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Rembrandt. The Self-Portraits
No other 17th-century artist played the self-portrait game as extravagantly as the Dutchman Rembrandt. Spanning from his youth until just a year prior to his death, this unprecedented collection gathers the entirety of Rembrandt's self-portraiture in impeccable reproductions. The works are an intimate glimpse into the artist's lifelong self-...
Rembrandt's Light
Rembrandt's Light
Vermeer and the Dutch Masters
The latest addition to Flame Tree's highly successful Masterworks series, this wonderful new book highlights the work of the Dutch Masters, including Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Eyck, Frans Hals and their compatriots.
Vermeer. The Complete Works
Just 35 works make up the complete known oeuvre of Johannes Vermeer but in their combination of mimesis and mystery they have secured his place as one of the most admired artists in history. This jumbo-sized monograph presents his astonishing catalogue with numerous spreads, ravishing details, and an essay exploring his outstanding ability to...
Universal Baroque
A multi-disciplinary study of the notion of the baroque, using examples of music, art, visual culture, literature and architecture, revealing it to be a global phenomenon -- .
Story of Painting: How art was made
Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman
Accompanying an exhibition of drawings by Guercino from the collection of the Morgan Library & Museum, Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman offers an overview of the artist's graphic work.
Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome
Everything is Happening: Journey into a Painting
A gripping and beguiling blend of art history, memoir and travel writing which delves into the mysteries and meanings of Las Meninas, Vel zquez's iconic masterpiece
Rembrandt'S Mark
The exhibition and catalogue cast a fresh light on this innovative 'artists' artist', who continues to inspire and engage artists and audiences three and a half centuries after his death.
Why Does Michelangelo Matter?: A Historian's Questions about the Visual Arts
Traces of Vermeer
The iconic paintings of the 17th century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer have been the source of admiration and controversy ever since they were rediscovered in the 19th century. Amazingly, there is still no agreement amongst experts as to how they were produced.
Ottoman Baroque: The Architectural Refashioning of Eighteenth-Century Istanbul
A new approach to late Ottoman visual culture and its relationship with the West.
Caravaggio was a force to be reckoned with. Precise in technique, violent in temper, the notorious bad boy of Italian Baroque is now considered one of the greatest artistic influences of all time. This book presents an accessible introduction to the life and times of the dramatic master, exploring Caravaggio's most famous and revolutionary...
Rubens: His Life and Works in 500 Images: An Illustrated Exploration of the Artist, His Life and Context, with a Gallery of 300 Paintings and Drawings
An insightful biography and showcase of the celebrated and influential Baroque painter, sumptuously illustrated throughout.
Vermeer: The Complete Works
This study presents the complete works of the great Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. The text includes a short essay and commentaries on each of the paintings, and incorporates new research on Vermeer's life and extraordinary artistic achievements.
Watson Gordon Lecture: Caravaggio and Cupid: Homage and Rivalry in Rome and Florence
A new look at work by Caravaggio, one of the most famous and fascinating artists of all time.
Paragons and Paragone - Van Eyck, Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini
Provides an exploration of the rivalry that existed between the artists of the Renaissance & Baroque eras. This title features essays on Renaissance and Baroque art that reveal the paragone to be a crucial motive and key to the interpretation of some of the most celebrated works of art such as Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece and Michelangelo's Pieta.
Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt
This book brings together fifty exquisite observational portrait drawings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods , including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Durer, Holbein, Bernini, Carracci, Clouet , Rubens and Rembrandt . More than a record of the sitters ' appearance, these works capture a moment of connection between artist and sitter: an encounter
Painter's Touch: Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard
Displacing Caravaggio: Art, Media, and Humanitarian Visual Culture
This book takes its start from a series of attempts to use Caravaggio's works for contemporary humanitarian communications.
Vermeer's Mistress and Maid
A beautiful book which will be a useful reference for all those interested in Vermeer, and a perfect gift
Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe
"Vermeer" is considered by some to be one of the most profound books ever written on the artist. The volume also includes an essay on Jan Vermeer, "Counterfeiter of Grace", written by the author shortly before his death in which he sums up current Vermeer research.
Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art
Artemisia Gentileschi, widely regarded as important woman artist before the modern period, was a major Italian Baroque painter of the seventeenth century and the only female follower of Caravaggio. This work shows that her original treatments of mythic-heroic female subjects depart radically from traditional interpretations of the same themes.
