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©JP Stonard, 2016

JP Stonard writes books about art and curates exhibitions. He is currently writing a book about the story of art, from palaeolithic to contemporary, to be published by Bloomsbury UK. He is also writing Chatsworth, Arcadia, Now, about the collection at Chatsworth House, also for Bloomsbury. His previous books include Germany Divided: Baselitz and his Generation (British Museum Press, 2014); and, as editor and contributor, The Books that Shaped Art History (Thames & Hudson, 2013). His first book, Fault Lines. Art in Germany 1945-55, was published by Ridinghouse in 2007. He was a curator of the acclaimed exhibition ‘Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation’, at Tate Britain, and also curated the exhibition Melancholia. A Sebald Variation at Somerset House in 2017. His writing on art can be found in The Guardian, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, the Burlington Magazine, Tate Etc… and Apollo Magazine.


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Some recent articles

01 June 2018 — Art and Nature. Tate etc.

01 April 2018 — Art and Democracy. Tate etc.

02 March 2018  — The Monuments that made Mexico, Apollo Magazine

30 November 2017 — ‘Chaïm Soutine at the Courtauld’, London Review of Books

15 September 2017 — ‘Burned, frozen, winched, dangled and hit by a car: the shocking extreme art of Guido Van der Werve’Guardian Review 

13 September 2017 — ‘How Hartwig Fischer plans to transform the British Museum’, Apollo Magazine

5 August 2017 — ‘Jodie Carey Earthcasts’, Frieze Magazine

8 June 2017 – ‘At the Palace Museum’ London Review of Books

19 May 2017 —   ‘The Great Wave that Swept the World’The Guardian [Preview of Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum]

15 May 2017 — ‘A Tribute to A.R. Penck’Apollo Magazine

22 Feb 2017 —  ‘New Ways of Representing the World’Times Literary Supplement [Review of David Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain]

8th October 2016 — ‘Too much is enough’The Guardian [On exhibition of prints by Howard Hodgkin at the Alan Cristea Gallery]

3rd September 2016 — ‘Not just macho heroes with brushes’The Guardian [Preview of Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy]

11th March 2016 — ‘He was one of the great Venetian artists, but who was Giorgione?’The Guardian

24th September 2015 — ‘Because it happens to be better’London Review of Books [Letter about Frank Auerbach]

January 2015 — Damien Hirst. The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011, [Book review] The Burlington Magazine

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