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. 88, No. 2, June

Andy Warhol's Silver Elvises: Meaning through Context at the Ferus Gallery in 1963
In the spring of 1963 Andy Warhol looked to the west. He had recently emerged as one of the most prominent of the Pop artists, with important solo shows on either coast, and now anticipated his second exhibition at the prestigious Ferus Gallery in Los...
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A Renaissance Audience Considered: The Nuns at S. Apollonia and Castagno's Last Supper
It is not difficult to explain why, until relatively recently, few visitors to Florence routinely went to see Andrea del Castagno's Last Supper, although the fresco is hardly off the beaten track at S. Apollonia. Only two blocks from that more publicized...
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Art since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism
Interventions Reviews Art since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism London: Thames and Hudson, 2005. 2 vols.: vol. 1, 1900-1944, 352 pp., 210 color ills., 106 b/w. $46.88; vol. 2, 19452003, 424 pp.. 236 color ills., 128 b/w. $46.88; both vols....
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Becket's Crown: Art and Imagination in Gothic England 1170-1300
PAUL BINSKI Becket's Crown: Art and Imagination in Gothic England 1170-1300 New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. 343 pp.; 67 color ills., 176 b/w. $65.00It is hardly surprising that Paul Binski's Becket's Crown is the first svnoplic analysis of English...
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Framing the Sun: The Arch of Constantine and the Roman Cityscape
To illustrate some of the key paradigm shifts of their discipline, art historians often point to the fluctuating fortunes of the Arch of Constantine. Reviled by Raphael, revered by Alois Riegl, condemned anew by the reactionary Bernard Berenson and conscripted...
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Image and Devotion in Late Medieval England
RICHARD MARKS Image and Devotion in Late Medieval England Phoenix Mill, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 2004. 344 pp.; 24 color ills., 176 b/w, 15 maps. £25.00Paging through the photographs in Richard Marks's Image and Devotion in Late Medieval England, one...
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Impressionism: Paint and Politics/Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne and Pissarro, 1865-1885
JOHN HOUSE Impressionism: Paint and Politics New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. 256 pp.; 63 color ills., 117 b/w. $50.00JOACHIM PISSARRO Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne and Pissarro, 1865-1885 New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2005. 256 pp.; 163...
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Judaic Threads in the West African Tapestry: No More Forever?
From its inception, the newly emerging discipline of African art history encompassed only regions south of the desert and, until quite recently, it was perceived and interpreted through a bifocal lens: the Sahara, which cuts a horizontal swath across...
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Performing the Visual: The Practice of Buddhist Wall Painting in China and Central Asia, 618-960
SARAH E. FRASER Performing the Visual: The Practice of Buddhist Wall Painting in China and Central Asia, 618-960 Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004. 342 pp.: 43 color ills.. 82 b/w. $65.00In the ninth and tenth centuries, toward the end of the...
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The Discourse of Failure in Seventeenth-Century Rome: Prospero Bresciano's Moses
This statue was the death of its sculptor, who broke his heart on account of the ridicule it excited.-Nathaniel Hawthorne, The French and Italian Notebooks (1858)'The Fontana dell'Acqua Felice (Figs. 1,2) is a monumental fountain in the form of a triumphal...
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The "Ghosting" of Incest and Female Relations in Harriet Hosmer's Beatrice Cenci
Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908) belonged to that group of expatriate American women sculptors in Rome whom Henry James dubbed "a white marmorean flock."1 These artists, like their male counterparts, created idealized Neoclassical works that immortalized didactic...
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The Uncharted Kahn: The Visuality of Planning and Promotion in the 1930s and 1940s
An often overlooked change occurred in urban planning between the 1920s and the 1940s, one represented in the following two images. In the first, the frontispiece of a 1936 report on city planning in New York City, the allegorical figure of city planning,...
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