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National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)

Overview
Works: 210 works in 313 publications in 6 languages and 670 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  History  Guidebooks  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Publisher, Other, 475, Editor
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Most widely held works about D.C.) National Gallery of Art (Washington
 
Most widely held works by D.C.) National Gallery of Art (Washington
Gauguin Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 14 janvier-24 avril 1989 by Réunion des musées nationaux (France)( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gauguin : maker of myth by Paul Gauguin( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a compilation of the French painter's work, along with commentaries about important themes, his life, and the use of storytelling in his work
Warhol : headlines by Molly Donovan( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obsessed with contemporary culture, Warhol celebrated the sensational as well as the mundane in every facet of society. His headline works chart in real time the great shift in the technological means employed to deliver the news from the 1950s until the artist's death in 1987. This book explores his headline work
Prayers and portraits : unfolding the Netherlandish diptych by John Oliver Hand( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The diptych format - comprising two panels hinged together so that they can be opened and closed like a book - was prevalent in Netherlandish art and depicted subjects ranging from secular portraiture to religious personages and stories. This illustrated book, the first ever devoted to the topic, examines approximately forty pairs of Netherlandish paintings from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Featuring magnificent works by Jan van Eyck, Hugo van der Goes, Hans Memling, and Rogier van der Weyden, among others, the book also covers a wide range of themes, including painting techniques, workshop practice, and the art market in the Netherlands of the time." "With discussions on each painting, Prayers and Portraits reunites a number of diptychs that have long been separated. Texts consider the works in relation to contemporary writings and religious practices in northern Europe as well as developments in art and history. They offer invaluable insights into the social status and aspirations of the sitters. They also incorporate new information based on extensive examinations, primary research, and a vast archive of original technical images. Many of these supporting images are reproduced here, including x-radiographs, infrared reflectogram assemblies, digital photographs, and cross sections of paint layers. A detailed appendix at the back of the book provides a complete record of the documentation and analysis of the paintings examined for this project." "This publication gives readers an opportunity to study these beautiful and intriguing works of art and enhances understanding and appreciation for the diptych format in the context of fifteenth-and sixteenth-century Netherlandish culture."--Jacket
Tullio Lombardo and Venetian High Renaissance sculpture by Alison Luchs( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Venetian sculptors of the High Renaissance, led by Tullio Lombardo (c. 1455-1532), explored a poetic and nostalgic approach to classical antiquity in their work. Their expression shares much with Mantegna, Bellini, Giorgione, and Titian in these painters' imaginative evocations of ancient history, mythology, philosophy, and poetry. Featuring a range of Tullio's work, including his sensuous and dramatic double-portrait reliefs, this book introduces the romantic qualities and beautiful craftsmanship of the sculptor and his closest followers, including his brother Antonio Lombardo, Simone Bianco, Antonio Minello, and Giammaria Mosca. Essays examine Tullio's innovations and the Venetian cultural setting where he developed them in dialogue with the northern Italian masters of Renaissance painting. Twelve works, carefully selected from this milieu, exemplify the creative approach and influ-ence of Tullio and the Lombardo workshop
The sacred made real : Spanish painting and sculpture, 1600-1700 by Xavier Bray( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text reappraises an art form crucial to the development of Spanish art. In 16th and 17th-century Spain, sculptors worked in a unique relationship with painters, combining their skills to depict, with astonishing realism, the great religious themes
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C by National Gallery of Art (U.S.)( Book )

