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Michele Bacci and Vladimir Ivanovici are the guest-editors of our next thematic issue, "From Living to Visual Images. Paradigms of Corporeal Iconicity in Late Antiquity". By exploring the various traditions of iconic living present in the Roman world in the period preceding the affirmation of the icon, the contributions to this issue will recreate part of the context in which the concept of icon was formed and invite readers to add a new perspective on the phenomenon: that of surrogate for the living iconic body.

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0221 Rachel E. Perry, Painting in Danger: Jean Dubuffet's Hautes Pâtes

Jean Dubuffet made his dramatic breakthrough into the art world in 1946 with what would become his signature innovation, the hautes pâtes (thick or high pastes). This article highlights the uneasy double bind Dubuffet found himself in, as his theoretical interest in ephemerality gave way to his clients’ and dealers’ practical concerns over the material durability of his work.

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0211 Eva Pluhařová-Grigienė, Vorwort zum Special Issue „Prekäre Vergangenheit? Barockforschung im östlichen Mitteleuropa unter den Bedingungen des Sozialismus”

Art history writing on Baroque architecture had a precarious position within the confines of Marxism-Leninism. The papers collected in this special issue highlight the complex relationship between the need to fulfill the new ideological requirements and persisting intellectual, personal, and institutional structures that preceded the communist takeovers.

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0209 Rodney T. Swan, Symbolism and Allusion in Matisse’s Jazz

Henri Matisse's "Jazz" became one of the most celebrated livres d'artiste of the 20th century. The images, created during the German Occupation of France, were embedded with symbols of cultural resistance, while his text, which he composed after the defeat of the Germans, reflected the transition to a post-Liberation France. […]

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0196 Hilke Thode-Arora, The Romanticized Māori

The impact of cartes de visite, photographs and postcards sent overseas in large numbers must have been immense, creating and perpetuating stereotyped images of Māori people. However, the 1890s brought an increasing acceptance and appropriation of photographs by Māori people themselves […].

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