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Articles from Apollo (March 1, 2007)

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'Learned and useful works': nothing can conceal the fact that Evelyn lacked humour, but a thorough biography reveals his compensating intellectual energy, not least in garden design and horticulture. Longstaffe-Gowan, Todd Book review 1087
'Steery, starry, stotty': Peyton Skipwith reviews a history of the New English Art Club, which has provided a lively, democratic platform for exhibitions since 1884. Skipwith, Peyton Book review 995
'The good carver named Conrad': Conrat Meit in Munich: Constance Lowenthal welcomes a pioneering exhibition on one of the greatest renaissance sculptors of northern Europe. Lowenthal, Constance 1058
600 churches for the people: by 1856, the Church Building Acts of 1818 and 1825 had helped to pay for over 600 new churches. Peter Howell reviews a magisterial account of the architectural consequences. Howell, Peter Book review 1009
A Canova for today: Alexander Stoddart's superb sculture in the classical tradition has inspired some fruitful collaborations with contemporary architects. Stamp, Gavin 1145
A forgotten modern master: a survey of the paintings of the Catalan artist Anglada-Camarasa persuasively sets him in the context of avant-garde European art in the first half of the 20th century. de Vaca, Maria Villalonga Cabeza 1048
A turner reclaimed: Eric Shanes re-examines a watercolour in the National Museum of Wales and concludes that its much-doubted attribution to Turner is correct. This remarkably beautiful image of a church and rainbow probably reflects anxiety in the 1830s about the fate of the Church of England in a period of parliamentary reform. Shanes, Eric Author abstract 2355
An English family in Rubens's house: Susan Bracken reviews an exploration of the life led in Antwerp by the patron and collector William Cavendish and his family. Bracken, Susan Book review 713
Antonello's lost 'St Augustine': a painting in its landscape: concluding her investigation of an altarpiece panel depicting St Augustine, Joanne Wright argues that its accurate depiction of a landscape near Messina both strengthens the painting's attribution to Antonello and may also allow it to be identified with a lost altarpiece. Wright, Joanne 4262
Around the galleries: Susannah Woolmer admires spectacular treasures from the Goldmiths' Company in London and tours Asia Week's shows in New York. Woolmer, Susannah 478
Art business: as a new art fair opens in Dubai, Ben Wright examines the benefits and costs to dealers of international fairs. Wright, Ben 760
Art that just goes 'ping': Sandback's vibration: the radical simplicity of Fred Sandback's work--installations created with just a ball of twine--have paradoxically led to a multiplicity of complex and often conflicting interpretations, assessed here by David Raskin. Raskin, David 2336
Brancusi's women: Constantin Brancusi died 50 years ago this month. To mark this anniversary, Sanda Miller draws on the sculptor's recently released private papers to explore his relationships with the women who sat to him for portraits, which include some of his greatest masterpieces. Miller, Sanda 4396
Bring back the blue pencil; in a review of the Venice Biennale published in the August 1962 issue, Denys Sutton deplored the way that contemporary artists were overpraised. Sutton, Denys 521
Egypt's: sunken treasures: an exhibition at the Grand Palais presents the astonishing finds made in the Nile delta over the past 15 years by the French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio. Guy Weill Goudchaux assesses their significance for our knowledge of Egyptian art. Goudchaux, Guy Weill 1409
Indian miniatures: traditionally popular with the British, miniatures are now being avidly sought by a new generation of Indian collectors. Harris, Lucian 1189
Le gout francais in Trafalgar Square. Hall, Michael 633
Looking down on design: THE V&A's surrealist show provokes the question why today's artists seem to have no time for the decorative arts. Gayford, Martin 1014
Louise Nicholson visits Lever House, the city's first glass-skinned building, now imaginatively restored and the backdrop to a major public art initiative. Nicholson, Louise 781
Madame His by Jean-Antoine Houdon The Frick Collection, New York. Poulet, Anne L. 903
Monet's Boulevard des Capucines: Kansas City or Moscow? At the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874, Monet's Boulevard des Capucines was both praised and reviled as an exemplar of the new style. However, it has never been clear which of his two 1873-74 views of the street--one now in Moscow, the other in Kansas City--was shown. Ian Kennedy reveals the answer. Kennedy, Ian 1531
Ravishing prospects: the subtleties of Jan van der Heyden's topographical paintings are elucidated in an exhibition that opened last month at the Rijksmuseum. Walsh, Amy 1128
Roll up, roll up, for the greatest art museum on earth: the Ringling Museum, Sarasota, built in 1925-30 by the circus impresario John Ringling, has just completed a major restoration and expansion. Its 66 acres are home not only to outstanding Old Master paintings but also to a 1920s palazzo and the largest model circus in the world. Susan Moore reports on this inspired revival. Moore, Susan 1890
Ten to catch: Apollo's selection for the month ahead. 426
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. Platzer, David Book review 1033
Triumphal March: this month sees two of the art world's greatest annual events: the Maastricht Fair, which offers the last privately owned history painting by David, and Asia week in New York, whose highlights are sales by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Moore, Susan 1773
Van Gogh was father to us all: Martin Bailey visits two major Van Gogh exhibitions, one in Amsterdam and New York, on his influence on Expressionism, the other an ambitious Hungarian blockbuster. Bailey, Martin 1020

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