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January 2020, No. 1402 – Vol 162

Art in Italy

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Editorial

The National Portrait Gallery

Everything seemed to be going so well at the National Portrait Gallery, London. In the five years since he was appointed its director, Nicholas Cullinan has overseen some significant acquisitions, notably Thomas Lawrence’s unfinished Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1829), and has maintained a tradition of imaginative commissions with such works 

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Bacon by the Book. Centre Pompidou, Paris

In 1996 the Centre Pompidou, Paris, presented a very successful exhibition of eight-eight paintings by Francis Bacon.(1) Bacon by the Book (Bacon en toutes lettres), the first major survey of the artist in France since then, proceeds from two main propositions.(2) The first is that ‘late’ Bacon represents a valid, if overlooked, subdivision of the artist’s oeuvre. Until quite 

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  • The Nobili altarpiece from S. Maria degli Angeli, Florence

    By Dillian Gordon
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  • The 1584 purchase contract for the Medici group of Niobe sculptures

    By Fausto Nicolai
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  • Sacchi and Camassei: painters in the service of Taddeo Barberini

    By Stefano Pierguidi
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  • Battening spalliera paintings: reflections on twenty-five years of research

    By Anne B. Barriault
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  • Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library and Museum. By Rhoda Eitel-Porter and John Marciari, with Jennifer Tonkovich

    By Joachim Jacoby
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  • The Cross, the Gospels, and the Work of Art in the Carolingian Age. By Beatrice E. Kitzinger

    By Celia Chazelle
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  • Trésors des Cathédrales. Edited by Judith Kagan and Marie-Anne Sire

    By Lesley Milner
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  • A Companion to Early Modern Rome 1492–1692. Edited by Pamela M. Jones, Barbara Wisch and Simon Ditchfield

    By Gauvin Alexander Bailey
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  • Veiled Presence: Body and Drapery from Giotto to Titian. By Paul Hills

    By Joachim Poeschke
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  • Un rêve d’Italie. La collection du Marquis Campana. Edited by Françoise Gaultier, Laurent Haumesser and Anna Trofimova

    By Elena Greer
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  • Caravaggio e i Genovesi. Committenti, Collezionisti, Pittori. Edited by Anna Orlando

    By Francesca Cappelletti
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  • Duveen Brothers and the Market for Decorative Arts, 1880–1940. By Charlotte Vignon

    By Diana J Kostyrko
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  • Enchanted Ground: André Breton, Modernism and the Surrealist Appraisal of Fin-de-Siècle Painting. By Gavin Parkinson

    By Michael Richardson
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  • Giorgio de Chirico: Catalogo Generale. Volume 2: 1910–1975; Volume 3: 1913–1976; and Volume 4: 1913–1975. Edited by Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico

    By Robert Radford
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  • Life Above Everything: Lucian Freud and Jack B. Yeats. Edited by Christina Kennedy and Nathan O’Donnell

    By Philip McEvansoneya
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  • Portraits of Lucian Freud

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  • Bernardo Strozzi (1582–1644): The Conquest of Colour. Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino, Genoa

    By William L. Barcham
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  • Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence and Washington

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  • Embroidery in the Middle Ages. Musée de Cluny, Paris

    By M. A. Michael
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  • The Last Knight: The Art, Armor and Ambition of Maximilian I. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    By Tobias Capwell
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  • A Tale of Two Women Painters: Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

    By Sheila Barker
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  • Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer: Parallel Visions. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid; and Rembrandt–Velázquez: Dutch and Spanish Masters. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

    By Isabelle Kent
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  • Toulouse-Lautrec: Resolutely Modern. Grand Palais, Paris

    By Richard Thomson
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  • Bacon by the Book. Centre Pompidou, Paris

    By Martin Harrison
  • Rachel Harrison: Life Hack. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

    By Lewis Kachur
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