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Not to be missed: exhibitions in 2017

ANNIVERSARIES PLAY AN important part in structuring the art-historical calendar. Their observance can also serve as a way to organise the past and draw it closer, as in the programme of First World War commemorations […] In 2017 the War will recede somewhat to make way for two colossal anniversaries: the centenary of the Russian Revolution and the quincentenary of Martin Luther’s ninety-five theses.

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Orlando Furioso. Ferrara

THE FIVE HUNDREDTH anniversary of the publication of Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso has been celebrated in Ferrara with a three-months-long lunar eclipse. Halfway through the exhibition Orlando Furioso 500 anni. Cosa vedeva Ariosto quando chiudeva gli occhi at the Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara (to 8th January), the visitor encounters a mysteriously lit moon in one of the palace’s rooms. The globe is in fact a bronze sphere dating from the first century AD that used to crown the Vatican obelisk and was erroneously said to have contained the ashes of Julius Caesar (cat. no.66). […] This theatrical solution is one of many inspired concepts in this staggering exhibition, curated by Guido Beltramini and Adolfo Tura.

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    An admonitory wall painting at the Tower of London

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    Pandora at Petworth House: new light on the work and patronage of Louis Laguerre

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    Lady Forbes of Monymusk: a rediscovered portrait by Joshua Reynolds

    By Jennifer Melville
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    A portrait by Gavin Hamilton: Sir John Henderson of Fordell

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    David Solkin's 'Art in Britain'

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    The Art of Conservation VIII: From Guizzardi to Cavenaghi: nineteenth-century Italian conservators

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  • Painting in Britain 1500–1630: Production, Influences and Patronage, edited by Tarnya Cooper, Aviva Burnstock, Maurice Howard and Edward Town

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    By Greg Smith
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  • The Imaginary Orient: Exotic Buildings of the 18th and 19th Centuries in Europe, by Stefan Koppelkamm

    By Barry Bergdoll
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  • The Letters of Philip Webb (1864–1914), edited by John Aplin

    By Chris Miele
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  • Gothic for the Steam Age: An Illustrated Biography of George Gilbert Scott, by Gavin Stamp

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  • Aubrey Beardsley: A Catalogue Raisonée, by Linda Gertner Zatlin

    By Stephen Calloway
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  • Art and the War at Sea, 1914–1945, edited by Christine Riding

    By James Russell
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    By Mark Stocker
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  • The Art of Mechanical Reproduction: Technology and Aesthetics from Duchamp to the Digital

    By Thomas Morgan Evans
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  • Wifredo Lam. Paris, Madrid and London

    By Dawn Ades
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  • Marc Camille Chaimowicz; Helen Marten. London

    By Simon Wallis
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  • Modigliani. Lille, Budapest and Helsinki

    By Simonetta Fraquelli
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  • Le Grand Condé. Chantilly

    By Gauvin Alexander Bailey
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  • American painting in the 1930s. Chicago, Paris and London

    By Angela Miller
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  • Europe in the Renaissance. Zurich

    By Johannes Nathan
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  • Théodore Rousseau. Los Angeles and Copenhagen

    By Michael Clarke
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  • Orlando Furioso. Ferrara

    By Xavier F. Salomon
  • Francesco de Mura. Winter Park, Madison and Poughkeepsie

    By Malcolm Bull
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  • Art AIDS America. Tacoma, Kennesaw, New York and Chicago

    By James Boaden
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  • Film Revolution: New Art for a New World

    By Andrew Spira
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