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December 2020

Vol. 162 | No. 1413

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Editorial

A year of gifts

As 2020 makes its unlamented exit, everyone feels the need for some good news. Museums and art galleries around the world have suffered serious financial loss as a result of the pandemic and despite encouraging messages about a vaccine for covid-19 being imminent, there will be no major upturn in their fortunes until the summer. Yet throughout the past twelve months, they have continued to fulfil one of their core obligations, to collect. 

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Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray

The title of the exhibition Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia (closed 23rd August), may seem initially to announce its subject in fairly straightforward terms. Pioneering French textile designer and entrepreneur Marie Cuttoli (1879–1973) is the focus of the presentation and publication, whereas the ‘modern thread’ refers to her medium of tapestry.

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    By Peter Cherry
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  • E.K. Waterhouse’s unpublished El Greco catalogue raisonné

    By Nuria Rodríguez Ortega
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  • Valentín Carderera and the dissemination of Goya’s graphic work in France

    By Paula Fayos-Perez
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  • Avatars of Antiquity II: Drapery as metaphor

    By Nicholas Penny
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  • Richard Brettell (1949–2020)

    By Joachim Pissarro
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  • Goya: Drawings

    By Simon Lee
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  • Francisco de Goya (1746–1828): Dibujos. Catálogo Razonado, Volumen II: 1771–1792

    By Simon Lee
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  • Cuaderno C: Francisco de Goya

    By Simon Lee
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  • Gothic Architecture in Spain: Invention and Imitation

    By Robert Bork
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  • Musterhaft Naturgetreu: Tiere in Seiden, Zeichnungen und Tapisserien des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts

    By Lisa Monnas
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  • I rami smaltati detti veneziani del Rinascimento italiano. Volume 1: Atti del convegno internazionale di studi; and Volume 2: Corpus delle opere nelle collezioni pubbliche e private

    By Irene Galandra Cooper
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    By Patrizia Cavazzini
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    By William Aslet
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  • Die Büchersammlung Friedrich Gillys (1772–1800): Provenienz und Schicksal einer Architektenbibliothek im theoretischen Kontext des 18. Jahrhunderts

    By Barry Bergdoll
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  • The Foreign Designer: Antoinette Krasnik and the Wiener Moderne

    By Christopher Long
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  • Drawing Degree Zero: The Line from Minimalism to Conceptual Art

    By Ed Krčma
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  • Collecting and Provenance: A Multidisciplinary Approach

    By Konstantin Akinsha
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  • Paris Fashion and World War Two: Global Diffusion and Nazi Control

    By Sanda Miller
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  • Heritage and Debt: Art in Globalization

    By Peter Brown
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  • Joalharia Contemporânea em Portugal: Das vanguardas de 1960 ao início do século XXI / Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal: From the Vanguards of the 1960s to the Early 21st Century

    By Kirstin Kennedy
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  • In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-Century British World

    By Edward S. Cooke
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  • The Treasure of Mü nster: precious reliquaries and works of art from the Domkammer

    By Charlotte Wytema
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    By Luuk Pijl
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    By Christoph Martin Vogtherr
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    By Anna Orlando
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    By Edward J. Sullivan
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    By Ariane Varela Braga
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  • Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray

    By Sarah Parrish
  • Life Magazine and the Power of Photography

    By Robert Silberman
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