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July 2022

Vol. 164 | No. 1432

Art in Britain

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Editorial

Ukraine’s cultural casualties

The Russian aggression against Ukraine is now in its fifth month. From the first days of the invasion, Russian troops have been destroying the country’s cultural heritage. A common question has been: is this destruction deliberate? Some Ukrainian officials have accused Russia of ‘cultural genocide’.

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Louise Bourgeois: Paintings Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child

Je vois red’ raged Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) on one of the loose sheets of paper that she made notes on, most often about herself and her work and, in this case, about the painting Natural history #2 (1944; Easton Foundation, New York), which struck her as all going wrong. Slipping between two languages, Bourgeois’s fury conforms to the themes of rage, the death drive and childhood aggression that the art historian Mignon Nixon has traced in the artist’s work in reference to the ideas of the psychoanalyst Melanie Klein.

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  • A newly identified portrait by Sir Nathaniel Bacon

    By Karen Hearn
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  • Richard Livesay’s painting of the Eton Montem

    By Catherine Dille
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  • Turner, Ossian and the Royal Academy

    By Murdo MacDonald
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  • G.F. Watts’s ‘Satan’ and the Monte Cavallo ‘Horse tamers’

    By Melissa L. Gustin
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  • The lost years of Edward Julius Detmold: art, nature and war

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki
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  • The provenance and fate of ‘Queen Elizabeth’s Book of Prayers’

    By William Aslet
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  • Alexander Fisher’s ‘In praise of womanhood’

    By Eric Turner
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  • Charles Gates Dempsey (1938–2022)

    By Jesse Locker
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  • Peter J. Fergusson (1934–2022)

    By Glyn Coppack,Stuart Harrison
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  • Enlightened Eclecticism: The Grand Design of the 1st Duke and Duchess of Northumberland

    By Jonathan Yarker
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  • The Art and Architecture of the Cistercians in Northern England, c.1300–1540

    By Esther Wipfler
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  • The Reredos of All Souls College Oxford

    By John A. Goodall
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  • Genre Scenes (Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, 17)

    By Christopher Brown
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  • Leaping the Dragon Gate: The Sir Michael Butler Collection of Seventeenth-Century Chinese Porcelain

    By Helen Glaister
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  • A Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish engravers, 1714–1820

    By Antony Vaughan Griffiths
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  • Mirror of Reality: Nineteenth-Century Painting in the Netherlands

    By John Leighton
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  • The Renaissance Restored: Paintings Conservation and the Birth of Modern Art History in Nineteenth-Century Europe

    By Giorgio Bonsanti
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  • David Jones and the Craft of Theology: Becoming Beauty

    By Ayla Lepine
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  • Humankind: Ruskin Spear. Class, Culture and Art in 20th-Century Britain

    By Andrew Wilson
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  • Becoming Artists: Self-Portraits, Friendship Images and Studio Scenes by Nordic Women Painters in the 1880s

    By David R. Smith
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  • Van Gogh’s Finale: Auvers and the Artist’s Rise to Fame

    By Rachel Esner
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  • The Newport Experience: Sustaining Historic Preservation into the 21st Century

    By Megan Aldrich
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  • Venice Biennale

    By Kathryn Lloyd
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  • I Farnese: Architettura, Arte, Potere

    By Raffaella Morselli
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  • Annibale Carracci: The frescos from the Herrera Chapel

    By Catherine R. Puglisi
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  • Boldini: Pleasures and Days

    By Rosalind McKever
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  • Louise Bourgeois: Paintings Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child

    By Verity Mackenzie
  • Louis Chéron (Paris, 1655–Londres, 1725): L’ambition du dessin parfait

    By Tessa Murdoch
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  • Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, 800–1500

    By William Diebold
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  • Magische Spiegelungen: Johann Erdmann Hummel

    By Lorenz van der Meij
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  • Manet and Astruc: Friendship and Inspiration Manet to Bracquemond: Newly Discovered Letters to an Artist and Friend

    By Richard Thomson
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  • Frank Duveneck: American Master

    By John Wilson
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  • Friedl Dicker-Brandeis: Bauhaus- Schülerin, Avantgarde-Malerin, Kunstp dagogin / Bauhaus Student, Avant-Garde Painter, Art Teacher

    By Elana Shapira
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