The Paintings and Frescoes in the City That Invented Art, 1250-1743

Author: Ross King,Anja Grebe

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

ISBN: 9781631910012

Category: Art

Page: 704

View: 4624

This is the most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence ever undertaken, with more than 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city's great museums and churches-produced in the same manner as BD&L's The Louvre and The Vatican. Every painted work that is on display in the Uffizi Gallery, The Pitti Palace, the Accademia, and the Duomo is included in the book, plus many or most of the works from 28 of the city's other magnificent museums and churches. The research and text are by Ross King (best-selling author), Anja Grebe (author or The Louvre and The Vatican), Cristina Acidini (former Superintendent of the public museums of Florence) and Msgr. Timothy Verdon (Director of the artworks for the Archdiocese of Florence).

Art of Renaissance Florence, 1400-1600

Author: Loren W. Partridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520257740

Category: Art

Page: 241

View: 9087

"Rich and engaging. This account of Florentine art tells the story of who commissioned these works, who made them, where they were seen, and how they were experienced and understood by their viewers. Includes a useful timeline, glossary, and series of artists' biographies."--Patricia L. Reilly, Swarthmore College "An extraordinarily useful book, not only for teachers, but also for historically minded travelers interested in an illustrated guide to the art of Renaissance Florence."--Evelyn Lincoln, Brown University "Clear and compelling. The well-chosen illustrations include ground plans and diagrams of key architectural monuments and sculpture. The updated, judicious bibliography is a resource for anyone tackling the vast scholarship on the art of Renaissance Florence."--Cristelle Baskins, editor of The Triumph of Marriage: Painted Cassoni of the Renaissance

Paintings in the Vatican

Author: Carlo Pietrangeli,Guido Cornini,Anna Maria De Strobel,Maria Serlupi Crescenzi

Publisher: Bulfinch Press

ISBN: 9780821223161

Category: Art

Page: 605

View: 1313

Shows and describes Vatican paintings in chronological order, from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, including works by Giotto, Bellini, da Vinci, Caravaggio, Poussin, Titian, and Michelangelo

The History of Florence in Painting

Author: Cyril Gerbron,Stefano Calonaci,Neville Rowley

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789211453

Category: Art

Page: 495

View: 1002

A landmark volume that tells the story of the quintessential Renaissance city anew, through its art Placed at the heart of Italy, Florence was already in the Middle Ages a center of commerce and fine craftsmanship. Spurred on by a few powerful dynasties of merchants and financiers—above all the Medici, but also the Strozzi, the Pitti, and others—the city became the leading force in the Renaissance of the arts, literature, and science. Challenging the primacy of the Venetian Republic and even the city of the Popes, Florence attained a glory that was reflected down through the later centuries of Medici rule. And Florence was all along a city of painters, who recorded its sights; the likenesses of its leaders and luminaries; its battles, civic myths, and patron saints; and, of course, the changing tastes of their Tuscan patrons. In this magnificent volume are assembled a wide variety of artworks, both familiar and rarely seen, that, interwoven with an authoritative text, illustrate the eventful history of Florence—from the age of Cimabue and Giotto, through the High Renaissance of Leonardo and Michelangelo, to the Mannerism of Vasari and Bronzino, and even to the era of modern travelers like Sargent and Degas. The History of Florence in Painting is a feast for the eyes and the intellect, and worthy companion to the previous volumes in this series, The History of Venice in Painting, The History of Paris in Painting, and The History of Rome in Painting.

Paintings in the Uffizi & Pitti Galleries

Author: Mina Gregori,Antonio Paolucci,Marco Chiarini

Publisher: Bulfinch Press

ISBN: 9780821220849

Category: Art

Page: 648

View: 5394

This magnificent gathering of more than 800 exemplary paintings from one of the world's greatest collections of European art has been lovingly reproduced in lavish full color. Over 800 color plates. Boxed.

