2013

“Brian Sewell’s Essential Art Books of 2013”

“Brian Sewell’s Essential Art Books of 2013”

by Brian Sewell via “London Evening Standard

“Is your Raphael authentic? Who was Alan Sorrell? And which British painter-architect deserves to be up there with Palladio? The answers are in this year’s essential art books, chosen and reviewed by Brian Sewell . . . .”

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You can buy his recommended books in the United States here:

Any books you would recommend? Leave the title in the Comments.

My personal favorites revolved mostly around Asian Art, including:

The Chinese Art Book, by Colin Mackenzie, et al. 

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900, by Hongxing Zhang.

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“Art Worthy of a Hard Look”

Art Worthy of a Hard Look

by Karen Wilkin via “Wall Street Journal


“The most memorable exhibitions of 2013 ranged from close examinations of a single aspect of an artist’s oeuvre to broad overviews. Some placed familiar works in informative contexts. Others were surprising. Some were all of this, all at once. All demanded that we look hard and rewarded that attention by enlarging our understanding.
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