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May 2020

Vol. 162 | No. 1406

Art in France


Raphael and his cult

There is an unhappy irony in the fact that five hundred years after Raphael died of a fever at the age of only thirty-seven, the global covid-19 pandemic has brought to a premature end so many of the exhibitions that have been staged to mark the anniversary. 

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Boston’s Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

‘For a moment, the crowd was silent and then whispers rose and whispers deepened and became murmuring that grew into a broad, full voice’. In November 1925 the Boston Evening Transcript reported on the unveiling of John Singer Sargent’s murals at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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    Peregrinating Rome and Jerusalem in Enguerrand Quarton’s ‘Coronation of the Virgin’

    By Alexandra Gajewski

    An inventory of the art collection of Etienne-Nicolas Dutartre de Bourdonné, 1782

    By Christophe de Quénetain,Moana Weil-Curiel
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    The ‘fortuna critica’ of the ‘Maiden of Lille’

    By Laurence Riviale
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    New light on Pierre Bonnard’s wife and model Marthe

    By Lucy Whelan
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    Picasso and the foundry of Emile Robecchi during the Second World War

    By Clare Finn
  • GWilson during Getty Center Construction ca 1995

    Gillian Wilson (1941–2019)

    By Reinier Baarsen
  • Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect. Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Morgan Library and Museum, New York

    By Barry Bergdoll
  • Making the Renaissance Manuscript: Discoveries from Philadelphia Libraries. Goldstein Family Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    By Roger S. Wieck
  • Mantegna: Making Antiquity Modern. Palazzo Madama, Turin

    By Antonio Mazzotta
  • Luca Giordano: From Nature to Painting. Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples

    By Caterina Volpi
  • George Stubbs: The Man, The Horse, The Obsession. Mauritshuis, The Hague

    By Alex Kidson
  • Boston’s Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    By Xavier F. Salomon
  • Fantastic Women: Surreal Worlds from Meret Oppenheim to Frida Kahlo. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

    By Jennifer Mundy
  • The Avant-garde Networks of ‘Amauta’: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin

    By Ann Reynolds