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November 2021

Vol. 163 | No. 1424

Sculpture

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Editorial

Going, going, gone

In our September issue we published an article by Guido Rebecchini on a remarkable bronze roundel of Mars and Venus attributed to Gian Marco Cavalli that may have been made c.1500 for Isabella d’Este.

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Raphael and the Domus Aurea: The Invention of Grotesque Ornament

‘In every season the rooms are full of painters. Here summer seems cooler than winter [...] We crawl along the ground on our stomachs, armed with bread, ham, fruits and wine, looking more bizarre than the grotesques’. These words, written by an anonymous Lombard artist in Rome in 1496, are from the earliest printed account of one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the Renaissance, one that would have an impact on Western art for centuries. 

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  • ‘Fully armed in plate of war’: making the effigy of the Black Prince

    By Jessica Barker,Emily Pegues,Graeme Mcarthur
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  • Giambologna’s ‘Andromeda’: a new model?

    By Jeremy Warren
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  • Chiloé’s ‘St Michael’: reconsidering sources for the Hispano-Chilote school of sculpture

    By Molly-Claire Gillett
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  • A competition for the funerary monument of Queen Catherine Opalinska

    By Pierre-Hippolyte Pénet
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  • Henry Cheere’s statue of Christopher Codrington: conventions and setting

    By Malcolm Baker
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  • Giorgione’s ‘Tempest’: a riddle without a cause

    By Paul Holberton
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  • Ernst van de Wetering (1938–2021)

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  • A Catalogue of the Sculpture Collection at Wilton House

    By Alexander Heinemann
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  • The Wyvern Collection: Byzantine and Sasanian Silver, Enamels and Works of Art

    By Ivan Drpić
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  • Pygmalion’s Power: Romanesque Sculpture, the Senses, and Religious Experience

    By Sandy Heslop,Agata Gomolka
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  • La sculpture gothique 1140–1430

    By Paul Williamson
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  • Studi sulla pittura toscana del Rinascimento / Studies in Tuscan Renaissance Painting

    By David Ekserdjian
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  • Fragonard: Painting Out of Time

    By Guillaume Faroult
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  • From Memory to Marble: The Historical Frieze of the Voortrekker Monument. Volume I: The Frieze. Volume II: The Scenes

    By Jane Fejfer
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  • Rethinking Guernica

    By Bernardo Laniado-Romero
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  • The Story of Scottish Art

    By Susannah Thompson
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  • Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life

    By Natalie Rudd
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  • Fragmented Illuminations: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Cuttings at the V&A

    By Peter Kidd
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  • Terrible Beauty: Elephant – Human – Ivory

    By Robert J. Vogt
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  • Raphael and the Domus Aurea: The Invention of Grotesque Ornament

    By Adriano Aymonino
  • Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures

    By John K, Grande
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  • Jacobus Vrel: Searching for Clues to an Enigmatic Artist

    By Luuk Pijl
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  • Rembrandt’s Elephant: Following in Hansken’s Footsteps

    By Charles Avery
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  • Modernités suisses

    By Louis Deltour
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  • Artifices instables: Histoires de céramics

    By Florian Knothe
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  • La regione delle Madri: I paesaggi di Osvaldo Licini

    By Philip Rylands
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