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March 2013, No. 1320 – Vol 155

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Editorial

Mind your language

Every so often there is a flurry of indignant Letters to the Editor in the national press deploring the overworked or incorrect use of certain words and phrases in the media, public announcements and daily talk. Overused words, current for a while, generally disappear, to be overtaken by equally irritating replacements. Incorrect usage has a habit of sticking, sometimes absorbed into the language. We can still hear and see ‘Five items or less’ at the supermarket checkout; that a train is reaching its ‘final destination’ (on Amtrack this is ‘your last and final stop’); that we could be the lucky recipient of a ‘free gift’ which would be an ‘added bonus’; and someone’s masterly novel or performance is ‘masterful’ (unfortunately, an increasingly blurred distinction).

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Cezanne, a life

Considering his stature and significance, it is surprising that Cézanne has not been the subject of a major biography for more than forty years. Admittedly, he was well served with these in the middle years of the last century, when Gerstle Mack, John Rewald, Henri Perruchot and Jack Lindsay provided comprehensive accounts of the artist’s life based on Cézanne’s correspondence, the historical evidence, and the many eulogies and testimonies written by his acolytes and followers, especially during the last decade of his career. 

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  • A new drawing by Titian

    By Matthias Wivel

    A new attribution to Titian of a drawing of a murder scene (c.1548–52) in a private collection.

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  • Nicolas Poussin’s ‘Juno, Argus, Io and Mercury in a landscape’ in Berlin: a preparatory study and a new date

    By Ann Sutherland Harris

    A drawing related to Poussin’s Landscape with Juno, Argus, Io and Mercury (c.1625–26) is newly given to the artist.

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  • Greuze’s ‘L’Accordée de village’: a rediscovered première pensée

    By Perrin Stein

    The rediscovery of a watercolour study (c.1761) of Jean-Baptiste Greuze’s L’Accordée de village.

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  • Picasso, a political enemy of Francoist Spain

    By Genoveva Tusell García

    Previously unpublished material relating to Picasso’s relationship with Franco’s post-war government.

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  • Cézanne and the past

    By John-Paul Stonard

    An extended review of the recent exhibition Cézanne and the Old Masters at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.

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  • Engraving and etching 1400–2000: a history of the development of manual intaglio printmaking processes

    By Antony Griffiths
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  • Illuminating the End of Time: The Getty Apocalypse Manuscript

    By Suzanne Lewis
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  • Reuse Value. Spolia and appropriation in Art and Architecture from Constantine to Sherrie Levin

    By James Cahill
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  • The Geometry of Creation: Architectural Drawing and the Dynamics of Gothic Design

    By E. C. Fernie
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  • Zeichnen im Zeitalter Bruegels: Die niederländischen Zeichnungen des 16. Jahrhunderts im Dresdner Kupferstich-Kabinett. Beiträge zu einer Typologie

    By Stephanie Buck
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  • Vasari and the Renaissance Print

    By Michael Bury
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  • Das Elfenbein der Medici. Bildhauerarbeiten für den Florentiner Hof

    By Marjorie Trusted
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  • Zeichner in Rom 1550–1700.

    By David Scrase
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  • Murillo Virtuoso Draftsman

    By Zahira Veliz
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  • Cezanne, a life

    By Richard Verdi
  • Peter Lely. London

    By Friso Lammertse
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  • New Art from Russia. London

    By Anne Blood
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  • Sanja Ivekovic. London

    By Christopher Griffin
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  • Seventeenth-century paintings in churches in Paris. Paris

    By Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée,Jean-Claude Boyer
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  • Renaissance. Lens

    By Neville Rowley
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  • Raphael’s drawings. Haarlem and Frankfurt

    By Sylvia Ferino-Pagden
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  • Johann Christian Reinhart. Hamburg and Munich

    By Claudia Nordhoff
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  • Serodine. Rancate

    By Xavier F. Salomon
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  • Matisse: In Search of True Painting. Paris, Copenhagen and New York

    By Lee Hallman
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  • Veronese. Sarasota

    By Peter Humfrey
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  • Picasso Black and White. New York and Houston

    By Lewis Kachur
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  • Bernini’s sculpture in clay. New York and Fort Worth

    By Sarah McPhee
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