Editorial

The earthquake in Amatrice, Norcia and the Marche: a cultural emergency

Between 24th august and 30th October 2016 central Italy trembled: a sustained period of seismic activity, which at the time of writing has still not come to an end, struck the entire region around Monte Vettore standing on the borders of Umbria and the Marche. This is a remote part of Italy, far from the great cities and divided between four regional admininstrations: the Marche, Umbria, Lazio and Abruzzo. 

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Second Empire. Paris

To celebrate its thirtieth birthday, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, put on a show entitled Spectaculaire Second Empire, 1852–1870 (closed 16th January) devoted to what in France is still considered a problematic era. To handle this ‘sulphurous’ topic, the museum’s director, Guy Cogeval, tells us, has proved a delicate exercise, requiring ‘sensitive abridgements’ (‘raccourcis épineux’).

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    By Pierre Rosenberg
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    By Mylène Sarant
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    Simon Vouet and the theme of the Crucifixion

    By Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée
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    A rediscovered painting by Nicolas Fouché in Bournemouth

    By François Marandet
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    Oudry's oil sketches for Samuel Jacques Bernard

    By David Pullins
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    The Musée du Luxembourg and Toulouse-Lautrec’s‘Portrait of Monsieur Delaporte in the Jardin de Paris'

    By Alexis Clark
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    Recent acquisitions (2013–16) at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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    By Humphrey Wine
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    By Ann Sutherland Harris
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    By Mary Morton
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    By Richard Verdi
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    By Alex Danchev
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    By Alastair Wright
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    By Alexander Adams
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    By Robert Radford
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  • Avant-Garde Museology. Edited by Arseny Zhilyaev

    By Anne Blood
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    By James Fox
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    By Philip Ward-Jackson
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    By Lucia Simonato
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  • Charles III of Spain. Madrid

    By Xavier F. Salomon
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  • Clara Peeters. Antwerp and Madrid

    By John Loughman
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  • The French Academy in Rome. Rome

    By Peter Cooke
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  • Artemisia Gentileschi. Rome

    By Gianni Papi
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  • Frank Stella. New York, Fort Worth and San Francisco

    By Megan R. Luke
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  • Degas. Melbourne and Houston

    By Richard R. Brettell
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  • Mexican modernism. Paris and Dallas; Philadelphia, Mexico City and Houston

    By Edward J. Sullivan
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    By Armin Kunz
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