Spring 1998, Vol. 57, No. 1

The Reception of Christian Devotional Art

Editor’s Statement

Pamela M. Jones, The Reception of Christian Devotional Art: The Renaissance to the Present, 2


Spring 1998

Roger J. Crum, Facing the Closed Doors to Reception? Speculations on Foreign Exchange, Liturgical Difference, and the “Failure” of the Portinari Altarpiece, 5

Mitchell B. Merback, Torture and Teaching: The Reception of Lucas Cranach the Elder’s Martyrdom of the Twelve Apostles in the Protestant Era, 14

Gauvin Alexander Bailey, The Indian Conquest of Catholic Art: The Mughals, the Jesuits, and Imperial Mural Painting, 24

Sally M. Promey, The Afterlives of Sargent’s Prophets, 31

David Morgan, Domestic Devotion and Ritual: Visual Piety in the Modern American Home, 44

Annette Stott, Transformative Triptychs in Multicultural America, 55

Artists’ Pages

Devotion, edited by John Alan Farmer, 64


Martica Sawin on Robert Hughes, American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America; Michele C. Cone on Irving Sandler, Art of the Postmodern Era: From the Late 1960s to the Early 1990s, Robert C. Morgan, Art into Ideas: Essays on Conceptual Art, Eleanor Heartney, Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads, Thomas McEvilley, with G. Roger Denson, Capacity, History, the World, and the Self in Contemporary Art and Criticism; Steven Bleicher on Lois Palken Rudnick, Utopian Vistas: The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and the American Counterculture; James Gaillard Romaine, Jr. on Carol Zemel, Van Gogh’s Progress: Utopia, Modernity, and Late-Nineteenth-Century Art, Jan Hulsker, The New Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Ronald de Leeuw, ed., The Letters of Vincent van Gogh, Tsukasa Kodera, Vincent van Gogh: Christianity versus Nature; Helen Molesworth on Anne Middleton Wagner, Three Artists (Three Women): Modernism and the Art of Hesse, Krasner, and O’Keeffe, Mary Kelly, Imaging Desire. Robert Kushner on Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom, The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250–1800; Corinne Robins on Mira Schor, WET: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture, Beryl Smith, Joan Arbeiter, and Sally Shearer Swenson, eds., Lives and Works: Talks with Women Artists