works

The following is a list of works by me, Matthias Wivel, and others with info about how to get hold of them or where to learn more.
 
 

books, articles and other publications
 
TITIAN: LOVE, DESIRE, DEATH
Edited by Matthias Wivel
I edited and was the lead writer for this catalogue of the exhibition “Titian: Love, Desire, Death” of which I was the curator at the National Gallery, where it opened 16 March 2020 and subsequently closed, reopened, closed, reopened and closed. It continues at the Museo del Prado in Madrid (2 March — 4 July 2021) and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (10 August 2021 — 2 January 2022). I was assisted on the catalogue by Thomas Dalla Costa and it contains contributions by Beverly Louise Brown, Carlo Corsato, Jill Dunkerton, Ana González Mozo, Paul Hills, Lelia Packer, Gianfranco Pocobene, Javier Portús, Nathaniel Silver, Marika Spring and Aidan Weston-Lewis.  
 
See my Facebook Live tour of the exhibition here and my contribution, alongside Weston-Lewis, to a Facebook Live promotion tour here. I also contributed to a small film on the reframing project we undertook at the Gallery, which was managed by Head of framing Peter Schade and his team.
 
Matthias Wivel, ed., Titian: Love, Desire, Death, exh. cat. London, The National Gallery 2020–21, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado 2021, Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 2021-22 (London: The National Gallery Company, 2020). Can be ordered here. More information here at the Bunker.
 

“Titian’s Poetic Disegno” in THE ART MASTER
By Matthias Wivel
An examination of Titian’s creative use of drawing when painting in light of new research of his poesie series of paintings.
 
The Art Master no. 4 (2020), pp. 75-101. More information on the magazine’s Facebook.
 
 
 
 
 

Lotto and the Renaissance oil sketch in LORENZO LOTTO — CONTESTI, SIGNIFICATI, CONSERVAZIONE
By Matthias Wivel
Article on Lorenzo Lotto’s use of oil paint on paper, in particular for portraits and head studies, which examines the broader field of the practice and genre in the renaissance period. Presents a new oil on paper attributed to Lotto.
 
Francesca Coltrinari, Enrico Maria dal Pozzolo, eds. Lorenzo Lotto — contesti, significati, conservazione, conference proceedings, Loreto, Museo Pontificio Santa Casa, 1-3 February 2019 (Treviso: Zel edizioni, 2020), pp. 306-23. Order from the publisher or any of the well-assorted art bookshops.
 

“Of Dogs and Men: Titian and the Print Vernacular” in ART IN PRINT
By Matthias Wivel
Article on the profane detail of a shitting dog in the great woodcut Submersion of the Pharaoh’s Army in the Red Sea designed by Titian (about 1517) and what it tells us about the Titian’s incorporation of the vernacular tradition of popular imagery into his heroic narratives.
 
Art in Print vol 9, no. 1 (2019), pp. 14-19. Consult at your local art library or order here.
 
 
 

Entries in VENETIAN DRAWINGS
By Matthias Wivel
I provided entries on drawings by Paduan artists Domenico Campagnola, Stefano dall’Arzere and their followers in Chris Fischer’s great catalogue of the Venetian drawings in the Royal Collection of Graphic Art at Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen — the most recent in a line of catalogues managed and at times written by him. In myassessment, this particular catalogue is an important part of the current-ongoing revision of our understanding of the role of drawing in 15th-18th-century Venice.

Chris Fischer, with contributions by Matthias Wivel, Venetian Drawings (Italian Drawings in the Royal Collection of Graphic Art) (Copenhagen: Statens Museum for Kunst, 2018) Order from the Museum or from Danish online bookstore Saxo. More information here at the Bunker.
 

LORENZO LOTTO PORTRAITS
Edited by Enrico Maria dal Pozzolo and Miguel Falomir with Matthias Wivel
I was the National Gallery curator in charge of the Lorenzo Lotto Portraits exhibition showed at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid (19 June — 30 September 2018) and at The National Gallery, London (5 November 2018 — 10 February 2019). He contributed entries on the National Gallery pictures as well as all the drawings included in the exhibition. See Wivel’s introduction to the exhibition here and his Facebook Live tour of it here.

 
Enrico Maria dal Pozzolo and Miguel Falomir with Matthias Wivel, eds., Lorenzo Lotto Portraits, exh. cat. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado and London, The National Gallery 2018-19 (Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado, 2018). Avaiable through the Prado, as is the Spanish version, Lorenzo Lotto: Retratos (Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado, 2018).
 

