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Articles from Apollo (March 1, 2013)

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A bevy of Brueghels: David Ekserdjian applauds a scholarly work that contributes significantly to our understanding of Pieter Bruegel and his copyists. Ekserdjian, David Book review 1016
A Seville partnership: late in his career, Bartolome Esteban Murillo created some of his most celebrated works for his friend and patron Justino de Neve. An exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery brings them together for the first time, offering new insight into Murillo's life and his artistic practice. Bray, Xavier 2990
Agenda: Apollo's guide to what's on around the world in March. Calendar 601
An Italian journey: David and Julie Tobey talk to Apollo about their fine collection of Italian Old Master drawings, assembled by the couple over the last 25 years. Highlights were displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2010, alongside drawings by David's father, the legendary New Yorker cartoonist, Barney Tobey. Moore, Susan Interview 2536
Architecture: Gothic Revival architecture flourished in 19th-century Bombay. Many of its great proponents were connected to the Sir J.J. School of Art, including John Lockwood Kipling, who introduced naturalistic architectural sculpture to India. Stamp, Gavin 1152
BADA bling: the leading UK fair returns with an array of works from over 80 dealers, and includes some outstanding examples of fine jewellery. Crack, Peter 772
Behind closed doors: Tom Stammers relishes a tour of the great private collections of early 18th-century Paris. Stammers, Tom Book review 1040
Beyond TEFAF: TEFAF Maastricht extends beyond the walls of the MECC and even the city--a host of satellite shows can be found throughout the Low Countries. Apollo previews the region's highlights. Uniacke, Florence 1031
Blank faces: when it came to portrait painting, Manet's brilliance often deserted him. Prodger, Michael 1053
Collectors' focus: paintings by the most celebrated artists of the Danish Golden Age--Eckersberg, Kobke and Rorbye--rarely come on the market. Discerning collectors may still acquire top-flight works on paper, however, or atmospheric paintings by lesser-known names. Crichton-Miller, Emma 1020
Directory. Directory 1766
Dutch courage: it's been a long journey, but the Rijksmuseum finally opens its doors in April after a decade-long programme of renovation. Wim Pijbes, the general director of the museum, talks to Apollo about the transformation of an Amsterdam landmark. Hall, Michael Interview 2496
Food for thought: the chaotic contents of Francis Bacon's studio included a large number of cookery books and images of food. Not only was he an enthusiastic gourmand, but his passion for food--and for looking at it--also influenced how the painter approached his subjects. Dawson, Barbara 3877
From the archives: the interpretation of art is not necessarily best left to the experts. Russell Warren Howe enjoyed a notorious reputation as a freelance hack, but his interview with Matisse in the February 1949 issue yielded intriguing insights. O'Byrne, Robert 772
Going Dutch: around 260 of the world's best dealers are taking part in the 26th edition of TEFAF Maastricht. Apollo previews this year's highlights. Moore, Susan 1810
House of wonders: a great collector of the finest works spanning the 18th to the 21st century, Dimitri Mavrommatis's apartment is home to an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art including standout pieces by Picasso, Fontana and Calder as well as tribal art, 18th-century furniture and Sevres porcelain. He talks to Apollo. Humphries, Oscar Interview 1707
Losing the thread: an ambitious survey of Chinese silk production is let down by its length and format. Wilson, Verity Book review 1037
Northern soul: an excellent survey of Nordic Art testifies to its diverse stylistic range at the turn of the 20th century. Hemkendreis, Anne 1031
Off the shelf. Book review 496
TEFAF and beyond. Humphries, Oscar Column 513
The aesthetics of tea: the highly acclaimed potters of the Raku dynasty have been crafting tea bowls in Kyoto for around 450 years. The current head of the family, Raku Kichizaemon XV, is as wise to contemporary art as he is to the tradition he preserves. Richard, Sophie 2050
The art market: a distinguished Swiss collection of tribal art comes to the block in Paris, while Asia Week New York continues to flourish. In January, Old Master week in New York saw prices soar for a Durer woodcut and a rediscovered Memling. Moore, Susan 2234
The fine art of photography: the uneasy, complex dialogue between camera and canvas can be traced back to the 19th-century origins of photography. Nead, Lynda Book review 1184
The look of the unknown: David Carrier reports on an exhibition that brings together an impressive range of abstract art but poses more questions than it answers. Carrier, David 919
The master builder: the most notorious artist of his generation, Carl Andre has been pilloried throughout his career, with both his work--particularly his infamous installation at the Tate in 1976--and personal life dogged by scandal. Has Andre, now 77 and celebrated in an exhibition at Turner Contemporary in Margate, mellowed with age? He talks to Apollo. Griffin, Jonathan Interview 2537
The pioneering spirit: although the American Midwest is home to some fine museums, few draw substantial numbers of international visitors. Apollo presents a roadmap of the institutions dotted throughout the region, and considers the spirit of philanthropy that shaped their collections. Nicholson, Louise 2378
Tsar attractions: the Kremlin Armoury Museum in Moscow holds one of the world's finest collections of Tudor and early Stuart silver. Its highlights have been loaned to London's Victoria and Albert Museum, as part of an exhibition charting early diplomatic relations between the English and Russian courts. Marks, Thomas 2525

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