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Articles from Apollo (August 1, 2006)

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'Nature transforming itself': normandy inspired some of Monet's greatest work, as Jeffrey Meyers discovers in San Francisco. Meyers, Jeffrey 1039
'O Saviour, save me, your servant': an unknown masterpiece of byzantine enamel & gold. Buckton, David; Hetherington, Paul Critical essay 3655
A global art explosion: contemporary art is becoming a universal idiom, as countries from China to Romania hurry to participate in the market. Gayford, Martin 956
Around the galleries: Susannah Woolmer previews the highlights of the Edinburgh Festival and Bamberg's Antiques Weeks. Woolmer, Susannah Calendar 540
Art for the holidays: after the astonishing auction records set in July, collectors have deserted the salerooms for the summer--except in Scotland, where Sotheby's and Bonhams offer colourists and Wemyss. Meanwhile, a Parisian initiative sees auctions in Monaco. Moore, Susan 2147
Boston news: Louise Nicholson visits the Institute of Contemporary Art, which is maintaining its tradition of support for the avant-garde, in both its architecture and its collection. Nicholson, Louise 764
Creative independence--or state patronage? Artist's academies in England were--and are--complex political organisms, as two very different studies show. Wilton, Andrew Book review 1068
From the keeper of sculpture, metalwork, ceramics and glass, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Williamson, Paul Letter to the editor 283
Icons: Maria Paphiti examines the reasons why this market has been dominated by dealers for a decade. Now that it is attracting many new collectors, the salerooms are beginning to compete. Paphiti, Maria 1222
Korea in Cambridge: Jane Portal welcomes a long-awaited catalogue of one of the world's best collections of Korean ceramics, in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Portal, Jane Book review 565
Le temps retrouve: the Tate's gathering together for the first time of Constable's six-foot canvases reveals how childhood memories shaped his art. Reynolds, Graham 1077
Master in miniature: a virtually comprehensive exhibition in Edinburgh reveals why Adam Elsheimer was such a great--and greatly influential--master of the northern baroque, as David Howarth discovers. Howarth, David 1110
Museum of the mind: Picasso and the Prado: an extraordinary double exhibition in Madrid demonstrates how Picasso forged a new language out of the past, and in particular out of his native country's national art collection. ven Hensbergen, Gijs 1281
Pugin's home restored: the Grange in Ramsgate, Kent, designed by A.W.N. Pugin for himself in 1843, was the most influential house of its age. Rosemary Hill assesses its controversial restoration by the Landmark Trust. Hill, Rosemary 2119
Qatar news: the centrepiece of nine new museums proposed for Doha, the Museum of Islamic Art opens next year. Mark Fisher was given a preview. Fisher, Mark Critical essay 1853
Restoration Londoners: a rare view of the city and its inhabitants in 1660. Russell, Sheila Critical essay 5416
Royal art for the people? There is plenty of research to be done on the sale of Charles I's art collection, but this new attempt barely scratches the surface. Bracken, Susan Book review 941
Slightly subhuman? The inspired restoration of a house by Soane strengthens his reputation for interior design--but also reveals his shortcomings. Stamp, Gavin Critical essay 1160
Ten to catch: Apollo's selection for the month ahead. Calendar 438
The lost African slavery and portraiture in the age of enlightenment: there are very few portraits of 18th-century black people in Britain. Rarer still is the high quality of this celebrated painting in Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum, but who is the sitter--and who is the artist? John Madin argues that it is a portrait of the great anti-slavery writer Ignatius Sancho, by Allan Ramsay. Madin, John Critical essay 3877
Through a slot, darkly: when the Museum of Modern Art in New York asked the architects Herzog & de Meuron to curate an exhibition drawn from its permanent collection, it may not have expected the slap in the face that has resulted. Hall, Michael Critical essay 595
United they stand: Tom Henry compares two exhibitions that reassemble altarpieces by Raphael. Henry, Tom 1222
Where art & politics mix: the Wolfsonian in Miami Beach is based on the remarkable collection of art between 1880 and 1945 formed by its founder, Mitchell Wolfson Jr. Peyton Skipwith surveys the range and depth of its outstanding holdings of British art, which encompass paintings, sculpture and all the decorative arts, with a special focus on propaganda. Skipwith, Peyton Critical essay 2504

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