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Articles from Apollo (April 1, 2007)

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'He's a clueless f-ing jerk': in the October 1988 issue, Andrew Graham-Dixon profiled Norman Rosenthal, the Royal Academy's outspoken Exhibitions Secretary. Graham-Dixon, Andrew Interview 497
Afghan heroes: treasures on show in Paris are a tribute to the courage of the curators of the National Museum in Kabul. Glanville, Matthew 1011
Around the galleries: Susannah Woolmer looks forward to major exhibitions on Monet in New York, Malfray in Paris and Ivon Hitchens' flowers in London. Woolmer, Susannah Calendar 476
Art business: every work of art is different, so how can indices accurately reflect art's performance as an investment. Wright, Ben 752
Buon gusto in Arcadia: Michael Schwartz applauds a study of the role played by a Roman academy in propagating the new notions of 'good taste' that decisively rejected baroque art in 18th-century Italy. Schwarts, Michael Book review 928
Collecting for his country: Robert Oresko applauds a definitive biography of Andrew Mellon, which illuminates his key role in the creation of the National Gallery in Washington, DC. Oresko, Robert Book review 1980
Discovered: sales in Britain and America boast some unexpected finds, including paintings by Fra Angelico, Cima da Conegliano and bacon. Moore, Susan 2145
Diversions of the field: the Yale Center's magnificent array of sporting art reflects the interests of its founder, and also, argues Angus Trumble, challenges us to ask whether such varied works can be subsumed into a single genre. Trumble, Angus 3046
From Gaudi to Dali: Yonna Yapou salutes a broad-ranging study of Barcelona between 1868 and 1939, the period when it was transformed into a crucible for modern art and design. Yapou, Yonna 952
It isn't so easy in public: in an age without heroes, and in which architecture aspires to be sculpture, only a few artists have created public art that holds people's attention. What is their secret? Gayford, Martin 1028
Lux et Veritas: Louis Kahn's last creation. Prown, Jules 2235
Maastricht news: the world's biggest art fair was once again the stage for major discoveries, and the presence of auction-houses added a new frisson. Spanier, Samson 1287
Mapping a national style: topography & landscape at the Yale Center for British art: the Yale Center's holdings of British topographical art are unrivalled outside the United Kingdom. Ranging from Elizabethan survey drawings to 18th-century watercolours and 20th-century paintings, they include iconic depictions of Britain and suggest a great deal about the nation's artistic traditions. Longstaffe-Gowan, Todd 2939
Michelangelo's true heir: Annibale Carracci's place at the highest level of Italian art is gloriously--and subtly--confirmed in Bologna and Rome. Hopkins, Andrew 1014
Modern prints: the market for prints is in rude health. Snap up affordable, original works by 20th-century masters while you can. Harris, Lucian 1183
Modesty & munificence: the legacy of Paul Mellon: this special issue celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Yale Center for British Art and the centenary of its founder, Paul Mellon. Amy Meyers, the Center's Director, surveys the impact of Mellon's remarkable generosity on the study and enjoyment of British art. Meyers, Amy 1659
Painting on a perch: parrots are an enduring theme in European art, as Averil King learned at an unusual exhibition at the Barber Institute. King, Averil 938
Paul Mellon's lesson for Britain: the Yale Center for British Art's support for regional collections in the UK is especially valuable when a number are under serious threat. Hall, Michael 593
Picasso & America: profound response or pictorial ventriloquism? An exhibition exploring Picasso's influence in the USA--which he never visited--offers both brilliant insights and strained comparisons. Anfam, David 1023
Pont Neuf, from the Quai de l'Ecole, Paris by David Cox: one of Cox's rare Continental views, this magnificent watercolour, painted in Paris in 1829, anticipates the vibrant freedom of the artist's late style. Wilcox, Scott 764
Self-Portrait by George Stubbs: The Yale Center for British Art continues to enrich its collection. Three major works acquired to mark Paul Mellon's centennial are discussed here, beginning with Cassandra Albinson on a self-portrait painted by Stubbs on copper. Albinson, Cassandra 1161
Ten to catch: Apollo's selection for the month ahead. Calendar 444
The sport of collecting Paul Mellon & British Art: Brian Allen explains how Paul Mellon, a connoisseur of great humanity, integrity and discernment, formed the outstanding collection that, by his gift, became the Yale Center for British Art. Allen, Brian Biography 3436
To see the artist whole: David Ekserdjian's book on Parmigianino offers a wealth of stimulating new ideas and insights, from the influence of the antique to the meanings of his erotic art. Vaccaro, Mary Book review 1068
Travel narrative by Charles Dashwood: Paul Mellon's interest in the exploration of the Americas is celebrated in the acquisition of a Latin American travel journal written and illustrated by a British consul in 1826-30. Elisabeth Fairman explains its importance. Fairman, Elisabeth 1216
Viva Fidel! Cuba deserves acclaim for the conservation of its historic buildings, which range from old houses in Havana to 20th-century masterpieces. Stamp, Gavin 1256
Washington & Philadelphia news: the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington, DC, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. Louise Nicholson talks to its director, Judy Larson. Nicholson, Louise Interview 784
With nineveh and tyre: both the wealth of vanished Scottish houses and the heroic documenting of them by the National Monuments Record of Scotland are celebrated in this absorbing book of photographs. Robinson, John Martin Book review 827

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