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Exhibition Review / November 2020
Making The Met: 1870–2020
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 29th August 2020– 3rd January 2021 During the 1918–19 Spanish flu epidemic, the Metropolitan Museum of A...
Exhibition Review / October 2020
Derek Jarman: My Garden’s Boundaries are the Horizon
Garden Museum, London (4th July–13th December 2020) Earlier this year Derek Jarman’s aptly named Prospect C...
Exhibition Review / September 2020
Mad About Angelica Kauffman
Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf  30th January–20th September  Probably the best-known female artist of the eighteenth century, Angelica Kauf...
Exhibition Review / August 2020
Giorgio de Chirico: La Peinture métaphysique
Edited by Paolo Baldacci, with contributions by Ilaria Cicali, Cécile Debray, Cécile Girardau, Annabelle Görg...
Exhibition Review / July 2020
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington 8th April–29th November In 1324, Mansā Mūsā, the M...
Exhibition Review / June 2020
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
National Gallery, London 16th March–14th June The present exhibition has reunited the celebrated series of six mythological scenes painted by V...
Exhibition Review / May 2020
Boston’s Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston 13th February–14th September by Xavier F. Salomon ‘For a moment, ...
Exhibition Review / April 2020
Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution. Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent 1st February–30th April by Lorne Campbell This instructive, enjoyable and...
Exhibition Review / March 2020
Peter the Great: Collector, Scholar, Artist. Moscow Kremlin Museums
29th November 2019–8th March by Kamila Kociałkowska This exhibition, commemorating the 350th anniversary of...
Exhibition Review / February 2020
Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011. MoMA PS1, New York
(3rd November 2019–1st March) by ROBERT SLIFKIN Few subjects in the history of art seem as universal and ve...
Exhibition Review / January 2020
Bacon by the Book. Centre Pompidou, Paris
Centre Pompidou, Paris 11th September 2019–20th January by MARTIN HARRISON In 1996 the Centre Pompidou, Par...
Exhibition Review / December 2019
Hogarth: Place and Progress. Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
Sir John Soane’s Museum, London  9th October 2019 – 5th January 2020 by BRIAN ALLEN Hogarth’s endu...
Exhibition Review / November 2019
William Blake. Tate Britain, London
By ESTHER CHADWICK As bookends to Tate’s first major William Blake exhibition in nearly two decades, the curators, Martin Myrone and Amy Concann...
Exhibition Review / October 2019
The Decorated Word: Writing and Picturing in Islamic Calligraphy. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
by ABIGAIL BALBALE Those unfamiliar with the breadth of Islamic art frequently assume that the importance of ca...
Exhibition Review / September 2019
Escape into Art? The Brücke Painters in the Nazi Period Brücke-Museum and Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin; Emil Nolde – A German Legend: The Artist during the Nazi Period. Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
by CHRISTIAN WEIKOP These two excellent exhibitions, both with highly informative catalogues, explore with a ne...
Exhibition Review / August 2019
Ilya Repin. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
by Isabel Stokholm Romanova Over the past decade the State Tretyakov Gallery has had great success in reviving ...
Exhibition Review / July 2019
Swinging London: A LifestyleRevolution / Terence Conran – Mary Quant. Fashion and Textile Museum, London; and Mary Quant. Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the first retrospective of the fashion designer Ma...
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Exhibition Review / June 2019
Oscar Rejlander: Artist Photographer. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
BY COREY KELLER Oscar Gustave Rejlander (1813–75) was a prolific experimenter and adventurous advocate for p...
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Book Review / May 2019
Uri Korea: Kunsthistorische und ethnografische Beiträge zur Ausstellung S. Knödel and B. Schmelz, eds.
Uri Korea: Kunsthistorische und ethnografische Beiträge zur Ausstellung Edited by Susanne Knödel and Bernd S...
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Exhibition Review / April 2019
Don McCullin
by HILARY ROBERTS Don McCullin is a photographer who consistently rejects any attempt to define himself or his work in detail. Such reluctance is understandable, given the diversity of his wor...
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Exhibition Review / March 2019
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...
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Exhibition Review / February 2019
Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War. British Library, London
by Rory NaismithThe British Library’s exhibition on Anglo-Saxon kingdoms is a triumph on two levels. Not only...
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Exhibition Review / January 2019
Elmgreen & Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our Tongue. Whitechapel Gallery, London
Elmgreen & Dragset’s exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, plunges visitors into an empty swi...
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Exhibition Review / December 2018
Bruegel. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
BY ELIZABETH ALICE HONIG Anybody who has visited the paintings galleries at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vien...
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Book Review / November 2018
A Moment’s Monument: Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture. By Sharon Hecker; Medardo Rosso: Experiments in Light and Form. By Sharon Hecker and Tamara H. Schenkenberg; Medardo Rosso: Sight Unseen and his Encounters with London. Edited by Sharon Hecker and Julia Peyton-Jones
A Moment’s Monument: Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture By Sharon Hecker. 328 ...
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Book Review / October 2018
A Mystical Realm of Love: Pahari Paintings from the Eva and Konrad Seitz Collection. By J.P. Losty.
By J.P. Losty. 400 pp. incl. 300 col. ills. (Francesca Galloway, London, 2017), £90. ISBN 978–1–912168...
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Exhibition Review / October 2018
Sir Richard Wallace: The Collector. The Wallace Collection, London
Thanks to its self-contained site on a block surrounded by roads, the Wallace Collection, London, has no room to...
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Exhibition Review / October 2018
The Art of Power: Habsburg Women in the Renaissance. Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck
Originally a tenth-century medieval fortress and later a hunting lodge of Emperor Maximilian I (1459–1519), S...
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Exhibition Review / September 2018
Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One. Tate Britain, London
The effects of the First World War still resonate today, both in politics and culture. By the end of the war mu...
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Exhibition Review / August 2018
‘Landscape,’ ‘portrait,’ ‘still life’: unlikely, untimely, even burdensome words with which to fra...
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Exhibition Review / July 2018
Delacroix (1798–1863). Musée du Louvre, Paris; A Modern Struggle: From Delacroix to the Present Day. Musée National Eugène Delacroix, Paris
The last few years have seen a remarkable upsurge in exhibitions and scholarly studies on Eugène Delacroix. In...
