Willibald Sauerländer

Willibald Sauerländer is a former Director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book is Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil. (May 2016)

Jan Brueghel the Elder: View of a Seaport with the Temperance of Scipio, 1600.

A Surprise in Munich

Brueghel: Gemälde von Jan Brueghel d. Ä. [Brueghel: The Paintings of Jan Brueghel the Elder]

an exhibition at the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, March 22–June 16, 2013

June 20, 2013 issue

Honoré Daumier: ‘It’s a bit hard to be obliged to live in a barrel when one wasn’t born to be a Cynic’; from the series ‘Tenants and Landlords,’ Le Charivari, March 4, 1854. The lithograph illustrates the housing shortage in Paris under Napoleon III by playing on the story of the Greek cynic philosopher Diogenes, who slept in a barrel.

The Genius of the Other Daumier

“Monsieur Daumier, Ihre Serie Ist Reizvoll!” Die Stiftung Kames [“Monsieur Daumier, Your Series Is Delightful!” The Kames Collection]

an exhibition at the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München in the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, December 6, 2012–February 17, 2013

February 21, 2013 issue

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot: Solitude, Recollection of Vigen, Limousin, 1866

The Continual Homecoming

Camille Corot: Natur und Traum [Camille Corot: Nature and Dream]

an exhibition at the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 29, 2012–January 6, 2013

December 6, 2012 issue

Albrecht Dürer: The Adoration of the Magi, 1504

Dürer and Renoir

Der frühe Dürer [The Early Dürer]

an exhibition at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, May 24–September 2, 2012

Renoir. Zwischen Bohème und Bourgeoisie: Die frühen Jahre [Renoir. Between Bohemia and the Bourgeoisie: The Early Years]

an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel, April 1–August 12, 2012

August 16, 2012 issue

Albrecht Dürer the Elder; portrait by Albrecht Dürer of his father, 1497

Germany: When Faces Defied Death

Dürer—Cranach—Holbein: Die Entdeckung des Menschen: Das deutsche Porträt um 1500 [Dürer—Cranach—Holbein: The Discovery of Man: German Portraiture around 1500]

an exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, May 31–September 4, 2011, and the Kunsthalle of the Hypo Cultural Foundation, Munich, September 16, 2011–January 15, 2012

November 24, 2011 issue

Ekkehard II, Margrave of Meissen, and his wife, Uta; from the series of twelve life-size statues depicting the founding donors to the Naumburg Cathedral, 1243–1249

The Naumburg Masters

Der Naumburger Meister: Bildhauer und Architekt im Europa der Kathedralen [The Naumburg Master: Sculptor and Architect in the Europe of Cathedrals]

an exhibition at the Schlösschen am Markt, the cathedral, and other locations in Naumburg, Germany, June 29–November 2, 2011

September 29, 2011 issue

Ferdinand Bol: The Officers of the Guild of Wine Merchants, 76 inches x 120 inches, circa 1659

The Gigantic Democratic Pose

Goldenes Zeitalter: Holländische Gruppenporträts aus dem Amsterdams Historisch Museum (A Golden Age: Dutch Group Portraits from the Amsterdam Historical Museum)

an exhibition at the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, December 3, 2010–February 27, 2011.

February 10, 2011 issue

Jean-Antoine Houdon: Napoleon I, 1806. For more images from the exhibition see the NYR blog,

The Best Faces of the Enlightenment

Jean-Antoine Houdon: Die Sinnliche Skulptur (Sensuous Sculpture)

an exhibition at the Liebieghaus, Frankfurt, October 29, 2009– February 28, 2010; and at the Musée Fabre, Montpellier, March 16–June 27, 2010

April 8, 2010 issue

Andrea del Sarto: The Holy Family with John the Baptist, Elizabeth, and Two Angels, circa 1514; from the collection of the Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Vindicating del Sarto

Divinely Painted—Andrea del Sarto: The Holy Family in Munich and Paris

an exhibition at the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, October 1, 2009–January 6, 2010

January 14, 2010 issue

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