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Ainsworth, Maryan Wynn

Works: 144 works in 344 publications in 6 languages and 6,360 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Creator, edc
Classifications: ND669.F5, 759.9493
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Most widely held works by Maryan Wynn Ainsworth
From Van Eyck to Bruegel : early Netherlandish painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Petrus Christus : Renaissance master of Bruges by Maryan Wynn Ainsworth( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study is an important new account of the life and work of the Flemish master Petrus Christus. It is the first volume to focus specifically on the physical characteristics of his works as criteria for judging attribution, dating, and the extent to which he was indebted to Jan van Eyck and other artists for the development of his technique and style. The author's aim is to examine how certain works were made in order to solve some rather traditional questions of connoisseurship. Recent technical and archival investigations, the results of which are published here together for the first time, form the basis of a sophisticated reassessment of Christus. His relationship with van Eyck's workshop is explored. There is a careful description of his working methods, including his use of underdrawings and his exploration of perspective. The results of dendrochronological analyses of many of his panels are also given. As important as this technical and art-historical evaluation is the social and biographical background that is provided. Christus is placed in the context of fifteenth-century Bruges, a wealthy and powerful city under the rule of the dukes of Burgundy. its status as a ducal seat fostered a lively cultural life, and patrons for artistic undertakings were also found in the relatively large number of well-to-do citizens and foreign merchants who lived there. The economic, social, and political forces that affected Bruges are described, as is their impact on the city's community of artists, which included Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling
Man, myth, and sensual pleasures : Jan Gossart's Renaissance : the complete works by Maryan Wynn Ainsworth( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jan Gossart (c.1472-1532) has long been recognised for his pivotal role in disseminating and transforming the art of antiquity and the Italian Renaissance style in the North. This catalogue raisonné of the Netherlandish painter, draftsman and printmaker is the first major publication on the artist in more than 40 years
Gerard David : purity of vision in an age of transition by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Bruges and the Renaissance : Memling to Pourbus ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This illustrated and wide-ranging study brings Bruges' Renaissance to life. It opens in the 1480s, when artist Gerard David settled in Bruges and Hans Mernling was painting some of his greatest masterpieces, and ends in 1584, when Pieter Pourbus, the most important painter working in Bruges in the second half of the sixteenth century, died in the port city." "Essays by a team of experts explore the artistic developments of the intervening nine decades, with a focus on the spread of ideas from the Italian Renaissance to northern Europe. Through trade, the migration of artists, and the circulation of art works, new intellectual and aesthetic standards seeped into local artists' work, resulting in the glorious images that are so beautifully reproduced in this volume."--Jacket
Memling's portraits by Till Borchert( Book )
14 editions published in 2005 in English and French and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This illustrated appraisal of every one of Hans Memling's portraits illuminates the artist's extraordinary craftsmanship while exploring in depth the function of portraiture in the Netherlands during the fifteenth century." "Published to accompany a major touring exhibition, this catalogue provides a lavish overview of Memling's career, with a selection of some thirty portraits by the master and his school, including portrait-wings from diptychs and triptychs along with autonomous panels of individual patrons."--BOOK JACKET
Early Netherlandish painting at the crossroads : a critical look at current methodologies by Metropolitan Museum of Art Symposia( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nine papers collected in this publication- which comprises the third and latest edition to the symposium volumes by the Metropolitan Museum of Art - were first presented in conjunction with the Museum's exhibition of Early Netherlandish painting culled from its own holdings in 1998. The essays, by an international roster of leading specialists, together uncover the circumstances underlying the creation of works of art and shed new light on their meaning, in the context of the growing interdisciplinary activity and burgeoning scholarship in the field. The importance of archival research into the socio-economic factors that existed in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries is emphasized- especially, the impact of art markets on the production of paintings as well as sculpture. Much new material has surfaced as a result of advances in the technical investigation of works of art, underscoring the premise that the clues to the meaning of a work are often found not only in its method of manufacture but also in the specific audience for which it was intended and in the function that it originally served for that audience. -- Publisher description
Dürer and beyond : Central European drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700 by Stijn Alsteens( Book )
12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This exhibition is the first to offer an extensive overview of the Museum's holdings of early Central European drawings, many of which were acquired in the last two decades. An emphasis on works by later sixteenth- and seventeenth-century artists is balanced by a selection of German drawings from the fifteenth and earlier sixteenth century, of which some of the most exceptional ones--including works by Albrecht Dürer--entered the Museum with The Robert Lehman Collection in 1975."--Publisher's website
Art and autoradiography : insights into the genesis of paintings by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Vermeer ( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the double work of art by Maryan Wynn Ainsworth( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Primitifs flamands et leur temps ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in French and English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Des spécialistes présentent une soixantaine de primitifs flamands du XVe siècle, du Maître de Flémalle à Jérôme Bosch. Ils évoquent leur personnalité, leur inspiration, leur génie et dressent un tableau du contexte historique et culturel pour analyser ce qu'il y a eu de déterminant dans l'émergence de cette nouvelle forme d'expression artistique
Albrecht Dürer by Albrecht Dürer( Book )
11 editions published in 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om den tyske maler og grafiker Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
German paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1350-1600 by Maryan Wynn Ainsworth( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memling and the art of portraiture ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Petrus Christus in Renaissance Bruges : an interdisciplinary approach by Metropolitan Museum of Art( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bruges et la Renaissance : de Memling á Pourbus : notices by Belgium) Memlingmuseum (Bruges( Book )
12 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il Polittico della Cervara di Gerard David ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Petrus Christus by Maryan Wynn Ainsworth( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le cadre social, culturel et biographique de cet artiste de la Bruges prospère du XVe siècle. Une analyse critique et détaillée de tous les tableaux datés et signés. Il a contribué à répandre au nord des Alpes les découvertes du quattrocento dans le domaine de la perspective rationnelle
Hans Memling : the complete works by Dirk de Vos( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Divided into three parts. The first is a comprehensive biographical essay incorporating the latest research and including a history of the appreciation of the artist's work. The second ... is a complete illustrated catalogue of Memling's oeuvre, arranged chronologically. Each work is reproduced in ... color with revealing details and is fully described and annotated. The third section is an analytical review of Memling's achievement, approached from historical, iconographic, stylistic, technical, and aesthetic perspectives ... 500 illustrations, including 300 plates in full color"--Dustjacket
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Alternative Names
Ainsworth, M. W.
Ainsworth, Maryan
Ainsworth Maryan W.
Ainsworth, Mayann W.
Wynn Ainsworth, Maryan
English (115)
French (36)
German (17)
Italian (3)
Dutch (3)
Multiple languages (1)