The Vatican

All the Paintings : the Complete Collection of Old Masters Plus More Than 300 Sculptures, Maps, Tapestries, and Other Artifacts

Author: Anja Grebe

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1579129439

Category: Art

Page: 525

View: 2940

Presents the art within Vatican City, including works by Michelangelo, Titian, Caravaggio, and Raphael.

Paintings of the Prado

Author: J. Rogelio Buendía,Museo del Prado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780821222355

Category: Art

Page: 652

View: 7219

Historical overview of the Prado museum and its collections.

The Louvre

All the Paintings

Author: Vincent Pomarde

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1579128866

Category: Art

Page: 766

View: 3365

Collects photographs of all of the 3,022 paintings from the permanent collection of the Louvre currently on display, with introductions to each of the four main museum collections, as well as descriptive and analytical text for over four hundred of the paintings.

An Art Lover's Guide to Florence

Author: Judith Anne Testa

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 9780875806808

Category: Art

Page: 269

View: 4856

No city but Florence contains such an intense concentration of art produced in such a short span of time. The sheer number and proximity of works of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence can be so overwhelming that Florentine hospitals treat hundreds of visitors each year for symptoms brought on by trying to see them all, an illness famously identified with the French author Stendhal. While most guidebooks offer only brief descriptions of a large number of works, with little discussion of the historical background, Judith Testa gives a fresh perspective on the rich and brilliant art of the Florentine Renaissance in An Art Lover's Guide to Florence. Concentrating on a number of the greatest works, by such masters as Botticelli and Michelangelo, Testa explains each piece in terms of what it meant to the people who produced it and for whom they made it, deftly treating the complex interplay of politics, sex, and religion that were involved in the creation of those works. With Testa as a guide, armchair travelers and tourists alike will delight in the fascinating world of Florentine art and history.

The Vatican Art Deck

100 Masterpieces

Author: N.A

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316273678

Category: Art

Page: 102

View: 7710

The Vatican is one of the most popular destinations in the world, with more than 5 million visitors each year. It is also home to some of the world's greatest and most exquisite works of art. Its museums, palaces, and grounds house Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and his Pietà, the Raphael frescoes, and the works of Giotto, Fra Angelico, Titian, and Caravaggio, as well as the world's finest statues, manuscripts, architecture, and gardens, and its most precious religious relics.The Vatican Art Deck includes 100 of the most iconic and significant works of art in the Vatican. Each entry includes a a full-size photograph of the art and a 200-word discussion by art historian Anja Grebe on the key attributes of the work; what to look for when viewing it; the artist's inspirations, techniques, and biographical information; the artist's impact on art history; and more. The work is also fully described with its title and the artist's name, the date of completion, the birth and death dates of the artist, the medium that was used, the size of the art (where applicable), the catalog number, and the museum in which the work of art can be found. Perfect for art lovers, students, and armchair travelers, The Vatican Art Deck is a guided tour through one of the most exquisite collections in the world.


The City and Its Architecture

Author: Richard Goy

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714846279

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 1861

A historical account of the pivotal centre of Renaissance architecture.

Mad Enchantment

Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

Author: Ross King

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632860147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 2181

From bestselling author Ross King, a brilliant portrait of the legendary artist and the story of his most memorable achievement. Claude Monet is perhaps the world's most beloved artist, and among all his creations, the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are most famous. Monet intended the water lilies to provide "an asylum of peaceful meditation." Yet, as Ross King reveals in his magisterial chronicle of both artist and masterpiece, these beautiful canvases belie the intense frustration Monet experienced in trying to capture the fugitive effects of light, water, and color. They also reflect the terrible personal torments Monet suffered in the last dozen years of his life. Mad Enchantment tells the full story behind the creation of the Water Lilies, as the horrors of World War I came ever closer to Paris and Giverny and a new generation of younger artists, led by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, were challenging the achievements of Impressionism. By early 1914, French newspapers were reporting that Monet, by then seventy-three, had retired his brushes. He had lost his beloved wife, Alice, and his eldest son, Jean. His famously acute vision--what Paul Cezanne called "the most prodigious eye in the history of painting†?--was threatened by cataracts. And yet, despite ill health, self-doubt, and advancing age, Monet began painting again on a more ambitious scale than ever before. Linking great artistic achievement to the personal and historical dramas unfolding around it, Ross King presents the most intimate and revealing portrait of an iconic figure in world culture.


