Artist’s Notes: Drawing on 18th-Century Natural History – by Chris Otley

Artist’s Notes: Drawing on 18th-Century Natural History – by Chris Otley

While I have held a life-long fascination with natural history, the particular concerns and developing visual aesthetic of eighteenth-century anatomical illustration are central to my own artistic practice. From Robert Hooke, to William Cheselden, William Hunter, and George Stubbs, the clinical presentation of isolated specimens, drawn with unequivocal outlines while…

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Compte rendu d’Artistes femmes: La parenthèse enchantée XVIIIe-XIXe siècles – par Charlotte Foucher Zarmanian

Compte rendu d’Artistes femmes: La parenthèse enchantée XVIIIe-XIXe siècles – par Charlotte Foucher Zarmanian

Séverine Sofio, Artistes femmes. La parenthèse enchantée, XVIIIe – XIXe siècles (Paris: CNRS éditions, 2016), ISBN : 978-2-271-09191-8.   Loin de négliger les obstacles, stigmatisations et autres marginalisations dont les femmes ont pu souffrir, Séverine Sofio prend le contrepied d’une historiographie qui a souvent insisté sur l’éviction des femmes du monde…

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Giulio Romano’s “The Little Holy Family” in Africa: Identifying an 18th-Century Ethiopian Painting – by Kristen Windmuller-Luna

Giulio Romano’s “The Little Holy Family” in Africa: Identifying an 18th-Century Ethiopian Painting – by Kristen Windmuller-Luna

  Darkened by aged varnish, with cracked paint peeling off like the bark of a plane tree, the small wooden panel stands out amongst the boldly-toned Ethiopian Orthodox paintings in Paris’ Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac (Fig. 1). Its softly shaded faces and unusually draped textiles suggest the court art…

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Review of Corrélations: les objets du décor au siècle des Lumières – by Jean-François Bédard

Review of Corrélations: les objets du décor au siècle des Lumières – by Jean-François Bédard

 Anne Perrin Khelissa, ed., Corrélations: les objets du décor au siècle des Lumières, Études sur le XVIIIe siècle 43 (Éditions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2015), ISBN: 978-2-8004-1585-7   In Looking at the Overlooked: Four Essays on Still Life Painting, Norman Bryson examines still life—that much-maligned form of painting that art…

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