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
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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 and Architecture Florence

Author: Rolf C. Wirtz
Publisher: Hf Ullmann
ISBN: 9780841671515
Category: Architecture
Page: 560
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A practical guide for visitors, with a deeper insight into the art history of the destination! Each volume of the Art & Architecture series is opulently illustrated. The highly readable text gives readers concentrated information on accessing well-known and lesser known sites in the world of art. An image of every piece of art that is described is included, allowing readers to easily recognize the original on-sites. Insets on cultural and historical topics, illustrated glossaries, summaries, and timelines supplement the body textleaving a deeper, more lasting impression of the works discussed.


2nd Edition
Author: Andrew Graham Dixon
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 9781465474759
Category: Art
Page: 612
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Discover the history of art movements from classical Greek art to the Italian Renaissance, the pre-raphaelites, and the masters of impressionism with this bestselling DK visual guide. Truly comprehensive in scope, this bestselling book explores masterpieces by more than 700 artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Van Gogh. An invaluable art lover's reference book, it showcases everything from Italian baroque painting and African Art to contemporary art history. Each artistic movement is clearly explained, with descriptions of origins and influences, characteristic styles and techniques, and typical subjects. A visual timeline of key works gives an overview of the scope of each major movement. Bold graphics, overlays, and detailed closeups show you how to "read" composition and subject matter, and explain the techniques and methods the artists used to create their masterpieces. Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the largest art library in the world, Art: The Definitive Visual Guide is a must-have for your bookshelf.

Art of Renaissance Florence, 1400-1600

Author: Loren W. Partridge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780520257740
Category: Art
Page: 241
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"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

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Author: Ross King
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0747599475
Category: Art, Renaissance
Page: 336
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Milan, 1496 and forty-four-year-old Leonardo da Vinci has a reputation for taking on commissions and failing to complete them. He is in a state of professional uncertainty and financial difficulty. For eighteen months he has been painting murals in both the Sforza Castle in Milan and the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The latter project will become the Last Supper, a complex mural that took a full three years to complete on a surface fifteen feet high by twenty feet wide. Not only had he never attempted a painting of such size, but he had no experience whatsoever in painting in the physically demanding medium of fresco.For more than five centuries the Last Supper has been an artistic, religious and cultural icon. The art historian Kenneth Clark has called it 'the keystone of European art', and for a century after its creation it was regarded as nothing less than a miraculous image. Even today, according to Clark, we regard the painting as 'more a work of nature than a work of man'. And yet there is a very human story behind this artistic 'miracle', which was created against the backdrop of momentous events both in Milan and in the life of Leonardo himself.In Leonardo and the Last Supper, Ross King tells the complete story of this creation of this mural: the adversities suffered by the artist during its execution; the experimental techniques he employed; the models for Christ and the Apostles that he used; and the numerous personalities involved - everyone from the Leonardo's young assistants to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan who commissioned the work. Ross King's new book is both a record of Leonardo da Vinci's last five years in Milan and a 'biography' of one of the most famous works of art ever painted.

Paintings in the Uffizi & Pitti Galleries

Author: Mina Gregori,Antonio Paolucci,Marco Chiarini
Publisher: Bulfinch Press
ISBN: 9780821220849
Category: Art
Page: 648
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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 Louvre

All the Paintings
Author: Vincent Pomarde
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 1579128866
Category: Art
Page: 766
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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.

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

The Vatican Art Deck

100 Masterpieces
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316273678
Category: Art
Page: 102
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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.

An Art Lover's Guide to Florence

Author: Judith Anne Testa
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780875806808
Category: Art
Page: 269
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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.

Uffizi Gallery

Art, History, Collections
Author: Gloria Fossi
Publisher: Giunti Editore
ISBN: 9788809019447
Category: Art
Page: 335
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The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world. First commissioned as offices for the Florentine magistrates by Cosimo de Medici, it is now houses some of the world¿s most outstanding works of art. This superb volume offers a comprehensive, detailed, and informative look at the entire exhibited collection of the Gallery ¿ from masterpieces such as Botticelli¿s The Birth of Venus and Caravaggio¿s Medusa to many works of classical sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery also provides readers with an insightful look at the gallery¿s origins and history, as well as discussions about ongoing restoration efforts, and biographies of selected artists.


The City and Its Architecture
Author: Richard Goy
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714846279
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
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A historical account of the pivotal centre of Renaissance architecture.

The Prado Masterpieces

Author: Museo Nacional del Prado
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500970744
Page: 494
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The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world s finest collections of European art, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and is unquestionably the best single collection of Spanish art. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture in 1819, it also contains important collections of other types of works. The Prado is one of the most visited sites in the world. The numerous works by Francisco de Goya, the single most extensively represented artist, as well as by Diego Velazquez, El Greco, Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, and Hieronymus Bosch are some of the highlights of the collection. Comprehensively showcasing the museum s permanent collection, this magnificent book is the first of its kind to be published in association with the Prado, covering the collection from ancient sculpture to the nineteenth century. The book is arranged chronologically by the date of the artworks featured, creating a rich dialogue between artists from different schools working in the same period. There are sections looking in depth at specific painters (Velazquez, Titian, El Greco, and Bosch) and at the themes of still life, portraits, and religious paintings. The Prado: Masterpieces can be read as a complete history of Western art, as illustrated by the careful selection of highlights from the museum s collection."

Brunelleschi's Dome

How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Author: Ross King
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620401932
Category: Architecture
Page: 194
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Describes how a fifteenth-century goldsmith and clockmaker, Filippo Brunelleschi, came up with a unique design for the dome to crown Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, in a dramatic study set against the turbulent backdrop of Renaissance Italy.

Japanese Woodblock Prints

A Catalogue of the Mary A. Ainsworth Collection
Author: Roger S. Keyes,Allen Memorial Art Museum
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Color prints, Japanese
Page: 269
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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
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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.

The Uffizi Gallery

The Top 30 Paintings to Visit in Florence's Greatest Art Museum
Author: Samuel Hilt
Publisher: Tuscany Tours Book, A
ISBN: 9780985147914
Page: 70
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100 Masterpieces in Detail

Author: Rose-Marie Hagen,Rainer Hagen
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836559294
Category: Art
Page: 762
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Masterpieces under the microscope: Paintings' hidden secrets revealed This important addition to our understanding of art history's masterworks puts some of the world's most famous paintings under a magnifying glass, to help us look much, much closer at images we might have thought we knew well. Guiding our eye to the minutiae of subject and symbolism, Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen help us become detectives of details, solving the mysteries of a masterpiece through its most small and subtle elements. Is the bride pregnant? Why is just one candle burning in the chandelier? And what does the mirror in the background reveal? As they address these and many more intricacies in some of art's most celebrated scenes, the authors not only offer us a vastly enriched appreciation of these paintings, but also shed light on the fashions and lifestyles, loves and intrigues, politics and people that first informed and inspired these works. Delve in and be dazzled, as even the most familiar panels and canvases come alive anew in all the intricacies of their composition and in a very real sense of context of time and place.


The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture
Author: William E. Wallace
Publisher: Universe Pub
Category: Art
Page: 267
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A lavishly photographed survey of the master artist's sculptures, paintings, and architecture places his achievements against a historical backdrop while offering visual explanations of the methods he applied to create various effects.

How to Read Italian Renaissance Painting

Author: Stefano Zuffi
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810989405
Category: Art
Page: 400
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Describes the concepts found in paintings created during the Renaissance in Italy, with each entry including a notable painting, notes about the concept, a short biography of the artist, and an interpretation of significant sections.