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Exhibition Review / June 2018
Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
A comprehensive, intelligent exhibition of the British studio pottery movement has long been awaited. Previous ...
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Exhibition Review / May 2018
Thomas Chippendale
MIES VAN DER ROHE observed in 1957 that ‘A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous’. Three hundred years ago, on 5th June 1718, Tho...
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Exhibition Review / April 2018
Stephen Shore
IN HIS REVIEW of All the Meat You Can Eat, the 1971 exhibition of snapshots and found images by the American photographer Stephen Shore, the critic Gene Thornton acutely noted that the selection ...
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Exhibition Review / March 2018
Textiles in medieval Florence. Florence
The exhibition Textiles and Wealth in 14th-Century Florence: Wool, Silk, Painting at the Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence (to 18th March), pre...
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Article / March 2018
The Modigliani Technical Research Study. An introduction to Modigliani’s materials and techniques
Over the next three months, the Burlington will be publishing a series of articles on the Modigliani Technical...
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Exhibition Review / February 2018
Cézanne’s portraits. London
In his portraits Paul Cézanne avoided all the accepted attributes of the genre as it was understood in the late nineteenth century. His aestheti...
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Exhibition Review / January 2018
Matisse and Bonnard. Frankfurt
THE THEME OF Matisse Bonnard: “Long Live Painting!” at the Städel Museum, Frankfurt (to 14th January), is the friendship between two artists...
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Exhibition Review / December 2017
Fragonard’s fantasy figures. Washington
Jean Honoré Fragonard’s fantasy portraits or ‘fantasy figures’, as the exhibition at the National Galler...
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Exhibition Review / November 2017
Turner Prize. Hull & Frieze. London
All four artists nominated for this year’s Turner Prize, whose work is on view at the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (to 7th January 2018), are paint...
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Article / November 2017
Eliza Macloghlin and Alfred Gilbert’s ‘Mors janua vitae’
BY KEREN HAMMERSCHLAGFor the purpose of this article, the story of Eliza Macloghlin starts with the death of he...
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Exhibition Review / October 2017
Damien Hirst. Venice
VENICE IS A city that floats in time as well as place. In contrast to Rome, steeped in ancient remains, Venice lacks a classical origin – its Greco-Roman antiquities were imported rather than u...
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Article / September 2017
Picasso’s portraits of Isabel Rawsthorne
BY CAROL JACOBI PABLO PICASSO’S PICTURES of the painter Isabel Rawsthorne (1912–92), who was also portraye...
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Exhibition Review / September 2017
Florine Stettheimer. New York and Toronto
THERE ARE PAINTERS, and then there are painters’ painters. Many become the former; only a few become the latt...
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Exhibition Review / August 2017
Canaletto. London
NO VISITOR TO Canaletto & the Art of Venice at The Queen’s Gallery, London (to 12th November), will be disappointed. The Queen’s Gallery could have been designed to display this generous ...
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Exhibition Review / July 2017
The Berlin Painter. Princeton and Toledo
FIGURE-DECORATED POTTERY, produced in  great quantity in Athens and other centres  during antiquity, c...
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Article / June 2017
An unusual gift of Russian prints to the British Museum in 1926
IN MARCH 1926, at a time of cautious diplomacy between the Soviet Union and Britain, the British Museum, London...
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Exhibition Review / June 2017
Piety at home in Renaissance Italy. Cambridge
IN RECENT YEARS we have been blessed with exhibitions that have moved beyond the hierarchies of technique and in...
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Exhibition Review / May 2017
Francis Picabia. Zürich and New York
TREVOR STARK FRANCIS PICABIA’S CAREER resists the tacit presumption of any retrospective survey, namely that the life’s work of an artist ...
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Article / May 2017
The photographic source and artistic affinities of DavidHockney’s ‘A bigger splash’
BY MARTIN HAMMERDAVID HOCKNEY’S A bigger splash (Fig.32), painted fifty years ago this year, features natura...
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Exhibition Review / April 2017
Post-War art. Munich
MUSEUMS HAVE BEEN struggling with how to present modern and contemporary art on a global scale ever since the landmark exhibition held in Paris in 1989, Magiciens de la Terre, brought together West...
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Exhibition Review / March 2017
Second Empire. Paris
To celebrate its thirtieth birthday, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, put on a show entitled Spectaculaire Second Empire, 1852–1870 (closed 16th January) devoted to what in France is still considered...
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Exhibition Review / February 2017
Gerard de Lairesse. Enschede
WRITING A CATALOGUE and mounting an exhibition on the life and work of Gerard de Lairesse (1640–1711) was the favourite project of the Dutch art ...
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Exhibition Review / January 2017
Opus Anglicanum. London
by ELIZABETH COATSWORTH   THE EXHIBITION Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Lon...
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Exhibition Review / December 2016
Orlando Furioso. Ferrara
by XAVIER F. SALOMON   THE FIVE HUNDREDTH anniversary of the publication of Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso has been celebrated in Ferr...
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Exhibition Review / November 2016
Adriaen van de Velde
Amsterdam and London by JOHN LOUGHMAN   AS WELL AS providing a feast for the eyes, the best exhibitions break new ground and challenge the visitor. Adriaen van de Velde: Dutch Master of Lan...
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Exhibition Review / October 2016
Georgia O'Keeffe
by MARINA VAIZEY   IN THE WAVE of increasing interest in categorising achievement by gender, enormous claims have been made for the art of Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), the subject of an...
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Exhibition Review / September 2016
Turner and colour. Aix-en-Provence and Margate
by MARTIN BUTLIN   Accident and design have joined together in creating one of the most fascinating of re...
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Exhibition Review / August 2016
Dadaglobe reconstructed. Zürich and New York
by MICHAEL WHITE   ON DISPLAY IN the fascinating exhibition Dadaglobe Reconstructed at the Museum of Mode...
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Exhibition Review / July 2016
Van Dyck. New York
by ARTHUR K. WHEELOCK, JR.   ANTHONY VAN DYCK’s Self-portrait from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (cat. no.12; Fig.71), was the first painting that one encountered in Van Dyck: T...
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Article / July 2016
Obituary: Charles Davis (1939–2015)
CHARLES DAVIS DIED in Munich on 26th October 2015. He was born in Burlington, North Carolina, on 19th October 1939 and in 1973 he received his Ph.D...
