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April 2020 (currently available for free, see below)

Vol. 162 | No. 1405

British Art and Collecting

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Editorial

Art and illness

Art can make you feel better. Few readers of The Burlington Magazine would doubt that statement, but it was recently given scientific verification in experiments carried out at the University of California at Berkeley by a team led by the psychologist Dacher Keltner, whose research focuses on the biological and evolutionary origins of emotional expression.

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Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution. Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent

This instructive, enjoyable and excellently organised exhibition is a unique opportunity to see at eye level ten panels from the Ghent Altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck: the eight panels that are visible when the altarpiece is closed, which underwent conservation treatment by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIKIRPA) between 2012 and 2016;

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April 2020, #1405 – Vol 162

British Art and Collecting

  • John Flaxman’s funerary monument for the 1st Earl of Mansfield in Westminster Abbey

    By Susan Jenkins
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  • George Scharf and the 1857 Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition

    By Philip Cottrell
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  • Maria Cosway’s ‘A Persian going to adore the sun’

    By Diane Boucher
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  • Edward Burne-Jones’s 1871 Italian sketchbook reconsidered

    By Mark Stocker
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  • Paul Crossley (1945–2019)

    By Christopher Wilson
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  • Robert Suckale (1943–2020)

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  • Cataloguing Thomas Gainsborough

    By Duncan Robinson
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  • Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist. By Elizabeth Goldring

    By Stephen Perkinson
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  • Mosaics in the Medieval World: From Late Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century. By Liz James

    By Cecily Hennessy
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  • Illuminating Sanctity: The Body, Soul and Glorification of Saint Amand in the Miniature Cycle in Valenciennes, Bibliothèque Municipale, MS 500. By Maria R. Grasso

    By Rémy Cordonnier
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  • English Silver of the 16th–20th Centuries: The Collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums. By Natalia Abramova

    By Timothy Schroder
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  • The Neapolitan Lives and Careers of Netherlandish Immigrant Painters (1575–1655). By Marije Osnabrugge

    By Catherine R. Puglisi
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  • Camillo Rusconi: Ein Bildhauer des Spätbarock in Rom. By Frank Martin

    By Gauvin Alexander Bailey
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  • The Country House Library. By Mark Purcell

    By James Campbell
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  • Women, Art and Money in Late Victorian and Edwardian England: The Hustle and the Scramble. By Maria Quirk

    By Aisha Lovise Maud Bornoe
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  • Stick to the Skin: African American and Black British Art, 1965–2015. By Celeste-Marie Bernier

    By Richard Hylton
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  • Flash!: Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination. By Kate Flint

    By Fiontán Moran
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  • Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution. Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent

    By Lorne Campbell
  • Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas

    By Paul Joannides
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  • British Baroque: Power and Illusion. Tate Britain, London

    By Jeremy Wood
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  • Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media. Foundling Museum, London

    By María Cruz de Carlos Varona
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  • George IV: Art and Spectacle. Queen's Gallery, London; King George IV: Royalty, Racing and Reputation. Palace House, Newmarket

    By Helen Jacobsen
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  • Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company. Wallace Collection, London

    By Ursula Weekes
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  • Otto Prutscher: Universal Designer of Viennese Modernism. Museum of Applied Art (MAK), Vienna

    By Christopher Long
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  • Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí. Saint Louis Art Museum, St Louis

    By Michael Clarke
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  • Picasso and Paper. Royal Academy of Arts, London

    By Elizabeth Cowling
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  • Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance. Modern 2, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

    By Susannah Thompson
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