“Sebastiano and Michelangelo: infrared insights into their collaboration” in NATIONAL GALLERY TECHNICAL BULLETIN
By Jill Dunkerton, Rachel Billinge and Matthias Wivel
Article on the technical research conducted at the National Gallery on the collection’s pictures by Sebastiano del Piombo in connection with the Michelangelo & Sebastiano exhibition. The analysis of infrared reflectography of the great Raising of Lazarus in particular contributes to a new understanding of Sebastiano’s working method and his creative collaboration with Michelangelo.
 
National Gallery Technical Bulletin vol 38 (2017), pp. 32-55. Consult at your local art library or keep an eye out for it at the National Gallery’s website where it will be available for free download soon.
 

MICHELANGELO & SEBASTIANO
Edited by Matthias Wivel
I edited and was the lead writer for this catalogue of the exhibition “Michelangelo & Sebastiano” of which I was the curator at the National Gallery, London 15 March — 17 June 2017. Editorial consultants (and contributing writers): Costanza Barbieri and Paul Joannides; also features contributions from Piers Baker-Bates, Timothy Verdon, Jennifer Sliwka, Allison Goudie and Minna Moore Ede. See Wivel’s introduction to the exhibition here and his his Facebook Live tour of it here, and a discussion with Gabriele Finaldi, director the the National Gallery can be seen here. An excellent thematic view presented by Rosalind McKever rounds out the live package!
 
Matthias Wivel, ed., Michelangelo & Sebastiano, exh. cat. London, The National Gallery 2017 (London: The National Gallery Company, 2017). Can be ordered here. More information here at the Bunker. See also this introduction to the small display of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael that followed the exhibition at the National Gallery, and a Facebook Live tour of it here.
 

“Fra Bartolommeo’s “Virgin Adoring the Child with Saint Joseph”: new evidence on its creation and origins” in NATIONAL GALLERY TECHNICAL BULLETIN
By Chris Fischer, Matthias Wivel and Rachel Billinge
Article on Fra Bartolommeo’s great National Gallery picture: its creation and related drawings, its provenance and what we have learned about it from infrared reflectography.
 
National Gallery Technical Bulletin vol 37 (2017), pp. 4-19. Consult at your local art library or keep an eye out for it at the National Gallery’s website where it will be available for free download soon. More information here at the Bunker.
 

“Building the Brand — Titian Self-Portraits” in ARTIBUS ET HISTORIAE — Special Issue in Honour of Paul Joannides
Article by co-editor Matthias Wivel
Article on Titian’s self-portraits and portraits of Titian as well as the many versions, copies and prints made after, on in variation on, them. Contribution to a special issue of Artibus et Historiae published in honour of Paul Joannides, Emeritus Professor at the University of Cambridge. Co-edited with Ann Varick Lauder, Lucia Tantardini, Helen Glanville, Piers Bakers-Bates, Giorgio Tagliaferro and Jonathan Yarker.
 
Artibus et Historiae no. 74 (2016), pp. 119-38. More information here at the Bunker.
 

“Un’opera giovanile di Tiziano: il Ritratto d’uomo di Copenaghen” in ARTE VENETA
By Matthias Wivel and Troels Filtenborg
Thorough investigation of Titian’s early Portrait of a Man on long loan to Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen. Examination of provenance, discussion of attribution and dating, and a detailed technical examination that uncovers the fact that the picture conceals an earlier, cancelled portrait. Both sitters are sought identified, the present one possibly as Giovanni Bellini.

Arte Veneta vol. 69 (2014), pp. 41-53. Consult at your local art library or order from here More information here at the Bunker.
 

“The Gloria that Wasn’t: Titian and Giulio Bonasone” in ZEITSCHRIFT für KUNSTGESCHICHTE
By Matthias Wivel
Article on Titian’s collaboration with the printmaker Giulio Bonasone, with a new attribution to the latter and new insights into the chronology of Titian’s pictures for Philip II and the Spanish court.

Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte vol. 77, no. 3 (2014), pp. 313-332. Consult at your local art library or order from here More information here at the Bunker. Table of contents here.
 

“Titian’s Venus and Adonis in Sixteenth-Century Prints” in MARBURGER JAHRBUCH für KUNSTWISSENSCHAFT
By Matthias Wivel
Article on Titian’s famous Venus and Adonis composition as printed in the sixteenth century, shedding light on his concurring development of the design in painting.

Marburger Jahrbuch für Kunstwissenschaft vol 40 (2014), pp. 113-127. Consult at your local art library or order from the University of Marburg More information here at the Bunker. Abstracts here.
 

“A Comical Reverse — Titian’s Doodles in Context” in ARTIBUS et HISTORIAE
By Matthias Wivel
Article on a previously unknown set of doodles on the back of a canvas by Titian, including what may be a caricature of Michelangelo. With an excursus on Raphael and Julius II’s beard.

