Just published: books received from 23 December 2022 to 31 March 2023

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Fifteenth-sixteenth century:

Edited by Neville Rowley and Pierre Curie, Giovanni Bellini. Influences croisées, Coédition Fonds Mercator/Musée Jacquemart André, 2023, 192 p., 39,95 €, ISBN: 9789462303454

Catalogue of the exhibition presented at the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris from 3 March to 17 July 2023.

See article.

Roberto Mercadini, Le génie et les ténèbres. Léonard de Vinci et Michel-Ange, Les Belles Lettres, 2023, 380 p., 21 €, ISBN: 9782251454115

French translation of the novelistic account by the Italian writer Roberto Mercadini.

Sixteenth century:

Edited by Matteo Gianeselli, Antoine Caron (1521-1599). Le théâtre de l’Histoire, Coédition RMN-Musée national de la Renaissance, 2023, 231 p., 40 €, ISBN: 9782711879526

Catalogue of the exhibition presented at the Musée national de la Renaissance at the Château d’Ecouen from 5 April to 3 July 2023.

Article to come.

Edited by Mathieu Deldicque, Visages des guerres de religion, Éditions Faton, 2023, 96 p. 22 €, ISBN : 9782878443387

Catalogue of the exhibition presented in the rooms of the graphic arts cabinet of the Musée Condé at the Château de Chantilly from 4 March to 21 May 2023.

See article.

Edited by Laëtitia Desserrières, Christine Duvauchelle, Olivier Renaudeau and Morgane Varin, La Haine des clans. Guerres de religion (1559-1610), Coédition Musée de l’Armée, Paris / In Fine éditions d’art, 2023, 360 p., 39€, ISBN: 9782382031155

Catalogue of the exhibition presented at the Musée de l’Armée from 5 April to 30 July 2023.

See article.

Seventeenth century:

Edited by Frederica Van Dam, Theodoor Rombouts. Virtuoso of Flemish Caravaggism, Porcini, 2023, 288 p., €50, ISBN: 9789461618139

Catalogue of the exhibition presented at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent from 21 January to 23 April 2023.

See article.

Liesbeth M. Helmus, De Bentvueghels: een berucht kunstgenootschap in Rome 1620-1720, Unieboek | Het Spectrum, 2023, 416 p., €27.99. ISBN: 9789000366576.

Book rather than exhibition catalogue of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. Unfortunately only published in Dutch, but with a very useful directory of painters.

See article.

Giuseppe Porzio, Diana Di Rosa. "An exceedingly beautiful, honest and skiful painter" in Seventeenth-Century Naples, Snoeck/MSK Ghent, 2023, 198 p., €50, ISBN: 9788894736816

Monograph on Diana Di Rosa, a woman artist of the Golden Age of Neapolitan painting.

Jacob Willer, Jusepe de Ribera. A Roman Philosopher. The Optics of an Old Tatterdemalion Dandy, Matthiesen Gallery, 2022, 64 pp, ISBN: 9781838397821.

Matthiesen Gallery catalogue elsewhere searchable online.

Eighteenth century:

Yves Carlier, Le style Louis XV, Coédition In Fine éditions d’art/Château de Versailles, 2023, 128 p., 25 €, ISBN: 9782382030776

We had only been able to consult the proofs of this book, published in conjunction with the Louis XV exhibition at the Château de Versailles (see article) by one of its curators, Yves Carlier, General Curator of Heritage and Deputy Director of the Museum at the Château de Versailles. While we had hoped for a short but pedagogical synthesis on this attractive subject, it is unfortunately a book essentially composed of - beautiful - images that was finally published last February. The disappointment is therefore commensurate with the expectations, especially since the preface promises a "learned and pragmatic" book, a programme that is difficult to achieve with only fifteen pages of text. We therefore advise the potential reader to refer to the books honestly suggested in the bibliography to better try to forget this missed opportunity.

Anne de Marnhac, Les liaisons dangereuses selon Fragonard, Ateliers Henry Dougier, 2023, 128 p., €12.9, ISBN: 9791031205588

New title in the collection "Le roman d’un chef-d’œuvre" in which authors are invited to tell the story of a famous painting by mixing a novelistic account with a historical investigation.

