National Gallery of Canada Launches REVIEW A New Annual Art Journal
Ottawa, Canada - November 21, 2000
« Le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada lance la Revue, une nouvelle publication annuelle consacrée à l'art »
The National Gallery of Canada has revived a publication tradition with the launch of its new annual art journal, Review. An attractive and engaging resource, Review presents contributions by curators and conservators, and demonstrates the National Gallery of Canada's commitment to the advancement of knowledge about the visual arts.
"The main purpose of Review is to publish the investigations of Gallery staff into all aspects of our rich collections," said Pierre Théberge, Director, National Gallery of Canada. "I am very proud of how the staff has demonstrated its dedication to our first edition, and especially grateful to David Franklin, Curator of Prints and Drawings, who has assumed the role of editor. Review is a success, sure to generate interest from professionals in the field and the public at large."
From 1963 to 1985 the National Gallery of Canada produced Bulletin, a publication that was notable for its fine scholarly contributions by prominent curators and art historians. In this new art journal, curators and conservators from the National Gallery will continue to present research on the Gallery's holdings. As was true with Bulletin, the Gallery welcomes contributions from outside experts.
In this first issue, Colin B. Bailey, former Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Canada, writes a rich and extensive text on François Boucher's Judgement of Susannah (1722-23), a recent acquisition. Anne Lafont, doctoral candidate at the Université Paris-IV Sorbonne, reveals for the first time the full identity of the sitter in the National Gallery of Canada's portrait of a woman by Girodet. The article written jointly by David Franklin and Marion Barclay, Chief Conservator, suggests a new interpretation of the complex iconography of Piero di Cosimo's two Vulcan canvases. This article coincides with a current exhibition of both canvases: Vulcan and Aeolus, from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada and Finding of Vulcan on Lemnos, from the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. Piero di Cosimo is on view until 8 December 2000.
Lori Pauli, Assistant Curator, Photographs, addresses the technical achievements of scientist, engineer and photographer Farnham Maxwell Lyte and discusses his significant contributions to mid-nineteenth-century French landscape photography. Finally, Christine Lalonde, Curatorial Assistant, Prints and Drawings, illuminates the history of the National Gallery of Canada's prints and drawings collection in an essay on Kathleen M. Fenwick, a long-serving curator in this department.
The publication is available in the National Gallery of Canada's Bookstore for $25 per single copy. For mail orders, contact the Bookstore by telephone at (613) 990-0960 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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