images of love and spring

Author: Frank Zöllner,Sandro Botticelli

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9242



Art and Architecture

Author: S. Bietoletti,Antonio Paolucci

Publisher: Hf Ullmann

ISBN: 9783848000081

Category: Art

Page: 528

View: 8107

There can be no doubt about it: this is a magnificent achievement. The illustrated volume Florence: Art and Architecture combines interesting and easily understood texts with an abundance of opulent color illustrations into a first class cultural experience. Prominent Florentine scholars and museum directors accompany the reader on a journey to the unique artistic treasures of this city on the Arno. The experts introduce superb historical buildings and sculptures in their historical contexts, and as "insiders" lead you through world famous painting galleries such as the Accademia and the Palazzo Pitti. Over 500 high quality illustrations, often over more than one page, as well as thematic essays on book illumination, the art of the goldsmith and the treasures of the Medicis round out the text. Whether as an especially beautiful gift or to grace your own bookshelves, this exceptional book is a bibliophile's jewel, and at the same time an enthralling art guide through one of the most gorgeous cities in the world.

Renaissance Intarsia

Masterpieces of Wood Inlay

Author: Luca Trevisan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780789211262

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 6467

The first modern survey of a fascinating yet under appreciated art form, abundantly illustrated with new color photography. In this volume, a team of noted Italian art historians trace the evolution of Renaissance intarsia through a discussion of twelve of the most important intarsia cycles. These include the famous studiolo of Federico da Montefeltro in the ducal palace at Urbino; the sacristy of Santa Maria in Organo at Verona, which Vasari described as the most beautiful in all of Italy; and the choir of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, the cartoons for which were prepared by Lorenzo Lotto. Drawing on the latest scholarship and, in some cases, newly discovered documentary evidence, the authors explain the historical context and iconography of these masterpieces, as well as their connections to the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the time. Their insightful essays are illustrated with some two hundred new color images, the result of an extensive photographic campaign carried out exclusively for this work. Admirably filling in a unique chapter of art history, Renaissance Intarsia will be essential reading for scholars and enthusiasts of art, and a powerful source of inspiration for contemporary artists and craftsmen.

The Art of the Italian Renaissance

Architecture, Sculpture, Painting

Author: Rolf Toman,Achim Bednorz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783848008391


Page: 464

View: 1751

A comprehensive and richly illustrated introduction to the Italian Renaissance

Graffiti 365

Author: Jay Edlin

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810997448

Category: Art

Page: 744

View: 7171

Graffiti 365 delivers the first real insider’s view into the contemporary graffiti and street-art scenes, as well as their antecedents. A fun, wide-ranging survey of the international graffiti movement, this book uses more than 600 rare, previously unpublished, or legendary images to introduce and describe important artists—from Blade to Banksy—and styles—from bubble to wild. Along the way, Graffiti 365 covers different eras, cities, legendary walls and crews, police and public responses to graffiti, and more. The author of Graffiti 365, J.SON, has been an artist and historian of the graffiti movement for decades—he started writing graffiti in 1973 and retired in 1984. Unparalleled in its breadth and depth of coverage, Graffiti 365 is a wide-angle snapshot of an entire movement.

Gustav Klimt

The Complete Paintings

Author: Tobias Günter Natter

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836527958

Category: Art

Page: 659

View: 3358

The clich that Gustav Klimt was a man of few words who rarely put pen to paper is vehemently dispelled: no fewer than 231 letters, cards, writings, and other documents are included in this monograph that serves as a catalog of the artist's complete paintings.

The Pre-Raphaelites

Author: Michael Robinson

Publisher: World's Greatest Art

ISBN: 9781786644800

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 2271

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English painters, poets and critics, founded in 1848 by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt. Now back in print, this book features examples of work by all the key artists and offers an comprehensive overview of the movement.