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Articles from Apollo (December 1, 2011)

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Acquisition of the year: the Nimrud Ivories form the largest acquisition the British Museum has made since the Second World War, and were secured following a public fund-raising campaign. These exquisitely carved decorative objects have been in storage since 1963, and can finally be studied and enjoyed by all. Negrotti, Rosanna 4415
Agenda: Apollo's guide to what's on around the world in December. Calendar 592
Apollo's 2011 awards ... Humphries, Oscar Column 493
Architecture: New Delhi was inaugurated in 1931, just 16 years before the fall of the British Raj. Long dismissed as grandiose imperial pomp, it is only in recent years that Lutyens' elegant fusion of Western classicism with Eastern features has been triumphed. Stamp, Gavin 1091
Art and artefact: this exhibition reveals Gauguin's curious use of Polynesian motifs in his art. Bailey, Martin 1045
Book of the year: this towering biography, some 20 years in the making, masterfully reveals the motivations and personality behind the 20th century's most revered architectural historian. Girouard, Mark Book review 1158
Collectors' focus: with the best prints by pioneering photographers commanding ever higher prices, anonymous works offer a way in to the early photography market. Though far less rare, they share the haunting, ethereal quality of a distant moment burnt onto silver. Crichton-Miller, Emma 1084
Defining the modern: while much attention has focused on Ronald Lauder's Secessionist works, his less-publicised modern collection captures the narrative of 20th-century Western art. Temkin, Ann 1910
Directory. Directory 2148
Drawn to line: Alexander Adams savours Picasso's responses in his drawings to artists of the past. Adams, Alexander 721
Exhibition of the year: an exhibition dedicated to Hans von Aachen brilliantly revealed the versatile inventiveness of a barely remembered master. Koerner, Joseph Leo 2259
From the archives: few long-dead artists captivate the contemporary imagination like Caravaggio. Denys Sutton, writing in December 1951, noted the theatricality of the baroque painter's work--and presaged the cult of Caravaggio that was to come. O'Byrne, Robert 766
How do you collect art and antiques in today's market? Bishop, Sophie 725
Museum opening of the year: the display of a remarkable private collection at the Mougins Museum of Classical Art highlights the intriguing relationships in Western art from antiquity to the present day. Boardman, John 762
Painting for freedom: Miriam Watts reports on a breathtaking loan exhibition of works by the Russian Wanderers. Watts, Miriam 892
Personality of the year: knighted last year for his services to the arts, Sir Mark Jones' 10-year directorship at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London saw the troubled South Kensington institution transformed into one of the leading organisations in the world for the applied and decorative arts. Guilding, Ruth 2273
Reynolds and Leonardo: among the highlights of the National Gallery's current exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci is his Last Supper. The fresco greatly influenced Sir Joshua Reynolds' Society of Dilettanti paintings, and is one of nine new examples of Reynolds' borrowing from the master, revealed here for the first time. Burrell, Michael 7687
Seen through a different lens: Nancy Ireson reports on an exhibition that provides a revisionist view of Edvard Munch by looking beyond the 19th century. Ireson, Nancy 936
The art market: the Old Master season sees an unknown Velazquez portrait come to auction in London, while in October, the capital saw strong contemporary sales alongside Frieze and PAD. In New York, Sotheby's sale of the Safra collections failed to dazzle. Moore, Susan 2024
The magician of Aestheticism: despite the sometimes repetitious feel of Atkinson Grimshaw's paintings, this exhibition underlines the artist's remarkable abilities. Poe, Simon 1033
The Napoleon of shopkeepers: Martin Levy applauds a superb account of the Morrison family. Levy, Martin Book review 1287
The quest for perfection: the pursuit of world-class art has been a life- long compulsion for Ronald Lauder. Highlights from his remarkable collection form the 10th anniversary show at his Neue Galerie in New York, where Apollo caught up with the collector for a private tour. Moore, Susan Cover story 2528
Variations on a view: Lesley Jackson savours the stimulating benefits of this crosscultural excursion through the British modernist landscape--despite some curious ommissions. Jackson, Lesley Book review 1195

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