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Exhibition Review / June 2016
Giorgione. London
by TOM NICHOLS THE SMALL EXHIBITION In the Age of Giorgione at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (to 5th June), appears like a stimulus to a learned and exclusive conversation between connoisseurs...
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Exhibition Review / May 2016
International Pop; The World Goes Pop. Dallas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia; London
by THOMAS CROW   THE IDEA OF Pop art has burst its old boundaries, and 2015 saw two important exhibitions...
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Exhibition Review / February 2016
Asia in Amsterdam
Amsterdam and Salem MA   THE GRAND SHOW Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age was first shown at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (closed 17th January), where this reviewer sa...
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Exhibition Review / January 2016
Indian textiles
Indian textilesLondonby JASLEEN KANDHARI INDIA IS ONE of the world’s most influential producers of fabric. The exhibition The Fabric of India at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (to ...
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Exhibition Review / December 2015
Goya portraits
London by XAVIER F. SALOMON Madrid, around 1785, had a population of about 150,000 citizens, and it was said that because all the noble families were related, members of the aristocracy addressed...
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Exhibition Review / November 2015
Caro in Yorkshire
West Bretton and Wakefield by JUDITH COLLINS After attending a memorial event for Anthony Caro at Tate in 2013, Peter Murray, Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, felt that a comprehensive e...
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Exhibition Review / October 2015
Santa Fe and Santa Ana by Eric M. Zafran One of this year’s most fascinating exhibitions is The Red That Colored The World, seen by this reviewer at the Museum of International Folk Art in Sant...
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Exhibition Review / September 2015
Leonardo da Vinci
Milan; Williamsburg and Boston by CHARLES ROBERTSON   LEONARDO DA VINCI exhibitions risk being a little like the Chelsea Flower Show: the individual plants are marvellous but the show gar...
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Article / September 2015
René Gimpel’s ‘Diary of an Art Dealer’
WHEN THE JOURNAL of René Gimpel was first published in Paris in 1963, Gaston-Louis Vuitton (1883–1970), Gimp...
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Exhibition Review / August 2015
Pierre Bonnard. Paris
Paris by SARAH WHITFIELD Bonnard has never settled easily into the history of twentieth-century painting. The tendency among critics has been to ...
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Exhibition Review / July 2015
Rogier van der Weyden
Madrid by Jan Piet Filedt Kok The exhibition Rogier van der Weyden, shown at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (closed 28th June), celebrated ...
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Exhibition Review / June 2015
Henri Rousseau
Venice by PHILIP RYLANDS The penurious Henri Rousseau, Le Douanier, never travelled outside France. Now he is celebrated in the august surroundings of the Doge’s Palace, Venice (to 6th Septemb...
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Article / May 2015
Reynolds’s portraits
by Duncan Robinson ‘He was the first Englishman who added the praise of the ­elegant arts to the other glories of his country. In taste, in gra...
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Exhibition Review / April 2015
Rococo in Munich
by Gauvin Alexander Bailey In June 1958, at the end of the initial burst of post-War reconstruction in Munich’s devastated city centre, the first reopened rooms in the bombed-out Residenz played...
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Book Review / March 2015
Iconoclasms by SIMON WATNEY In her introduction to a recent book on iconoclasm here under review, Stacy Boldrick sees the growth of interest in the subject as a response to ‘the dramatic increa...
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Exhibition Review / February 2015
Late Rembrandt
London and Amsterdam by RICHARD VERDI Rembrandt’s late works are justly regarded as one of the summits of Western art, and the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to them – first shown...
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Exhibition Review / January 2015
William Morris
London by Tanya Harrod The exhibition Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and his Legacy 1860–1960, at the National Portrait Gallery, London (to 11th January), opens with an awkward, ­honest ...
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Exhibition Review / December 2014
Late Turner
London By Christopher Baker Having the ability to soar to new heights of creativity in old age is perhaps a key qualification for greatness as an artist. J.M.W. Turner finds a strong place in any ...
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Exhibition Review / November 2014
Pope, Roubiliac and the portrait bust
New Haven and Waddesdon Manor by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan Robert Campbell remarks in The London Tradesman (1747) that the ‘Taste of Busts and Figur...
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Exhibition Review / October 2014
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
London and New York by Elizabeth Cowling The exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, recently at Tate Modern, London (closed 7th September), and ...
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Exhibition Review / September 2014
Architecture in Italian Renaissance painting
London by FABRIZIO NEVOLA WHILE LINEAR PERSPECTIVE is synonymous with the emergence of a new language of paint...
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Book Review / September 2014
The Building of England. How the history of England has shaped our buildings, S. Thurley
544 pp. incl. 542 col. ills. (William Collins, London, 2013), £35. ISBN 978–0–00–730140–9. Reviewed by...
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Exhibition Review / August 2014
Richard Wilson. New Haven and Cardiff
Richard Wilson New Haven and Cardiff by DUNCAN ROBINSON IN 1982 THE Tate Gallery organised in conjunction with the Yale Center for British Art...
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Exhibition Review / July 2014
Brancusi, Rosso, Man Ray
Brancusi, Rosso, Man Ray Rotterdam by PATRICK ELLIOTT The exhibition Brancusi, Rosso, Man Ray: Framing Sculpture, at the Museum Boijmans Van Be...
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Exhibition Review / June 2014
Italian Futurism
Italian Futurism New York by CATHERINE CRAFT FEW MOVEMENTS OF the avant-garde have contributed so much yet been as neglected as Futurism. Launched by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in 1909, Futuri...
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Exhibition Review / May 2014
Richard Hamilton
Richard Hamilton London and Madrid by JOHN-PAUL STONARD The wistful melody of Doris Day singing the famous song ‘Che sarà sarà / Whatever will be, will be / The future’s not ours to see ...
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Exhibition Review / April 2014
Hopper Drawing
Hopper Drawing New York, Dallas and Minneapolis by Robert Silberman ‘I don’t care so much for my drawings’, Edward Hopper once remarked. When a publisher proposed a book of them, he respon...
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Exhibition Review / March 2014
Masterpieces of Chinese painting
Masterpieces of Chinese painting London By Shelagh Vainker For the first time since the exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, i...