Magnus Olausson, Peter Adolf Hall. En svensk porträttminiatyrist i 1700-talets Europa, Nationalmuseum, 2023, 120 p., ISBN: 97789171009210

Book, in Swedish with a summary in English, published on the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to the Swedish miniaturist Peter Adolf Hall at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm from 23 March to 25 June 2023.

eighteenth-nineteenth centuries:

Edited by Noémi Duperron, Barbara Jouves-Hann, Maxime Georges Métraux, Marc-André Paulin and Bérangère Poulain, Décoration intérieure et plaisir des sens (1700-1850), Artemide Edizioni, 2022, 168 p., 30 €, ISBN: 9788875754204

Publication of the proceedings of the colloquium held online on 3 and 4 December 2020.

Edited by Pierre Rosenberg and Monique Mosser, XVe Rencontres internationales du Salon du Dessin. De l’art des jardins de papier. Concevoir, projeter, représenter, Éditions L’Echelle de Jacob, 2023, 240 p., 35 €, ISBN: 9782956279853

Publication of the proceedings of the colloquium held on 18 and 19 May 2022 as part of the 2022 edition of the Salon du dessin.

Xth century:

Collective, Rosa Bonheur et l’art animalier. Capturer l’âme, Éditions Faton, 2022, 144 p., 19 €, ISBN: 9782878443233

Catalogue of the exhibition that was presented in the Napoleon III’s smoking room, at the Château de Fontainebleau from 3 June 2022 to 23 January 2023 as part of the bicentenary of the birth of Rosa Bonheur (1822- 1899).

Edited by Olga Medvedkova and Philippe Malgouyres, Penser l’art russe du XIXe siècle. 30 tableaux vus autrement, Mare & Martin, 2022, 346 p., €37, ISBN: 9782362220418

On the occasion of the publication of this book, which brings together thirty essays by Russian and French art historians, historians, philosophers and writers, each devoted to a Russian painting of the 19th century, a round-table discussion was organised at the Musée d’Orsay on 17 February.

Edited by Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, Pastels, Coédition RMN-GP/Musée d’Orsay, 2023, 144 p., 29 €, ISBN: 9782711879878

Catalogue of the exhibition presented at the Musée d’Orsay from 14 March to 2 July 2023.

See article.

Edited by Laurence des Cars, Stéphane Guégan and Isolde Pludermacher, Manet/Degas, Coédition Gallimard/Musée d’Orsay, 2023, 272 p., 49 €, ISBN: 9782073013057

Catalogue of the exhibition presented at the Musée d’Orsay from 28 March to 23 July 2023.

Article to come.

Guy Saigne, Léon Bonnat. Au-delà des portraits, Mare & Martin, 2022, 350 p., 150 €, ISBN: 9782362222979

Second volume of the catalogue raisonné of the work of Léon Bonnat. The first volume, entitled Le portraitiste de la Troisième République, was published in 2017 and awarded the Jacques de Fouchier Prize, Grand Prix of the Académie Française in 2018.

Article to come.

XIXth-XXth centuries:

Edited by Daniel Birnbaum, Swedish Exstasy, Mercatorfonds Bozar Books, 208 pp, €40. ISBN: 9789462303478.

Catalogue (in English) of the exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels from 17 February to 21 May 2023.

See article.

Edited by Kurt Almovis and Daniel Birnbaum, Anna Cassel. The Saga of the Rose, Bokförlaget Stolpe Axel, 184 p., €41. ISBN: 9789189425828.

See article.

Edited by Géraldine Lefebvre, Léon Monet. Frère de l’artiste et collectionneur, Musée du Luxembourg/Éditions Rmn-Grand Palais, 256 p., 39 €. ISBN: 9782711879656.

Catalogue of the exhibition presented at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris from 15 March to 16 July 2023.

Article to come.

Neil McWilliam and Michela Passini, Faire l’histoire de l’art en France (1890-1950) - Pratiques, écritures, enjeux, Coédition INHA/Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 459 p., 29 €. ISBN: 9791034401468.

This book offers a synthesis of the history of art produced in France during the first part of the 20th century, studying its emergence, its structuring and its particularities.

