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Brown, Jonathan 1939-

Works: 188 works in 610 publications in 5 languages and 18,874 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History  Art  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Conference proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Other
Classifications: ND813.V4, 759.6
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Brown
Most widely held works by Jonathan Brown
El Greco of Toledo by Greco( Book )
13 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalog for an exhibition of a substantial number of the artist's works from all over the world
Velázquez, painter and courtier by Jonathan Brown( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a detailed biography of the seventeenth century Spanish painter, looks at all of his paintings, and discusses the original technique Velazquez developed for his art
Francisco de Zurbarán by Jonathan Brown( Book )
24 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A palace for a king : the Buen Retiro and the court of Philip IV by Jonathan Brown( Book )
22 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Velázquez : the technique of genius by Jonathan Brown( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Great painters are invariably great technicians. In creating the techniques he needed to express his ideas, Velazquez became one of the most original practitioners of the art of painting ever known. In this richly illustrated book, two widely recognised specialists on Velazquez - one an art historian, the other a conservation scientist - combine their expertise to show exactly how Spain's most famous painter realised his artistic vision." "More than two hundred photographs of details of Velazquez's paintings vividly demonstrate how the artist realised his vision of man and nature through a highly allusive, economical manner of painting."--Jacket
The Golden Age of painting in Spain by Jonathan Brown( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Painting in Spain : 1500-1700 by Jonathan Brown( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the development of Spain during this fascinating period. Offers information about religious beliefs, social attitudes, the activities of patrons & collectors & how these were absorbed & interpreted by painters. El Greco, Ribera, Velazquez, Murillo -- these are but a few of the great sixteenth- and seventeenth-century artist of Spain's golden age of painting. In this authoritative and handsome book, an enlarged, extended, and revised version of his Golden Age of Painting in Spain, eminent Spanish art scholar Jonathan Brown surveys the development of painting in Spain during this fascinating period. Focusing on the interaction between art and the socioeconomic and political conditions that prevailed in Spain's golden age, this book offers information about religious beliefs, social attitudes, the activities of patrons and collectors, and how these were absorbed and interpreted by painters. The author sets the history of Spanish paintings within a European context and discusses not only Spanish artists but also such non-Spanish painters as Titian, Ruben, and Luca Giordano, who either worked in Spain or influenced other artists there. In this up-to-date and innovative analysis of two hundred years of Spanish painting, Brown describes a country that brilliantly transformed the artistic impulses it received from abroad to fit the needs of its own society
Images and ideas in seventeenth-century Spanish painting by Jonathan Brown( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italy and Spain, 1600-1750; sources and documents by Robert Enggass( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goya's last works by Jonathan Brown( Book )
13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) had a prolific career and spent the last four years of his life in Bordeaux with other political emigres from Spain. In those years and just before his departure from Spain, he created a body of work that is little known to the public and consists of small-scale, intimate pieces, including uncommissioned portraits of friends and family, miniature paintings on ivory plaques, and numerous drawings and lithographs. These simple, bold, and brilliant works attest to the artist's continuing vitality in his old age and also offer some insight into his life during that last period in Bordeaux. They are the culminating achievement of a great artist who was, in his own words, "still learning" as he faced death."--Jacket
Kings & connoisseurs : collecting art in seventeenth-century Europe by Jonathan Brown( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old master paintings are now considered to be the most valuable and prestigious of the visual arts, and the best examples command the highest prices of any luxury commodity. In this series of lectures Jonathan Brown tells in vivid detail the story of the rise of painting to this exalted status. The result is an exciting narrative of greed and passion, played out against a background of international politics and intrigue. This book, which is an essay in cultural and art history, is completed by a postscript showing why important old master paintings have now virtually disappeared from the art market. The transformation of painting from an inexpensive to a costly art form reached a crucial stage in the royal courts of Europe in the seventeenth century, where rulers and aristocrats assembled huge collections, often in short periods of time. Brown traces this process in Madrid, Paris, London, and Brussels, beginning with the dispersal of the great English collections in the aftermath of the Civil War, including those of Charles I, the Earl of Arundel, and the Dukes of Buckingham and Hamilton. Hundreds of great pictures were all at once available to continental collectors and were acquired by Cardinal Jules Mazarin, Louis XIV of France, Archduke Leopold William of Austria, and Philip IV of Spain, as well as lesser-known collectors, including Everhard Jabach and Luis de Haro. Through comparative analysis of collecting and collectors at these courts, Brown explains the formation of new attitudes toward pictures, as well as the mechanisms that supported the enterprise of collecting, including the emergence of the art dealer, the development of connoisseurship, and the publication of sumptuous picture books of various collections
Art and history : images and their meaning by Jonathan Brown( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murillo & his drawings by Jonathan Brown( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Picasso and the Spanish tradition by Jonathan Brown( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a compelling example of cultural politics, the Spaniard Pablo Picasso has been transformed into a hero of French modernism. Recently, however, there is a growing awareness that Picasso's involvement with his native land was crucial throughout his life. In this book, eminent art historians examine Picasso's dynamic relationship with the country of his birth and its cultural and artistic traditions
Jusepe de Ribera: prints and drawings; [catalogue of an exhibition] The Art Museum, Princeton University, October-November 1973 by Jonathan Brown( Book )
18 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanish paintings of the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries by National Gallery of Art (U.S.)( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Figures of thought, El Greco as interpreter of history, tradition, and ideas ( Book )
9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sale of the century : artistic relations between Spain and Great Britain, 1604-1655 ( Book )
12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Greco--Italy and Spain by Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (U.S.)( Book )
14 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected Writings on Velazquez by Jonathan Brown( Book )
15 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a collection of 32 articles about Velazquez which appeared in scholarly journals, exhibition catalogues and newspapers and magazines between 1964 and 2006. Several are published in English for the first time. The text is the record of a lifelong engagement with the life and works of this artist and evaluates many of the numerous attempts to solve the mysteries presented by the Spaniard's paintings."--BOOK JACKET
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Alternative Names
Brown, Jonathan
Brown, Jonathan C. 1939-
Brown, Jonathan M. 1939-
Brown, Jonathan Mayer
Brown, Jonathan Mayer 1939-
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