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Exhibition Review / February 2014
Daumier London By MERLIN JAMES SOLITARY IN THE studio, a prisoner in a bare cell: L’artiste en face de son œuvre provided the perfect culmination to the Royal Academy of Art’s exhibition Da...
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Exhibition Review / January 2014
The Portrait in Vienna 1900
The Portrait in Vienna 1900 London by Jill Lloyd If the exhibition Facing the Modern. The Portrait in Vienna 1900 (to 12th January)1 had been sh...
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Exhibition Review / December 2013
Iconoclasm London by SIMON WATNEY There seems little rhyme or reason to Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm, the sadly disjointed and confusing exhibition at Tate Britain (to 5t...
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Exhibition Review / November 2013
WHAT HAS THE stunning violence of Michelangelo’s Battle of the centaurs, made in the spring of 1492 and now in the Casa Buonarroti, to do with Canova’s suave Empire Venus Italica in the Pitti P...
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Exhibition Review / October 2013
Patrick Caulfield. London
Wedged between two lamps, a corpulent and sweaty Orson Welles addresses Marlene Dietrich (the rather unlikely madam of a brothel) in Patrick Caulfi...
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Exhibition Review / September 2013
German art at the Louvre. Paris
German art at the Louvre Paris by David Bindman THE EXHIBITION De l’Allemagne, 1800–1939. De Friedrich à Beckmann at the Musée du Louvre...
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Exhibition Review / August 2013
New Order: British Art Today. London
New Order: British Art Today London by Celia White The notion of Britishness has languished under an interrogative spotlight in recent years. ...
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Exhibition Review / July 2013
Manet. Venice
Manet Venice by PHILIP RYLANDS The exhibition Manet. Ritorno a Venezia at the Palazzo Ducale, Venice (to 18th August), sets out to illustrate the role that Italian Renaissance painting...
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Article / June 2013
New Islamic galleries
On 18th September 2012, the new galleries of the Arts of Islam were inaugurated at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. This vast new display is the most...
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Exhibition Review / May 2013
Dalí. Paris and Madrid
Dalí Paris and Madrid by DAWN ADES The exhibition Dalí, recently at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (to 25th March), where this reviewer saw it, is...
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Exhibition Review / April 2013
Mughal India. London
Mughal India London by ROBERT ERSKINE As one would expect of the British Library, London, the exhibition Mughal India: Art Culture and Empire (to 2nd April) is very bookish and rich in...
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Book Review / April 2013
Empire to Nation. Art History and the Visualization of Maritime Britain 1768–1829
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Book Review / March 2013
Cezanne, a life
Cézanne, a life. By Alex Danchev. 488 pp. incl. 86 col. + 47 b. & w. ills. (Profile Books, London, 2012), £30. ISBN 978–1–84668–165–3. Reviewed by RICHARD VERDI Considering his stat...
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Book Review / February 2013
Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school in the British Museum: online research catalogue, 2011
EIGHTEEN YEARS have intervened between Martin Royalton-Kisch’s 1992 exhibition catalogue Drawings by Rembrandt...
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Exhibition Review / June 2010
Late Renoir. Paris, Los Angeles and Philadelphia
Renoir in the 20th Century, seen by this reviewer at the Grand Palais, Paris (23rd September 2009 to 4th January...
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Exhibition Review / May 2010
Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill
IN 2001–02 THE Bard Graduate Center in New York mounted a major exhibition on William Beckford, later shown at the Dulwich Picture Gallery; in 20...
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Book Review / March 2010
The reshaping of French Gothic
IN 2004 I REVIEWED for this Magazine the first two volumes of an extraordinary enterprise, John James’s projected seven-­volume history of the g...
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Book Review / December 2012
Michelangelo. The Achievement of Fame, 1475–1534
Michelangelo was an artist with an eye for the monumental, even to the extent of allegedly dreaming of sculpting...
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Article / December 2012
The iconography of ‘Saint’ Edward II
The state of regional museums in Britain has often figured on this Editorial page. It might be thought that ther...
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Exhibition Review / January 2013
Edward Hopper. Madrid and Paris
Edward HopperMadrid and Parisby DAVID ANFAM THE RESPECTIVE INSTALLATIONS of Edward Hopper, seen by this reviewer at both the Museo Thyssen-Bornemi...
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Exhibition Review / October 2012
Roy Lichtenstein. Chicago, Washington, London and Paris
Roy Lichtenstein’s breakthrough as an artist came in 1961 at the age of thirty-eight when he painted Look Mick...
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Book Review / October 2012
Aesthetic Rivalries: Word and Image in France, 1880–1926
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Article / November 2012
Revealing Rodin
Shortly before his death, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) made provisions to bequeath to the French nation his entire stock, archives and personal collection. To these, he added two buildings as a muse...
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Exhibition Review / August 2012
Titian’s ‘Flight into Egypt’. London
Titian’s ‘Flight into Egypt’London by PAUL HILLS The occasion for the exhibition Titian’s First Master...
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Exhibition Review / September 2012
Munch. Paris, Frankfurt and London
MunchParis, Frankfurt, London and Edinburgh by MERLIN JAMES Passing through an initial, somewhat documentary room, the visitor to Edvard Munch: T...
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Article / October 2009
A Caravaggesque ‘Christ’ in Scotland
AN IMPRESSIVE UNPUBLISHED painting, Christ displaying his wounds (Fig.31) in the Perth Museum and Art Galle...
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Exhibition Review / July 2012
Caro. Chatsworth
Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Chatsworth by Nicholas Watkins After the pioneering exhibitions of Joan Miró’s sculpture, Miró Bronzes at the Hayward Gallery, London, in 1972, the twenty-six Miró ...
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Exhibition Review / July 2012
Miró. Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Chatsworth by Nicholas Watkins After the pioneering exhibitions of Joan Miró’s sculpture, Miró Bronzes at the Haywa...
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Article / September 2009
Baron Wiser's picture gallery
SEVERAL YEARS AGO, in the course of research into the collection of Buda Castle, Budapest, a previously unknown and unidentified inventory came to ...
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Book Review / June 2012
English drawings and watercolours 1600–1900
To buy this catalogue from the National Gallery of Scotland - click here Since its foundation, just over 150 ye...