Artibus et Historiae vol. 68 (2013), pp. 237-255. Consult at your local art library or order from IRSA More information here at the Bunker.
 

“A New Drawing by Titian” in THE BURLINGTON MAGAZINE
By Matthias Wivel
Article publishing a previously unknown drawing as a preparatory sketch by Titian executed for an unknown commission around c. 1548-52.

The Burlington Magazine vol. 155, no. 1320 (2013), pp. 152-56. Consult at your local art library or order from The Burlington Magazine‘s website. More information here at the Bunker.
 
 
 
 

“Titian’s St. Roch” in PRINT QUARTERLY
By Matthias Wivel
Article investigating the commission and iconography of the woodcut St. Roch designed by Titian. Proposes a new, earlier dating of the print and inserts it into Titian’s late 1510s and early 1520s development of the heroic male figure in his art.

Print Quarterly vol. XXIX, no. 2 (2012), pp. 131-41. Consult at your local art library or order from the publisher at Print Quarterly‘s website. More information here at the Bunker.
 
 

KOLOR KLIMAX
Edited by Matthias Wivel, designed by Frederik Storm
Kolor Klimax — Nordic Comics Now unites twenty-two Nordic artists to present the best in Nordic comics right now. Focusing on work from Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, it offers a wide range of approaches and genres displaying amply the diversity and innovation in comics today. Produced by the Finnish Comics Society under their Nordicomics initiative and published by Fantagraphics Books.

Includes work by Mari Ahokoivu (F), Vanessa Baird (N), Mikkel Damsbo & Gitte Broeng (D), Joanna Rubin Dranger (S), Joanna Hellgren (S), Bendik Kaltenborn (N), Kolbeinn Karlsson (S), Peter Kielland (D), Johan F. Krarup (D), Tommi Musturi (F), Christopher Nielsen (N), Emelie Östergren (S), Signe Parkins (D), Joakim Pirinen (S), Ville Ranta (F), Aapo Rapi (F), Jenni Rope (F), Mårdøn Smet (D), Rui Tenreiro (Mozambique/N), Thomas Thorhauge (D), and Amanda Vähämäki (F).

Kolor Klimax is a head-turning compilation of new graphic tendencies by emerging and well-established Scandinavian artists. If at times the ‘something for everyone’ tendency causes the book to lose some of its focus, it is clear nonetheless that any reader is going to be astounded by some of the amazing works that were heretofore sheltered from them…. Ultimately, there is no way not to recommend Kolor Klimax. It showcases a wide range of extremely talented cartoonists, and will open your eyes to a whole world of comics that get far too little attention.”
– Bart Beaty, The Comics Reporter

“one of the best anthologies I’ve ever read”
Big Planet podcast 24 Feb. 2012


Seattle, Fantagraphics Books, 2011, 250 pages, color, $29.99. Order from the publisher or one of the online bookstores. Here is the complete press pack for
Kolor Klimax.
 
 
 

BLÆK
Edited by Matthias Wivel & T. Thorhauge, designed by Frederik Storm

BLÆK is a delirious smorgasbord of comics and nonsense from 29 of Denmark’s finest cartoonists and picturemakers. It seeks to simultaneously define and challenge the state of the art form in Denmark today and thus presents everything from traditional narrative comics to a variety of fine arts approaches to the form. Frivolous yet focused, hard yet smooth.

Includes contributions by: Zven Balslev, Nina Jan Beier and Marie Jan Lund, Søren Behncke, Simon Bukhave, Cav Bøgelund, Jan Oksbøl Callesen, Ole Comoll Christensen, Anna Gulmann, Ingen Frygt, Peter Kielland-Brandt, Ib Kjeldsmark, Loka?, Ina Kjølby Korneliussen, Peter Madsen, Søren Mosdal and Jakob Ørsted, Julie Nord, REBUS, Michael Rytz, Johan Nørgaard Pedersen, Christian Skovgaard Petersen, Mårdøn Smet, Jan Solheim, Jens Thegler, Thomas Thorhauge and Kathrine Ærtebjerg.

The book was selected as one of the books of the year in 2006 by the Danish Association of Bookbinders for the design work on the cover by Frederik Storm and the artwork of Jan Solheim.

****** (6 out of 6) “Of staggeringly high quality”

- Kristian Lindberg, Berlingske Tidende

“An almost monstrously sovereign publication. Do buy it – this breakthrough manifestation of the graphics of a new age.”

