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Works: 3,319 works in 6,934 publications in 6 languages and 114,807 library holdings
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El Greco by David Davies( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Vermeer and the Delft school by Walter A Liedtke( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Impressionism by David Bomford( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third catalogue in a series of exhibitions entitled: Art in the making, organized by the National Gallery - Exhibition dates: 28 Nov. 1990 to 21 April 1991
Goya by Patricia Wright( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Portraits by Ingres : image of an epoch by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Impression : painting quickly in France, 1860-1890 by Richard R Brettell( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 883 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
The National Gallery, London by Philip Hendy( Book )

26 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On reflection by Jonathan Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Art fraud detective by Anna Nilsen( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in French and English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A security guard at the Town Gallery learns that 30 of the museum's 34 European masterpieces are forgeries and asks young readers to help him find the forgeries by closely comparing the paintings with pictures of the originals. Each forger leaves a distinctive trademark, making the fakes identifiable. Use of a magnifying glass is suggested. Includes information about the painting by artists such as Botticelli, Holbein, da Vinci, Picasso, Turner, and van Gogh, as well as a glossary of art terms
The Usborne Introduction to art : in association with the National Gallery, London by Rosie Dickins( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at the world of art and explores some of the world's most famous paintings
Americans in Paris, 1860-1900 by Kathleen Adler( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John White Alexander, Cecilia Beaux, James Carroll Beckwich, Frank Weston Benson, Nelson Norris Bickford, John Leslie Breck, Dennis Miller Bunker, Mary Stevenson Cassatt, Jefferson David Chalfant, William Merritt Chase, Charles Courtney Curran, Thomas Eakins, Mary Fairchild, Elizabeth Jane Gardner, Abbott Fuller Graves, Ellen Day Hale, Frederick Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Thomas Hovenden, William Morris Hunt, Anna Elizabeth Klumpke, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Hermann Dudley Murphy, Elizabeth Nourse, Charles Sprague Pearce, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Theodore Robinson, John Singer Sargent, Julius LeBlanc Stewart, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Edmund Charles Tarbell, John Henry Twachtman, Harry van der Weyden, Frederic Porter Vinton, Robert Vonnoh, Julian Alden Weir, James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Masters of light : Dutch painters in Utrecht during the golden age by Joaneath A Spicer( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive treatment of the achievements of the school of the Dutch Golden Age. The volume is the catalogue for an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; and the National Gallery, London, (May-July 1998)
Renoir landscapes, 1865-1883( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rubens : a master in the making by David Jaffé( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Picasso : challenging the past by Pablo Picasso( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book showcases the technical dexterity, independence and vitality of Pablo Picasso's creative processes, for here we witness the daring transformation of the art of the past into, in Picasso's own words, 'something else entirely'."--Jacket
Encounters : new art from old by Richard Morphet( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To celebrate the millennium, the National Gallery invited twenty-four of the world's leading contemporary artists to create an entirely new work in response to one of the greatest collections of European painting of the past. These new works - paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and video - are presented here alongside the paintings that inspired them."--Jacket
Underdrawings in Renaissance paintings( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member 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
 
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An Gailearaí Náisiúnta

Galeri Nasional London

Galeria Narodowa w Londynie.

Galleria nazionale (London)

Great Britain National Gallery

Listasafn Bretlands

London (England) National Gallery

London milli qalereyası

London National Gallery

Londres (GB)

Londres National Gallery.

Nacia Galerio

Nacionālā galerija

Nacionalna galerija

Nacionalna galerija (London)

Nacionalna galerija u Londonu

Národní galerie

National Gallery

National Gallery de Londres

National Gallery di Londra

National Gallery (Great Britain)

National Gallery, London.

National Gallery (London, England)

National Gallery w Londynie

Nationalgalerie in London.

Nationalgalerie London

Nat︠s︡ionalʹnai︠a︡ galerei︠a︡ (Great Britain)

Pinacotheca Nationalis

Rahvusgalerii

The National Gallery

Velká Británie National Gallery

Yr Oriel Genedlaethol

Εθνική Πινακοθήκη Λονδίνου

Лонданская Нацыянальная галерэя

Лондонская Национальная галерея

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لندن ملی نگارخنه

نگارخانه ملی لندن

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Degas : beyond impressionismVermeer and the Delft schoolImpressionismGoyaRaphael : from Urbino to RomePortraits by Ingres : image of an epochImpression : painting quickly in France, 1860-1890Renaissance Florence : the art of the 1470s