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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Works: 190 works in 340 publications in 3 languages and 10,207 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogs  Interviews  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Organizer of meeting, his, Other, isb
Classifications: ND1351.5, 709.2
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Hudson River school : masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art by Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hudson River School paintings are among America's most admired and well-loved artworks. Such artists as Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt, and Martin Johnson Heade left a powerful legacy to American art, embodying in their epic works the reverence for nature and the national idealism that prevailed during the middle of the nineteenth century. This book features fifty-seven major Hudson River School paintings from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, recognized as the finest and most extensive in the world." "Amply illustrated, the book includes paintings by all of the major figures of the Hudson River School. Each work is beautifully reproduced in full color and is accompanied by a concise description of its significant and historical background. The book also includes artists' biographies and a brief introduction to American nineteenth-century landscape painting and the Wadsworth Atheneum's unique role in collecting Hudson River pictures."--Jacket
The impressionists at Argenteuil by Paul Hayes Tucker( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s LeWitt began investigating the cube--a form that remained an essential element of his artistic language throughout his career. But in 1973, the artist started to literally take the cube apart. The Conceptual artist's exploration places emphasis on the idea rather than the art object, and so LeWitt asked: how many variations could be created by systematically subtracting parts from an open cube? For months he painstakingly worked through the artistic process and idea, and concluded with 122 variations of incomplete open cubes. The sculpture Incomplete Open Cube 6/19 represents the nineteenth variation of a six-edged open cube
Gauguin's Nirvana : painters at Le Pouldu 1889-90 by Paul Gauguin( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American moderns on paper : masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrealism and modernism : from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum by Eric Zafran( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member 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
Images from the world between : the circus in 20th century American art by Donna Gustafson( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images from the World Between is an engaging survey of circus imagery in 20th-century American art. In her introductory essay, curator Donna Gustafson chronicles the history of the American circus, showing how it became an important subject for artists
Picasso : the artist's studio by Michael C FitzGerald( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Picasso's depictions of the artist's studio in paintings, drawings and prints throughout his career, showing how he found there a profound expression of the creative focus. Most of the book analyzes relevant paintings and drawings, and there is an essay on the painting "La Vie."
Michael Sweerts : 1618-1664 by Guido Jansen( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calder in Connecticut by Eric Zafran( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the most influential and best loved of all twentieth-century sculptors, Alexander Calder worked primarily in Connecticut after settling in a Roxbury farmhouse in 1933. Connecticut provided a richly stimulating creative environment for him in the critical years when he developed his unique mobiles and stabiles and established his artistic reputation. This intimate and engaging portrait of Calder, at work and at play, offers new insight into how his art was shaped by the state's landscape, his home and studio, his family, and the fascinating circle of artists, writers, curators, and collectors who befriended him. Engaging and authoritative, this visual biography includes many previously unpublished photographs, documents, and reproductions of little-known art works. An account of the home and studio by Alexander S.C. Rower, Calder's grandson, and an affectionate tribute by Calder's neighbor, playwright Arthur Miller, complete the volume, produced in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford."--Publisher's description
Samuel Colt : arms, art, and invention by Herbert G Houze( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Peter Blume : nature and metamorphosis by Peter Blume( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Russian American artist Peter Blume was one of the earliest practitioners of surrealist painting in the United States, and his elaborately detailed and dreamlike compositions helped define American Modernist art. Blume worked out the themes of his ambitious large-scale paintings through dozens of drafts in different media, slowly developing layers of allegory and imagery that dramatized the creative process, cultural memory, urban expansion, destruction, rebirth, and political power. Showcasing over a hundred paintings and drawings, as well as sketches, sculpture, and ephemera from all periods of his six-decade career, Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis provides unprecedented insight into the artist's process, his relationship to Surrealism, and his profound visions of twentieth-century social and spiritual upheaval. This comprehensive volume draws on a selection of previously unpublished interviews with Blume and selected examples of the artist's writings, and reflects previously unknown aspects of Blume's work, including a poster design made during World War II, a major painting not seen in public since 1961, and extensive photographs and drawings from his archives. Essays by Samantha Baskind, Sergio Cortesini, Robert Cowley, David McCarthy, Sarah Vure, and Robert Cozzolino delve into topics such as Blume's relationship with an international community of artists and writers and their work, his engagement with politics in the 1930s and 1940s, his vital role in the evolution of Surrealism in America, the relationship between automatic drawing and precise painting in his own practice, and the influence of his Jewish heritage on his work. The first retrospective of this influential artist in several decades, Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis brings the artist's significance within the history of American art into sharp focus"
Patti Smith : camera solo by Patti Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member 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