- Søren Vinterberg, Politiken

Copenhagen: Politikens forlag, 2006, 224 pages, full colour, DKK 199.00. SOLD OUT from the publisher. Danish language, but contains large amounts of wordless material.
 
 
 

FORANDRINGSTEGN — DE NYE TEGNESERIER
By Matthias Wivel & T. Thorhauge, designed by Frederik Storm

Forandringstegn is an introduction to the new wave in comics that has changed the landscape of Western comics so thoroughly over the last decade and a half.

In addition to both a written and a comics form-introduction to the field by the authors, the book contains short comics by, and extensive interviews with David B., Ben Katchor, Anke Feuchtenberger, Martin tom Dieck, Jim Woodring, and Dylan Horrocks.

The book was selected as one of the books of the year in 2004 by the Danish Association of Bookbinders for the design by Frederik Storm.

“Prophetic… Overturns the status quo”

- Søren Vinterberg, Politiken

“One of the very best books on comics ever written in Scandinavia”

- Fredrik Strömberg, sekventiellt.se

Copenhagen: Forlaget politisk revy, 2004, 240 pages, black & white/colour, DKK 198.00. Can be ordered by sending an email to the Metabunker. Danish language.
 
 
 

BLÆK — BANDES DESSINÉES DANOISES
Edited by Matthias Wivel
Anthology published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Maison du Danemark in Paris, Summer of 2003. In addition to an introduction to comtemporary Danish comics by the editor, it contains comics by the following cartoonists: Simon Bukhave, Ole Comoll Christensen, Ivar Gjørup, Peter Kielland-Brandt, Peter Madsen, Søren Mosdal, Mårdøn Smet, Jan Solheim, Jakob Martin Strid, T. Thorhauge and Nikoline Werdelin.

Paris: Éditions Frémok, 2003, 110 pages, black & white, €16.00. Can be ordered from the publisher or via French internet booksellers such as amazon.fr and fnac.com. French language.
 
 

pn.jpg“Palle Nielsen — Helheden i fragmentet”, in PALLE NIELSEN — IN MEMORIAM
By Matthias Wivel
Article on the Danish graphic artist Palle Nielsen (1920-2002) examining the relation of his work to comics and cartooning. The book is an anthology of text and images by Nielsen himself, as well as articles on his work by Mikael Wivel, Poul-Erik Tøjner, Erik Fischer and Jørgen Gammelgård. It was published in conjunction with the retrospective of Nielsen’s work held at Sophienholm in Lyngby, Denmark, March 23 — June 9, 2002.

Mikael Wivel, ed. Palle Nielsen: In Memoriam (Lyngby: Sophienholm, 2002). Can be ordered from Sophienholm. Danish language.
 
 

“Face to Face — On Eckersberg’s and Købke’s Discovery of the Modern”, in STATENS MUSEUM FOR KUNST JOURNAL 2001
By Matthias Wivel
Article on the modern aspects of the art of Danish Golden Age artists C. W. Eckersberg (1783-1853) and Christen Købke (1810-1848), published in the journal of the Danish national gallery.
 
 

Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst (2002), pp. 50-73. Can be ordered from the museum book store. English language.
 

RACKHAM

Rackham was a critical journal on comics and cartoon art in Danish, five issues of which were published between 2000-2005. Rackham also exists in an extensive online version, active between 2002-2006 and now placed in hibernation. It can be found here.
 
RACKHAM #1: Interview with Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean; articles and essays on the work of Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman; more. DKK 29.75.
RACKHAM #2: Comics essay on Scott McCloud by T. Thorhauge; interview with Jason Lutes; articles on David B., Will Eisner, more. DKK 29.75.
RACKHAM #3: Interview with and essays on Carl Barks by Frederik Stjernfelt, William van Horn, Donald Ault and others; interview with Joe Sacco; a review of Saccos Safe Area Gorazde by Karsten Fledelius; essay on Prince Valiant by Per Kirkeby; more. DKK 39.50.
RACKHAM #4: In-depth interviews with, and sketchbook sections by 9 contemporary Danish cartoonists: Ole Comoll Christensen, Ivar Gjørup, Peter Kielland-Brandt, Peter Madsen, Søren Mosdal, Mårdøn Smet, Jan Solheim, Jakob Martin Strid and T. Thorhauge; comics essay on Claus Deleuran by T. Thorhauge; more. DKK 99.50.
RACKHAM #5: Interviews with John Romita Jr., Peter Snejbjerg; gigantic essay on the life and work of Jack Kirby by Matthias Wivel; comics essay on the Danish political situation 2005 by T. Thorhauge; more. DKK 59.50.
 
