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. 80, No. 4, December

Court, Cloister and City: The Art and Culture of Central Europe, 1450-1800 / the Renaissance Print: 1470-1550
THOMAS DACOSTA KAUFMANN Court, Cloister and City: The Art and Culture of Central Europe, 1450-1800 Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. 576 pp.; 235 b/w ills. $45.00 DAVID LANDAU AND PETER PARSHALL The Renaissance Print: 14 70-1550 New Haven:...
Read preview Overview
Gericault / Paul Delaroche: History Painted / Painting and History during the French Restoration: Abandoned by the Past
REGIS MICHEL, ED. Gericault Paris: La Documentation Francaise, 1996. 2 vols.; 1094 pp.; 430 b/w ills. Fr 550.00 paper STEPHEN BANN Paul Delaroche: History Painted Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. 304 pp.; 35 color ills., 132 b/w. $49.50 BETH...
Read preview Overview
Letter
Having presented a paper in 1983 at the annual meeting of the Midwest Art History Graduate Student Symposium at the Ohio State University on Eastman Johnson's Negro Life in the South, I was especially interested in John Davis's recent article in the...
Read preview Overview
Lorenzo Lotto: Rediscovered Master of the Renaissance / Lorenzo Lotto / Lotto, Lorenzo / Lorenzo Lotto E l'Immaginario Alchemico
DAVID ALAN BROWN, PETER HUMFREY, AND MAURO LUCCO ET AL. Lorenzo Lotto: Rediscovered Master of the Renaissance New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997. 272 pp.; 80 color ills., 100 b/w. $55.00 PETER HUMFREY Lorenzo Lotto New Haven: Yale University Press,...
Read preview Overview
Mikhail Larionv and the Russian Avant-Garde
ANTHONY PARTON Mikhail Larionov and the Russian Avant-Garde Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. 254 pp.; 28 color ills., 216 b/w. $80.00; $29.95 paper On a bitterly cold morning in Moscow in January 1927, Walter Benjamin visited the former residence...
Read preview Overview
Pissarro, Landscape, Vision, and Tradition
Paul Cezanne once remarked that if Camille Pissarro "had gone on painting as he was doing in 1870, he would have been the strongest of us all."1 Cezanne did not make clear why he found Pissarro's early work so compelling, but he implied that its strength...
Read preview Overview
Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists / the Victorians: British Painting
JAN MARSH AND PAMELA GERRISH NUNN Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists Manchester, Eng.: Manchester City Art Gallery, 1997-98. 159 pp.; 65 color ills., 163 b/w. 19.95 NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART The Victorians: British Painting 1837-1901 Washington, D.C.: National...
Read preview Overview
Structure/ornament and the Modern Figuration of Architecture
Roman architecture often reduced the Greek orders to mere ornament applied to arcuated structures. The Lombard chapel piled up ornament on the purist structure of the Florentine model. In the nineteenth century a building was made a structure to receive...
Read preview Overview
The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia
DAVID KING The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia New York: Henry Holt, Metropolitan Books, 1997. 192 pp.; 4 color ills., 271 b/w. $35.00 A slim volume with little text and full of intriguing and somewhat...
Read preview Overview
The Expressive Body in Goya's Saint Francis Borgia at the Deathbed of an Impenitent
Saint Francis Borgia at the Deathbed of an Impenitent (Fig. 1), painted by Francisco Goya (174S1828) in 1788, is one of the most astonishing works in an oeuvre replete with remarkable images. In the decade and a half since its inclusion in Robert Rosenblum's...
Read preview Overview
The Languages of Landscape
The Languages of Landscape University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997. 303 pp.;13 color ills., 80 b/w. $65.00. Almost at the very end of his book on The Languages of Landscape, Mark Roskill rehearses the passage from John Ruskin's...
Read preview Overview
The Painter's Presence: Signatures in Venetian Renaissance Pictures
The placing of a signature on a painting is a conscious act by the painter that establishes his or her presence. That presence communicates outward to the viewer, but it also communicates information about the painter's relationship inward, to the painting...
Read preview Overview
Thomas Gainsborough's Ann Ford
In 1758, finding trade slack in Ipswich, where he had been based since 1752, Thomas Gainsborough made a reconnaissance trip to Bath, to see if richer pickings were to be had, and discovered that they were. So, in October 1759, he removed there permanently,...
Read preview Overview
What Is "Chinese Narrative Illustration"?
In modern writings on Chinese pictorial art, the term narrative illustration is loosely applied to a diverse array of works. Although there seems to be an implicit consensus that the designation is appropriate to pictures that illustrate a story, the...
Read preview Overview