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Articles from Apollo (June 1, 2006)

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'God, you are demanding': as the Museo Carlo Bilotti opens in Rome, the collector explains to Susan Moore why he prefers to commission rather than buy works of art, and describes the way artists from Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst have risen to his challenges. Moore, Susan 2554
'My slash'd doublet, which I like very well': a richly illustrated study of the depiction of dress by Stuart artists juxtaposes literary and visual sources with rewarding results, despite some gaps. Russell, Sheila Book review 1386
A passion altarpiece restored: a remarkable 15th-century Netherlandish altarpiece acquired by the 15th Duke of Norfolk in 1886 has gone on show at Arundel Castle, following a restoration that has revealed its original painted decoration. Kim Woods reviews the information about its history that has come to light and discusses its place of origin and maker. Woods, Kim Critical essay 3806
Antonello the Italian: James Beck argues that Antonello da Messina should not be allocated to any one school of artists if his genius, so evident in an exhibition in Rome, is to be appreciated. Beck, James Book review 1452
Around the galleries: Susannah Woolmer previews the Brussels Ancient Art Fair and offers theatre tickets for those with a penchant for pointillism. Woolmer, Susannah 517
Arundel Castle ducal splendour revived: to open this special issue on the collections of the Dukes of Norfolk, John Martin Robinson explores the family's principal seat, Arundel Castle, Sussex, which is both a medieval monument and a magnificent Victorian country house. Under the present duke, it has been painstakingly refurbished and the family's great collection redisplayed in its entirety for the first time. Robinson, John Martin Cover story 2949
Asian ceramics: Samson Spanier disputes reports that the mainland Chinese are pushing up prices, and points out the best value in this vigorous market. Spanier, Samson 1376
Contemporary design: David Linley will be exhibiting at this year's Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair for the first time. He gives Michael Hall an exclusive preview of the highlight of his stand: the Mozart Bureau. Hall, Michael 587
Designed to instruct or just designed? The Victoria and Albert Museum's new 'Sculpture in Britain' gallery contains plenty of familiar masterpieces, and a few lesser-known ones, whose quality overcomes some infelicities in the design and lighting. Kenworthy-Browne, John Critical essay 1558
Happy children--and an enormous acorn: the publication of Humphry Repton's long-lost memoirs reveals a man who was deeply contented as well as successful, despite his thwarted wish to become an architect. Jolliffe, John Book review 749
Hidden culture: Liverpool's mantle as the 2008 European 'City of Culture' looks increasingly threadbare, as a church with a unique Italian baroque interior is closed, while 33m [pounds sterling] is spent on a new museum that will spoil a world heritage site. Stamp, Gavin 1233
Impressionism in Puglia: Julian Treuherz reviews an exhibition comparing Giuseppe de Nittis and James Tissot, which inaugurates a new museum dedicated to the Italian impressionist. Treuherz, Julian Book review 1147
In love with the sky: James Turrell has created a new skyspace at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Tim Richardson lifts up his eyes. Richardson, Tim 921
Learning to see again: Giles Waterfield reviews a passionate polemic which argues that traditional ideas about art have destroyed our sense of visual wonder. Waterfield, Giles Book review 866
London news: this month the Queen will unveil a bust of herself at Windsor Castle to mark her 80th birthday. How does a royal portrait commission unfold in the 21st century? Samson Spanier asked the sculptor, Angela Conner. Spanier, Samson Interview 1041
London vs Paris: London's wealth of fairs and sales in June includes a lost Schiele, while Paris offers France's last great tribal collection. Moore, Susan 1895
Minimalist collecting: why have British museums in the past 50 years collected so little contemporary art? Gayford, Martin 1169
Modern Berlin: in his column 'Letter from Berlin' in November 1928, Oscar Bie reviewed the city's new architecture--both retrogressive and progressive. Bie, Oscar Reprint 506
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. Platzer, David 994
New York news: the most popular interior designer in mid-20th-century New York was a committed mutilator of antique furniture--as a new exhibition reveals. Nicholson, Louise 713
Ten to catch: Apollo's selection for the month ahead. Calendar 418
The collector Earl & his modern marbles: Thomas Howard & Francois Dieussart: Charles Avery elucidates the puzzles that surround the Earl of Arundel's patronage of the talented itinerant Flemish sculptor Francois Dieussart. Avery, Charles 5367
The mysterious Mr Cuenot: Tessa Murdoch presents new evidence about the identity of the carver who provided ornament and furniture for the 9th Duke and Duchess of Norfolk's London house, unveiled to rapturous acclaim in 1756. Murdoch, Tessa 4969
The slow death of a collecting culture. 590

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