Julian Bell: Paint Serious, Paint Big
2 December 2010
Show More Salvator Rosa: Bandits, Wilderness and Magic by Helen Langdon, Xavier Salomon and Caterina Volpi.
Paul Holberton, 240 pp., £40, September 2010, 978 1 907372 01 8Show More
Painting for Profit: The Economic Lives of 17th-Century Italian Painters by Richard Spear and Philip Sohm et al.
Yale, 384 pp., £45, 0 300 15456 9Show More
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon.
Allen Lane, 514 pp., £30, July 2010, 978 0 7139 9674 6Show More
The Moment of Caravaggio by Michael Fried.
Princeton, 304 pp., £34.95, 0 691 14701 9Show More
“... a gap, till the next genius’). Or are those all we need, in fact, if we happen to be writing the history of art? Three recent books bear on these issues. The Seicento specialists Richard Spear and PhilipSohm have put together Painting for Profit: The Economic Lives of 17th-Century Italian Painters, which explores what new co-ordinates one current academic strategy has to deliver; while two ...”