Previous Posts: December 2021

London Art Week - Winter 2021

December 1 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

London Art Week Winter 2021 will be running from 3rd - 10th December this year.

As usual, there are many interesting free online events that are worth looking out for. In particular, LAW will be hosting a free online Symposium on Jewish Dealers and the European Art Market c.1850 - 1930. The talks organised include In conversation: Belonging and Betrayal - How Jews Made the Art World ModernPortrait of a Family: Sargent's Wertheimers and The Jewish Contribution to Art Dealing in London.

New Release: François Boucher and the Art of Collecting

December 1 2021

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Picture: Routledge

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Here's an interesting new release that I missed last month. Routledge have recently published a book entitled François Boucher and the Art of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century France by Jessica Priebe from the Department of Art History and Theory at the National Art School, Australia.

According to the blurb:

While earlier studies have focused predominantly on artist François Boucher’s artistic style and identity, this book presents the first full-length interdisciplinary study of Boucher’s prolific collection of around 13,500 objects including paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, porcelain, shells, minerals, and other imported curios. 

It discusses the types of objects he collected, the networks through which he acquired them, and their spectacular display in his custom-designed studio at the Louvre, where he lived and worked for nearly two decades. This book explores the role his collection played in the development of his art, his studio, his friendships, and the burgeoning market for luxury goods in mid-eighteenth-century France. In doing so, it sheds new light on the relationship between Boucher’s artistic and collecting practices, which attracted both praise and criticism from period observers.

Restored 'Red Boy' on Display

December 1 2021

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Picture: The National Gallery, London

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The National Gallery in London have finally redisplayed Thomas Lawrence's Charles William Lambton known as The Red Boy, a painting they had acquired earlier this summer for £9.3m. The painting has undergone conservation in the past few months and the transformation looks rather impressive indeed. The work is on display in Room 35.

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