Jonathan Lopez

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Jonathan Lopez is editor-at-large of Art and Antiques, writes on art, culture, and books for The Wall Street Journal, and is a contributor at the entertainment desk of the Associated Press. His book, The Man Who Made Vermeers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008), is a biography of the Dutch art forger Han van Meegeren, based on 3 years of archival research and interviews conducted in 5 nations. It was praised by The New Yorker's Peter Schjeldahl for its "profoundly researched, focused, absorbing depth" and was a finalist for an Edgar Award (fact crime category) and the National Award for Arts Writing. A long-time contributor to London-based Apollo: The International Magazine of the Arts, Jonathan has also written for The New York Times, The Bo ...more

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A Matter of Perspective (Arts & Photography)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: "Van Gogh Up Close" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art offers a glimpse of the artist's mercurial, impassioned genius.
One Master Mines Another (Arts & Photography)
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Description: "Rembrandt & Degas," currently at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam before traveling to Massachusetts and New York, reveals how the early efforts by Degas to forge a personal style were deeply influenced by Rembrandt.
Eureka! (Arts & Photography)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: Beneath the surface of a medieval manuscript, conservators at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, have discovered lost texts and diagrams by Archimedes, showing how far ahead of his time the ancient scientist was.
Beware of Catching the King's Eye (Arts & Photography)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:32PM
Description: Opulent living at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte aroused the suspicions of Louis XIV, who imprisoned the owner for embezzlement.
The Look of Salvation (Arts & Photography)
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Description: "Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus," at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, offers a fascinating narrative of artistic innovation and spiritual growth as we witness the master's evolving depiction of Christ.
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“When the scientific experts finished giving their testimony, the presiding judge asked Van Meegeren if he had any comments...He then added dryly that, from now on, the faking of old-master paintings would, of course, be impossible.”
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There will be a series of polls to begin putting together a potential reading list for the "historical fiction folder". I have divided the books into groups of 15 books apiece. Make sure to choose your favorite from each poll and make sure to vote in each of these polls so that we can generate a list according to priorities and interests.

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KILLER ANGELS BY MICHAEL SHAARA
 
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A Tale of Two Cities (Silver Classics) by Charles Dickens Charles Dickens

THE TALE OF TWO CITIES BY CHARLES DICKENS
 
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Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Victor Hugo

LES MISERABLES BY VICTOR HUGO
 
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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO BY BORIS PASTERNAK
 
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WAR AND PEACE BY TOLSTOY
 
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ROB ROY BY WALTER SCOTT
 
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The Man Who Made Vermeers Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren by Jonathan Lopez Jonathan Lopez

THE MAN WHO MADE VERMEERS - UNVARNISHING THE LEGEND OF MASTER FORGER HAN VAN MEEGEREN
 
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Ivanhoe (Penguin Classics) by Walter Scott Walter Scott

IVANHOE BY WALTER SCOTT
 
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THE GOOD EARTH BY PEARL S. BUCK
 
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JOHNNY TREMAIN BY ESTHER FORBES
 
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Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace Lew Wallace

BEN HUR BY LEW WALLACE
 
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THE CID BY PIERRE CORNEILLE
 
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Richard II (Oxford School Shakespeare Series) by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare


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GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING BY TRACY CHEVALIER
 
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THE NAME OF THE ROSE BY UMBERTO ECO
 
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Jonathan Lopez Richard wrote: "Dag, Jonathan, We haven't chatted in a long time. I hope you're doing well. Tot schrijfs."

So nice of you to think of me, Richard. Haven't been online much recently. I'll PM you shortly with a more detailed rundown... Take care!


Richard Dag, Jonathan, We haven't chatted in a long time. I hope you're doing well. Tot schrijfs.


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Ceci Thanks for the add, Jonathan! Your book looks truly interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it soon. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Jonathan and thanks so much for the add. You have a really awesome website! I hope you and yours have a bountiful Thanksgiving!
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 2: by Lea (last edited Sep 03, 2008 09:19AM)

Lea Hey Jonathan,

I just came across this posting on an art blog that I read religiously:

www.artsjournal.com/man/2008/09/the_revealing_art_books_of_the.html

It calls The Man Who Made Vermeers one of "the three headlining art books of the season!" Congrats!!!!



Lea


Vivian Hello Jonathan,

It's nice to meet you. I can't wait to read your book!

Vivian


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