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Book Review / April 2012
Jean Fouquet and the Invention of France. Art and Nation after the Hundred Years War
Jean Fouquet and the Invention of France. Art and Nation after the Hundred Years War. By Erik Inglis. 280 pp. in...
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Book Review / May 2012
Canterbury Cathedral Priory in the Age of Becket
Canterbury Cathedral Priory in the Age of Becket. By Peter Fergusson. 190 pp. incl. 69 col. + 101 b. & w. il...
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Article / May 2012
Paul Sandby’s young pupil identified
BY RICHARD GREENONE OF THE best-known and most attractive works in the extensive collection of drawings by Paul Sandby in the Royal Library at Wi...
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Article / April 2009
Alfred Stevens’s images from ‘The Faerie Queene’ rediscovered
SOME YEARS AGO nine of Alfred Stevens’s long-lost paintings based on Spenser’s The Faerie Queene were foun...
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Article / January 2012
A ‘gentiluomo da Ca’ Barbarigo’ by Titian in the National Gallery, London
  ‘AT THE TIME he first began to paint like Giorgione, when he was no more than eighteen, [Titian] made ...
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Article / October 2006
Picasso in London, 1919: the première of ‘The Three-Cornered Hat’
In September 1918, after a four-year absence from England, the Russian Ballet returned to London, delighting it...
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Article / June 2006
Ornament as system: Chinese bird-and-flower design
The Eurasian land mass is home to two of the most enduring complexes of ornament the world has seen: the Clas...
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Article / May 1990
Editorial [John Mallet]
SOME eighteen months ago we began to prepare a special issue in honour ofJohn Mallet, to be published in the year he was due to retire, at the age ...
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Exhibition Review / July 2002
Berthe Morisot: Lille and Martigny
Lille and Martigny Berthe Morisot The exhibition of Berthe Morisot's work, which opened at the Palais des Beaux- Arts, Lille, and is now on view a...
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Article / July 1994
The Use of Colour and Its Effect: The How and the Why
BRIDGET RILEY AND E.H. GOMBRICHEG: Bridget Riley, I would like to start by asking you your views on Constable's...
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Article / March 1988
An Uneasy Participant in the Tragicomedy of Modern Art, Mad about Drawing
THE WORDS are by Valery, about Degas. I had not intended to write about this pastel (Fig.1). After all, it's qui...
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Exhibition Review / January 1987
Graham Sutherland: The Early Years, 1921-40. London, Goldsmiths' Gallery
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Book Review / January 1987
Dictionary of Ornament
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March 2014
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Boulders to Baselitz: sculpture in London
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September 2013
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August 2013
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Opening up the Rijksmuseum
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Mind your language
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April 2011
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March 2011
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January 2011
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December 2010
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The ever-expanding Tate
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A Cambridge courtyard
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June 2010
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June 2005
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Selling the family silver
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April 2010
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November 2011
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March 2010
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February 2010
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December 2012
Regional museums: mixed signals
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January 2013
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January 2010
The Ashmolean transformed
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October 2012
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November 2012
Less is Moore
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November 2009
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August 2012
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October 2009
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July 2012
Tate Britain revisited
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September 2009
That sinking feeling in Southampton
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June 2012
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May 2012
The future of Tate Britain
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August 2009
New online resources: Italian painting in France
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November 2004
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July 2009
The arts under Barack Obama
LATE IN 2008 as Barack Obama prepared for his inauguration as President of the United States, American museums prepared for massive cuts. The ...
June 2009
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April 2012
The Musée d'Orsay at twenty-five
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May 2009
Le dix-neuvième siècle
JUST HOW MUCH the study of nineteenth-century French art has changed almost beyond recognition may be judged by a comparison between the prese...
March 2012
Reader Survey 2012
Our last reader survey was conducted in 2005. It was carried out at a more searching level than our previous questionnaires and its findings were extremely pertinent and useful. Although there were...
April 2009
The heart of the matter
THE GRANT OF £1 million by the Art Fund – the premier charity in Britain for the public acquisition of works of art – towards the appeal ...
March 2005
Wealth at death
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March 2009
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February 2009
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January 2012
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January 2009
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December 2008
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November 2008
The Warburg under threat
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October 2008
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September 2008
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August 2008
'I collect, therefore I am'
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July 2008
Tangled webs
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June 2008
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April 2008
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IN DEVOTING THIS page to a consideration of a recent government report on the arts in Britain today, two reservations immediately occur: first, suc...
February 2008
Getting the hang of it
MANY READERS OF this Magazine probably visit the National Gallery in London for a specific reason – to see a temporary exhibition or a particular...
March 2008
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May 2008
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Needed: A Controller of Inanimate People
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August 2007
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THE DAZZLING COLLABORATION in the late 1750s of Robert Adam, Thomas Chippendale and some of the finest cabinet-makers of mid-eighteenth-century Edinburgh ensured that Dumfries House in Ayrshire was...
July 2007
The Smithsonian's woes
THE ONCE LUSTROUS reputation of the Smithsonian Institution has lately been tarnished by a sequence of revelations about its personnel, finances an...
June 2007
The William Morris Gallery
HOUSES ONCE LIVED in by celebrated men and women make disconcerting museums. Accident and luck as much as bequest and acquisition lie behind their ...
May 2007
A desert folly
TWO YEARS AGO, when we first raised in these pages the plans by the Musée du Louvre and the Centre Georges Pompidou to expand their activities both at home and abroad, we remarked on how little sc...
April 2007
A gilded legacy
IN THE DECADE since it was elected, the present Government has not been noted for a passionate commitment to the arts in Britain. It may have crowed from time to time about revenue generated by the...
March 2007
The betrayal of the British Council
SINCE ITS FOUNDATION in 1934, the British Council has fulfilled, with increasing success and effectiveness, its remit to ‘promote overseas an end...
February 2007
The new Dresden
THAT THE CITY OF Dresden has remained a leading cultural capital since the time of Augustus the Strong is in part due to the survival, sometimes against all odds, of its rich and abundant art colle...
January 2007
Sold down the river
TWO DISTURBING BUT contrasting examples of museums selling objects from their collections have occurred in recent weeks. One concerns the sale of a single painting from a British regional gallery; ...
