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posted by CAA — Jul 29, 2016

Geoffrey Symcox examines A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715, a joint exhibition and companion volume by the Getty Research Institute and Bibliothèque nationale de France. He commends the organizers for “mobilizing the rich resources” of these institutions “to display a series of images otherwise inaccessible to the general public, creating a visual feast of images that illuminates a critical moment in the history of printmaking.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Jason Hill takes a look at the exhibition and accompanying catalogue Things beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs, organized by the Brandywine River Museum of Art. The featured photographic series is “an homage” to the painter Andrew Wyeth, eliciting “deeply inquisitive expressions (or, better, material accretions) of admiration for an important if counterintuitive artistic influence.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.

George R. Goldner reviews Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum, “a hybrid publication” composed of ninety-five entries on select artworks and an appendix of drawings acquired by the museum since 1977. Despite criticisms, Goldner finds it “a worthwhile publication that brings the best of Princeton’s Italian drawings to a wider audience.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Delinda Collier critiques Double Desire: Transculturation and Indigenous Contemporary Art, a collection of fifteen essays edited by Ian McLean that address the marginalization of Aboriginal artists. The volume “is led by postcolonial theory’s focus on the author over the artwork,” though the reviewer is left wondering “how much of the discussion was useful in increasing agency and opportunities for the artists.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.

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