Miranda Carter – Payot, 2006 Sir Anthony Blunt (1907-1983), one of the greatest art historians of the 20th century, an inspector for the queen’s paintings and an expert on Poussin and Italian Baroque, was a spy working for Moscow. Under suspicion from the English since 1951, he discreetly confessed in 1964 in exchange for immunity. … Continue reading Gentleman spy: The double life of Anthony Blunt
Anthony Blunt – Macula, 2000 A ubiquitous work in Anglo-Saxon countries (9 editions have been published in English); “the Blunt” is the only work that gives a complete history of French art in an easy-to-use format, from the end of the Gothic era to the death of Louis XIV. The presentation of Poussin’s work is … Continue reading Art and architecture in France, 1500-1700
Texts collected and presented by Anthony Blunt – Hermann, Collection Savoir: sur l’art series (Knowledge collection: on the art series), 1989 These letters by the greatest classical French artist, and the accompanying eye-witness accounts from his contemporaries, reassert the painter’s emotion and humanity. They follow his travels between France and Rome; tell the story of … Continue reading Nicolas Poussin – Letters and speeches on art
Anthony Blunt – Hazan Collection 35/37, 1988 This book gives us an insight into Poussin’s workshop: it must have taken patient research, rework and passion to achieve this still, blue-tinted puppet theatre. The combination of fury and austerity, composition influenced by surroundings… The book retraces all of these battles in chronological order.
Sir Denis Mahon, who died in 2011 aged 100, was a great collector and a renown art historian, specialist of 17th century Italian paintings, notably Guido Reni, Caravaggio and Nicolas Poussin. For Michael Kitson, Claude Lorrain specialist, teacher then deputy director of the Courtauld Institute, «Denis Mahon is the greatest art historian-collector of our time, maybe … Continue reading Sir Denis Mahon (1911-2011)