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October 2023

Vol. 165 | No. 1447

Artemisia in England: a royal discovery


Croatia across borders

In January this year Croatia adopted the euro in place of the kuna and joined the European Union’s Schengen Area, allowing free movement across the country’s borders with Slovenia and Hungary. In the words of the country’s prime minister, Andrej Plenković, ‘nothing is the same after this’. These developments are a culmination of thirty-five years of change that have steadily drawn Croatia more closely into the orbit of western Europe: its first democratic elections, in 1990; its declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991; the conclusion of the War of Independence in 1995; and membership of the European Union from 2013.
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Gwen John: Art and Life in London and Paris

With the recent trend to ‘discover’ women artists who have been previously overlooked and underappreciated in the history of art, many are finally getting the recognition they deserve. However, we are not the first generation to undertake this task, and some artists being ‘rediscovered’ have in fact never been lost. What then, if anything, can be learnt about such artists as Gwen John (1876–1939), who was brought to the fore during the first wave of feminist art history in the 1970s and 1980s?

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  • 2. Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting

    Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Susanna and the elders’ painted for Henrietta Maria

    By Niko Munz,Adelaide Izat


  • Detail of Man of Sorrows

    A new attribution to Giovanni Bellini: the ‘Virgin and Child’ in Pag

    By Beatrice Tanzi
  • Baptism of Christ

    Rediscovered drawings by Bartolomeo Spani for sculpture and goldsmithery

    By Marcello Calogero
  • Coriolanus leaving his family to fight against his fatherland

    Girodet’s ‘Coriolanus taking leave of his family’ rediscovered

    By Aaron Wile
  • Paolo Portoghesi

    Paolo Portoghesi (1931–2023)

    By Andrew Hopkins
  • John Newman

    John Newman (1936–2023)

    By Simon Bradley