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Exhibition Review / December 2023
The Lost Mirror: Jews and Conversos in Medieval Spain
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 10th October 2023–14th January 2024   This exhibition, curated by...
Exhibition Review / November 2023
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 15th October 2023–21st January 2024  In 2011 the artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith said: ‘my work is a dia...
Exhibition Review / October 2023
Gwen John: Art and Life in London and Paris
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 13th May–8th October    With the recent trend to ‘discover’...
Article / October 2023
Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Susanna and the elders’ painted for Henrietta Maria
Along-lost Susanna and the elders by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–c.1654 or after) has been rediscovered by the...
Exhibition Review / September 2023
Painted Love: Renaissance Marriage Portraits
Holburne Museum, Bath, 26th May–1st October So few British regional museums are currently holding exhibitio...
Exhibition Review / August 2023
Lavinia Fontana: Trailblazer, Rule Breaker
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin , 6th May–27th August    For the majority of visitors, th...
Article / August 2023
Naming Parmigianino’s Antea
The final instalment of this tripartite series uses newly discovered information from the Parma baptismal registers not to map the social networks ...
Article / July 2023
Urban VIII and the Barberini
On the 400th anniversary of the election of Maffeo Barberini as Pope Urban VIII, an exhibition at Palazzo Barberini, Rome, has brought together ex...
Article / July 2023
A sartorial portrait of Ottaviano Ubaldini della Carda by Piero della Francesca
The damage to the Urbino archives caused by Cesare Borgia’s capture of the city in 1502–03 and the discardin...
Book Review / June 2023
Dessins français du XIXe siècle and Léon Bonvin 1834–1866: Drawn to the Everyday. Catalogue Raisonné
The Fondation Custodia, Paris, has an exemplary history of researching and publishing its collection of works ...
Exhibition Review / May 2023
Mey Rahola (1897–1959): The new photographer
Mey Rahola: Desire for Horizons
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, 25th November 2022–11th September 2023 Museu de l’Empordà,...
Exhibition Review / May 2023
Vermeer Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 10th February–4th June
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 10th February–4th June The glittering brass chandelier in Johannes Vermeer’s The ar...
Book Review / April 2023
Process: Design Drawings from the Rijksmuseum 1500–1900
By Reinier Baarsen. 404 pp. incl. 365 col. + 3 b. & w. ills. (nai010 publishers, Rotterdam, 2022), €59.95....
Exhibition Review / March 2023
Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 5th July 2022–26th March 2023 If asked to name the most successful exhibition of contemporary German art, ...
Article / March 2023
Delacroix in Morocco and Andalusia: rediscovered notebooks and drawings
The look of that land will remain forever in my mind’s eye’.[1] Eugène Delacroix’s journey to the Maghreb...
Exhibition Review / February 2023
Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice
National Gallery of Art, Washington, 20th November 2022– 12th February 2023    Rumours abounded at...
Exhibition Review / January 2023
Fuseli and the Modern Woman: Fashion, Fantasy, Fetishism
Courtauld Gallery, London, 14th October 2022–8th January 2023 Of Henry Fuseli’s many ‘shockingly indelica...
Article / January 2023
The many faces of Mary Magdalene
Mary magdalene is a mysterious and misunderstood figure. Growing out of a conflation of three different female characters in the gospels, which beg...
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December 2023
The Picasso anniversary
Although the fact that Pablo Picasso is the most famous artist of the twentieth century – some would say now the most famous artist of all time ...
November 2023
History of art after Brexit
by Reviews Editor, Alexandra Gajewski It is probably fair to say that the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union in 2020 as a cons...
October 2023
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...
September 2023
The British Museum
Who would want to be the director of the British Museum? The question is prompted in the first instance by the announcement in July that Hartwig Fischer, who has been the director since May 2016, h...
August 2023
Don’t believe your eyes
As an avid art enthusiast, I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Art and Artifice exhibition at the esteemed Courtauld Gallery in London. The...
July 2023
At Tate Britain
It is now nearly a quarter of a century since Tate made the division of its displays between British art on Millbank and modern and contemporary art at Bankside. In that time, the permanent collect...
June 2023
The future of the RIBA Drawings Collection
When the Institute of British Architects was founded in London in 1834 – it added ‘Royal’ to its name in...
May 2023
Digitising the Conway and Witt Libraries
Anxiety about the future of the two great photographic libraries housed in the Courtauld Institute of Art, Londo...
April 2023
Politics versus archaeology in Paris
An air of anticipation has greeted the fourth anniversary of the fire that broke out on 15th April 2019 and destroyed the medieval roof of Notre-Da...
March 2023
Omai
Given his undisputed central place in the history of British art, it is surprising that the three-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Joshua Reynolds is not being celebrated this year with more ...
February 2023
Wren 300
On 26th February 1923 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) processed through the streets of London for a service in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral to commemorate the bicentenary of ...
January 2023
A spoonful of sugar
Let’s try to be positive. Nobody can pretend that 2022 ended in an entirely rosy fashion for the world’s museums. Still in recovery mode after the pandemic, with visitor numbers in most cases n...
