19th century

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Conservation

Warship figureheads restored ahead of opening for new Plymouth arts complex

Royal Navy statues are being made shipshape and ready for installation at The Box, opening in 2020

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Books

A monumental study of the heyday of Historicist painting

This comprehensive volume looks at a genre popular in 19th-century Europe but long scorned in the art world

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Openings

A bigger splash: France's expanded La Piscine museum reopens after makeover

Former Art Deco swimming pool in Roubaix dives into Modern French sculpture

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Discoveries

Courbet's model for the Origin of the World discovered

It is now “99% certain” that dancer Constance Quéniaux is depicted in the infamous nude

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Exhibitions

Looted ‘cannibal’ bowl served up in Royal Academy of Art’s Oceania show

Artefact is one of around 200 on show in largest exhibition on the region in almost 40 years

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Books

How to force historians to use their eyes: book urges academics to 'take art more seriously'

Princeton University's Theodore K. Rabb says more visual materials—not only written records—should be explored

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Exhibitions

Louvre’s Delacroix exhibition uncovers France’s superstar of the Romantic era

His boundless inventiveness as a painter—and not only—shines through in this ambitious survey

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Exhibitions

How Delacroix went from lycée dropout to establishment favourite

Exhibition at the Musée du Louvre is first major survey of the painter’s work in more than 50 years