All issues of Rackham are available. Contact the administrator of this site. Note: all are Danish language. The Rackham.dk archive can be consulted here. Note also that Rackham was revived in 2020 as Radio Rackham, a podcast which can be accessed via Soundcloud, as well as Spotify, iTunes, Podimo and other aggregators.
 
 

criticism, scholarship, journalism, essays, etc.

“Titian, Allegory of Prudence” in LA FORMA DEL TEMPO
By Matthias Wivel
Catalogue entry for the exhibition of fifteenth- to seventeenth-century conceptions of time in clockmaking and visual arts at the Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milan. My entry sums up our knowledge of a fascinating and much-debated painting that seems entitely exceptional in Titian’s oeuvre, addressing questions of its complex iconography, which essentially sees Titian giving established motifs a poignant creative interpretation, whether the painting is autobiographical or not and whether Titian was assisted by his workshop in its execution.
 
Lavinia Galli, ed., La forma del tempo, exh. cat. Milan, Museo Poldi Pezzoli 13 May — 27 September 2021 (Milan: Skira, 2020). Order through the publisher or any well-stocked bookstore. More here at the Bunker.
 

“Erwin Panofsky: Michelangelo’s Design Principles, Particularly in Relation to Those of Raphael” in THE BURLINGTON MAGAZINE
By Matthias Wivel
Book review of Erwin Panofsky’s recently rediscovered habilitation thesis, published in English in 2020. A deeply moving book about a deeply moving artist.
 
The Burlington Magazine vol. 163, no. 1414 (2021), pp. 85-87. Consult at your local art library or order from The Burlington Magazine website
 
 
 

Foreword, in ROBERT CRUMB: I CAN’T DO PRETTY
By Matthias Wivel
My foreword to this interview book with Robert Crumb is a career-spanning analysis of the cartoonist’s work and the controversies that have surrounded it. Also contains an essay and two interviews by author Christian Monggaard.
Christian Monggaard, Robert Crumb: I Can’t Do Pretty – An Essay and Two Interviews (Osted: Barbar Bøger, 2020). Can be ordered from the publisher or one of the online bookstores.
 
 
 

“Raphael’s Saint Catherine” in LONDON ART HISTORY SOCIETY REVIEW
By Matthias Wivel
An apprecation of Raphael’s painting of Saint Catherine of around 1507 at the National Gallery, London, written on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death and in anticipation of the postponed exhibition at the National Gallery, of which I am the co-curator.
 
London Art History Society Review 2020, pp. 3-5. Available for download here.
 
 
 

“Six paintings in search of an audience – on Titian’s poesie at the National Gallery” in APOLLO
By Matthias Wivel
Essay on the closure of the exhibition “Titian: Love, Desire, Death” at the National Gallery, London, after only three days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Published 26 March 2020, available online here. More information here at the Bunker.
 
 
 

“It’s an enchanting thought – but did Titian have a hand in the Wellington Orpheus?” in APOLLO
By Matthias Wivel
Article on the recently-restored Orpheus Enchanting the Animals at Aspley House, now attributed to Titian or his workshop. Published 2 August 2019, available online here. More information here at the Bunker.
 
 
 
 
 

“Anonymous woodcutter after design by Titian, The Submersion of the Pharaoh’s Army in the Red Sea” in TITIAN AND THE RENAISSANCE IN VENICE
By Matthias Wivel
Catalogue entry for the exhibition of Venetian Renaissance Art at the Städel in Frankfurt. It is a thorough write-up of one of the greatest woodcuts of the sixteenth century making several new, hopefully novel points.
 
Bastian Eclercy and Sebstian Aurenhammer, eds., Titian and the Renaissance in Venice, exh. cat. Frankfurt, Städel 13 February — 16 May (Munich: Prestel, 2019). German and English-language editions Can be ordered through the Städel or from any well-stocked art bookstore.
 

“Follower of Cornelis Cort after Titian, The Forge of Vulcan” in TIZIANO E LA PITTURA DEL CINQUECENTO TRA VENEZIA E BRESCIA
By Matthias Wivel
Catalogue entry for the exhibition of Brescian sixteenth-century painting at the Museo Santa Gliulia, Brescia. It examines the 1572 engraving after the lost Forge of Vulcan painted by Titian and his studio for the Council Chamber in the Palazzo Communale, Brescia. Examines a previously ill-defined group of engravings that relate to those Titian made with Cornelis Cort 1565-6 and 1571, made by a follower of the latter.
 
Francesco Frangi, ed., Tiziano e la pittura del Cinquecento tra Venezia e Brescia, exh. cat. Brescia, Museo Santa Giulia 21 March — 1 July 2018 (Cinisello Balsamo, Milano: Silvana Editoriale, 2018). Available at most well-stocked art bookstores.
 

