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March 2019

Vol. 161 | No. 1392



The future of the Art Fund’s volunteers

One of the happiest aspects of the work of charities involved with the art world is the participation of volunteers. Take, for example, the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Founded in 1997 as a result of the Treasure Act 1996, it invites members of the public to report archaeological discoveries to one of forty local Finds Liaison Officers. The scheme could not function without the teams of trained volunteers who record the finds. Such work, which is of national importance, is not exceptional.

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Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures. Tate Liverpool

To look at Fernand Léger’s late painting Leisure – Homage to Louis David (Fig.1), in the last room of this exhibition at Tate Liverpool, is to become engulfed in wave after wave of pleasure in the simple force and gentle joy of this painting. Difficult to pigeon-hole, Léger has always been rather awkwardly co-opted into various art-historical narratives of painting in the twentieth century – but it seems possible, looking at Leisure, that Léger is underrated as a conceptual painter.

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    Giorgione in Sydney

    By Jaynie Anderson,Kim Wilson,Nerida Newbigin,Julie Sommerfeldt
  • BUCHANAN_JorisHoefnagel_small

    A portrait of Emanuel van Meteren and his wife, Hester van Corput, by Joris Hoefnagel

    By Iain Buchanan
  • DOE-STONE_small

    Relocating Anders Zorn’s ‘Ice Skater’

    By Elizabeth Doe Stone
  • johnson shorter notice

    ‘I stole his likeness’: an unknown drawing of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell

    By Greg Clingham
  • Keats shortner notice

    The earliest visual record of the grave of John Keats

    By Elania Pieragostini,Nicholas Stanley-Price
  • simeon solomon short notice

    ‘The Order of the Garter’: an unpublished drawing by Simeon Solomon

    By Jan Marsh
  • Janet Robson (1959–2018)

    By Donal Cooper
  • David Watkin (1941–2018)

    By Frank Salmon
  • The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale Junior. By Judith Goodison

    By Jenny Saunt
  • The Great East Window of York Minster: An English Masterpiece. By Sarah Brown

    By Oliver Mitchell
  • Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula in Cambridge. A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges. Part V, Illuminated Incunabula. Volume one, Books Printed in Italy before 1501. By Azzurra Elena Andriolo and Suzanne Reynolds

    By Helena Szépe
  • Eros Visible: Art, Sexuality and Antiquity in Renaissance Italy. By James Grantham Turner

    By Charles Robertson
  • Dutch Drawings in Swedish Public Collections. By Börje Magnusson

    By Tico Seifert
  • Elfenbeinkunst im Grünen Gewölbe zu Dresden: Geschichte einer Sammlung. Wissenschaftlicher Bestandskatalog – Statuetten, Figurengruppen, Reliefs, Gefäße, Varia. By Jutta Kappel

    By Jørgen Hein
  • Peintures italiennes du XVIIIe siècle du musée du Louvre. By Stéphane Loire

    By Catherine R. Puglisi
  • The Russian Art of Movement, 1920–1930. By Nicoletta Misler, transl. John E. Bowlt

    By John Milner
  • Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art. By Ivo Blom

    By Robert Silberman
  • The Eye: An Insider’s Memoir of Masterpieces, Money, and the Magnetism of Art. By Philippe Costamagna, transl. Frank Wynne

    By Richard E. Spear
  • Capital Designs: Australia House and Visions of an Imperial London. By Eileen Chanin

    By G.A. Bremner
  • Michelangelo and the Rothschild bronzes

    By Nicholas Penny
  • Up for attribution: Guercino’s ‘trial versions’ and a new catalogue raisonné

  • Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures. Tate Liverpool

    By Dexter Dalwood
  • Piero della Francesca: Monarch of Painting. State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

    By Scott Nethersole
  • Heinrich Reinhold: Tracing the Landscape. Hamburger Kunsthalle

    By Maurice Saß
  • The Art of the Building Site: Construction and Demolition from the 16th to the 21st Century. Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Paris

    By Louis Cellauro,Gilbert Richaud
  • Christina Rossetti: Vision & Verse. Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey

    By Julian Treuherz
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Imaginary Travels. Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

    By Frances Blythe
  • Outliers and American Vanguard Art. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    By Frances K. Pohl
  • Martha Rosler: Irrespective. Jewish Museum, New York

    By Robert Slifkin