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Brown, David Alan 1942-

Overview
Works: 144 works in 421 publications in 2 languages and 6,857 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Portraits  Documentary films  Catalogues raisonnés  Art  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Collector, Author of introduction, Redactor, Commentator, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: ND623.L5, 759.5
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Most widely held works about David Alan Brown
 
Most widely held works by David Alan Brown
Leonardo da Vinci : origins of a genius by David Alan Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation. Leonardo's stature as a giant who changed the course of western art is uncontested. Yet until now there has been no full-length study of the young Leonardo and his earliest works. This beautiful book presents the most complete account ever written of Leonardo's mysterious beginnings as an artist. David Alan Brown begins by examining Leonardo's first years in the Florentine workshop of the leading sculptor of the day, Andrea del Verrocchio, who took up painting about the time Leonardo came to study with him in the later 1460s. Verrocchio exploited Leonardo's special ability to represent nature, and Brown presents several of Verrocchio's works in which Leonardo probably collaborated, including one that would be the younger artist's first painting. Brown shows that Leonardo rapidly outgrew his limited role as Verrocchio's nature specialist and went on to paint such famous works as the Uffizi Annunciation, the Washington Ginevra de' Benci, the Munich Madonna and Child, and part of the Uffizi Baptism. These and other paintings and drawings that Leonardo completed in the early 147Os incorporate a new view of nature that he would later develop in his countless notebook pages. Using his fingers as well as the brush, Leonardo found in the newly introduced oil technique the ideal means to express his vision of a natural would in flux. Scrutinizing Leonardo's works and bringing them into relation to each other and to their sources, Brown brings us so close to the young painter that we feel we are peering over his shoulder or into his mind. His book is a revealing and imaginative glimpse into the origins of Leonardo's sublime genius
Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian painting by David Alan Brown( Book )

20 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venitian society and culture - Venitian painting and the invention of art - Masters and pupils - Colleagues and rivals - Sacred images and stories - Allegories and mythologies - Pictures of women - Pictures of love - Portraits of men - Technical studies of painting methods - Venetian "colore."
Virtue & beauty : Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci and Renaissance portraits of women by David Alan Brown( Book )

20 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautifully illustrated and exquisitely designed volume of paintings, sculpture, medals, and drawings celebrates the extraordinary flowering of female portraiture, mainly in Florence, beginning in the latter half of the fifteenth century. Included are many of the finest portraits of women (and a few of men) by Filippo Lippi, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Sandro Botticelli, Andrea del Verrocchio, and Leonardo da Vinci - whose remarkable double-sided portrait of Ginevra de' Benci, which departs notably from tradition, is the focus of special attention."--Jacket
Lorenzo Lotto : rediscovered master of the Renaissance by David Alan Brown( Book )

25 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition of 51 autograph paintings encompassing most of the genres in which Lotto excelled (devotional images, altarpieces, portraits and allegories). The publication consists of eight essays covering general biographical information, sources for Lotto's figures, the religious crisis in early sixteenth-century Italy, his relationships with patrons, symbolism in his works, his portraits, his frescoes, and his depiction of oriental carpets. These are followed by catalog entries of works exhibited, with each painting analyzed in detail including bibliographical references, information on provenance and a color illustration
Raphael & the beautiful banker : the story of the Bindo Altoviti portrait by David Alan Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Five centuries ago a stunningly beautiful young man, heir to a banking fortune, sat for a portrait by Raphael. In the artist's dynamic conception, Bindo Altoviti turns as if to speak to his Florentine bride, Fiammetta. Ardently admired over the years, as it is today, Raphael's portrait was also coolly received by more than one influential critic who cast a shadow on its reputation. This gloriously illustrated book tells the story of the portrait's creation and of its unexpected trajectory through history." "Focusing on viewers' responses to Bindo Altoviti, the book describes the transformation of the picture from a family treasure into a supposed self-portrait of the artist; its public display in Munich, where it was first celebrated, then dismissed by sceptics claiming that it was neither of nor by Raphael; and its acquisition by canny English dealers who lured the panel out of Nazi Germany. Purchased as a Raphael by American collector Samuel H. Kress, the painting was donated in 1943 to the newly opened National Gallery of Art, where Bindo's image has beguiled visitors ever since."--Jacket
Raphael and America by David Alan Brown( Book )

17 editions published in 1983 in English and Italian and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Leonardo : painters in Lombardy 1490-1530 by Giulio Bora( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ever increasing art historical attention being paid to the School of Leonardo lies at the root of this volume published almost sixty years after Suida's classic treatment of the subject. This is the first time since then that Lombard art of Leonardesque inspiration has been the object of a systematic analysis embracing a period of around half a century starting from 1490." "The essays opening the volume provide an overview dealing with the environment, the organisation and the working practices of Leonardo's atelier and the problems faced by historians, whilst each artist is discussed in a critical profile that, taking into account the most recent academic research, acts a brief but up-to-date monograph."--Jacket
Leonardo's Last Supper : the restoration by David Alan Brown( Book )

15 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berenson and the connoisseurship of Italian painting : a handbook to the exhibition by David Alan Brown( Book )

18 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Correggio and his Leonardesque sources by David Alan Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrea Solario by David Alan Brown( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in Italian and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ginevra's story : solving the mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci's first known portrait( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ginevra de Benci, the first portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, is both haunting and hypnotic. This magnificent and mysterious painting conceals a multitude of secrets. Utilizing the power of x-ray analysis, infrared relfectography, and the power of computer technology, this film delves beneath the surface of the painting to unveil fascinating stories about both Ginerva and Leonardo. Narrated by Meryl Street, the film provides answers to questions such as: who was Ginvevra, and how did Leonardo come to paint her; why is the panel painted on both sides ; how was it drastically cut-down; why was it sealed in the safety of a wine cellar ; and what mysterious chain of events brought it the National Gallery of Art -- the only Leonardo in the Western hemisphere." -- Back of container
Lorenzo Lotto : il genio inquieto del Rinascimento by David Alan Brown( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo da Vinci : art and devotion in the Madonnas of his pupils by David Alan Brown( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una Pietà del Correggio a Correggio = A Pieta by Correggio in Correggio by David Alan Brown( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in Italian and English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I leonardeschi : l'eredità di Leonardo in Lombardia by Giulio Bora( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret of the gondola by David Alan Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveying the scene from the Dogana, Canaletto seems to have stumbled upon a murder taking place before him and put it in his painting. To decipher the episode depicted in the Bacino, Jeremy exploited several functions of his smartphone. The informational apps provided the context for the murder, while the camera captured its image in the painting. Jeremy wondered whether Canaletto had not also viewed the event through the portable camera of his day--the camera obscura, used as an aid to drawing outdoors. ... Jeremy could just imagine how Canaletto, breathless with excitement, had quickly sketched the momentary image projected on the screen
Giampietrino e una copia cinquecentesca dell'Ultima cena di Leonardo by Janice Shell( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo apprendista by David Alan Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madonna Litta by David Alan Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Leonardo da Vinci : origins of a genius
Covers
Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian paintingVirtue & beauty : Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci and Renaissance portraits of womenLorenzo Lotto : rediscovered master of the RenaissanceRaphael & the beautiful banker : the story of the Bindo Altoviti portraitThe legacy of Leonardo : painters in Lombardy 1490-1530
Alternative Names
Brown, David A.

David Alan Brown 1942-

브라운, 데이비드 앨런 1942-

Languages
English (169)

Italian (49)