The Renaissance in Six National Gallery Paintings at the BBC

By Matthias Wivel
A 2018 comission by the BBC inspired by the Civlisations documentary series, this was my attempt at summarising salient aspects of the Renaissance through six selected paintings from the National Gallery, as well as a selection of clips from the BBC archive. Experience it here. More information here at the Bunker.
 
 
 

“Michelangelo in New York” in THE BURLINGTON MAGAZINE
By Matthias Wivel
Review of the mammoth exhibition “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 13 November 2017 — 12 February 2018.
 
The Burlington Magazine vol. 160, no. 1359 (2018), pp. 136-41. Consult at your local art library or order from The Burlington Magazine website. More information here at the Bunker.
 
 

“Komiks.dk Interview” in CHRIS WARE CONVERSATIONS
By Matthias Wivel
A 2010 interview with the cartoonist conducted at the Komiks.dk festival in Copenhagen.
 
Jean Braithwaite, ed., Chris Ware : Conversations (Jackson MS: University of Missippi Press, 2017). Can be ordered from the publisher or from one of the online bookstores.
 
 
 
 

“Peter Lüdemann: Tiziano, le botteghe e la grafica” in THE BURLINGTON MAGAZINE
By Matthias Wivel
Book review of Lüdemann’s important 2016 study of the role of drawing and printmaking in Titian’s workshop.
 
The Burlington Magazine vol. 159, no. 1377 (2017), pp. 993-94. Consult at your local art library or order from The Burlington Magazine website More information here at the Bunker.
 
 
 
 

“Claudia Bertling Biaggini: Sebastiano del Piombo — Felix Pictor” in THE BURLINGTON MAGAZINE
By Matthias Wivel
Book review of Bertling Biaggini’s 2017 study of Sebastiano’s musical poetry and importance for counter-reformation painting.
The Burlington Magazine vol. 159, no. 1359 (2017), p. 328. Consult at your local art library or order from The Burlington Magazine website More information here at the Bunker.
 

“The rare Titian drawing that the UK is fighting to keep” in APOLLO
By Matthias Wivel
Article on the ex-Harewood Collection drawing of A Kneeling Figure by Titian (now private collection), up for export review in 2016. Published 19 November 2016, available online here. More information here at the Bunker.
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Tom Nichols: Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissance” in STUDI TIZIANESCHI
By Matthias Wivel
Book review of Nichols’ thought-provoking 2013 book.
Studi Tizianeschi vol. 158, no. 9 (2016), pp. 131-33. More information here at the Bunker.
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Portraits at the Court of the Medici” in THE BURLINGTON MAGAZINE
By Matthias Wivel
Review of the exhibition “Portraits au cour des Medici” at the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, 11 September 2015 — 25 January 2016.
 
The Burlington Magazine vol. 158, no. 1354 (2016), pp. 56-57. Consult at your local art library or order from The Burlington Magazine website More information here at the Bunker.
 
 
 

“Titian, The Aldobrandini Madonna” in ANDREA SCHIAVONE. SPLENDORI DEL RINASCIMENTO A VENEZIA
By Matthias Wivel
Catalogue entry on Titian’s Aldrobrandini Madonna (London, The National Gallery) for the catalogue of the exhibition “Splendori del rinascimento a Venezia. Andrea Schiavone tra Parmigianino, Tintoretto e Tiziano” at the Museo Correr, Venice, Paris, 28 November 2015 — 10 April 2016.
 
Enrico Maria dal Pozzolo and Lionello Puppi, eds., Splendori del Rinascimento a Venezia. Andrea Schiavone tra Parmigianino, Tintoretto e Tiziano, exh. cat. Venice, Museo Correr 2015–16 (Venice: MUVE, Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia & Milano: 24 ore cultura, 2015). More information here at the Bunker.
 

“Post-Mortem” in THE ROTLAND INQUIRY #1
By Matthias Wivel
I contributed an essay on Charlie Hebdo, the Danish Muhammed cartoons and the issues of free speech surrounding them in this beautifully produced fanzine. An earlier version was published at TCJ.com. More info on contributors and such here.
 
The Rotland Inquiry #1, Ryan Standfest, ed. (Detroit, MI: Rotland Press, 2015) Sold out from the publisher. Try Atomic Books.
 

“Giovanni Battista Moroni” in THE BURLINGTON MAGAZINE
By Matthias Wivel
Review of the exhibition “Giovanni Battista Moroni” at the Royal Academy, London, 25 October 2014 — 25 January 2015.
 
