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El Greco by David Davies ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,319 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: A much anticipated, wide-ranging survey of works by one of the world's greatest artists. El Greco (1541-1614), born Domenikos Theotokopoulos, was one of the most fascinating and distinctive artists of the sixteenth century. His works are immediately recognizable for their brilliant colors, elongated figures, and spiritual intensity. Initially trained in Crete, in around 1567 El Greco moved to Italy where he purportedly studied with Titian. A decade later he is documented in Toledo (south of Madrid), and he spent the rest of his long life in Spain. His paintings and writings offer a thoughtful, frequently inspired response to the varied environments in which he worked--and they reveal that he was deeply engaged with the religious and artistic thinking of his times. This lavishly illustrated book--the first comprehensive English-language publication on El Greco in many years--addresses the full range of the artist's work in painting and sculpture, from his Byzantine icons to his late altarpieces. It considers his personality from both a religious and intellectual point of view, and presents the artist's religious, mythological, genre, landscape, and portrait works, providing the historical context in which they were made. El Greco is the catalogue for an exhibition organized jointly by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the National Gallery, London. The exhibition opens in New York in October 2003, and moves to London in February 2004.
Degas : beyond impressionism by Richard Kendall ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
"The first publication on Degas's mature work ... presents a new and definitive view of his last decades ... drawings, pastels, oil paintings, and sculptures"--Dustjacket.
Impressionism ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
A documentary film which discusses the traditional education of the Impressionist artists and their work outside of the annual French salon. This leads to a discussion of the artists' materials and the introduction of new artificial pigments which changed the palette and color theory. Includes examples of work by Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Auguste Renoir. Discusses the philosophy of painting from nature while seeking to capture the transitory.
Vermeer and the Delft school by Walter A Liedtke ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
"Seventeenth-century Delft has often been viewed as a quaint town whose artists painted scenes of domestic life. This book revises that image, showing that the small but vibrant Dutch city produced a wide range of artworks, including luxurious tapestries and silver objects, as well as sophisticated paintings for the court at The Hague and for patrician collectors in Delft itself."--BOOK JACKET.
Giotto to Dürer : early Renaissance painting in the National Gallery by National Gallery (Great Britain) ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
"This book provides a survey of European painting between 1260 and 1510, in both northern and southern Europe, based largely on the National Gallery collection ... some 70 of the finest and best known paintings in the Gallery are examined in detail"--Cover.
Goya by Patricia Wright ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 973 libraries worldwide
A study of the art and life of the Spanish artist, and the influences that shaped his work.
Raphael : from Urbino to Rome by Hugo Chapman ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 949 libraries worldwide
"Within little more than a decade Raffaello di Giovanni Santi (1483-1520) transformed himself from a master of provincial church decoration to one of the greatest painters who ever lived. This illustrated catalogue tells the story of his artistic journey from Urbino, where he was born, to the papal court in Rome, via the Central Italian cities of Citta di Castello, Perugia, Siena and Florence." "This book follows this dramatic evolution from his origins in Urbino and the early influences of his father, Giovanni Santi, and the famous Umbrian master Pietro Perugino. It explores his earliest works in Umbria and his studies in Florence under the influence of Leonardo and Michelangelo, concluding by investigating how and why Raphael's art flourished and changed so dramatically under the enlightened patronage of Pope Julius II in Rome."--BOOK JACKET.
The National Gallery, London by National Gallery (Great Britain) ( Book )
45 editions published between 1955 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 911 libraries worldwide
The National Gallery houses the British national collection of Western European painting. It has around 2,300 pictures, including many instantly recognizable masterpieces, and covers every European school of painting from about 1260 to 1900.
Portraits by Ingres : image of an epoch by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 879 libraries worldwide
"Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch, published in conjunction with an exhibition at The National Gallery, London, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is the first comprehensive study of these nineteenth-century masterpieces." "This volume unites texts by American and European scholars with the most complete visual presentation ever of Ingres's portraits. The biographical essays and the catalogue entries provide fresh insights based on examination and interpretation of original correspondence, contemporary reviews, and newly discovered documents; supplementing these are an introduction that discusses Ingres's sources of inspiration, essays on the critical reception of the portraits and on the artist's use of assistants, and a detailed illustrated chronology."--BOOK JACKET.
On reflection by Jonathan Miller ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
"How can we tell the difference between a reflection and the real thing? How does a reflection betray its identity? Why is it that when we look at a mirror we can see either our reflection or the mirror but not both at the same time? How and when do we learn to recognise our own reflection? What does a reflective surface look like and how can we distinguish it from a non-reflective surface? Why is it that certain paintings may be turned upside down and still be visually acceptable? How are the various qualities of reflection represented in art - from the diffuse sheen of burnished copper to the realism of silvered glass?" "In this innovative book, published to accompany the exhibition Mirror Image at the National Gallery, London, Jonathan Miller discusses these puzzling questions and investigates the pictorial representation of reflection - 'sheen, shine, glimmer and gleam' - through a wonderfully varied selection of paintings and photographs, covering nine centuries, drawn from the National Gallery and other international collections."--BOOK JACKET.
