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Articles from Apollo (March 1, 2012)

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A jewel restored: the collection of the artist Hendrik Willem Mesdag is best known today for works by the French Barbizon and the Hague Schools. His private museum--overseen by the Van Gogh Museum--has recently been refurbished, revealing the pinnacle of Dutch fin-de-siecle interior design and Mesdag's highly refined tastes. Lopez, Jonathan 1730
A passion for art: Californian philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick raised eyebrows when they purchased Jackie Kennedy's imitation pearls for a soaring price. Yet their passion for the emotional attachment to art has enabled the couple to build a world-class collection. Griffin, Jonathan 2605
Agenda: Apollo's guide to what's on around the world in March. Calendar 639
Architecture: Augustus Pugin, whose bicentenary falls this month, died ill, impoverished and insane aged 40. In recent years, following a major London exhibition and a popular biography, the illustrious architect is at last garnering the recognition he deserves. Stamp, Gavin 1268
Around the galleries: collectors are spoilt for choice this month at Asia Week New York, while an array of fine art and design exhibitions take place across Paris and Maastricht to coincide with the spring fair season. Kent, Monique 866
Beyond beauty: Mark Stocker applauds a brilliantly researched and vivid biography of Edward Burne-Jones. Stocker, Mark Book review 1122
British Art & Antique Dealers. Directory 934
Collectors' focus: the market for Dutch engraved glass has traditionally been exclusive, attracting only specialist collectors. However, increased interest in fine objects produced during the Golden Age suggests that these items may soon entice a broader audience. Crichton-Miller, Emma 1131
Conservators and Restorers of art and Antiques. Directory 126
Death and convention: Monet's depiction of his wife Camille on her deathbed presents the stark reality of a wasted corpse. This often overlooked yet remarkable painting reveals much about the artist's rejection of orthodox religious ideas about death. Lewis, Adrian 4488
Drawn to form: an exhibition of 300 of Rodin's drawings reveals the artist's utter fascination with the female form. Platzer, David 998
Drawn to Paris: unrivalled as the foremost specialist fair for drawings, this year's Salon du Dessin boasts a superb array of works on paper, dating from the 13th to the 20th century. Crichton-Miller, Emma 1753
Faces of the Renaissance: Jonathan Lopez reports on an exhibition of Renaissance portraiture that includes many highlights, but is badly let down by its accompanying publication. Lopez, Jonathan 1000
From the archives: Lucian Freud had scant regard for his reputation in his own lifetime, and little interest in the work of his contemporaries. This rigorous pursuit of his ideals isolated him, wrote Giles Auty in March 1992--but it also emphasised his singularity. O'Byrne, Robert 792
Great Scots: Stephen Lloyd reviews the newly reopened Scottish National Portrait Gallery and a revealing study of its often troubled history. Lloyd, Stephen 2220
In search of recognition: Averil King welcomes a publication that offers a wealth of detailed research on the Brucke artists and their works. King, Averil Book review 995
International Art & Antique Dealers. Directory 291
International Auctioneers of Art & Antiques. Directory 411
Jubilee edition: the leading international fair for arts and antiques celebrates its 25th edition in 2012. Apollo previews this year's highlights at TEFAF Maastricht. Moore, Susan List 1731
March calendar. Calendar 131
Market review. 965
Mortlake's Banquet of the Senses: The Five Senses tapestries at Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, were produced for King Charles I by Francis Cleyn and the Mortlake manufactory. Their design ingeniously incorporated illustrations of Aesop's Fables, which enabled the tapestries to convey Renaissance ideas about spiritual love. Mulherron, Jamie; Wyld, Helen 4473
Printed paintings: The British Museum's exhibition of Hercules Segers' prints celebrates the artist's extraordinary originality. Upper, Elizabeth 1135
Seeking Rubens: David Ekserdjian appraises the scholarship within the latest volumes of the Corpus Rubenienum. Ekserdjian, David 1130
Specialist Art Consultants and Valuers. Directory 154
The art market: Asia Week New York is full of Eastern promise this month, while Salon du Dessin opens for business in Paris. In January, New York's Old Master season saw some outstanding results, and BRAFA reported increased visitors. Moore, Susan 948
The art of giving: the exchange of gifts, passing between rulers, diplomats and religious institutions, is known to have been practised in the Middle East for 3,500 years. 'Gifts of the Sultan', an exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, examines this socio-political ritual through an array of objects. Greenwood, William 1872
The art of Islam: the accompanying publication to the Met's new galleries for Islamic art deserves many plaudits. de Guise, Lucien Book review 1181
The best of the best ... Humphries, Oscar Column 519
The finery of the fair: collectors, dealers and curators gather at Maastricht each year to peruse and acquire the best art on the market. Apollo profiles some of the most notable acquisitions made at TEFAF over the last 25 years. Kent, Monique 1305
The life blood of art: Marc Quinn's reputation for sensationalism was forged when he made a cast of his head and filled it with his own frozen blood. Two decades on, the British artist talks to Apollo about the influence of Asian antiquities on his sculpture, and how art from the ancient kingdom of Gandhara is infusing his new work. Humphries, Oscar Interview 1726
The magic of Murano: Dr David Landau and his wife Marie-Rose Kahane have together built the world's finest collection of Venini glass. They gave Apollo a tour at their home in Venice, and explained why they wish to share their art with the city that inspired it. Moore, Susan 2678
Turner in four parts: Eric Shanes appraises the catalogue to a new exhibition that offers a great deal of confused thinking on Turner--as well as the odd gem. Shanes, Eric Book review 1045
Van Dyck in Sicily: while the plague held Palermo in its grip, Anthony van Dyck radically developed 12th-century iconography of Saint Rosalie through five paintings that imbued the saint with a sensual refinement. Van Dyck's Rosalie became one of Catholicism's most popular images of victory over pestilence, and represents a key period in the artist's development. Bailey, Gauvin Alexander 4067

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