Book review

Book Review: Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the Mask, Another Mask

Art historian Jean Marie Carey reviews the National Portrait Gallery's publication Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the Mask, Another Mask. *** By Sarah Howgate with an essay by Dawn Ades. Published by the National Portrait Gallery, London, this catalogue accompanies the eponymous exhibition held at the NPG 17 March-29 September 2017; 208 pages with reproductions of the color and black and white photographs from the show. Since the beginning of the 21st Century, Claude Cahun (1894–1954) has been closely studied by photography historians and it is not surprising that Young British Artist and identitarian Gillian Wearing (b. 1963) would be an...

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Book Review : Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

Book Review : Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

Art historian, Nigel Ip has reviewed the National Gallery's exhibition catalogue accompanying their Autumn exhibition, Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites. Read his thoughts on the book below

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Book Review : The Encounter : Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

Book Review : The Encounter : Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

Art historian and Museum Bookstore friend, Nigel Ip (founder of the  Flâneur of the Arts blog) reviews The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt (by Tarnya Cooper and Charlotte Bolland, with an essay by Jeremy Wood) - the companion book to the exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 13 July – 22 October 2017. Our thanks to the National Portrait Gallery for providing a review copy of this book. Books on portraiture are notoriously the same. They usually focus on paintings and sculptures rather than drawings. Oftentimes, they are the subject of an exhibition or the discussion is geared towards...

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Book Review: Never Built New York

Book Review: Never Built New York

Matt Page from The Courtauldian has reviewed Never Built New York and found it 'a fascinating insight into what, in a parallel architectural reality, New York could have been, and the buildings, streets, and monuments that could have populated it'.     You can read his review here.  

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Book Review: Frank Auerbach

Book Review: Frank Auerbach

Art and culture blogger Victoria Sadler loves British Artist, Frank Auerbach and you will too once you have seen her review of the Frank Auerbach exhibition catalogue from the Tate's recent show. And to buy a copy of the book...

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