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    'A gracious invention': Veronese's unfinished painting for the Mocenigo Family
    Anderson, J (Burlington Magazine Publications, 2022-09-01)
    A painting in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, is here identified on the basis of Carlo Ridolfi’s Maraviglie dell’Arte (1648) as a portrait by Paolo Veronese of a young man from the Mocenigo family, perhaps Alvise Mocenigo, the son of Palladio’s patron Leonardo Mocenigo dalle ‘Zoje’, and dated c.1572.
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    Edgar Wind and Giovanni Bellini’s ‘Feast of the Gods’: An Iconographic ‘Enfant Terrible’
    Anderson, J (Bernardino Branca, 2022-05-25)
    Since its creation, Giovanni Bellini’s late masterpiece The Feast of the Gods, has never been an easy painting to understand. When Edgar Wind published his monograph in 1948, it received an uneven critical reception. Wind’s interpretation of the painting will be re-evaluated in relation to past and present scholarship, with insights from Wind’s papers at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, as well as other archives. Inevitably as an editor of two volumes of his writings it is partly autobiographical.
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    On the trail of a missing Italian Masterpiece
    Anderson, J ; Home, R (The Australian, 2022-01-29)
    Evidence that the painting by Paolo Veronese of The Pool of Bethesda, found its way to Scotland, when it was donated by Captain James Volum to his home town of Peterhead
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    Murillo in Australia
    Anderson, J ; Japón, R (Universidad de Granada, 2018)
    The article traces the critical reception of works by or attributed to Murillo in Australia, beginning with nineteenth century religious institutions and then by National Galleries.
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    A Gamechanger for Giorgione
    Anderson, J (Colnaghi Foundation, 2021)
    The article discusses the reaction to the discovery of a rare drawing by Giorgione and an inscription about him on the last page of the 1497 edition of Dante's Commedia, in the library of the Sydney University. It examines the writing of Giorgione's pupils and contemporaries to see if the handwriting may be identified: Leonardo, Catena, Sebastiano del Piombo, Titian and others.
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    Lost in Australia? A Missing Masterpiece
    Anderson, J ; Home, R (The Australian, 2022-01-15)
    A painting by Paolo Veronese of The Pool of Bethesda was offered to the NGV, was rejected and then went missing. The article asks for help finding it.
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    A Gamechanger for Giorgione
    Anderson, J (Colnaghi Foundation, 2021-10-01)
    The article discusses the reaction to the discovery of a rare drawing by Giorgione and an inscription about him on the last page of the 1497 edition of Dante's Commedia, in the library of the Sydney University. It examines the writing of Giorgione's pupils and contemporaries to see if the handwriting may be identified: Leonardo, Catena, Sebastiano del Piombo, Titian and others.
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    The Invention of Curatorship in Australia: Review of "Recent Past. Writing Australian Art" by Daniel Thomas, edited by Hannah Fink and Steven Miller, Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Anderson, J (University of Birmingham, 2021-12-01)
    Daniel Thomas’s first volume of collected writings is a small sample from about a thousand articles written over seventy years. From the time Thomas returned to Australia from Oxford to become the first curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1958, he emerged as a leading figure in the Australian art world. Then as the inaugural head of Australian art at the newly established National Gallery, Canberra (1978-1984), and as Director of the Art Gallery of Australia (1984-1990), he developed curatorship as a profession, created national collections with remarkable acquisitions, developed provenance research and much more.
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    The Invention of curatorship in Australia
    Anderson, J (University of Birmingham, 2021-08-10)
    Daniel Thomas’s first volume of collected writings is a small sample from about a thousand articles written over seventy years. From the time Thomas returned to Australia from Oxford to become the first curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1958, he emerged as a leading figure in the Australian art world. Then as the inaugural head of Australian art at the newly established National Gallery, Canberra (1978-1984), and as Director of the Art Gallery of Australia (1984-1990), he developed curatorship as a profession, created national collections with remarkable acquisitions, developed provenance research and much more.
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    The Life of Giovanni Morelli in Risorgimento Italy
    Anderson, J (Officina Libraria, 2019-12-04)
    The first biography of Giovanni Morelli, one of the founding fathers of modern art history and of connoisseurship - An intriguing biography of a man who trained as a physician, was soon a patriot and ended up as an influential senator of ...