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Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, Md.)

Works: 66 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 4,945 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Periodicals  Illustrations 
Roles: Editor, Publisher
Classifications: NC246, 741.9440747526
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Treasures of heaven : saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe by Martina Bagnoli ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing together an array of treasured objects from collections throughout Europe and the United States, this beautifully illustrated volume examines the medieval cult of relics- the physical remains of holy men and women, and things associated with them. Relics connected Christian faithful with sacred places and people who died as martyrs of their faith. Believed to contain the same power that had animated saints during their lifetime, relics bridged the gap between heaven and earth. To signal their sacred nature, medieval artists fashioned special containers for relics in precious materials and encrusted them with gems. Enshrined in alters of churches and used in the liturgy as well as in public rituals, relics functioned as objects of public and private devotion, carried home from pilgrimages to the Holy Land and sites throughout Europe or worn on the body as protective amulets enclosed in rings or pendants. In essays and catalogue entries, an international group of scholars traces the making of reliquaries from the earliest days of Christianity to the apogee of the practice in the sixteenth century, exploring how medieval artists invented new ways to express the power of sacred remains and the role that relics played in the development of the visual arts in both Eastern Christianity (Byzantium) and Western Christendom. This book also tracks the fate of relics and reliquaries in the wake of the Reformation, anti-clerical movements, and the French Revolution. This book sheds fascinating new light on some 140 extraordinary and rare reliquaries and related objects, including precious metalwork, paintings, sculptures, and illuminated manuscripts, from sources ranging from the Lateran Palace in Rome to European cathedral treasuries and small parish churches. -- from Book Jacket
The essence of line : French drawings from Ingres to Degas by Jay McKean Fisher ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rarely seen drawings and watercolors by some of the most influential French artists of the nineteenth century are the subject of this richly illustrated publication from The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum. From revealing preparatory sketches to exquisite finished watercolors, more than 100 works by artists such as Eugene Delacroix, Honore Daumier, Paul Cezanne, and Edgar Degas illuminate the range of French art over the course of a century of innovation. The BMA and the Walters have combined holdings of more than 900 French drawings from the nineteenth century, one of the nation's strongest and richest collections of French art from this period. The publication also includes works from the Peabody Institute Art Collection of the Maryland State Archives." "The Essence of Line offers the first comprehensive discussion of the formation of these collections and their significance for the history of French art. The catalogue includes essays by Jay McKean Fisher, William R. Johnston, and Cheryl K. Snay that provide insights into the artistic, commercial, and social functions that drawings served for their creators and collectors, as well as how collecting patterns influenced the development of modernism. Conservator Kimberly Schenck bridges the worlds of the collector and of the artist by examining the production and the use of drawing materials in an epoch of radical changes in technique as well as style." "Published on the occasion of an exhibition jointly organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum, this book presents a panorama of sketches, watercolors, and presentation drawings, many of them little known outside a small circle of experts. It is correlated with an online database of more than 900 nineteenth-century French drawings in the holdings of these Baltimore museums."--BOOK JACKET
Stubbs & the horse by Malcolm Warner ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"George Stubbs (1724-1806) was a versatile genius whose work includes paintings, prints, and detailed anatomical studies. His many images of horses show a classical beauty, expressiveness, and heroism previously reserved for the human figure. This handsome book presents for the first time the wide range of his equine imagery, from refined portraits of racehorses to violent scenes of horses attacked by lions in the wild. Published to coincide with a major traveling exhibition, Stubbs and the Horse celebrates the artist whom many consider to be the greatest painter of horses in the history of art."--BOOK JACKET
Masterpieces of Italian painting : the Walters Art Museum by Md.) Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This lavishly illustrated book presents one of the great collections of Italian paintings in North America, and includes major works dating from the twelfth through the eighteenth centuries. The volume presents fifty highlights of the collection, many with color details and comparative illustrations. Introductions to each chronological section situate individual works of art within the artistic and stylistic developments of the period. Signature pieces featured in this volume include Virgin and child with saints and angels, ca. 1340-45, by Pietro Lorenzetti; The ideal city, ca. 1480-84, attributed to Fra Carnavale; Madonna and child with saints and three Venetian procurators, 1510, by Giovanni Bellini and workshop; Madonna of the candelabra, ca. 1513, by Raphael and workshop; Portrait of Countess Livia da Porto Thiene and her daughter Porzia, ca. 1551, by Veronese; The penitent Magdalene, ca. 1635, by Guido Reni; and Scipio Africanus freeing Massiva, 1719-21, by Giambattista Tiepolo. Taken together, the Walters Art Museum's holdings constitute a magnificent array of individual works as well as a historical journey through seven centuries of Italian art. A selected bibliography provides both standard reference sources and a selection of the most important recent books and articles on each work and artist featured in the book.--Book jacket
