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Monographic Exhibitions and the History of Art Edited by Maia Wellington Gahtan, Donatella Pegazzano

7 June 2018

Studies in Art Historiography

Monographic Exhibitions and the History of Art
Edited by Maia Wellington Gahtan, Donatella Pegazzano
© 2018 – Routledge
354 pages | 80 B/W Illus.
This edited collection traces the impact of monographic exhibitions on the discipline of art history from the first examples in the late eighteenth century through the present. Roughly falling into three genres (retrospectives of living artists, retrospectives of recently deceased artists, and monographic exhibitions of Old Masters), specialists examine examples of each genre within their social, cultural, political, and economic contexts. Exhibitions covered include Nathaniel Hone’s 1775 exhibition, the Holbein Exhibition of 1871, the Courbet retrospective of 1882, Titian’s exhibition in Venice, Poussin’s Louvre retrospective of 1960, and El Greco’s anniversary exhibitions of 2014.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Illustration Credits
Monographic Exhibitions and the History of Art
Maia Wellington Gahtan, Donatella Pegazzano
I. Living Artist Retrospectives
1. ‘Nathaniel Hone’s 1775 Exhibition: The First Single-Artist Retrospective’
Konstantinos Stefanis
2. The Degas and Cassat 1915 Exhibition in Support of Women’s suffrage
Ruth E. Iskin
3. Braque, Gris and Léger: Cubism in Switzerland in 1933
Kate Kangaslahti
4. Bacon at Grand Palais: Echoes and Influences
Monika Keska
II. Posthumous Retrospectives
5. The First Posthumous Retrospective in France: The Paul Delaroche Exhibition, a New Perception of the Artist’s Work
Marie-Claire Rodriguez
6. Max Jordan’s First Monographic Exhibitions at the Royal National Gallery in Berlin – Rewriting the Canon of Art History and Creating the Artist as a National Role Model at the Beginning of the German Empire
Saskia Pütz
7. The Courbet Retrospective of 1882. Harbinger of the Artist’s first Major Monograph and Catalogue Raisonné
Petra ten-Doesschate Chu
8. The Critical Reception of Marcello Tommasi’s Oeuvre and the Tommasi Family’s Artistic Legacy
Elisa Gradi
III. Old Master Monographic Exhibitions from before World war II
9. The Holbein Exhibition of 1871 – An Iconic Turning Point for Art History
Lena Bader
10. ‘This is the answer to those who tell us that Reynolds was a snob’: The Grosvenor Gallery Exhibition of Works by Joshua Reynolds (1883 – 1884)
Camilla Murgia
11. The Master and Siena: the 1912 Duccio exhibition
Elisa Camporeale
12.The Twelve Days of Bartolomeo della Gatta (Arezzo, October 1-12, 1930). A Regional Exhibition of an Old Master during the Era of Fascism
Luca Pezzuto
13.Titian’s 1935 Exhibition in Venice
Giuliana Tomasella
IV. Old Master Monographic Exhibitions after World War II
14. Poussin in Perspective: The Louvre Retrospective 1960 Above and Beyond
Henry Keazor
15. Rembrandt and the Polemical Monographic Exhibition: ‘Rembrandt, the Master and His Workshop’ in Amsterdam, Berlin and London in 1991-92
Catherine B. Scallen
16. Exploring Michelangelo through Exhibitions. Closer to the Master, Closer to the scholar, Closer to the Public
Silvia Catitti
17. ‘Canaletti’ and the others. Recent Monographic Exhibitions of Venetian Veduta Painters: Art History and the Market
Heiner Krellig
V. Monographic Exhibitions and the 21st century
18. El Greco and the Dynamics of Retrospection in Monographic exhibitions for the Anniversary of his Death in 2014
Livia Stoenescu
19. Past Institution’s Future: Monographic Exhibitions and Tate Modern’s Make-up
Evi Baniotopoulou
20. The Rise of the Monographic Exhibition: The Political Economy of Contemporary Art
Ronit Milano
Afterword: Learning from the Artist’s Monograph: Anarchy, Quality, and the Ultimate Noumenon
Gabriele Guercio
Epilogue: Some Curatorial Thoughts on the Monographic Exhibition
Joaneath Spicer
Biographical Notes on the Contributors



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