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. 76, No. 1, March

Architecture and Exegesis: Richard of St.-Victor's Ezekiel Commentary and Its Illustrations
Richard of St.-Victor is remembered today as one of the major figures in the religious thought of his time. He was probably born in Scotland during the first quarter of the twelfth century. Like a number of his British compatriots, he came to study in...
Canterbury Cathedral and the Cult of Becket
The eastern arm of Canterbury Cathedral has been appreciated for a century and a half as probably the earliest Gothic building in England and as the English church that came closest to rivaling the aesthetic ambitions of Early Gothic builders in France....
Intellect and Intuition in Botticelli's Saint Augustine
Occasionally the critical history of a work of art reminds us of the necessity of seeking a balance between intellectual methodology and visual analysis in our interpretations. Botticelli's fresco of Saint Augustine painted for the Umiliati brethren...
Raphael, Angelo Colocci, and the Genesis of the Architectural Orders
When Raphael died in 1520, he left behind a staggering amount of unfinished business. Even with an active workshop to help him, and a laudable ability to delegate projects, Rome's favorite artist was hopelessly overextended. Some commissions would probably...
Reviews -- Angelica Kauffman: A Continental Artist in Georgian England Edited by Wendy Wassying Roworth
WENDY WASSYNG ROWORTH, ed., Angelica Kauffman: A Continental Artist in Georgian England, London, Reaktion Books, 1993. Pp. 216; 40 color pls., 110 black-and-white ills. $22.50 paper.This book on Angelica Kauffman, the 18th-century painter, print designer,...
Reviews -- Arts of Power: Three Halls of State in Italy, 1300-1600 (the New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics, XIX) by Randolph Starn and Loren Partridge
RANDOLPH STARN and LOREN PARTRIDGE, Arts of Power: Three Halls of State in Italy, 1300-1600 (The New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics, XIX), Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford, University of California Press, 1992. Pp. xii + 374; 8 color pls.; 128...
Reviews -- Art, Tea, and Industry: Masuda Takashi and the Mitsui Circle by Christine M. E. Guth
CHRISTINE M. E. GUTH, Art, Tea, and Industry: Masuda Takashi and the Mitsui Circle, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1993. pp. xvi + 232: 10 color pls., 68 black-and-white ills. $29.95.The subtext of Christine Guth's remarkable book is Japan's...
Reviews -- Bronzino's Chapel of Eleonora in the Palazzo Vecchio (California Studies in the History of Art, XXIX) by Janet Cox-Rearick
JANET COX-REARICK, Bronzino's Chapel of Eleonora in the Palazzo Vecchio (California Studies in the History of Art, XXIX), Berkeley, University of California Press, 1993. Pp. XXIX + 448; 33 color pls. + 187 black-and-white ills. $75.Bronzino studies constitute...
Reviews -- Georges Seurat, 1859-1891 by Robert L. Herbert with Francoise Cachin, Anne Distel, Susan Alyson Stein and Gary Tinterow / Toulouse-Lautrec by Richard Thomson with Anne Roquebert, Claire Freches-Thory and Daniele Devynck
ROBERT L. HERBERT, Georges Seurat, 1859-1891, with Francoise Cachin, Anne Distel, Susan Alyson Stein, and Gary Tinterow, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1991. Pp. x + 450; 244 color pls., 108 black-and-white ills. $70.RICHARD THOMSON, Toulouse-Lautrec,...
Reviews -- the Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens by Martin Robertson
MARTIN ROBERTSON, The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1992. Pp. xii + 350; 300 black-and-white ills. $90.Nearly twenty years ago, in the same year as his retirement from the Lincoln Professorship of Classical...
Reviews -- Visual Polemics in Ninth-Century Byzantine Psalters by Kathleen Corrigan / the Octateuchs. A Study in Byzantine Manuscript Illumination by John Lowden
KATHLEEN CORRIGAN, Visual Polemics in Ninth-Century Byzantine Psalters, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1992. Pp. xv + 323; 112 black-and-white pls. $90.JOHN LOWDEN, The Octateuchs. A Study in Byzantine Manuscript Illumination, University Park,...
The Perspective Plan in the Sixteenth Century: The Invention of a Representational Language
Cologne, 1572: the appearance of the first volume of Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg's Civitates orbis terrarum marked a turning point in publishing.(1) The basic idea was very simple: to gather in book form views of towns from every part of the world,...
The Place De Nos Conquetes and the Unraveling of the Myth of Louis XIV
... one cannot praise enough the noble ... design [for the Place de Nos Conquetes] ..., which would have given an impressive idea of the magnificence and exquisite taste of this century.... But these great and magnificent projects, so useful to the public,...
The Ruler Portrait of Charles the Bald in the S. Paolo Bible
The S. Paolo Bible (Rome, Abbazia di S. Paolo fuori le Mura), made in Reims between ca. 866 and ca. 875, includes an image of Charles the Bald, king in western Francia from 843 and Roman emperor from 875 (Fig. 1).(1) (Figure 1 omitted) It shows him as...
Women on the Quirinal Hill: Patronage in Rome, 1560-1630
Patronage studies and women's studies have made significant contributions to our understanding of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, but the two approaches are rarely combined, particularly with regard to architectural commissions.(1) Various reasons...