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November 2023 - Recent acquisitions of European sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Recent acquisitions of European sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
June 2023 - Recent acquisitions (2016–22) of European works of art at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Recent acquisitions (2016–22) of European works of art at the Detroit Institute of Arts
December 2022 - Recent acquisitions at Musée Fabre, Montpellier (2004–2022)
Recent acquisitions, Musée Fabre, Montpellier (2004–2022)
Ten years of photography acquisitions at the Morgan Library & Museum
Ten years of photography acquisitions at the Morgan Library & Museum
April 2022 - Recent acquisitions at The Spanish Gallery, Bishop Auckland
Recent acquisitions at The Spanish Gallery, Bishop Auckland
January 2022 - Recent acquisitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum (2017–21)
Recent acquisitions (2017–21) at the J. Paul Getty Museum
December 2021 - Recent acquisitions at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Recent acquisitions at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
November 2021 - Recent acquisitions (2011–21) of sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Recent acquisitions (2011–21) of sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
October 2021 - Recent acquisitions at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2008–20)
Recent acquisitions at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2008-20)
April 2021 - Recent acquisitions (2016–21) at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Recent acquisitions (2016–21) at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
February 2021 - Recent acquisitions (2012–20) at the Fondation Custodia
Recent acquisitions (2012–20) at the Fondation Custodia
January 2021 – Recent acquisitions (2013–20) at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Recent acquisitions (2013–20) at the Cleveland Museum of Art
December 2020 – Dutch museum acquisitions (2015–19) supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt
Dutch museum acquisitions (2015–19) supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt
November 2020 – Recent acquisitions (2006–20) at the Mauritshuis, The Hague
Recent acquisitions (2006–20) at the Mauritshuis, The Hague
October 2018 – Acquisitions for the reopened Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 2011–18
Acquisitions for the reopened Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
December 2017 – Acquisitions at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 2009–17
Acquisitions at the National Portrait Gallery, London
October 2017 – The donation of old masters in The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’s new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace
The donation of old masters in The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’s new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pa
August 2017 – Recent acquisitions (2007–17) by regional university collections in Britain
Recent acquisitions (2007–17) by regional university collections in Britain
March 2016 – Recent acquisitions (2013–16) at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Recent acquisitions (2013–16) at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
December 2016 – Recent acquisitions (2012–16) at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Recent acquisitions (2012–16) at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
June 2016 – Recent acquisitions (2007–15) of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Recent acquisitions (2007–15) of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of
August 2015 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2010–15) by British regional museums
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement Recent acquisitions (2010–15) by British regional muse
March 2015 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2006–14) at the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, London
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2006–14) at the Department of Pr
February 2015 – Dutch museum acquisitions (2010–14) supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt
Dutch museum acquisitions (2010–14) supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt
October 2015 – Acquisitions (1998–2014) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Acquisitions (1998–2014) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
April 2014 – Recent acquisitions (2005–14) at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Recent acquisitions (2005–14) at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
February 2013 – Recent acquisitions (2005–12) at the Dallas Museum of Art
Recent acquisitions (2005–12) at the Dallas Museum of Art
October 2012 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions by the Government Art Collection
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust: Supplement Recent acquisitions by the Government Art Collection
July 2012 – Recent acquisitions (2005–11) at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Recent acquisitions (2005–11) at the Cleveland Museum of Art
June 2012 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Cast
February 2012 – Recent acquisitions (2008–12) at the Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris
Recent acquisitions (2008–12) at the Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris
January 2012 – Acquisitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Acquisitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
November 2011 – Recent acquisitions (2001–11) of sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Recent acquisitions (2001–11) of sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
December 2010 – Acquisitions (2000–10) of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Acquisitions (2000–10) of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art at The Metropolitan Mus
November 2010 – Sculpture acquisitions (2000–10) by regional museums in Britain
Sculpture acquisitions (2000–10) by regional museums in Britain
April 2010 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2004–09) at the National Portrait Gallery, London
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement Recent acquisitions (2004–09) at the National Portrait
November 2009 – Recent acquisitions (2004–09) of sculpture at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Recent acquisitions (2004–09) of sculpture at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
October 2010 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2004–09) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2004–09) at the Ashmolean Museum
October 2007 – The Jerwood Supplement: Acquisitions (1987–2007) at National Museums Liverpool
The Jerwood Supplement: Acquisitions (1987–2007) at National Museums Liverpool
September 2007 – Recent acquisitions (1990–2007) at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
Recent acquisitions (1990–2007) at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
June 2007 – Recent acquisitions (2000–2006) of European sculpture and decorative arts at The Detroit Institute of Arts
Recent acquisitions (2000–2006) of European sculpture and decorative arts at The Detroit Institute o
May 2007 – Recent acquisitions (1994–2007) of sculpture and decorative arts at The Frick Collection, New York
Recent acquisitions (1994–2007) of sculpture and decorative arts at The Frick Collection, New York
December 2006 – The Jerwood Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2000-06) of sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Jerwood Supplement Recent acquisitions (2000–06) of sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum,
October 2006 – Recent acquisitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1998–2006
Recent acquisitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1998–2006
March 2006 – The Jerwood Supplement: Recent acquisitions at the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, London, 2002–2005
The Jerwood Supplement: Recent acquisitions at the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British
February 2006 – Recent acquisitions at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, 1997–2005
Recent acquisitions at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, 1997–2005
November 1991 – Selected Acquisitions of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987–1991
Selected Acquisitions of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987–1991