In this issue:


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Design by Josh Smith and Christopher Wool for immediations

Pomis sua nomina servant. A drawing by Sacchi and its role in the educational system of Jesuit Rome
Ketty Gottardo

The Courtauld Sisyphus and other preparatory drawings by Guercino

Danielle Carrabino

The ‘Primitive Faces’ of Giorgio de Chirico’s mannequins, 1914-15

Silvia Loreti

The liberal arts in sculpture and metalwork in twelfth-century France and ideals of education
Laura Cleaver


Viewing libertinage in Charles-Antoine Coypel’s Children Playing at the Toilette (1728)

Hannah Williams

Myth-making in Versailles: the French ‘liberating mission’ in Algeria and Horace Vernet’s Prise de la Smala d’Abd el-Kader
Melanie Vandenbrouck

Jens Hanning. The relational aesthetics of a Danish artist and the politics of deterritorialism
Bill Roberts

Research Forum: Boris Groys in conversation with John-Paul Stonard


immediations, the first postgraduate research journal to come out of The Courtauld Institute of Art since its inception in 1932, publishes innovative research across the entire span of art history: from classical antiquity to the present day. Reflecting the strong research record of the Institute, immediations approaches the history of art from a wide range of perspectives and expertise, accommodating close reading of individual works of art and architecture, as well as broad theoretical issues.