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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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Works: 28 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 5,560 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Interviews  Pictorial works 
Roles: Other
Classifications: ND813.D3, 709.2
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The impressionists at Argenteuil by Paul Hayes Tucker( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
"With the exception of Paris, no other site is more closely associated with the birth of impressionism than Argenteuil. Only fifteen minutes by railroad from the heart of the capital, Argenteuil was home to Claude Monet from late 1871 to early 1878, a period that was prolific and revolutionary. It was during his time in Argenteuil that Monet developed his unique vision of landscape painting, at once authentic and idyllic, suffused with light, atmosphere, and the complexities of contemporaneity. At the end of the nineteenth century, other avant-garde painters - Eugene Boudin, Gustave Caillebotte, Edouard Manet, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley - were also drawn to Argenteuil by its beauty, its proximity to Paris, and its association with suburban recreation. Monet's amiable presence was another source of appeal, and many artists - most notably Sisley and Renoir - came to paint alongside him. The Impressionists at Argenteuil explores the fertile moment when the fascination with atmospheric effects, depictions of modern life, and lively artistic exchanges of the 1860's coalesced to become classic impressionism. An introductory essay as well as entries on fifty-two paintings by Boudin, Caillebotte, Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Sisley present the richness of the artists' individual responses to this site and the relationships that developed among them."--Jacket
Sol Lewitt : Incomplete open cubes by Sol LeWitt( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
Gauguin's Nirvana : painters at Le Pouldu 1889-90 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
American moderns on paper : masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Surrealism and modernism : from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum by Eric Zafran( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
"Many of the works - in particular the museum's Surrealist paintings - were bought directly from the artists or from their very first exhibitions. The famed Chick Austin, director of the Atheneum from 1929 to 1944, mounted the first Surrealist exhibition in America in 1931 and proceeded to buy a work by the then relatively little known Salvador Dali. Examples by de Chirco, Cornell, Matta, Calder, and Ernst soon followed. Later, when painters such as Tanguy and his wife, Kay Sage, settled in Connecticut, they became friends with Austin, and works by them and owned by them, such as an admirable painting by Magritte, eventually came to the Atheneum. In 1934 the museum presented the first great American retrospective of Picasso, and Austin was able to buy one small neo-classical example, which over the years has been supplemented by four other Picasso paintings. Austin's successor purchased works by Stanley Spencer, Henry Moore, Maillol, and Marini. In More recent years, examples of American modernists and expressionists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock have entered the collection to provide a broad overview of artistic trends of the last century."--Jacket
Picasso : the artist's studio by Michael C FitzGerald( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Michael Sweerts : 1618-1664 by Guido Jansen( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
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Calder in Connecticut by Eric Zafran( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Samuel Colt : arms, art, and invention by Herbert G Houze( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
"Samuel Colt (1814-1862) first patented his "Colt" revolver in 1835 and thereby redefined the architecture of handguns. This book is the first to present in detail the evolution of his most famous invention and to document the unsurpassed Colt firearms collections held by the Wadsworth Atheneum." "Essays discuss Colt's personal collection of historic firearms as well as the memorial collection of Colt-manufactured firearms, the relationship between art and commerce as they pertain to the inventor's career, and his international celebrity. This volume presents the artistry of the firearms that Colt worked so diligently to perfect - as well as his promotional abilities that made a tremendous impact on American culture."--BOOK JACKET
Patti Smith : camera solo by Patti Smith( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
This captivating selection of 70 intimate black-and-white photographs conveys Patti Smith's singular experience as a photographer as it relates to many facets of her fascinating life and career
Caravaggio and his legacy by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
"They were known as the "Caravaggisti"--Artists who imitated the 16th-century master's earthy, realistic style or subject matter. Caravaggio's impact on his contemporaries was immediate, but in the decades that followed his brief career, hundreds of artists drew inspiration from his innovative use of intense light and shadow, the distinctly theatrical atmosphere of his paintings, his use of religious imagery, and his preference for painting directly from life. This companion volume to an exhibition features works by Caravaggio and more than 30 other artists. The book displays an amazing cross section of genre, portraiture, historical subjects, and religious scenes. Bringing together previously unconnected painters from Italy, Northern Europe, France, and Spain, this remarkable collection brilliantly illustrates Caravaggio's enormous effect on the development of 17th-century European painting"--
In Monet's light : Theodore Robinson at Giverny by Sona Johnston( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Andrew Wyeth, looking beyond by Erin Monroe( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Monet's water lilies : an artist's obsession, February 17-June 12, 2011 by Eric Zafran( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Marsden Hartley by Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
"Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) was a painter, poet, writer, and pioneer of American modernism. Born in Lewiston, Maine, he lived a peripatetic life, working in Paris, Berlin, New York, Mexico, New Mexico, Bermuda, and elsewhere before returning to Maine in 1934. This superbly illustrated book encompasses the extraordinary range and depth of Hartley's creative output. Some one-hundred and five of his works - landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and abstract paintings - demonstrate the visual power for which Hartley gained acclaim as well as the development of his art over the course of his thirty-five year career." "The book gathers together the most recent scholarship on Hartley's work, discussing such topics as the artist's working methods, his self-portraits, the influence of Cezanne on his work, and Hartley's attitudes toward Native Americans. A chronology of his life is included, and each painting is accompanied by a full catalogue entry." "This book also serves as the catalogue of an exhibition organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and traveling to the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City."--BOOK JACKET
Young Americans : photographs by Sheila Pree Bright( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Rembrandt's people : October 10, 2009-January 24, 2010, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art by Eric Zafran( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Surrealism and modernism from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Dali's optical illusions by Salvador Dalí( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"This book focuses on a central but relatively unexamined aspect of the work of Salvador Dali: his fascination with optical effects and visual perception. The book examines Dali's use of various pictorial techniques, photography, and holograms to further his exploration of visual perception and the ways that optical illusion affects our sense of reality." "This book is the catalogue for an exhibition at the Wardsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; and at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh."--Jacket
 
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