Warhol & Mapplethorpe : guise & dolls by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) and Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) are well known for significant work in portraiture and self-portraiture that challenged gender roles and notions of femininity, masculinity, and androgyny. This exciting and original book is the first to consider the two artists together, examining the powerful portraits they created during the vibrant and tumultuous era bookended by the Stonewall riots and the AIDS crisis. Several important bodies of work are featured, including Warhol's 'Ladies and Gentlemen' series of drag queen portraits and Mapplethorpe's photographs of Patti Smith and of female body builder Lisa Lyon. These are explored alongside numerous other paintings, photographs, and films that demonstrate the artists' engagement with gender, identity, beauty, performance, and sexuality, including their own self-portraits and portraits of one another. Essays trace the convergences and divergences of Warhol and Mapplethorpe's work, and examine the historical context of the artists' projects as well as their lasting impact on contemporary art and queer culture. Firsthand accounts by the artists' collaborators and subjects reveal details into the making and exhibition of some of the works presented here. With an illustrated timeline highlighting key moments in the artists' careers, and more than 90 color plates of their arresting pictures, this book provides a fascinating study of two of the most compelling figures in 20th-century art
Coney Island : visions of an American dreamland, 1861-2008 by Robin Jaffee Frank( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Called "America's playground," Coney Island is a world-famous resort and national cultural symbol that has inspired music, literature, and films. This groundbreaking book is the first to look at the site's enduring status as inspiration for artists throughout the ages, from its inception as an elite seaside resort in the mid-19th century, to its evolution into an entertainment mecca for the masses, with the eventual closing of its iconic amusement park, Astroland, in 2008 after decades of urban decline. How artists chose to portray Coney Island between 1861 and 2008--in tableaux of wonder and menace, hope and despair, dreams and nightmares--mirrored the aspirations and disappointments of the era. This dazzling catalogue highlights more than 200 images from Coney Island's history, including paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, posters, film stills, architectural artifacts, and carousel animals. An extraordinary array of artists is represented, from George Bellows, William Merritt Chase, Reginald Marsh, and Joseph Stella to Diane Arbus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Frank, Red Grooms, Weegee, and Swoon. Essays by prominent scholars analyze Coney Island through its imagery and ephemera as both a place and an idea--one that reflected the collective soul of the nation."--Publisher's description
Caravaggio and his legacy by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member 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"--
At home with Gustav Stickley : arts & crafts from the Stephen Gray collection by Gustav Stickley( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue present a distinguished collection of the Arts and Crafts furniture of Gustav Stickley and his designers, focusing on the earliest period of Stickley's career, when he produced his firm's most significant cabinetwork."--Director's foreword
Matières de rêves = Stuff of dreams : from the Paris Musée des arts décoratifs by Penelope Hunter-Stiebel( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederic Church : a painter's pilgrimage by Kenneth Myers( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful overview of fascinating paintings of the classical world and the Holy Land by a beloved American artist Frederic Church (1826-1900), one of the leading painters of 19th-century America and the Hudson River School, also journeyed around the globe to find fresh inspiration for his highly detailed compositions. Among Church's lesser-known masterpieces are his paintings of the Middle East, Italy, and Greece, produced in the late 1860s through late 1870s, which explore themes of human history and achievement. Taking a closer look at this geographical and thematic shift in Church's practice, this handsome book brings together the artist's major paintings of Athens, Rome, Jerusalem, and the surrounding region. The essays concentrate on a set of six major paintings of architectural and archaeological marvels; one essay also spotlights Olana, Church's home in New York State, which reflects the influence of Middle Eastern design. This impressive volume stands apart in its new approach to the artist's work and its quest to determine why and how this quintessentially American figure was drawn to scenery and themes from the other side of the globe
In Monet's light : Theodore Robinson at Giverny by Sona Johnston( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late 1880s, Theodore Robinson was among a group of American painters who visited the small French village of Giverny, where Claude Monet had settled in 1883. One of the few Americans to have direct contact with the most highly acclaimed innovator of French Impressionism, Robinson recast Monet's style in his own terms, and, in doing so, established Impressionism in an American vein." "In Monet's Light : Theodore Robinson at Giverny shows how Robinson's close contact with Monet transformed his work over the course of six extended visits to Giverny between 1887 and 1892. During this time Robinson painted some of his finest works, marking his evolution from academic Realism to Impressionism. Not only did he adopt the fresh brushwork and vibrant palette of the new movement, but, like Monet, he became increasingly attuned to the subtle changes in light and color at different moments through the day and under varying atmospheric conditions." "This volume features commentary on Robinson's Giverny works, as well as an examination of Monet's output during this same period, drawing on resources nearly unique in the literature on American Impressionism - Robinson's 1892 article on Monet for Century Magazine, and excerpts from his diary and correspondence with Monet, published here for the first time. Incorporated throughout are period photographs of the village of Giverny and its surroundings, including specific locales painted by the artists."--BOOK JACKET
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Hudson River school : masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
The impressionists at ArgenteuilSol Lewitt : Incomplete open cubesGauguin's Nirvana : painters at Le Pouldu 1889-90American moderns on paper : masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of ArtSurrealism and modernism : from the collection of the Wadsworth AtheneumImages from the world between : the circus in 20th century American artPicasso : the artist's studioCalder in Connecticut
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Athenaeum Wadsworthense

Hartford (Conn.)

Morgan memorial

Morgan memorial Hartford, Conn.


Wadsworth atheneum

Wadsworth atheneum and Morgan memorial

Wadsworth atheneum and Morgan memorial Hartford, Conn.

Wadsworth atheneum Hartford, Conn.

Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford, Conn., 1999 -

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