Recent news and writing on art and art history | 17th February

Lucien Freud was a great painter, but was he a great portraitist?

News that former NGV director Timothy Potts has been made director of The Getty Museum, replacing Michael Brand who left two years ago.

And ‘Getty museum has a new director but an old problem

The Guardian’s obituary of W. M. Turner scholar John Gage.

Can art change minds about climate change? From The Conversation.

Benetton’s plans to turn Venice’s Fondaco dei Turchi into a flagship store draws criticism.

Stephen Crittenden in the recently launched ‘The Global Mail’ on Gaudi’s ‘La Sagrada Familia‘.

The Art Newspaper on Banksy and the issues of ownership, attribution and the illegality of street art


State Library of Victoria launches the website for their upcoming exhibition of Persan manuscripts: Love and Devotion


ACMI is looking for an administrator for their Exhibitions team

Postdoc in the Centre for Modernim StudiesLecturer in the History of Art – University College London

Tate Britian needs two new curators JOBS | Curators of British Art (1850-1915 AND 1750-1830) at Tate Britain