Editorial

Modigliani, taste and the canon

In this issue we begin a series of articles publishing findings from the Modigliani Technical Research Study. By providing detailed scientific analysis of his working methods, this ambitious international collaboration between some twelve institutions promises significantly to advance our knowledge of an artist who was more experimental and improvisatory than the calm authority of his best-known works might lead one to expect.

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Textiles in medieval Florence. Florence

The exhibition Textiles and Wealth in 14th-Century Florence: Wool, Silk, Painting at the Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence (to 18th March), presents Florence not only as a major artistic centre but also as a centre of commerce. In a display of textiles, ceramics, metal-work, documents and paintings, it explores the wealth created in fourteenth-century Florence through the manufacture of and trade in wool and silk textiles. The mercantile fortunes produced at this time would ultimately underpin the artistic and intellectual flowering of the Florentine Renaissance.

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The Modigliani Technical Research Study. An introduction to Modigliani’s materials and techniques

By Annette King,Nancy Ireson,Simonetta Fraquelli,Joyce H. Townsend

Over the next three months, the Burlington will be publishing a series of articles on the Modigliani Technical Research Study (2017–18), which was initiated by Tate during the preparation of its current exhibition on the artist. An exceptional example of international collaboration, more than thirteen institutions have contributed to the research. This introductory article explores the aims of the project and brings together some of its key findings.

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    The Modigliani Technical Research Study. An introduction to Modigliani’s materials and techniques

    By Annette King,Nancy Ireson,Simonetta Fraquelli,Joyce H. Townsend
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    The Modigliani Technical Research Study. The catalogues raisonnés of Amedeo Modigliani

    By Anna Ceroni,Simonetta Fraquelli
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    A Grand Master in miniature: Giovanni Bandini’s bust of Jean de Valette

    By Jeremy Warren
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    Simon Vouet’s ‘Virgin and Child’ in the National Gallery of Art, Washington

    By Mary Morton,Élodie Vaysse
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    A portrait of Consul Smith

    By Lucy Whitaker
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    ‘Almost her creation’: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and the decoration of Chiswick House

    By Esmé Whittaker
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  • The Neutelings Collection: Four Centuries of Medieval Sculpture. Edited by Lars Hendrikman

    By Glyn Davies
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  • Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval, Renaissance and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum. By Timothy Wilson

    By Dora Thornton
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  • A Magnificent Faith: Art and Identity in Lutheran Germany. By Bridget Heal

    By Thomas Dacosta Kaufmann
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  • Angelo Caroselli 1585–1652, pittore romano. Copista, pasticheur, restauratore, conoscitore. By Marta Rossetti

    By Giulia Martina Weston
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  • Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting. By Martin Kemp and Giuseppe Pallanti

    By Pietro C. Marani
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  • Russian Realisms: Literature and Painting, 1840–1890. By Molly Brunson

    By Galina Mardilovich
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  • Max Klinger: ‘. . . schon der leiseste Zwang nimmt mir die Luft’. Edited by Hans-Werner Schmidt and Jeannette Stoschek

    By Marsha Morton
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  • Explodity: Sound, Image, and Word in Russian Futurist Book Art. By Nancy Perloff & Aleksandr Zhitomirsky: Photomontage as a Weapon of World War II and the Cold War. By Erika Wolf & Communist Posters. Edited by Mary Ginsberg

    By Marie Collier
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  • John Golding. Edited by Jenna Lundin Aral

    By Sam Cornish
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  • Almost Nothing: Observations on Precarious Practices in Contemporary Art. By Anna Dezeuze

    By Milena Tomic
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  • Raphael in Oxford and Vienna

    By Tom Henry
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  • The Mainz Treasure. Darmstadt

    By Daniela Kaufmann
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  • Textiles in medieval Florence. Florence

    By Lisa Monnas
  • Filippo Lippi. Rome

    By Nathaniel Silver
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  • Nicholas Régnier. Nantes

    By Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée
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  • Casanova. Fort Worth, San Francisco, Boston

    By Duncan Robinson
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  • Henry Fuseli. Chicago

    By David Pullins
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  • Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites. London

    By Stephen Duffy
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  • The art of pastel. Paris

    By Richard R. Brettell
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  • Julio González. The Hague

    By Jonathan Vernon
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  • Louvre Abu Dhabi. The building

    By David Cowan
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  • Louvre Abu Dhabi. The displays

    By Martha Barratt
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