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January 2021

Vol. 163 | No. 1414

Italian Art

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Editorial

The Society of Antiquaries

In the happy days before the pandemic, when crowds streamed through the archway of Burlington House on Piccadilly, London, few people intent on visiting an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) stopped to look closely at the handsome classical façades surrounding its forecourt. These buildings are part of a remarkable Victorian campus

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The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces

This small but highly important exhibition of the Torlonia Marbles is hosted in a newly renovated space on the ground floor of the Villa Caffarelli, Rome. It is adjacent to the Palazzo dei Conservatori, the site of the world’s first public museum created in 1734, when Pope Clement XII founded the Museo Capitolino, now a wider institution that also includes 

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  • The Ludovisi Tondo: a rediscovered sculpture by Jacopo della Quercia

    By Paolo Cova
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  • ‘The crossing of the Red Sea’ in the collection of Cardinal Fesch

    By Matteo Gianeselli
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  • Raphael’s Villa Madama: a document of 1519

    By Paul Davies
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  • Revisiting Titian’s ‘Flight into Egypt’ at Ca’ Loredan, Venice

    By James R. Jewitt
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  • Caravaggio in exile: new documents

    By Giulia Cocconi
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  • Avatars of Antiquity III: Reading the Passions

    By Nicholas Penny
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  • Plumbing fixtures: the vexing and perplexing case of R. Mutt’s ‘Fountain’

    By Irene Gammel
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  • Alesso Baldovinetti und die Florentiner Malerei der Frührenaissance

    By Alexander Röstel
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  • Saint-Philibert de Tournus: La société, les moines, l’abbatiale,

    By John McNeill
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  • Ghiberti Teorico: Natura, arte e coscienza storica nel Quattrocento

    By Giulio Dalvit
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  • Mobilier du Moyen Âge et de la Renaissance: La collection du musée du Louvre

    By Simon Jervis
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  • Michelangelo’s Design Principles, Particularly in Relation to Those of Raphael

    By Matthias Wivel
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  • ‘His Great Genius Was to Make Landscapes’: The Roman Years of Herman van Swanevelt (c.1603–1655)

    By Francesca Cappelletti
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  • The Life of Giovanni Morelli in Risorgimento Italy

    By David Alan Brown
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  • Total Expansion of the Letter: Avant-Garde Art and Literature after Mallarmé

    By Christopher Green
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  • MacDonald Gill: Charting a Life

    By Alan Powers
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  • Una nuova superficie. Jasper Johns e gli artisti italiani 1958–1966

    By Philip Rylands
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  • The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces

    By Clare Hornsby
  • Notre-Dame, Paris: From Victor Hugo to Eugène Viollet-Le-Duc

    By Samantha Dumaine
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  • Body and Soul: Italian Renaissance Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo

    By Anne Lepoittevin
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  • Raphael: Prince Albert’s Passion

    By Michael Hall
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  • A Prince’s Treasure. From Buckingham Palace to the Royal Pavilion: The Royal Collection Returns to Brighton

    By Christopher L. Maxwell
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  • Ernst Barlach on the 150th anniversary of his birth

    By Aya Soika
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  • Art Deco by the Sea

    By Alistair Fair
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  • Max Beckmann: feminine–masculine

    By Lucy Wasensteiner
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  • David Park: A Retrospective

    By Kenneth Baker
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