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February 2020, No. 1403 – Vol 162

Northern European art

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Editorial

The National Trust at 125

Here is a tip for visitors to houses owned by the National Trust: look on top of the wardrobes. In this issue, Jeremy Warren publishes a reliquary bust of St Agnes from the workshop of one of the greatest late Gothic sculptors, Niclaus Gerhaert von Leyden. Warren identified the bust after it had been taken down from the top of a wardrobe in a dark corner of a bedroom of Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire. Anyone familiar with the history of the 

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Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011. MoMA PS1, New York

Few subjects in the history of art seem as universal and venerable as war. From ancient monuments commemorating military victories and celebrating soldiers to modern condemnations of its brutality (with Picasso’s Guernica still serving as the decisive archetype), war has provided the sort of epic subject-matter and grand scale that has conventionally 

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  • Van Gogh as mentally ill: his contested Oslo self-portrait

    By Louis van Tilborgh,Teio Meedendorp,Kathrin Pilz
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  • A reliquary bust from the workshop of Niclaus Gerhaert von Leyden

    By Jeremy Warren
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  • A little-known collector and the early reception of Dürer’s self-portraits

    By Susanne Meurer
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  • A Bavarian pilgrimage shrine in seventeenth-century Paraguay

    By Gauvin Alexander Bailey
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  • J.J. Winckelmann and the Society of Antiquaries of London: new documents

    By Clare Hornsby
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  • Art and Form: From Roger Fry to Global Modernism. By Sam Rose

    By Gary Kemp
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  • Die erneuernde Kraft der Tradition: Spätmittelalterliche Schatz- und Ausstattungsobjekte des Halberstädter Doms. By Patricia Strohmaier

    By Hiltrud Westermann-Angerhausen
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  • Cut in Alabaster: A Material of Sculpture and its European Traditions 1330–1530. By Kim Woods

    By Lloyd de Beer
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  • ‘Truly Bright and Memorable’: Jan de Beer’s Renaissance Altarpieces. By Dan Ewing, Peter van den Brink and Robert Wenley

    By Larry Silver
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  • The Culture of Bronze: Making and Meaning in Italian Renaissance Sculpture. By Peta Motture

    By Charles Avery
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  • Giacomo Amato. I Disegni di Palazzo Abatellis: Architettura, arredi e decorazione nella Sicilia Barocca. Edited by Sabina de Cavi

    By Stefano Piazza
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  • De l’expertise artistique à la vulgarisation au siècle des Lumières: Jean-Baptiste Descamps (1715–1791) et la peinture flamande, hollandaise et allemande. By Gaëtane Maës

    By Olivier Bonfait
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  • Witnessing Slavery: Art and Travel in the Age of Abolition. By Sarah Thomas

    By Anna Arabindan Kesson
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  • Networking the Bloc: Experimental Art in Eastern Europe 1965–1981. By Klara Kemp-Welch

    By Amy Bryzgel
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  • Pieter de Hooch in Delft: From the Shadow of Vermeer. Museum Prinsenhof Delft

    By Christi M. Klinkert
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  • Pietro Aretino and the Art of the Renaissance. Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence

    By Xavier F. Salomon
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  • Engraving the Renaissance: Etienne Delaune and the Decorative Arts. Musée National de la Renaissance, Château d’Ecouen

    By Jeremy Warren
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  • Greco. Grand Palais, Paris

    By Fernando Marías
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  • Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman Morgan Library and Museum, New York

    By Babette Bohn
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  • Van Dyck. Alte Pinakothek, Munich

    By Christopher Brown
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  • De Wind is Op!: Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting. New Bedford Whaling Museum

    By Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.
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  • The Mayor and the Architect. Archives Municipales de Lyon

    By Andrew Saint
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  • Picasso: Magic Paintings. Musée national Picasso-Paris

    By Christopher Green
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  • Nam June Paik. Tate Modern, London

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  • Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011. MoMA PS1, New York

    By Robert Slifkin