The Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum is a journal that focuses on the history and theory of art, and is published in English. Volume 26 was produced in two issues. Just like the first part, this second issue of the Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum (vol. 26:2) reflects a busy year of acquisitions, but its contents are more diverse – from paintings by Old Masters to contemporary design.
In addition to the acquisitions the opening of Gustavsbergs Porslinsmuseum, which is an important part of Nationalmuseum’s design collections, is reflected in this second issue. So is also the Tessin Lecture, in 2019 given by Anna Ottani Cavina, Professor Emerita of Art History at the University of Bologna. The second issue also presents all the acquisitions made in 2019, often with a short commentary. As usual, everything is richly illustrated. The staff’s scholarly activities are presented at the end.
The content of these two issues makes it clear that, in addition to the Wiros Fund and the museum’s own foundations, the Friends of Nationalmuseum is the major contributor to these rich acquisitions. They have also paid for the publication of the two issues that constitute Volume 26.
Editorial Committee: Ludvig Florén, Carina Fryklund, Eva Lena Karlsson, Ingrid Lindell, Magnus Olausson, Martin Olin, Daniel Prytz and Cilla Robach
Editors: Ludvig Florén, Magnus Olausson och Martin Olin
Art Bulletin is published via DiVA. You can also access it via the links below. You can open, or download, the publication in its entirety, or the articles separately.
The Friends of the Nationalmuseum – A Review of 2019
A New Cabinet Piece by Frans Francken II
Two Male Studies by Jacques-Augustin-Catherine Pajou for the 1785 and 1787
Concours du Torse at the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture
Joseph Ducreux’s Self-Portraiture – Capturing Emotions in the Wake of Enlightenment and Revolution
Landscape Paintings by Jean-Joseph-Xavier Bidauld and Achille-Etna Michallon
Outside the Mainstream – Anna Nordgren, Charlotte Wahlström and Elisabeth Warling
Gustavsbergs Porslinsmuseum Re-opened
Helena Kåberg and Ulrika Schaeder
Vase to Commemorate the Industries of Sweden
Monica Backström – in Memory of a Radical Glass Artist
Five Perspectives on Contemporary Craft in Sweden
Sara Danius’s Nobel Gowns
The Tessin Lecture: Inventing the Landscape. The Origin of Plein-Air Painting in Italy in the Early 19th Century
Anna Ottani Cavina
Acquisitions 2019: Exposé