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  • Collecting Sikh

    The royal Sikh court at Lahore was undoubtedly 19th-century India's most magnificent. At its heart lay one of the greatest treasure collections the world had ever seen. Maharaja Ranjit Singh's spectacular treasury or toshakhana housed objects that are today the prized possessions of some of the world's most famous public collections - the Koh-i-Noor diamond (British Crown Jewels) and his golden throne (Victoria & Albert Museum) are perhaps the most well known.

    The East India Company's annexation of Punjab and capture of the toshakhana in 1849... Learn More
  • Rembrandt’s Mark

    2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death (1606–1669). The Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett, which possesses one of the most important collections of Rembrandt’s drawings and prints in the world, will take the occasion to celebrate Rembrandt as artist, printmaker and draughtsman. The exhibition and catalogue cast a fresh light on this innovative ‘artists’ artist’, who continues to inspire and engage artists and audiences three and a half centuries after his death. The Dresden collection’s singular group of Rembrandt works... Learn More
  • Brought to Life

    Eliot Hodgkin (1905-1987) is best known as a painter of still life subjects beautifully executed in tempera. His depictions of everyday objects – such as lemons, radishes, dead leaves and feathers – have always been much prized by collectors. Less well known are his haunting views of bomb-sites in London after World War II, with rank weeds and wildflowers pushing up through mounds of rubble. This revealing, fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the first survey exhibition on the artist since 1990.

    Eliot Hodgkin is best known for his still life paintings... Learn More
  • Tiepolo in Milan

    Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto brings together preparatory drawings and paintings, as well as documentary photographs, to commemorate an extraordinary fresco cycle by the Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770). Painted for Palazzo Archinto in Milan, the frescoes were destroyed in a bombing during World War II. The catalog accompanies an exhibition at The Frick Collection.

    In 1730–31, Tiepolo undertook his first significant project outside the Veneto, frescoes for five ceilings in Palazzo Archinto in Milan. The... Learn More
  • Britain Can Make It

    This publication is a highly visual celebration of the massively popular, but now largely forgotten, Britain Can Make It exhibition. Organized by the Council of Industrial Design, it was held in empty ground-floor galleries of the Victoria & Albert Museum, from September to December 1946. A ground-breaking, morale boosting exhibition, it showcased British design and manufacturing. Despite its short run, it boasted an incredible 1.5 million visitors, and remains one of the most visited exhibitions ever held... Learn More
  • Painting Childhood

    Published to coincide with two major loan exhibitions at Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, Warwickshire: Painting Childhood: From Holbein to Freud and Childhood Now (both 16 March – 16 June 2019), this publication will address key works and themes from both exhibitions, exploring the subject of children in art through a series of essays written by the exhibition curators and external academics. It will include a complete list of works in both shows.

    Children have always fascinated artists and Painting Childhood will explore some of the most iconic painting... Learn More
  • Decoding the Bayeux Tapestry

    The story of the Norman Conquest and the Battle of Hastings as shown in the Bayeux Tapestry is arguably the most widely-known in the entire panoply of English history, and over the last 200 years there have been hundreds of books portraying the Tapestry and seeking to analyze its meanings. Yet, there is one aspect of the embroidery that has been virtually ignored or dismissed as unimportant by historians – the details in the margins.

    Yet the fables shown in the margins are not just part of a decorative ribbon, neither are they discontinuous, but in fact follow-o... Learn More
  • Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud

    Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud presents new writing on John Ruskin’s vision of art and its relationship with modern society and a changing environment. As part of the re-evaluation of Ruskin, 200 years after his birth in 1819, art historians, scientists, geographers, artists and curators explore the critic’s lifelong commitment to the painted landscapes of JMW Turner and his own artistic ambitions, as well as his prophetic concerns about the world’s darkening skies, pollution and psychological turbulence.

    In 1884 John Ruskin spoke out against... Learn More
  • Hans Khevenhüller at the Court of Philip II of Spain

    The quest for the exotic became an obsession for Renaissance princes and collectors, as markets in Lisbon and Seville were flooded by the mid 16th century with luxury goods, commodities, Ming porcelain, exotica, textiles, clothes, dress accessories and strange animals imported from Portuguese Asia, the Far East, Africa and the Americas. Shopping on a grand scale became a priority, especially for the Central European courts of the Habsburg, whose collections, known as Kunstkammers, represented their symbolic hegemony over a world empire, its peoples, flora and fauna.
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  • Of Modernism

    A fascinating cross-section of current research in modernist art history, at the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship, with essays by pupils of the renowned scholar Professor Christopher Green.

    Of Modernism brings together twelve original essays by leading scholars in modernist art history, offering new perspectives on key questions in European modernism. From major themes such as theatre imagery in the art of the First World War, modern art and theosophy, modernism and the bullfight, or the modernist grid and the figure of the tangle, to specific case... Learn More

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