The Burlington Magazine vol. 157, no. 1342 (2015), pp. 41-42. Consult at your local art library or order from The Burlington Magazine website More information here at the Bunker.
 
 
 

“Billedstorm”, in DEN STORE STORM P.-BOG
By Matthias Wivel
Foreword to this enormous, career-spanning compilation of the works of the great Danish humorist and cartoonist Robert Storm Petersen aka. Storm P. At once an introduction to his life and work and a critical assessment of same. In Danish, but an American edition of the book is in the works.
Steffen Rayburn Maarup, ed., Den Store Storm P.-bog (Copenhagen: Alvilda, 2014). Can be ordered from the publishers Aben Maler and Alvilda More info here. An edited version of the essay was published in the abridged 2017 publication Alle tiders Storm P.
 

“Arcadia” in PRINT QUARTERLY
By Matthias Wivel
Review of the catalogue of the exhibition “Arcadia — Paradies auf Papier, Landschaft und Mythos in Italien”, displayed at the Kupferstichkabinett of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin in 2014.
 
Print Quarterly vol. XXXI, no. 4 (2014), pp. 425-26. Consult at your local art library or order from here More information here at the Bunker.
 
 
 

“On the Real — An Interview with Chester Brown” in CHESTER BROWN: CONVERSATIONS
By Matthias Wivel
A 2004 interview with the cartoonist, focusing on his then recent graphic novel Louis Riel. You can read the full interview in English here and in Danish here.
Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman, eds., Chester Brown: Conversations (Jackson MS: University of Missippi Press, 2013). Can be ordered from the publisher or one of the online bookstores.
 
 
 
 

Entries in DÜRER TO DE KOONING: 100 MASTER DRAWINGS FROM MUNICH
By Matthias Wivel
Fourteen catalogue entries on German, Dutch and Flemish drawings of the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries for this catalogue of an exhibition held at the Morgan Library in New York 12 October 2012 — 6 January 2013.
 

Michel Semff et. al., eds., Dürer to De Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich (Munich: Hirmer Verlag, 2012) Can be ordered from the publisher here or here, or from one of the online bookstores. Read the New York Times review of the exhibition here.
 

Entries in 1001 COMICS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE
Edited by Matthias Wivel
Entries on the Danish comics in this catalogue of worthwhile world comics edited: Storm P.’s Peter og Ping, Palle Nielsen’s Orfeus & Eurydike, Claus Deleuran’s Rejsen til Saturn, and Nikoline Werdelin’s Homo Metropolis, as well as (incongrously) Frank Miller’s DK2: The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

Paul Gravett, ed., 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die (London: Universe/Cassel, 2011). Available in several international editions, including American, French, and German. More information here at the Bunker and, especially, at Paul Gravett’s website.
 

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Edited by Anna Krogh
Catalogue of the exhibition of the same name, shown at Brandts klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark in the Fall of 2007. It contains short primers of the work of the participating artists: Yoshitaka Amano, Søren Behncke, Martin Bigum, Robert Crumb, Jesper Dalgaard, David B., Kristian Devantier, Nathalie Djurberg, Marcel Dzama, Claus Ejner, Inka Essenhigh, Anke Feuchtenberger, Phoebe Gloeckner, Huskmitnavn, Killoffer, Ida Kvetny, Peter Land, Anders Nilsen, Paperrad, Dan Perjovschi, Anne Marie Plough, Fredrik Raddum, Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen, David Shrigley & Chris Shepherd, Thaddeus Strode, Tal R, Magnus Wallin, and Yokoland. Furthermore, it includes essays on the relationship between comics and the fine arts by Anna Krogh, Sanne Kofod Olsen and Matthias Wivel (who acted as a consultant to the exhibition and contributed a slightly different version of this article to the catalogue).

Anna Krogh, ed., Comix (Odense: Brandts klædefabrik, 2007). Can be ordered from the Museum. Available in both English and Danish versions.
 

“Hogarth at Tate Britian” in THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMIC ART
By Matthias Wivel
Review of the great William Hogarth retrospective at Tate (7 February — April 2007), based on an essay I wrote here at the Bunker.
 
Matthias Wivel, “Hogarth at Tate Britain”, International Journal of Comic Art vol. 9, no. 2 (2007), pp. Overview of issue here.
 
 
 

kulturo22.png“Modernitetens gøgeunge banker på” (Wivel) og “Det filmisk!” (Thorhauge) in KULTURO
Wivel and Thorhauge both contributed articles to this special issue of the Copenhagen University Journal of Modern Culture.
 
Kulturo no. 22 (2006). Danish Language.
 