The repeating image : multiples in French painting from David to Matisse by Eik Kahng ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Today, repetitive imagery dominates all forms of visual experience, from the realm of advertising to the spaces of contemporary art. In this innovative project, the authors show that the phenomenon of repetition - often considered merely incidental to the age of mechanical reproduction - was a pervasive attribute of early modern painting long before its embrace by twentieth-century high modernism." "In works by David, Ingres, Delaroche, Gerome, Corot, Millet, Monet, Cezanne, Degas, and Matisse, the reader can compare closely related versions of some of the most familiar imagery of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The authors demonstrate that by making multiples of closely related subject matter in their paintings and in other media, these artists challenged an aesthetic based on the notion of an inimitable, unique masterpiece." "Through beautiful illustrations and essays by leading scholars, this book shows how repetition in early modern painting took on a complex, multivalent significance and that the traditional medium of painting remained undiminished despite the nineteenth-century invention of photography and film."--BOOK JACKET
The Fabergé menagerie by Md.) Walters Art Museum (Baltimore ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Showcases more than one hundred of jeweler Carl Faberge's most significiant hardstone and precious material creations, documenting the history of his work from celebrated Easter eggs to delicate animal sculptures
Untamed : the art of Antoine-Louis Barye by William R Johnston ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Archimedes palimpsest ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer-book which was written over a number of earlier manuscripts, including two unique examples containing works by Archimedes, unquestionably the greatest mathematician of antiquity. Sold at auction in 1998, it has since been the subject of a privately funded project to conserve, image, and transcribe its texts. In this volume the scientists, conservators, classicists, and historians involved in the project discuss in full their techniques and their discoveries. These include new speeches by the classical Athenian orator Hyperides, a lost commentary on Aristotle's Categories from the second or third century AD, and substantial re-readings and reinterpretations of the works by Archimedes. The book discusses the pioneering imaging and post-processing techniques used to reveal the texts, and includes detailed codicological descriptions of all eight manuscripts comprising the Palimpsest. It will be of interest to manuscript scholars, classicists, and historians of science"--
Revealing the African presence in Renaissance Europe by Joaneath A Spicer ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New eyes on America : the genius of Richard Caton Woodville ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pearls of the parrot of India : the Walters Art Museum, Khamsa of Amīr Khusraw of Delhi by John William Seyller ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The age of impressionism : European Paintings from Ordrupgaard Copenhagen by Ordrupgaardsamlingen ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Khepereru-scarabs : scarabs, scaraboids, and plaques from Egypt and the ancient Near East in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore by Regine Schulz ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prayers in code : Books of Hours from Renaissance France ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year in review the Walters Art Museum annual report by Md.) Walters Art Museum (Baltimore ( )
in English and No Linguistic content and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'or des rois scythes : exposition, Galeries nationales du Grand-Palais, Paris, 25 septembre-31 décembre 2001... ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Egyptian art by Md.) Walters Art Museum (Baltimore ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbara Chase Riboud : the monument drawings by Barbara Chase-Riboud ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bedazzled, 5,000 years of jewelry : the Walters Art Museum by Sabine Albersmeier ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This illustrated book presents a selection of jewelry dating from the 2nd millennium B.C. to the early 20th century from the collection of the Walters Art Museum. The more than fifty pieces illustrated represent an enormous range of periods, regions, artistic and stylistic developments, and materials. Signature objects featured include a magnificent pair of gold bracelets encrusted with precious stones and multicolored enamel inlay discovered in a tomb in Olbia, in present-day Ukraine, and dating to the 1st century B.C.; a pair of eagle fibulae from 6th-century Visigothic Spain; and an iris corsage ornament by Tiffany & Co. decorated with 139 sapphires and other gems that was a grand prize winner at the 1900 Paris Exposition universelle."--BOOK JACKET
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