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May 2013, No. 1322 – Vol 155

Art in France

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Editorial

The art of the archive

Hardly a week goes by without the announcement of an archive either being made accessible online or, on the other hand, one that is at risk. The former points to new horizons for research as well as providing a refreshment of archives hitherto only available in paper form; the latter results in much hand-wringing at a possible dispersal by sale. Technically, of course, the latter is not usually ‘an archive’; it is an accumulation of papers and documents, maybe already nicely tidied, but which has not yet been the subject of rigorous archival categorisation.

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Dalí. Paris and Madrid

The exhibition Dalí, recently at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (to 25th March), where this reviewer saw it, is now at the Reina Sofía, Madrid (to 25th September). It is not the first show to include, alongside the paintings, the ephemeral, commercial, self-promotional and innovative activities which brought Dalí universal fame in the post-War era, when he was, as he put it himself, the fifth most famous person in the world.

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  • Antoine Pesne’s ‘Samson and Delilah’: the genesis of a morceau de reception for the Academy in Paris

    By Christoph Martin Vogtherr

    The genesis of Antoine Pesne’s Samson and Delilah (c.1719) at the Gemaldegälerie, Berlin.

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  • Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s lost ‘Little pilgrim’

    By Katie Hanson

    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.

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  • Gavin Hamilton’s ‘Venus presenting Helen to Paris’: a new painting for the Louvre

    By Guillaume Faroult

    Gavin Hamilton’s previously unpublished Venus presenting Helen to Paris (c.1777–80) has been acquired by the Musée du Louvre, Paris.

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  • Two rediscovered paintings by Hubert Robert and their French revolutionary context

    By Frédérique Baumgartner

    A discussion of the recently discovered pendants The Day of the Wheelbarrows and The Federation Festival (both 1790) by Hubert Robert.

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  • A drawing for ‘Hodna’: an early painting by Eugène Fromentin

    By Barbara Wright

    A recently discovered drawing by Eugène Fromentin of a North African scene.

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  • Renoir’s visit to London

    By Augustin de Butler

    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.

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  • Roseline Bacou (1923–2013)

    By Catherine Monbeig-Goguel
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  • Orsanmichele and the History and Preservation of the Civic Monument

    By Peta Motture
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  • Glasgow Museums: The Italian Paintings

    By David Scrase
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  • Pour l’amour de l’art. Artistes et amateurs français à Rome au XVIIIe siècle

    By Philippe Bordes
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  • Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure: Painting the Imagination

    By Colin B. Bailey
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  • Fragonard’s Progress of Love at the Frick Collection

    By Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey
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  • Ingres and the Studio: Women, Painting, History

    By Patricia Smyth
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  • Vom Klassizismus zum Kubismus. Bestandskatalog der französischen Malerei in der Kunsthalle Bremen

    By Felix Krämer
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  • Art of the Actual: Naturalism and Style in Early Third Republic France, 1880–1900

    By Nancy Ireson
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  • Renoir in The Barnes Foundation

    By Augustin de Butler
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  • Edouard Manet

    By Richard Shone
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  • Piranesi and Paestum. London, Berlin and New York

    By Xavier F. Salomon
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  • George Bellows. Washington, New York and London

    By Randall C. Griffin
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  • Becoming Picasso. London

    By Sarah Whitfield
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  • London exhibitions (Robert Rauschenberg). London

    By James Cahill
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  • London exhibitions (Rosemarie Trockel). London

    By James Cahill
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  • London exhibitions (Keith Tyson). London

    By James Cahill
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  • London exhibitions (Julian Opie). London

    By James Cahill
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  • London exhibitions (Mat Collishaw). London

    By James Cahill
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  • Glam: The performance of style

    By James Boaden
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  • Obsessions: R.B. Kitaj, 1932–2007. Berlin; London and Chichester; Hamburg

    By Timothy Hyman
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  • Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Berlin and Munich

    By Barry Bergdoll
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  • Pietro Bembo. Padua

    By Xanthe Brooke,Irene Brooke
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  • Dalí. Paris and Madrid

    By Dawn Ades
  • The Civil War and American art. Washington and New York

    By Tim Barringer
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  • Dieter Roth (Museum of Modern Art). New York

    By John-Paul Stonard
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  • Dieter Roth (Hauser & Wirth). New York

    By John-Paul Stonard
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  • May Calendar 2013

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