“Serienegeren” in DJEMBE
By Matthias Wivel
I reviewed Swedish comics historian and critic Fredrik Strömberg’s book on the representation of Black people in comics for the Danish world culture magazine Djembe. I was subsequently published on the Rackham website. Danish language.
Djembe no. 48 (2004).
 
 

periodical criticism
 


Since 2002, I’ve contributed to the Copenhagen daily Information. Since 2013, he has reviewed comics there regularly. Author index (requires subscription). Danish language.
 
 

Since 2003, I’ve contributed irregularly to the Danish weekly Weekendavisen. Some of my articles can be found in my author index, but require subscription. My 2017 centenary article on cartoonist Jack Kirby can be found here at the bunker.
Danish language.
 
 

Story notes in Walt Disney’s DONALD DUCK and UNCLE SCROOGE
I am part of a team of writers providing story notes for the comics written and drawn by Carl Barks (1901-2000) as reprinted in the ongoing series of books from Fantagraphics Books that will eventually collect his complete Disney comics. My contributions can be found in the following volumes:Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Christmas on Bear Mountain (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 5), Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: The Old Castle’s Secret (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 6), Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Trail of the Unicorn (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 8 ) Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 11), Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: The Ghost Sheriff of Last Gasp (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 15), Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge: The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 16), Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: The Secret of Hondorica (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 17), Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: The Lost Peg Leg Mine (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 18), Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: The Black Pearls of Tabu Yama (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 19), Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge: The Mines of King Solomon (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 20), Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Christmas in Duckburg (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 21), Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge: The Twenty-four Carat Moon (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 22).
 
 


Thomas Thorhauge and I were among the founders of the Danish comics site Nummer9.dk in 2010 and remain on its editorial board and among its contributors. Author pages: Wivel, Thorhauge.
 
 


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“Lost History” in THE COMICS JOURNAL #302
Essay on Jacques Tardi’s 1988 masterwork 120 Rue de la Gare
“The Constant Garage” in THE COMICS JOURNAL #300
Essay on Moebius’ classic Hermetic Garage and its various permutations over the years. Also available online.
The Emmanuel Guibert Interview, by Matthias Wivel, in THE COMICS JOURNAL #297
An in-depth interview with the French cartoonist.
Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2009, $11.99.
The Jason Interview, by Matthias Wivel, in THE COMICS JOURNAL #294
An in-depth interview with the Norwegian comics auteur.
Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2008, $11.99.
The Lewis Trondheim Interview, by Matthias Wivel, in THE COMICS JOURNAL #283
An in-depth interview with the cartoonist and L’Association co-founder.
Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2006, $11.95.
The Jean-Christophe Menu Interview, by Matthias Wivel, in THE COMICS JOURNAL #277
An in-depth interview with the cartoonist and L’Association co-founder.
Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2006, $12.95.
The David B. Interview, by Matthias Wivel, in THE COMICS JOURNAL #275
An in-depth interview with the cartoonist and L’Association co-founder.
Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2006, $9.95.
“The Old World of the Present — The Narrative Work of Palle Nielsen”, by Matthias Wivel, in THE COMICS JOURNAL #244
Article on the narrative cycles of Danish graphic artist Palle Nielsen (see Palle Nielsen — In Memoriam, above, for more).
Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2002, SOLD OUT.

In addition to this, installments of my column on European comics, “Continental Drift”, can be found in issues #296 and 299. Wivel’s column for the current (since 2011) iteration of The Comics Journal website, “Common Currency” as well as other contributions can be found here.
Back issues of the Comics Journal can be ordered directly from the publisher.
 
 

RAPSPOT
Rapspot is a Danish hip hop-site, offering news, reviews, interviews and other editorial content on hip hop music and culture. I was an irregular contributor 2001-2017, and amongst other things conducted interviews with Nas and Damian Marley (English version here), Jneiro Jarel and Khujo Goodie (Willie Isz) — English version hereAlias, Passage, Bomarr Monk, Telephone Jim Jesus & Dosh of Anticon, Anti-Pop Consortium, Birdy Nam Nam, El-P and Aesop Rock — English version hereGift of Gab, The Perceptionists, RJD2, and Saïan Supa Crew. With few exceptions, everything is Danish language.
 
 
 


From 2010-2016, I contributed the comics column DWYCK as well as other content to this, one of the most outspoken online journals on comics, popular and high culture on the web. Author index.
 
 

Strip! was a Danish comics magazine that ran between 1998-2013. I contributed occasionally and have interviews and articles in issues 13, 28, 41, 57. An overview of the magazine’s publishing history is available here. Danish language.
 
 

I contributed exhibition and comics review to the Norwegian weekly Morgenbladet from 2007 to 2010. Some of my articles are available online via my author index. Norwegian language.