Peter Schatborn

Visual Arts: Bureaucratic Vandalism and the Survival of Sheer Excellence

September 22, 2012
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In order to pay tribute to the supreme Frits Lugt and his Fondation Custodia — and to protest the announced closing of the Institut Néerlandais with which it is joined — the column describes an example of Lugt’s collecting genius.

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Visual Arts: At Rembrandt’s Core, The Drawings

January 16, 2010
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How many drawings by Rembrandt are around? More than many experts admit. The issue is not just a quibble over numbers. It has far-reaching consequences for our reconstruction of Rembrandt’s working method and our understanding of his art. The showdown is coming at a conference on the artist at the J. Paul Getty Museum in…

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