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Paris

Double vision: Paris show displays two Mary Magdalene Caravaggios

Scholars are divided over whether either of the paintings of Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy—or both of them—are copies

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Diary of an art historian

Do not allow art to cleanse crimes

The art world has yet to tackle issues around works like Picasso’s $115m child-prostitute portrait

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National Gallery names art historian Wu Hung as 2019 Mellon Lecturer

The scholar will give six talks surveying more than 2,000 years of Chinese history

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craft

Scholars weave craft into the art history canon at College Art Association

The subject appears throughout this year's programme for the leading US conference for art historians

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Caravaggio

Books: Caravaggio's diametrically opposed contexts in conflict

Across two books, the master's work is interpreted in divergent, not diverse, ways

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Interviews

The best that was and will be: Curator interviews

Curators and scholars on their key exhibitions of 2013, 2014 and beyond.

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Catalogues raisonnés

Modigliani catalogue raisonné still years away

Competing claims and potential conflicts of interests delay publication, originally scheduled for 2006

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Mark Rothko

Books: Less opportunism and more rigour in study of Rothko, please

The 10 essays of Seeing Rothko are distinctly varied in quality

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Alexander Calder

Calder Foundation's new space for exhibitions and encouraging scholarship

Dealers not welcome says director of Calder Foundation

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Books

Books: Francis Bacon and the sudden experience of eye-opening words

David Sylvester reevaluates violence

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Museum of Modern Art New York

Studies in Modern Art from MOMA to be published annually

The inaugural edition focuses on works from the 1960s

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Amedeo Modigliani

To the defence of the brilliant and tragic artist: Modigliani at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westphalen

With an excerpt from leading expert Werner Schmalenbach’s monograph