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. 87, No. 3, September

Cézanne and Provence: The Painter in His Culture/The Joy of Life: The Idyllic in French Art, Circa 1900
NINA MARIA ATHANASSOGLOUKALLMYER Cézanne and Provence: The Painter in His Culture Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. 338 pp.; 120 color ills.," 102 b/w. $65.00MARGARET WERTH The Joy of Life: The Idyllic in French Art, circa 1900 Berkeley: University...
Constructing a Byzantine Augusta: A Greek Book for a French Bride
Marriage between outsiders is a social advance (because it integrates wider groups). It is also a venture.-Claude Lévi-Strauss1In 1179 Agnes, the nine-year-old daughter of Louis VII of France, embarked on a Genoese ship that took her to Constantinople,...
From "Curious" to Canonical: Jehan Roy De France and the Origins of the French School
In his 1928 discussion of the origins of the art of painting in France, Louis Gillet proclaimed, "It is very noteworthy that French painting begins with a portrait."1 The image that Gillet referred to as the progenitor of French painting hangs today...
Funerary Monuments and Collective Identity: From Roman Family to Christian Community
Salle V and the grand stairway leading from it to the second floor of the Musée National du Bardo in Tunis is devoted to Early Christian mosaics (Fig. 1). The majority of the tessellated panels mounted in sturdy wooden frames on the gallery walls of...
Interventions: Toward a New Model of Renaissance Anachronism/Response: Historia and Anachronism in Renaissance Art/Response: Nihil Sub Sole Novum/Response: Time out of Joint/The Authors Reply
The Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio pictured Saint Augustine seated at a table in a roomy study, pausing, his pen raised from the paper. Augustine is writing a letter to Saint Jerome asking the older man for advice and at that very moment, in distant...
Le Minaret Ghouride De Jam: Un Chef D'oeuvre Du XIIe Siècle
JANINE SOURDEL-THOMINE Le Minaret Ghouride de Jam: Un chef d'oeuvre du XIIe siècle Paris: Diffusion de Boccard, 2004. 171 pp.; 69 b/w ills. euro50The twelfth-century minaret at Jam in central Afghanistan (roughly midway between Herat and Kabul) is possibly...
Portrait and Counter-Portrait in Holbein's the Family of Sir Thomas More
Early in 1527 Hans Holbein painted two portraits of Sir Thomas More, the great English humanist and statesman who had become his host and patron when he moved to London from Basel in the fall of 1526. The first is the half-length portrait of More the...
The Chicago Auditorium Building: Adler and Sullivan's Architecture and the City/The Chicago Tribune Competition: Skyscraper Design and Cultural Change in the 1920s
JOSEPH M. SIRY The Chicago Auditorium Building: Adler and Sullivan's Architecture and the City Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002. 568 pp.; 16 color ills., 200 b/w. $55.00; $35.00 paperKATHERINE SOLOMONSON The Chicago Tribune Competition: Skyscraper...
The Quattro Cento, and Stones of Rimini/Art and Its Discontents: The Early Life of Adrian Stokes
ADRIAN STOKES The Quattro Cento, and Stones of Rimini University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002. 536 pp.; 112 b/w ills. $38.00RICHARD READ Art and Its Discontents: The Early Life of Adrian Stokes Hants, UK: Ashgate, 2002. 260 pp.;...
The Reception of Walter Pater in Europe
STEPHEN BANN, ED. The Reception of Walter Pater in Europe London: Thoemmes Continuum, 2004. 311 pp. $225In 1994, I had the pleasure of attending a conference in Canterbury devoted to Walter Pater. One evening we went on a walking tour to places associated...