Guy Brangier and Laurence Lamy, Hubert-Sauzeau dévoilé (1856-1927), Co-publishing La Geste éditions/Musée Bernard d’Agesci-Niort, 187 p., €25. ISBN: 9791035319151.

Book published on the occasion of the exhibition Hubert-Sauzeau dévoilé... in vivo presented at the Musée Bernard d’Agesci in Niort from 21 October 2022 to 17 September 2023.

Article to come.

XXth century:

Collective, Odette Lepeltier (1914-2006). Forme et couleur, Gourcuff-Gradenigo, 2023, 127 p., 19 €, ISBN: 9782353403417

Catalogue of the exhibition devoted to one of the great female figures of 20th century ceramics at La Piscine in Roubaix from 18 February to 21 May 2023.

Edited by Alain-Charles Dionnet, François Lafabrié and Martine Tandeau de Marsac, Un monde de lumières. Vitraux de Francis Chigot et de son atelier, Lienart, 2022, 280 p., 30 €, ISBN: 9782359063882

Catalogue of the exhibition presented at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Limoges from 22 October 2022 to 12 February 2023 and then at the Cité du Vitrail in Troyes from October 2023 to February 2024.

Edited by Anne-Sophie Poirot and Niklaus Manuel Güdel, Ferdinand Hodler. Valentine, Les Cahiers dessinés, 2023, 464 p., 60 €, ISBN: 9782493188137

These two boxed volumes are published on the occasion of the exhibition Ferdinand Hodler. Revoir Valentine presented at the Musée Jenisch Vevey from 3 February to 21 May 2023.

Pierre Pinon, lbert Gabriel et l’architecture turque. Biographie et œuvres inédites, Les éditions Isis, 2019, 108 p., 10 €, ISBN: 9789754286342

Title published in the collection "Les Cahiers du Bosphore".

Miscellaneous (works covering more than two centuries):

Edited by Marjan Debaene, Alabaster Sculpture in Europe (1300-1650), Harvey Miller Publishers, 2022, 312 pp, €50, ISBN: 9781912554928

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Leuven Museum.

See article.

Edited by Reinier Baarsen, Process: Design Drawings from the Rijksmuseum 1500-1900, nai010 publishers, 2022, 400 p., €49, ISBN: 9789462087354

Catalogue of the exhibition presented at the Design Museum Den Bosch in Bois-le-Duc from 5 November 2022 to 12 February 2023 and at the Fondation Custodia in Paris from 25 February to 14 May 2023.

See the article.

Adrien Goetz, Dictionnaire amoureux de la Toscane, Plon, 2023, 416 p., €26.50. ISBN: 9782259278997.

Art historian, novelist, columnist for the Figaro, member of the Institute, Adrien Goetz wears many hats. In a volume of this famous collection, he shares with us his love of Tuscany.

Under the direction of Julie Cheminaud and Claire Crignon, Dupuytren ou le musée des maladies, Sorbonne Université Presses, 2023, 340 p., 35 €, ISBN: 9791023106749

Resulting from the Anatomy Emerging Research Project (Paré) of the Sorbonne University faculty dedicated to the reflection on anatomapathological collections and the representation of disease this book offers a very complete presentation of the Dupuytren Museum whose collections are, for ethical reasons, accessible only on argued request since its closure in 2016.

Laurence Riviale, Joconde ou Madone ? La Tête de cire de Lille, énigme de la collection Wicar. Fortune et réception (1834-2021), Presses universitaires Blaise Pascal, 2023, 464 p., 28 €, ISBN: 9782383770633

Publication of the thesis of Laurence Riviale, lecturer in modern art history at the University of Clermont Auvergne.

Véronique Dalmasso and Stéphanie Jamet, Vertige de l’art. Syncopes et extases (XVIe - XXIe siècles), Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2023, 362 p., 24 €, ISBN: 9782757436844.

A study of the concept of syncopation and ecstasy illustrated with a selection of works from the 16th to the 21st century.

Annie Warin-Lépinois, La Favorite - Une vie de château. Légendes et réalité.. Lunéville 1730-2022, Gérard Louis éditeur, 2023, 137 p., 22 €, ISBN: 9782357631540.

