Some years ago, Robert Hughes bemoaned the capitulation of art museums and galleries to ‘the whole masterpiece-and-treasure syndrome’. Although made in the 1980s, Hughes’s point may still be valid, especially if the number of recent exhibitions with the word ‘master’ in their titles is anything to go by. A quick check reveals that, in Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria is partic ... (read more)
Luke Morgan reviews 'Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting' by David Alan Brown et al.
October 2006, no. 285 • 01 October 2006