Autumn issue of Art Quarterly out now

  • 1 September 2014

Post-war German painters, late-peaking artists, and Wedgwood's legacy – all exclusive to Art Fund members in the Autumn 2014 issue of Art Quarterly.

Cover, Art Quarterly, Autumn 2014 Attributed to John Flaxman Jr, The Dancing Hours (detail), c.1776–8

Cover, Art Quarterly, Autumn 2014

The latest issue of Art Quarterly is packed with more exclusive content for Art Fund members, from new editor Claire Wrathall's opening editorial to a Q&A with Timothy Spall on how he prepared to play Turner by learning to paint.

The museums and galleries of Manchester and Salford are in the spotlight of the Preview section, a comprehensive guide to exhibitions and events taking place across the UK and abroad. In his latest Beyond Art column, Matthew Sweet explores Romania's rich culture, while Royal Academy chief executive Charles Saumarez Smith reviews Martin Gayford's Rendez-vous with Art.

Writer AN Wilson opens the Features section with a piece in praise of Josiah Wedgwood's legacy, while Art Fund head of programmes Sarah Philp traces the story of the Wedgwood Collection. Charles Darwent examines Germany's great post-war artists, Rachel Spence ponders what motivated Turner and Rembrandt to create their greatest works at the end of their lives, and Jessica Harrison-Hall considers how the Ming dynasty forged Modern China.

In the Review section, Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar discusses the Save Wedgwood campaign, while new chairman Chris Smith speaks to Claire Wrathall about Rothko, Piero, and his proudest achievements. Funded, the round-up of works supported by the Art Fund this quarter, opens with a piece exploring a unique Egyptian statue, written by British Museum assistant keeper Marcel Marée.

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