The Art Bulletin

The Art Bulletin publishes scholarship in all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions. The Art Bulletin publishes peer-reviewed scholarly articles and reviews in the area of art history.

Articles from Vol. 89, No. 1, March

Delécluze's Response to Delacroix's Scenes from the Massacres at Chios (1824)
Eugene Delacroix's main entry to the Salon exhibition of 1824 was entitled Scenes from the Massacres at Chios: Greek Families Awaiting Death or Slavery, etc.1 This work depicts the aftermath of an episode involving protracted bloodshed from the Greek...
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Greek Sculpture and the Problem of Description
A. A. DONOHUE Greek Sculpture and the Problem of Description Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 278 pp.; 43 b/w ills. $80.00Alice Donohue's new book examines the historiography of stylistic description and its role in scholarly interpretations...
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Historicism and the Symbolic Imagination in Nazarene Art
On October 10, 1840, the king of Bavaria, Ludwig I, left his palace and headed toward the newly erected church of St. Ludwig. Named after the king's patron saint, the building represented another stone in the grand-scale mosaic of his urban projects...
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Ineffable Paths: Mapping Wutaishan in Qing Dynasty China
(ProQuest-CSA LLC: ... denotes formulae omitted.)It was by a circuitous route that the map of Wutaishan (..., Mountain of Five Terraces) returned to this sacred mountain range in northeastern China in 2005 (Fig. 1). The map was derived from a set of...
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Interventions: The Melancholy Art/Response: Epithalamium/Response: The Dark Side of Art History/Response: The Far in the Near/Response: Reasons to Be Cheerful/Interventions: The Author Replies
Michael Ann HollyMelancholy betrays the world for the sake of knowledge. But in its tenacious self-absorption it embraces dead objects in its contemplation, in order to redeem them. . . . The persistence which is expressed in the intention of mourning...
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Robert Rauschenberg and David Smith: Compelling Contiguities
David Smith: A CentennialSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 3-May 14, 2006Carmen Giménez, David Smith: A Centennial, exh. cat. New York: Guggenheim Muséum Publications, 2006. 460 pp., 175 color ills., 125 b/w. $85Robert Rauschenberg: CombinesMetropolitan...
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Self-Promotion in Adélaïde Labille-Guiard's 1785 Self-Portrait with Two Students
When Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1749-1803) submitted her monumental Self-Portrait with Two Students to the 1785 Salon exhibition sponsored by the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, she presented herself to a large and diverse Parisian audience as...
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St. Peter's in the Vatican
WILLIAM TRONZO, ED. St. Peter's in the Vatican Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 313 pp.; 338 b/w ills. $125.00Throughout the years, the extraordinary history of St. Peter's continues to attract scholars from various disciplines, to focus...
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The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire
GÜLRU NECIPOGLU The Age of Sinon: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005. 592 pp.; 250 color ills., 300 b/w. $99.50Until quite recently, Ottoman architecture fell between the cultural and methodological...
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The World in the Ground Glass: Transformations in P. H. Emerson's Photography
Nothing could be less controversial now than to assert that a break in theory and practice separates modernist from postmodernist photography. Abigail Solomon-Godeau offers a clear, concise, and canonical statement of the postmodernist critique of modernist...
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