Impression : painting quickly in France, 1860-1890 by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 845 libraries worldwide
The "point" of Impressionist art was to capture the fleeting moment, the transient effect of a certain place, person or time. Impressionist artists worked on site with speed and directness, hoping to distinguish their works with a new freshness, immediacy, and truthfulness. Yet the paintings they exhibited were in fact almost always completed in the studio later. This beautifully illustrated book investigates for the first time works that might truly be called Impressions--paintings that appear to be rapid transcriptions of shifting subjects but were nonetheless considered finished by their makers. Renowned Impressionist scholar Richard R. Brettell identifies and discusses Impressions by some of the best-known artists of the period, including Manet, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Morisot, Degas, Pissarro, and Caillebotte. The book surveys the various practices of individual artists in the making, signing, exhibiting, and selling of Impressions. Brettell discusses the pictorial theories behind the paintings, the sales strategies for them, and the various forms they took, including works completed in one sitting, "apparent" Impressions, and repeated Impressions. In a concluding chapter, the author considers a small group of works by Vincent van Gogh, who painted with an almost fanatical rapidity and was the only major post-Impressionist painter to push the aesthetic of the Impression even further.
Renaissance Florence : the art of the 1470s by Patricia Lee Rubin ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 829 libraries worldwide
"The 1470s - the decade of Lorenzo de'Medici's rise to power - was a remarkable moment in Florence's history. It was a time of intense activity for the city's creative workforce. Beauty had long been an intrinsic part of the city's identity and prestige, and rich and powerful Florentine families saw cultivation of the visual arts as an essential way to assert their influence, commissioning artists and craftsmen to create impressive paintings, objects and monuments to enhance their status." "Published to accompany a major exhibition at the National Gallery, London, this illustrated volume offers an introduction to the principal patrons, projects and artistic personalities within Florence during this period. It concentrates on the activities of the leading artists - Andrea del Verrocchio, Antonio and Piero del Pollaiuolo, Sandro Botticelli, Filippino Lippi and the young Leonardo da Vinci - illustrating their special contributions and highlighting their differences, common sources, ambitions and responses to each other."--BOOK JACKET.
Tell me a picture by Quentin Blake ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 776 libraries worldwide
Provides guidance for studying paintings and illustrations from the National Gallery in London to find the story within each.
Art fraud detective by Anna Nilsen ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
A spot-the-difference game, mystery story, and art book in which readers try to tell which paintings are genuine and which are forgeries. Includes magnifying glass and split-page format.
Masters of light : Dutch painters in Utrecht during the golden age by Joaneath A Spicer ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Encounters : new art from old by Richard Morphet ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 702 libraries worldwide
Rubens : a master in the making by David Jaffé ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
"Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a prodigious artist and one of the most extraordinary figures of the seventeenth century. He eventually became the dominant international painter of his generation, and this book traces his progress from hesitant beginnings in the late 1590s through to the first works made after his triumphant return to Antwerp in 1608. Most of the eight intervening years were spent in Italy, where he was inspired by classical sculpture, by the work of Renaissance masters - above all Michelangelo and Raphael - and by the revolutionary styles of Caravaggio and other contemporaries." "This book follows the artist's creative engagement with these sources and others, exploring where Rubens went and, more importantly, what he saw. He studied and copied avidly, finally transforming his influences into a style that, in paintings such as The Fall of Plaeton (National Gallery of Art, Washington), Ecce Homo (State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg) and Samson and Delilah (The National Gallery, London) is entirely, breathtakingly, his own."--BOOK JACKET.
Renoir landscapes, 1865-1883 ( Book )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Underdrawings in Renaissance paintings ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Preliminary drawings beneath the surface layers of a painting can often be made visible by a technique called infra-red reflectography. The fascinating revelations of such underdrawings are always a source of important material for art history, leading to deductions about attribution, style, changes in composition, and workshop practices. This accessible book presents the results of pioneering research on the underdrawings of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century paintings by conservation, scientific, and curatorial staff at the National Gallery in London.
The National Gallery complete illustrated catalogue by National Gallery (Great Britain) ( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Provides systematic information on some 23000 works owned by and on long term loan to the Gallery. Each picture entry gives the title, date, attribution, inventory number, medium, support and dimensions. The accompanying text describes the work's subject matter, origin, function and provenance; also includes a brief biography of each artist.
Art Art Art, Italian Art, Renaissance Art appreciation Artists Art museums Biography Catalogs Criticism, interpretation, etc. Degas, Edgar,--1834-1917 Delft school of art England England--London Exhibition catalogs France Great Britain Greco,--1541?-1614 Guidebooks History Impressionism (Art) Impressionism (Art)--Technique Italy Juvenile works Manet, Édouard,--1832-1883 National Gallery (Great Britain) Netherlands--Delft Painters Painting Painting, British Painting, Dutch Painting, European Painting, Flemish Painting, French Painting, Italian Painting, Modern Painting, Renaissance Painting, Spanish Painting--Appreciation Painting--Themes, motives Panel painting Panel painting, Gothic Panel painting, Italian Panel painting, Medieval Panel painting, Renaissance Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn,--1606-1669 Renoir, Auguste,--1841-1919 Rubens, Peter Paul,--1577-1640 Spain Vermeer, Johannes,--1632-1675
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