Hospitals

    By Susan Loppert
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  • Ireland on Show: Art, Union, and Nationhood

    By Giles Waterfield
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  • Public Sculpture of Historic Westminster: Volume 1

    By Mark Stocker
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  • Joanna, George and Henry

    By Julian Treuherz
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  • Aesthetic Rivalries: Word and Image in France, 1880–1926

    By Peter Cooke
  • The Looshaus

    By Colin Amery
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  • The Collected Writings of Jon Thompson

    By Michael Bracewell
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  • The Buildings of England: Cheshire

    By Peter Boughton
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  • Prunella Clough. Regions unmapped

    By Toby Treves
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  • A House Divided: American Art since 1955

    By Karen Lang
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  • Portrait sculpture. Bath

    By Satish Padiyar
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  • Symbolist Landscape. Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Helsinki

    By Rachel Sloan
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  • Cima da Conegliano. Paris

    By Neville Rowley
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  • Cornelis Bega. Aachen and Berlin

    By Eddy Schavemaker
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  • Bramantino. Milan

    By Charles Robertson
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  • Andrea Commodi. Florence

    By Julian Brooks
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  • Luca Signorelli. Perugia, Orvieto and Città di Castello

    By Frank Dabell
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  • Murillo and Justino de Neve. Madrid, Seville and London

    By Xanthe Brooke
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  • Schiaparelli and Prada. New York

    By Lynne Cooke
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  • Roy Lichtenstein. Chicago, Washington, London and Paris

    By Robert Silberman
  • Charles M. Russell. Fort Worth and Great Falls

    By John Wilson
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