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
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.
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?
FEATURES | Imogen Tedbury on Botticelli’s bling; Kirsten Tambling on Fabergé’s fabulous baubles; Susan Moore visits the dealer and decorator Robert Kime in London; Jo Lawson-Tancred asks whether machines can do art history.
REVIEWS | Susan Owens on Constable’s late works in London; Kelly Presutti on 18th-century British glassware in Corning; Donal Cooper on Italian Renaissance altarpieces; Christopher Turner on Frank Lloyd Wright; Thomas Marks on Tiepolo’s gnocchi-munching Punchinellos.
FEATURES | Andrew Russeth on the imperial splendours of the National Palace Museum of Korea; Tacita Dean interviewed by Robert Barry; Susan Moore views one of the world’s finest collections of 17th-century Chinese porcelain; Claudia Tobin on the aesthetic investigations of the writer Vernon Lee in Florence
REVIEWS | Nancy Princenthal on Jasper Johns in Philadelphia and New York; Michael Prodger on Frans Hals’s male portraits; Douglas Murphy on Sophie Taeuber-Arp at Tate Modern; Nicola Jennings on the Spanish baroque sculptor Luisa Roldán; Charles Nicholl cracks open a book about medieval manuscripts; Andrew James Hamilton on the efforts to find a lost Maya sculpture; Thomas Marks on watching the drama of a restaurant in real time
MARKET | A preview of the second part of Asian Art in London, and the latest art market columns from Susan Moore, Emma Crichton-Miller and Samuel Reilly