December 2006
Orsanmichele: figure and frame
November 2006
Not waving but drowning?
October 2006
Copyright: fair or foul?
September 2006
Paul Cézanne (1839–1906)
August 2006
Mild and bitter
THE REMARKABLE STORY told by Richard Spear in his article in this issue (pp.520–27) illuminates the vicious controversies that explode from time to time in the London art world. Over the centurie...
July 2006
All changes at Bankside
June 2006
What a performance
May 2006
INHA: a future for art history in France
December 2003
Saving art for the nation
November 2003
Manet at the Prado
October 2003
Museums in America: wings or things?
September 2003
The Stedelijk: stopping the rot
August 2003
The cost of copyright
April 2006
Births and Deaths
EACH YEAR ANNIVERSARIES of artists’ births and deaths throw together a number of miscellaneous figures united only by the survival of their achievements and a concatenation of dates. Alongside th...
March 2006
In memoriam
IN RECENT MONTHS considerable discussion has arisen over the role of memorials and commemorative statues in London. This has been generated by the proposal to place a statue of Nelson Mandela in Tr...
April 2001
Changing the mindset
March 2001
Praising provenance
February 2006
Berlin's Museumsinsel
THE NEWLY RESTORED Bodemuseum on Berlin’s Museumsinsel was unlocked for a two-day architectural preview last December, to be greeted with great a...
January 2006
Wonders at the Walters
IN EUROPE, old-master paintings can be admired in churches and country houses as well as in galleries, and the latter are greatly varied in charact...
January 2005
A masterpiece in Manhattan: the Museum of Modern Art, New York
FOR AS LONG AS most visitors to the Museum of Modern Art in New York can remember, the permanent collection gall...
January 2004
Rossetti in retrospect
December 1947
The Problem of Cleaning
October 1947
Broadcasting and the Visual Arts
September 1947
The Tate Gallery
August 1947
The Wellington Museum
July 1947
Nicholas Hilliard, 1547-1947
June 1947
Knole and the National Trust
May 1947
April 1947
Art Education
March 1947
Restoration in Italy
February 1947
Unesco and the Future of Museums
January 1947
The New National Gallery Catalogues
December 1946
The Year\'s Art and Other Subjects
November 1946
The Royal Collection at the Royal Academy
October 1946
Losses and Survivals from the War
September 1946
A Vanishing Heritage?
August 1946
The Massey Report
July 1946
The Arts Enquiry
June 1946
Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846)
May 1946
The Berlin Pictures in Washington
April 1946
The National Gallery Concerts
February 1946
Old Museums and Modern Masters
January 1946
Loan Exhibitions in Italy in 1939
December 1945
The Art of Spain
November 1945
Sir Joshua Reynolds\' Collection of Pictures-III
October 1945
Niccolò Frangipane
September 1945
Sir Joshua Reynolds\' Collection of Pictures-II
August 1945
Manet and Venice
July 1945
A Gift from the Cook Collection to the Lisbon Museum
May 1945
A Statuette from the School of Claus Sluter for the Victoria and Albert Museum
May 1945
Sir Eric Maclagan and the Victoria and Albert Museum
April 1945
English Medieval Wall Painting
March 1945
The New Kress Gift to the National Gallery, Washington
February 1945
P. H. Lankrink\'s Collection
January 1945
The Polish Renaissance
December 1944
The Art of Belgium
November 1944
Number Five Hundred
September 1944
Richard Wilson\'s Niobe
August 1944
The National Buildings Record
July 1944
Some Current Topics
June 1944
Heinrich Wölfflin
May 1944
Gainsborough\'s Collection of Pictures
April 1944
The Serjeant-Painters
March 1944
The Bache Collection
February 1944
Early Aspects of British Archaeology
January 1944
Robert Streater
December 1943
Swedish Eighteenth Century Art
November 1943
Hans Holbein (1497/8-1543)
October 1943
Jacob Burckhardt and England
September 1943
Eastlake\'s Travelling Agent
August 1943
Sir Peter Lely\'s Collection
May 1943
A Velazquez for the Metropolitan Museum
April 1943
The Medieval and Early Tudor Palaces of England
March 1943
The Picture of the Month
February 1943
The Art of Poland
January 1943
Francesco Guardi and England
December 1942
Dutch Art and the Invader
November 1942
The Raphael Cartoons
October 1942
The Artist as Writer on Art
September 1942
Jacques Blanchard
August 1942
The Pictures at Hampton Court
July 1942
John Sell Cotman (1782-1842)
June 1942
A Notable American Anniversary
May 1942
Belotto in Warsaw
April 1942
Art Treasures Lost and Found
March 1942
Robert Adam and His Art
February 1942
Royal Academy and National Gallery
January 1942
English Art and the Mediterranean
December 1941
Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)
November 1941
Anglo-Saxon London
October 1941
A Notable Goya Restoration
August 1941
The Public Art Galleries of Canada
July 1941
The Ancient Art of Portugal
June 1941
A Notable Presidential Address
May 1941
The National Gallery of the United States
April 1941
Re-Distributing the Art of the past
March 1941
The Problem of Reconstruction
February 1941
El Arte Británico y América Latina. Arte Britannica e America Latina
January 1941
News out of France
December 1940
Our Museums and the War
November 1940
Germany\'s War on Art
October 1940
The Burlington Magazine and the War
July 2010
The Rodin’s not for sale: a fresh look at disposal
READERS OF THIS MAGAZINE will be aware that it has long condemned the disposal of works from public museums and ...
November 1939
To the Readers of \"The Burlington Magazine\"
July 1939
The History of Art Congress
June 1938
French Art of the Nineteenth Century
March 1938
The Death of a Contemporary
September 1937
The Courtauld Institute
August 1937
The Duveen Sculpture Galleries
July 1937
The Destruction of London
May 1936
The Eumorfopoulos Collection
April 2004
Orsay revisited
February 1935
The Royal Academy Exhibition
October 1934
Roger Fry
April 1934
The Walpole Society
October 1933
The National Gallery
August 1933
Breaking up the Hermitage
May 1933
The Galleries and the Public
March 1933
Carlton House Terrace
November 1932
The Elimination of Reflexions from Glazed Pictures
August 1932
Changes at the Print Room
July 1932
Art and Industry
June 1932
The Battle of Trafalgar Square
May 1932
Exit the Keeper
May 1931
More about Copyright
March 1931
An Asiatic Museum?