Short monograph devoted to one of the most important French castles, whose ambitious restoration undertaken by the State is far from being completed (see article).

Edited by Joana Barreto, Gaspard Delon and Pauline Lafille, Vivre la bataille ? Expérience et participation dans les arts. XVe-XXIe siècle, Gérard Louis éditeur, 2023, 208 p., 29 €, ISBN: 9782753588592.

Book resulting from the international colloquium held at the Académie de France-Villa Medici and the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome on 16 and 17 November 2017.

Jean Galard, Conversations avec les choses muettes, Editions L’Atelier contemporain, 2023, 182 p., 20 €, ISBN: 9782850351068

An essay that explores the question "what do we need to know about a work of art to look at it properly?

Collective, La manufacture d’allumettes de Trélazé, Coédition éditions 303/Département de Maine-et-Loire, 2023, 112 p., 10 €, ISBN: 9791093572796

New publication in the Carnets d’Anjou collection produced by the Maine-et-Loire Departmental Heritage Conservation Service with the collaboration of the Friends of the Trélazéen Heritage Association.

Under the direction of Antoine Dupuy, Le 1% artistique dans les établissements scolaires en Occitanie. De la décoration architecturale à l’œuvre d’art contemporain, Drac Occitanie, 2023, 104 p., free distribution, ISBN: 9782111622647

New book in the remarkable "Duo" collection published by the Drac Occitanie. This publication is the synthesis of a study carried out on the 1% artistic rate by Antoine Dupuy with the support of the advisers for the plastic arts Marie-Béatrice Angelé and Catherine Dumon-Lafuente. Like all the titles in the collection, the book is available free of charge, while stocks last, at the reception of the Drac sites in Montpellier and Toulouse. It is also downloadable or available online.

Jérôme Tomaselli and Serge Lemoine, Collection 2: Le dessin à Lyon du XVIIIe siècle à nos jours, 2023, Tomaselli Collection, 260 p., 49 €. ISBN: 9782958535117.

Catalogue of the second exhibition of the Tomaselli Collection presented in Lyon from 14 March to 20 May 2023.

Podcast with interview with Jérôme Tomaselli to be listened to here.

Collective, Drouot. L’art et les enchères 2022, Drouot Patrimoine, 2022, 384 p., 65 €, ISBN: 9782905890542.

Compilation of the most important sales of the year 2022, the texts are adapted from the Gazette Drouot columns.

Outsides of La Tribune de l’Art :

Jean-Pierre Changeux, Le Beau et la splendeur du vrai, Albin Michel, 2023, 352 p., 15,5 €, ISBN: 9782226476784

Jean-Pierre Changeux is a collector and donor to French museums, and for a long time president of the Commission des dations, but above all he is a great scholar who delivers here his memoirs, in the form of interviews with the philosopher François L’Yvonnet.

Christophe Marquet, Hiroshige - Les éventails d’Edo - Estampes de la collection Georges Leskowicz, In Fine éditions d’art, 2023, 284 p., 125 €, ISBN: 9782382030868

Book published in parallel with the exhibition Hiroshige et l’éventail, voyage dans le Japon du XIXe siècle presented at the Musée Guimet from 10 February to 29 May 2023.

Alain Paucard, Je suis parisien mais je me soigne, Éditions Rmn - Grand Palais, 2022, 144 p., 12 €, ISBN: 9782379850684

Cédric Bru, Les Irascibles. Pollock, De Kooning, Rothko et les autres, Le Cherche Midi, 2023, 368 p., 21 €, ISBN: 9782749176703
Pierre-Adrien Sollier and Clémence Simon, En avant les histoires de l’art !, Éditions Rmn - Grand Palais, 2022, 96 p., 24,9 €, ISBN: 9782711879397

Children’s book.

Lise Kervennic, Les marchands de Paris, Flammarion, 2023, 320 p., 19 €, ISBN: 9782080292254

Lise Kervennic’s first autobiographical novel.

Cécile Cerf, À l’origine. La femme derrière le tableau, Éditions Atlande, 2023, 204 p., 18 €, ISBN: 9782383500131

Historical novel and investigation centred on Gustave Courbet’s The Origin of the World.

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