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Rain-swept contours: a lavish new monograph on Emil Nolde is a revelation. Book review May 1, 2013 989
A calming influence: this double exhibition shows how much Van Gogh owed to Hiroshige. Nov 1, 2012 982
Feminist icon? David Platzer salutes an exhibition that demonstrates the greatness of Artemisia Gentileschi--in both her painting and her life. Jun 1, 2012 1082
Drawn to form: an exhibition of 300 of Rodin's drawings reveals the artist's utter fascination with the female form. Mar 1, 2012 998
A relic of elegance: David Platzer reports on an exhibition that explores the rise and fall of the Paris townhouse. Feb 1, 2012 1022
Apples and rooftops: David Platzer reports on an exhibition that explores Cezanne's faltering relationship with the French capital and the ways in which the city shaped his art. Jan 1, 2012 1047
Comic lines: David Platzer applauds a new biography that dispels many myths surrounding Thomas Rowlandson. Book review Jul 1, 2011 1242
Princely treasures: David Platzer savours two exhibitions that begin to reveal the magnificence of the Romanov and Esterhazy collections. May 1, 2011 823
Paint and politics: David Platzer applauds an exhibition that amply demonstrates Cranach's imaginative verve. Apr 1, 2011 677
The eternal mannequin: without Chirico, surrealism would have been very different, but he rapidly converted an imaginative breakthrough into cliche. May 1, 2009 1105
A spiritual Expressionist: Emile Nolde's first retrospective in France confirms his stature as one of the 20th century's greatest painters. Mar 1, 2009 957
Picasso and his masters: an exhibition juxtaposing Picasso with the artists who influenced him is an almost overwhelmingly rich experience. Dec 1, 2008 1276
King Arthur of Brittany: David Platzer visits Rennes for an exhibition exploring the legacy of the Arthurian legends in French art and literature. Oct 1, 2008 827
This is painting! Valminck's early work appears as vibrant as ever in this comprehensive survey in Paris. Jul 1, 2008 1363
Emperor of fruit: the triumphant exhibition on Arcimboldo that has just transferred from Paris to Vienna is the first to set this extraordinary artist's work in the context of baroque court culture and collecting. Feb 1, 2008 869
Misty skies photography: David Platzer enjoys a captivating survey of the sensitive art of Edwin Smith. Book review Sep 1, 2007 841
Tribute by a rosbif: a study of Hogarth's relationship with France reveals that his public disdain for the country concealed a deep admiration evident in his work. Book review Mar 1, 2007 1033
Private faces, public figures: David Platzer visits an ambitious survey of portraits in the age of revolution. Feb 1, 2007 984
Paris news: David Platzer previews the restored Musee des Arts Decoratifs, which reopens this month. The museum has broadened its focus, with impressive results. Brief article Sep 1, 2006 1064
Motion and magic: the inexplicably low profile of much 20th-century Italian art in the popular consciousness is being redressed by the Grand Palais in Paris. Jun 1, 2006 994
Not only nouveau but also vieux: David Platzer applauds the Royal Museums in Brussels for placing art nouveau in context in its ambitious survey of Belgian decorative arts. Book Review Nov 1, 2005 1089
The best of failed painters: the exhibition of Roger Fenton's photographs that opens at Tate Britain this month reveals to David Platzer the influence of Turner, Ingres and English Romantic poetry. Oct 1, 2005 1269
Hell and afterwards: prints by Otto Dix and Max Beckmann depicting World War and its aftermath make a powerful, unsettling exhibition at the Neue Galerie in New York. Sep 1, 2005 1075
Age of anxiety: the Neue Galerie's exhibition of German and Austrian portrait photography from 1900 to 1938 reveals a vibrant art cut short by the Nazis. Jun 1, 2005 890
Stieglitz from every angle: two simultaneous exhibitions on Alfred Stieglitz at the Musee d'Orsay reward David Platzer by examining the photographer in context, as patron, man of letters, apologist for African sculpture--and lover of Georgia O'Keeffe. Biography Jan 1, 2005 1479
Lartigue: Album of a Century. Book Review Dec 1, 2004 1271
'Amadeo Modigliani, Jew': Modigliani is set in his Jewish context in an exhibition that has just moved from New York to Ontario. Critical Essay Oct 1, 2004 1209
Sunday in the park: the immense preliminary labour that Seurat devoted to the composition of his monumental paintings is analysed in an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago on the making of his most celebrated painting, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. Sep 1, 2004 995
Innovating through imitation: Pairing Picasso with Ingres may sound unlikely but as David Platzer discovers in an exhibition which has just moved from Paris to the Musee Ingres in Montauban, Picasso's admiration for the master of academic art was profound and life-long. Jul 1, 2004 1054
High horizons: David Platzer reviews a remarkable exhibition of Manet's seascapes which moves this month from Philadelphia to Amsterdam. What did Manet learn from seventeenth-century Dutch art? Jun 1, 2004 1426

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