December 1930
The Courtauld Institute of Art
June 1930
Medieval Art at South Kensington
December 1929
To Avoid a National Disgrace
November 1929
A Gallery of Casts and Photographs
February 1929
An Open Letter to Lord D\'Abernon
April 1929
December 1928
Sir Charles John Holmes, K. C. V. O., M. A., D. Litt., F. S. A.
November 1928
The Management of the National Gallery
May 1928
\"Expertises\"-An American Passion
March 1928
Our Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
February 1928
The Turner Drawings at Millbank
December 1927
The Abbey As a Work of Art
November 1927
The Affairs of the National Gallery
October 1927
The Trafalgar Square Mystery
September 1927
Why a Royal Commission?
July 1927
The Forger and the Detective
June 1927
Three Books and a Problem
December 1926
Signs of the Times
April 1926
Fine Art Insurance
November 1925
A Word to the Dealers
March 1925
A Thorn in Our Flesh
February 1925
The New English Art Club
December 1924
The National Portrait Gallery
August 1924
Works of Art in Russia
July 1924
Safeguarding Private Collections
June 1924
The Lane Pictures
May 1924
Our Coming of Age
April 1924
March 1924
The Commission of Fine Arts
February 1924
Works of Art in Japan\'s Devastated Area
January 1924
The Future of \"Thieme-Becker\"
December 1923
Attendances at Public Art Galleries
November 1923
The Present Position
October 1923
June 1923
A Uniform London?
April 1923
Lord Plymouth
March 1923
Whitechapel Art Gallery-An Urgent Appeal
February 1923
\"The Times\" on Forgeries
December 1922
Leonardo in the Consulting Room
December 2009
Berlin's Neues Museum
TO AN UNINFORMED eye, the course of the Berlin Wall, twenty years after its destruction in November 1989, is difficult to discern, so thorough...
October 1922
The Problem of the Provincial Gallery
July 1922
June 1922
May 1922
April 1922
A Word for Caliban
March 1922
February 1922
The Unknown Soldier\'s Grave
January 1922
The Nineteen City Churches
December 1921
The Painter and the Printer
November 1921
The Strange Case of the National Portrait Gallery
October 1921
A New Factor in Art Criticism
September 1921
Works of Art in Russia
August 1921
A Much Needed Reform
July 1921
Works of Art in Russia
May 1921
The Nameless Exhibition
May 1921
Cézanne and the Nation
April 1921
Modern British Painting-A Proposal
March 1921
Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice
October 1915
SS. Fabian and Sebastian by Giovanni di Paolo
May 1915
A New Ascription to Rembrandt
February 1915
A Portrait by Alessandro Longhi
September 1914
Special Notice
February 1914
Two Angels Making Music
August 2010
London life
THE CITY OF London – ‘the square mile’ – contains two principal museums, the Guildhall Art Gallery and the Museum of London. While there is some overlay in the collections, especially image...
February 1913
Three Heads of a Woman by Degas
February 1912
The National Gallery Administration
January 1912
The Nation and Its Art Treasures
November 1911
Our Patrimonio Artistico
October 1911
Max Rosenheim
August 1911
London and the Fine Arts, 1911
July 1911
S. Paul\'s Bridge
July 1911
Number One Hundred
June 1911
Recent Extensions at the National Gallery and the British Museum
May 1911
The Passing of Rembrandt\'s Mill
May 1911
The King Edward VII Memorial
April 1911
Rembrandt\'s Mill
March 1911
Recent Appointments
March 1911
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?
February 1911
On Bequests to Public Galleries
January 1911
National Memorials and Selection Committees
December 1910
National Memorials and King Edward VII
November 1910
The Contemporary Art Society
November 1910
A National Eyesore
November 1910
International Exhibitions and Loans of Works of Art
October 1910
The National Gallery
September 1910
Museum Direction and Bureaucracy
August 1910
The Contemporary Art Society
August 1910
The New Turner Gallery
August 1910
Dr. Bode and \'The Burlington Magazine\'
May 1910
The Rokeby Venus
May 1910
\'The Burlington Magazine\' and the Wax Bust Controversy
April 1910
Oriental Art
March 1910
The Care of Pictures in Italian Galleries
February 1910
The New Gallery
February 1910
The Ludwig Mond Bequest
February 1910
The Salting Collection
January 1910
A Retrospect of 1909
December 1909
The Wax Bust Attributed to Leonardo
November 1909
The British School at Athens
November 1909
A Prospect of Help for the National Gallery
October 1909
To the Readers of \'The Burlington Magazine\'
September 1909
The Racial Aspect of Collecting
August 1909
The National Portrait Gallery
August 1909
The Taxation of National Monuments
August 1909
The Victoria and Albert Museum
July 1909
A Purchase Fund for Works of Art
June 1909
The Merton Abbey Tapestries
June 1909
Unanswered Questions about the Norfolk Holbein
May 1909
Thoughts on the American Tariff
April 1909
À Berlin!