15 editions published between 1947 and 1970 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Miró : the ladder of escape by Joan Miró( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miró's contemporary Picasso left Spain, promising never to return under a Fascist government. In contrast, Miró chose internal exile, removing himself to the island of Mallorca, a decision that has led to him being viewed as a less politically committed artist. This book challenges that impression by focusing on Miró's politically engaged works, from the rural, anarchist tradition and strong Catalan nationalism reflected in early paintings "The Farm" and "Head of Catalan peasant", through to the triptych "The hope of a condemned man", painted in 1974, by which he publicly declared his opposition to Franco. Exhibitions: Tate Modern, London 14 April - 11 September 2011; Fundació Miró, Barcelona 13 October 2011 - 25 march 2012; National Gallery of Art, Washington 6 May - 12 August 2012
National Gallery of Art, Washington by John Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many color illustrations with explanations from the collection of the National Gallery of Art, highlighting art from the thirteenth through the twentieth centuries, from Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, British, and American schools
Italian paintings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by National Gallery of Art (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Gallery's collection of later Italian paintings was formed largely by Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955), one of the greatest collectors of Italian pictures in America. Kress' enthusiasm for Italian art was exceptional in that it encompassed painters from Cimabue to Tiepolo. Kress collected Italian baroque paintings such as Tanzio da Varallo's Saint Sebastian, purchased in 1935, at a time when most American collectors of Italian art were interested only in the Renaissance. Beginning in the 1920s, Kress and his foundation assembled, first in New York, and later in Washington, the nation's most inclusive collection of Italian art. In 1938 he decided to donate the collection to the National Gallery of Art, and when it opened in 1941, 375 paintings and 18 works of sculpture from the Kress gift were installed in the West Building. The Gallery's holdings of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Italian paintings have been enriched by gifts from P.A.B. Widener and Paul Mellon, and more recently from purchases. This catalogue is the first of four volumes to document the National Gallery's great collection of Italian paintings. Included are some of the most important baroque paintings in America, by Lodovico and Annibale Carracci, Domenico Fetti, Orazio Gentileschi, Guercino, Jusepe de Ribera, and Bernardo Strozzi. The collection is also rich in Italian paintings of the eighteenth century, notably by the Venetians Bellotto, Canaletto, Guardi, Sebastiano Ricci, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, but also by Panini, Crespi, and Magnasco
Rembrandt's late religious portraits by Arthur K Wheelock( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most fascinating aspects of Rembrandt's extraordinary artistic career is his suite of brooding, pensive half-length images of religious figures from the late 1650s and early 1660s. The men and women in these portraits peer out of the dark recesses of dimly lit interiors as though burdened by the weight of their spiritual and emotional concerns." "This illustrated catalogue, which accompanies an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, brings together seventeen of these majestic paintings. Many have been identified as images of apostles and evangelists, but among them are also representations of Christ and the Virgin, as well as saints and monks. The juxtaposition of these paintings in Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits raises questions about their relationships to each other and, in a broader sense, to Rembrandt's life and career."--Jacket
Paintings and sculpture from the Widener Collection by National Gallery of Art (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorians : British painting, 1837-1901 by Malcolm Warner( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.M.W. Turner, John Everett Millais, Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, James Tissot, and William Holman Hunt are among the Victorian painters whose work is showcased in this elegant volume, which accompanies an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Illustrated and discussed are not only characteristically Victorian narrative and genre paintings but also works that reflect international developments such as the European symbolist movement
A modernist museum in perspective : the East Building, National Gallery of Art( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Places of delight : the pastoral landscape by Robert Cafritz( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the pastoral landscape from the work of the 16th Century Venetian painters - Giorgione - Titian - Bellini - Carracci - Zampieri - Lorrain (Gellee) - Rubens - Watteau - Boucher - Fragonard - Gainsborough - Constable - Manet - Cezanne - Henri Rousseau - Gauguin - Bonnard - Matisse
Drawings from the Holy Roman Empire, 1540-1680 : a selection from North American collections by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in context : unfolding the Netherlandish diptych by D.C.) National Gallery of Art (Washington( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions by Marina Belozerskaya, Till-Holger Borchert, Lorne Campbell, Reindert Falkenburg, Ivan Gaskell, Laura D. Gelfand, Peter Klein, Maximiliaan P.J. Martens, Carol J. Purtle, Victor M. Schmidt, Hugo van der Velden, He;lène Verougstraete, and Yvonne Yiu. Published to accompany Prayers and Portraits (see above), this book features essays by leading scholars that explore a wide range of topics relating to 15th- and 16th-century Netherlandish diptychs. The text addresses the practical and social uses of the diptych, the history and origins of the format, and the philosophical issues related to the practice of researching these diptychs. It also analyzes the devotional function of these works in the context of contemporary texts and religious practices in northern Europe
Pre-Raphaelites : Victorian art and design by T. J Barringer( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood shook the mid-19th-century art world. Effectively Britain's first modern art movement, the Brotherhood combined rebellion and revivalism, scientific precision, and imaginative grandeur. Today, the works of the Pre-Raphaelites are among the best known of all English paintings, and yet they have often been dismissed or misunderstood as Victoriana or escapism. This fascinating book convincingly corrects that view, examining works in a wide variety of media and demonstrating the broad scope of the movement's revolutionary ideas about art, design, and society. Led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, and John Everett Millais, the Pre-Raphaelites' unflinchingly radical style, inspired by the purity of early Renaissance painting, defied convention, provoked critics, and entranced audiences. Many of their most famous paintings are featured, including Millais's Ophelia and Ford Madox Brown's The Last of England. This book also includes sculpture, photography, and the applied arts, the last of which shows the important role the Brotherhood played in the early development of the Arts and Crafts movement and the socialist ideas of the poet, designer, and theorist William Morris."--Publisher's website
Recent acquisitions and promised gifts : sculpture, drawings, prints : [catalog of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, June 2 - Sept. 2, 1974] by D.C.) National Gallery of Art (Washington( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso's drawings, 1890-1921 : reinventing tradition by Susan Grace Galassi( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is acknowledged as one of the greatest draftsmen of the 20th century. "Picasso's Drawings, 1890-1921" follows the dazzling development of his drawing practice from the precocious academic exercises of his youth to his renewal of classicism in his virtuoso output of the early 1920s. A selection of more than seventy works on paper, with extended entries, highlights his stylistic experiments and techniques during this roughly thirty-year period, which begins and ends in a classical mode and encompasses his most radical innovations
 
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Warhol : headlinesTullio Lombardo and Venetian High Renaissance sculptureThe sacred made real : Spanish painting and sculpture, 1600-1700Joan Miró : the ladder of escapeNational Gallery of Art, WashingtonItalian paintings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuriesRembrandt's late religious portraitsThe Victorians : British painting, 1837-1901
Alternative Names
Galleria nazionale (Washington, D.C.)

Gallery of Art

ha- Galeryah ha-Leʾumit le-Omanut

Mellon Gallery of Art

Narodowa Galeria Sztuki w Waszyngtonie.

National-Galerie

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art in Washington.

National Gallery (Washington, D.C.)

NGA

Smithsonian Institution. Mellon Gallery of Art

Smithsonian Institution. National Gallery of Art

Staatliche Kunstsammlung

Washinton Nashonaru Gyarari

ワシントン ナショナル ギャラリー

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