Archive for the ‘British Art Blog’ Category

20 Dec, 2009

Bonnie Prince… Henry?

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Bonnie Prince… Henry?Treasured Scottish portrait is definitely not of Bonnie Prince Charlie, expert on Jacobite portraiture decides in the new issue of The British Art Journal. Read the report in the ScotsmanNow the Scottish National Portrait Gallery agrees: see the BBC website. More reports in Daily Telegraph, Independent, Daily Mail, and watch on STV Last […]

07 Jul, 2009

Berger Prize Winner 2008 (awarded 2009)

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The WINNER of the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2008 (books published 1 September 2007-31 August 2008) was announced at a reception hosted by Robin Simon, Editor of The British Art Journal, at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art on 2 July 2009. The winner is Thomas P Campbell […]

The Long List for the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2008 (for books published 1 September 2007-31 August 2008) is below. The Short List of six will be decided at the end of June 2009 and published here and the Prize will be awarded at a ceremony in London on 2 July […]

Daily Mail Friday 20 March 2009Capturing the glitz of a great era Anthony Van Dyck’s dazzling pictures reflect the glitz and glamour of the most sophisticated court this country has ever seen. He transformed portrait painting in Britain from the moment of his arrival in as a precocious twenty-one-year-old in 1620. As this exhibition shows, […]

03 May, 2009

Pompeo Batoni in Lucca

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The British Art Journal, Vol. IX, No. 3 (Winter 2008/9) The exquisite city of Lucca is famous for its romanesque architecture, for one of the best restaurants in Italy, and for being the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), whose 250th anniversary has been noisily celebrated all over the world. The city now has another favourite […]

That Damien Hirst sale. Was it an entirely legal scam?This is Robin Simon’s editorial in The British Art Journal, Vo. IX, No. 2 (Autumn 2008)Left hand, right hand…We promise not to mention the Turner Prize ever again. With any luck, euthanasia will soon be applied to what is clearly a very sick patient: the Turner […]

Andrea Palladio: His Life and Legacy. Royal Academy, London31 January-13 April 2009 ‘The stately homes of EnglandHow beautiful they stand,To prove the upper classesHave still the upper hand…’Noel Coward sings The Stately Homes of England This is an exhibition about the man who invented those houses. English aristocrats making the Grand Tour of Italy in […]

Robin Simon on the Leonardo da Vinci drawings on the back of the Virgin and Child with St Anne… Read the original post on The British Art Blog


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