His early works suggest a fascination with his own youth and sexuality and the trancience of love and beauty his later religious art speaks of violence, passion, solitude and death. the prototype anti-social artist, he moved between the worlds of powerful patrons and the street life of boys and prostitutes.
Caravaggio'S Eye
This book concentrates on a few crucial years of Caravaggio's development, in order to cast light on what made the artist such a revolutionary figure.
Velazquez: Life & Works in 500 Images: His Life and Works in 500 Images : an Illustrated Study of the Artist, His Life and Context, with a Stunning Gallery of 300 of His Most Celebrated Paintings
An in-depth study of the artist in context, with a gallery of 300 celebrated paintings.
Fantastic Ornament, Series Two: 118 Designs and Motifs
Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes:: In and Around the Peter Marino Collection
The outstanding collection of European bronze scupltures formed by Peter Marino, which focuses especially on French and Italian bronzes of the High Baroque, includes masterpieces by some of the greatest sculptors of their age, among them Ferdinando Tacca, Giovanni Battista Foggini, Robert le Lorrain, and Corneille van Cleve.
Biblical Rembrandt: Human Painter In A Landscape Of Faith (H658/Mrc)
Presents the human Rembrandt in the context of his faith. Written from the perspective of a biblical specialist who has pored over Rembrandt's testimony, Durham writes not for the art historian, but for those who love the Bible, those who love Rembrandt, and those who want to know more about the meeting of this Dutchman and his biblical text.
Rembrandt's Holland
Rembrandt's Holland considers the life and work of the celebrated Renaissance painter Rembrandt van Rijn. Larry Silver charts his career alongside the visual culture of urban Amsterdam and the new Dutch Republic.
Rembrandt. The Painter Thinking
This gorgeously illustrated book explores how Rembrandt achieved mastery by systematic exploration of the 'foundations of the art of painting'.
Rembrandt. The Painter Thinking
This gorgeously illustrated book explores how Rembrandt achieved mastery by systematic exploration of the 'foundations of the art of painting'.
Sovereign Artist: Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV
Lives of Caravaggio
The first biographies of Caravaggio: key documents of one of the greatest revolutions in the history of art.
Gardens of Court and Country: English Design 1630-1730
Biographic: Rembrandt
The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots.
Infernal Grotesque: Classical Paintings of Hell, Demons, Witchcraft & Death (Illuminated Masters Volume 2)
This book, which accompanies a major exhibition, will become a key reference work on Bernini, the most important sculptor of the 17th century.
Baroque between the Wars: Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939
Covering literature, film, interior design, architecture, photography, fashion, ballet, and flower arranging, Baroque between the Wars offers a new take on modernism that explores how baroque offered a whole new way of being modern.
Dutch Masters from the Hermitage
Of all the museums in the world that have a Dutch masters collection, the Hermitage takes the prize. There might be other countries that have more, but outside of the Netherlands there is no other single museum with so many Dutch Masters under one roof.
Rubens: Painter of Sketches
Presents detailed studies and superb illustrations of eighty-two of Rubens's most eloquent oil sketches, and two essays explaining the historical context from which they emerged, their salient features and how they were viewed by contemporaries.
Michaelina Wautier 1604-1689: Glorifying a Forgotten Talent
A balanced view of the exceptional talent of an artist who achieved greatness in an age when female artists were rare - Michaelina Wautier (1604-1689).
Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing
Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750: Volume 3: Late Baroque and Rococo, 1675-1750
A third book in the three volume survey of Italian Baroque art and architecture which focuses on the arts in every centre between Venice and Sicily in the early, high, and late Baroque periods.
Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750: Volume 2: The High Baroque, 1625-1675
A second book in the three volume survey of Italian Baroque art and architecture which focuses on the arts in every centre between Venice and Sicily in the early, high, and late Baroque periods.
International Emblem: From Incunabula to the Internet Selected Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of the Society for Emblem Studies, 28th July-1st August, 2008, Winchester College
The emblem, a Renaissance literary genre which combined text and image, conveyed erudition, admonishment, propaganda, and piety with unparalleled concision and economy.
Vermeer: Masters of Art
This generously illustrated volume on the work of Jan Vermeer makes the world's greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation.