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. 93, No. 2, June

Art of Two Germanys / Cold War Cultures/Kunst Und Kalter Krieg / Deutsche Positionen 1945-1989
Art of Two Cermanys / Cold War CulturesLos Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. January 25. 2009 -April 19, 2009Kunst und Kalter Krieg / Deutsche Positionen 1945-1989Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg. May 23, 2009-September 6, 2009; Deutsches...
Bruegel the Elder, Pieter Aertsen, and the Beginnings of Genre
Scenes of daily life - or "genre," as they have come to be known - first appear as an independent subject in the midsixteenth century, but the initial impetus and creative process involved is far from clear. "Genre" is not a sixteenth-century term, and...
Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History/The Great Image Has No Form, or on the Nonobject through Painting
JAMES ELKINS Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press/National University of Singapore Press, 2010. 180 pp.: 28 b/vv ills. $45.00FRANÇOIS JULLIEN The Great Image Has No Form, or On the Nonobject through...
Donors of Longmen: Faith, Politics, and Patronage in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
AMY MCNAIR Donors of Longmen: Faith, Poulies, and Patronage in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Sculpture Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2007. 230 pp.; 85 b/w ills. $58.00Amy McNair has produced an impeccable account of one of the largest repositories...
Forgery, Replica, Fiction: Temporalities of German Renaissance Art
CHRISTOPHER S. WOOD Forgery, Replica, Fiction: Temporalities of German Renaissance Art Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. 398 pp., 116 b/w ills. $55.00In 1944. Erwin Panofsky published his essay "Renaissance and Renascences" in the Kenyon Revino...
Fragonard's Later Career: The Contes et Nouvelles and the Progress of Love Revisited
The French Revolution is acknowledged as a watershed event in French history, a moment of rupture endino; the monarchical old regimi' and establishing a republic of free citizens. Artists, like all others, found it necessary to reinvent themselves and...
Hegel's Contested Legacy: Rethinking the Relation between Art History and Philosophy
It is widely acknowledged that the ideas of the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel played a vital role in die formation of the modern discipline of art history and that his attempt to discern underlying structures of meaning in the historical...
History, Memory, and Instantaneity in Edgar Degas's Place De la Concorde
It will be a long time before- we agree On the true sense of the word: "democracy"! - Gustave Courbet to the Government of National Defense (October 5. 1870)1In the years following France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of leS70 and 1871 and the...
Looking at Laughter: Humor, Power, and Transgression in Roman Visual Culture, 100 B.C-A.D. 250/greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour
JOHN R. GLARKE Looking al Laughter: Humor, Power, and Transgression in Roman Visual Culture, 100 B.C.- A.D. 250 Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. 322 pp.; 21 color ills.. 1 19 b/w. $55.00ALEXANDRE G. MITCHELL (Week Vase-Fainting and the...
Philip Guston's Return to Figuration and the "1930S Renaissance" of the 1960s
Certainly one of the best-known and most frequently rehearsed episodes from the history of postwar painting is Philip Guston's notorious "return to figuration," whose public debut took place in October 1970, when the artist exhibited thirty-three large...