March 1909
The McCulloch Collection-II
February 1909
Two Anniversaries
February 1909
The McCulloch Collection-I
January 1909
Reorganization at South Kensington-II
January 1909
A Retrospect
December 1908
Reorganization at South Kensington-I
December 1908
The New Trustee of the National Gallery
December 1908
The Commission on Ancient Monuments
November 1908
The Profession of Architecture
November 1908
The Commission on Ancient Monuments
October 1908
The Palace of Westminster
October 1908
The New Hals in the National Gallery
September 1908
August 1908
The Affairs of the National Gallery: A Correction
August 1908
The Preservation of Ancient Buildings
July 1908
Mr. Epstein\'s Sculpture in the Strand
July 1908
The Affairs of the National Gallery
May 1908
Modern Pictures in the Saleroom
May 1908
The Crisis in Germany
April 1908
The Painter as Critic
January 1908
The Palace of Westminster-III
December 1907
The Palace of Westminster-II
November 1907
The Palace of Westminster
October 1907
Portrait of a Little Girl by Diego Velazquez
July 1907
The Progress of American Collecting
June 1907
The Trend of the Art Market
May 1907
The Whistler Memorial
May 1907
Our National Collections
May 1907
Regent Quadrant
April 1907
Portrait of a Young Man by Hals
March 1907
The Decoration of the Houses of Parliament
March 1907
English Masters in Foreign Galleries
February 1907
The Perils of the Winter Exhibition
February 1907
The Business Aspect of the National Gallery Catalogue
January 1907
The Architecture of Our Public Buildings
December 1906
English Provincial Museums
December 1906
The National Art-Collections Fund
November 1906
English Provincial Museums
November 1906
The Future Housing of Our National Collections
October 1906
To the Readers of the Burlington Magazine
October 1906
English Provincial Museums-I
August 1906
Art in Manchester
June 1906
Some Pressing Questions of the Public Service
April 1906
The Purpose and Policy of National Museums
March 1906
The Future Administration of the Fine Arts in England
January 1906
The Lesson of the Rokeby Velasquez
November 1905
German Art and the German Character
October 1905
The Forthcoming Exhibitions
August 1905
The Directors of Our Public Galleries
June 1905
Tempera Painting
June 1905
The Extinction of the Middle-Class Collector
May 1905
Private Enterprise in Public Affairs
May 1905
The Boston Museum
May 1905
The Reform of Municipal Architecture
April 1905
Architectural Education in England
April 1905
The Opportunity of the Government
March 1905
The Art Student in Italy
March 1905
The Affairs of the National Gallery
February 1905
The National Gallery
February 1905
The Insurance of Works of Art
February 1905
The Strand Improvements
February 1905
The Prospects of Contemporary Painting
January 1905
The Progress of British Art in 1904
December 1904
The Picture Exhibition of the Future
December 1904
Art as a National Asset-III
November 1904
Art as a National Asset.-II
October 1904
The Victoria and Albert Museum
October 1904
Turner\'s Drawings at the National Gallery
October 1904
Photography as a Fine Art
April 2005
Going global: the Louvre and the Pompidou
THE VERY PUBLIC falling-out in January at the Guggenheim Foundation, culminating in the resignation of the organ...
June 1904
The Ignorance of the Art Student (Editorial Articles II)
June 1904
Some Difficulties of Collecting (Editorial Articles I)
May 1904
A Great Collector (Editorial Articles II)
May 1904
The Chantrey Trustees and the Nation (Editorial articles I)
April 1904
German Art and the German Emperor (Editorial Articles II)
April 1904
The Winter Exhibition: an Apology (Editorial Articles I)
March 1904
A National Exhibition (Editorial Articles III)
March 1904
The Future of the International Society (Editorial Articles II)
March 1904
The London County Council and Art (Editorial articles I)
February 1904
Criticism and Commerce (Editorial Articles II)
February 1904
The Future of the International Society (Editorial Articles I)
January 1904
Criticism and Commonsense
June 1903
The Publication of Works of Art Belonging to Dealers
June 1903
Clifford\'s Inn and the Protection of Ancient Buildings
April 1903
Editorial article
CRITICISM, though not always agreeable, is always wholesome when it is well- informed and judicial, and he is wise who tries to profit by it however distasteful the attempt. In this spirit we awa...
March 1903
Editorial article
July 2003
Dublin Museums: A Question of Balance
June 2003
The Thieves of Baghdad
May 2003
The Writing on the Wall
April 2003
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
March 2003
'Infinite Riches in a Little Room': 1903-2003
February 2003
Munich's Pinakothek der Moderne
SINCE the Second World War, Munich's collections of modern art, graphics, architecture and design have led a disjointed existence in inadequate, ma...
January 2003
A Wealth of Anniversaries
December 2002
Manchester United
November 2002
The Courtauld at Seventy
March 1991
The Badminton Cabinet
October 2002
Prague summer
September 2002
July 2002
Patrimony plc
June 2002
Cleaning early pictures: seeking the surface
May 2002
Re-ordering early Europe in South Kensington
April 2002
Octogenarian Salute
March 2002
The National Gallery of the North
February 2002
Edouard Manet: the old-masterly modernist
January 2002
English regional museums: uncapping the hubs
December 2001
Britain from the South: Tate Britain's Centenary Development
November 2001
Overlapping Narratives: The V. & A.'s British Galleries
October 2001
Deconstructing Belgium
September 2001
Written in Stone: The First Decade of the Sainsbury Wing
July 2001
The Foundling Museum
June 2001
Fighting Illicit Traffic
May 2001
Beyond the Great Court
January 2001
Regional Collections: A Strategic Framework?
December 2000
From Mega-Shows to www
November 2000
Trusting Trustees
September 2000
Towards a National Inventory of Paintings
August 2000
The Tates: Structures and Themes
July 2000
June 2000
Hard Stones and Roof-Tops
May 2000
Francis Haskell: In Memoriam
April 2000
From Modern to Contemporary
March 2000
The Rijksmuseum: 'Holland at Its Broadest'?
February 2000
Scratching the Surface
January 2000
Twenty Hundred
December 1999
Plinth Problems
November 1999
Terence Hodgkinson (1913-99)
October 1999
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
September 1999
Lessons from Leeds
July 1999
National Collections or National Collection?
June 1999
Sir Brinsley Ford: A Tribute
April 1999
Renaissance Ferrara and Bologna Revisited
March 1999
Room at the Top?
January 1999
The Heritage Lottery Fund - Renaissance or Retrenchment?
December 1998
Progress in Somerset House
November 1998
The Restoration of Albert
October 1998
The Future of the RIBA Drawings Collection
September 1998
A Positive Policy for the Arts
August 1998
The New Gemäldegalerie in Berlin
July 1998
Stones of Florence
May 1998
A New History of the Tate Gallery
April 1998
Regional Museums - Treasures and Travails
March 1998
The V. & A. and Its Histories
February 1998
Access to Museums
January 1998
Upon a Peak in Brentwood
December 1997
Seeking Monuments
November 1997
The Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille
October 1997
New Initials, New Strategies?
September 1997
Reckoning with the Century
July 1997
Florence Cathedral: Works and Days
June 1997
The National Art Library
May 1997
Adam's London Houses
April 1997
Ten Years on