CFP: Regaining a Paradise Lost: The role of the arts (31 August 2019)

Subject: CFP: Regaining a Paradise Lost: The role of the arts Deadline: Aug 31, 2019 <https://www.mdinabiennale.com/> APS Mdina Biennale 2020 Regaining a Paradise Lost: The role of the arts The third edition of the APS Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale will deal with the relationship between spirituality and the environment, focusing on the links with … Continue reading CFP: Regaining a Paradise Lost: The role of the arts (31 August 2019)

Society Event Report: Visit to Masterpiece, London, July 2019

From our forthcoming newsletter: As in previous years, the Society was enormously privileged to be offered a special visit to Masterpiece with an indepth discussion with Corrie Jackson, Senior Curator of the Royal Bank of Canada’s art collection. As Corrie explained, the bank decided to establish a collection of contemporary Canadian art and they now … Continue reading Society Event Report: Visit to Masterpiece, London, July 2019

Book Review: Paolo Coen, ed., The Art Market in Rome in the Eighteenth Century: A Study in the Social History of Art. Leiden: Brill, 2019 (review by Seren Nolan)

From our forthcoming newsletter:  In the study of European art markets during the long eighteenth century, Rome has occupied a curiously liminal position. Despite its centrality as a location for the formulation of taste in this period, the markets of Paris and London have, by comparison, received far more scholarly attention. Indeed, as Paolo Coen … Continue reading Book Review: Paolo Coen, ed., The Art Market in Rome in the Eighteenth Century: A Study in the Social History of Art. Leiden: Brill, 2019 (review by Seren Nolan)

Society Event Report: Inaugural Weekend Visit to Chantilly, April 2019

From our forthcoming newsletter:  Our first weekend tour focussed on French royal nineteenth-century history and collecting with visits to Chantilly, the Abbaye de Chaalis and Pierrefonds. The reason was the exhibition of drawings at Chantilly by Eugène Louis Lami (1800 –1890) painter to the Orleans family who worked extensively for the duc d’Aumale, creating many of … Continue reading Society Event Report: Inaugural Weekend Visit to Chantilly, April 2019

Society Event Report: Talk by Sir Nicholas Penny on Manfrin and Art Collecting in Italy, June 2019

From our forthcoming newsletter:  Sir Nicholas Penny presented his audience with the story of what was to many an unknown Venetian collection from the 18th century as well as a feast of ideas, reflections and analysis of taste and acquisition. The Manfrin collection was created in the later 18th century by Count Girolomo Manfrin of … Continue reading Society Event Report: Talk by Sir Nicholas Penny on Manfrin and Art Collecting in Italy, June 2019