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International Art: Apollo Magazine – December 2022

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Apollo Magazine – December 2022 issue:

The fetishistic side of Henry Fuseli

You enter a troubling parallel universe in Henry Fuseli’s drawings of women: a place of exaggeration and highly sexualised imagery, where his subjects engage in role-play and the theatrical and erotic and idiosyncratic collide. It’s an inventive, private realm: not one of the drawings in the Courtauld’s fascinating exhibition was displayed in public during the artist’s life. 

The Frenchman who wanted to photograph the world

In the early 20th century, Albert Kahn dispatched photographers to more than 50 countries – and the magical results can be found in the Paris museum that bears his name

International Art: Apollo Magazine – November 2022

Apollo Magazine – Inside the November 2022 Issue:

  • The enduring genius of the Peanuts comics
  • The tussle over Tutankhamun’s tomb
  • A Chinese dragon-handled cup in Baltimore
  • Around the world in early colour photographs
  • Plus: art and illness, plastic sushi, auction-house machinations and reviews of William Kentridge, Renaissance lace and the Empress Eugénie in England

International Art: Apollo Magazine – October 2022

Apollo Magazine – October 2022 Issue:

  • Bernice Bing’s West Coast cool

• Antwerp’s greatest museum reopens at last

• Who is UNESCO really for?

• Introducing the Apollo 40 Under 40 Asia Pacific

Plus: the remarkable career of Marianne Werefkin; the making of John Singer Sargent’s notorious Madame X; the occult modernism of Rudolf Steiner; and reviews of the artists who saw in stereo, a history of tomb raiding in Egypt and the memoir of Ibrahim El-Salahi

International Art: Apollo Magazine – September 2022

• Jil Sander refashions the English garden in Hamburg

• Annette Messager on the art of making the strange familiar

• A dazzling Medici table-top in focus

• On Jeju Island, the Hawaii of South Korea

Plus: the restored Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Inigo Jones’s Banqueting House, Joseph Wright of Derby’s brush with the divine, and reviews of Cézanne in Chicago, Milton Avery in London and a history of fancy dress

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International Art: Apollo Magazine – June 2022 Issue

• Off the grid: a messier side to Mondrian

• Picasso’s obsession with El Greco

• An interview with Isaac Julien

• How Gio Ponti jazzed up Padua

Plus: William Kent’s heavenly ceilings, New York’s terrible new skyscrapers, the market’s obsession with young painters, the artists who channel their inner child, and reviews of Walter Sickert, Raphael and Winslow Homer

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International Art: Apollo Magazine – May 2022 Issue

• The method in Jackson Pollock’s madness

• The problem with Russian money in the art world

• What war photography looks like today

• Philip Guston’s uneasy quest for freedom

Plus: The women artists gazing at men, the portraits of Glyn Philpot, and Elizabeth David’s taste in Old Masters; and reviews of Donatello in Florence, Boilly in Paris, Kafka’s drawings and Stephen Shore’s memoir.

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International Art: Apollo Magazine – April 2022

• What was really behind Surrealism?

• An interview with Cecilia Alemani, Artistic Director of the Venice Biennale

• Revealing the mystery of Bassano’s Quails

• The Venice Pavilions you must see

Plus: Beyond the Biennale, greenwashing in museums, what we’re losing with Bastion House

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Cover Preview: Apollo Magazine – March 2022

• An interview with Charles Ray

• The style wars of Ricardo Bofill

• Gamers and galleries don’t quite come to blows

• What has changed at the Burrell?

Plus: the lost palaces of London, Yves Saint Laurent takes over Paris, and how do you commemorate Covid?

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20th Century: Was Francis Bacon The Best Painter?

Is Francis Bacon really the greatest painter of the 20th century?

Triptych 1986-7 (detail)

It was not an enormous surprise that an exhibition of works by Francis Bacon at the Royal Academy that is supported by Christie’s should swiftly be followed by an announcement of the auction house offering a large work for sale. Triptych 1986-7, whose central panel depicts the artist’s partner John Edwards, with Woodrow Wilson on one side and the assassinated Trotsky’s study on the other, is being offered in the sale that takes place on 1 March with an estimate of £35m–£55m. Nor is it a surprise that an auction house should drum up interest in one of their lots using superlatives. But Rakewell was a little taken aback by the claim on Instagram from a Christie’s specialist that ‘Francis Bacon is unmistakably on of the greatest painters of the 20th century.’

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International Art: Apollo Magazine – January 2022

An interview with Howardena Pindell + Gainsborough’s Blue Boy and friends +The Humboldt Forum finally opens + Medieval Christian art in Georgia + Plus:  Kazakh gold in Cambridge, Dürer’s wanderlust, rocks that look good enough to eat – and are New Towns old hat?

January 2022 | Apollo Magazine

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