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Worcester Art Museum

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Works: 969 works in 1,879 publications in 1 language and 23,223 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  History  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Pictorial works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Editor, Other, Organizer of meeting, 475, his, Publisher, isb
Classifications: ND653.L73, 759.13
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Judith Leyster : a Dutch master and her world by Judith Leyster( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith Leyster (1609-1660), the most famous woman painter of the Dutch golden age, was remarkable for her time. She pursued a profession dominated by men, was the only female member of the painter's guild known to have had a workshop, and is the sole woman artist whose known work attests to an active role in the open market, then a relatively new form of art patronage that was to transform the Dutch art world
John Frederick Kensett, an American master by John Paul Driscoll( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women of the pleasure quarter : Japanese paintings and prints of the floating world by Elizabeth de Sabato Swinton( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the first comprehensive study of the women of the pleasure quarters and entertainment districts of Japan of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. It examines the cultural and metaphorical meanings of courtesans and geisha and their appearance in art and Kabuki theater. These women were at the nexus of social relations, part of public culture, organized into institutions and transformed into emblems of femininity, personifications of the romantic ideal. The Women of the Pleasure Quarter reproduces paintings and woodblock prints by forty-six artists, virtually all the leading masters of the genre, including Miyagawa Choshun, Ando Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai, and Kitagawa Utamaro. These works, the most familiar forms of Japanese art to Westerners, are important both for their intrinsic aesthetic quality and for their value as documents of Japanese cultural history. Art and life were fundamentally intertwined in the floating world; it was a realm in which art not only influenced life but in which popular entertainment also transformed itself into art by inventing its own conventions and artistic forms. The Women of the Pleasure Quarter is published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, and also seen at Equitable Gallery, New York, and Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. Every work in the exhibition, including several rare hand-colored photographs, is reproduced in full color and discussed in an individual commentary. Capsule biographies of each artist, a glossary, and a selected bibliography complete this enchanting survey of one of the most extraordinary bodies of work in art history
All that is glorious around us : paintings from the Hudson River school by John Paul Driscoll( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, lavishly illustrated with more than seventy-five color plates, Driscoll surveys the ideas, events, and figures of the Hudson River School movement and explores the diversity of nineteenth-century Romantic American landscape painting. Highlighted in these pages are works by sixty artists, including such well-known figures as Thomas Cole, John F. Kensett, Sanford Gifford, Frederic Church, William Trost Richards, and Worthington Whittredge. The work of many lesser-known artists is also brought to light, including that of women such as Eliza Greatorex, Mrs. A.T. Oakes, and Laura Woodward; forgotten masters John H. Carmiencke and Regis Gignoux; and the most illustrious African-American artist associated with the school, Robert Duncanson
A spectrum of innovation : color in American printmaking, 1890-1960 by David Acton( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of city & country : prints and photographs of nineteenth-century France by Bonnie Lee Grad( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope and healing : painting in Italy in a time of plague, 1500-1800 by Worcester Art Museum( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grant Wood : an American master revealed by Grant Wood( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richly illustrated, the book examines Wood's modernist tendencies, ranging from abstract design principles to the lasting influence of paintings by Georges Seurat and German Neue Schlichkeit artists. Also provides the most detailed account available of the artists working methods
The Dial : arts and letters in the 1920's : an anthology of writings from the Dial magazine, 1920-29( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ottocento : romanticism and revolution in 19th-century Italian painting by Roberta Olson( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts of Antioch : art historical and scientific approaches to Roman mosaics and a catalogue of the Worcester Art Museum Antioch Collection by Lawrence Becker( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book features the first comprehensive interdisciplinary study of the mosaics from Antioch, one of the four capitals of the Roman and Early Christian world. A follow-up to Antioch: The Lost Ancient City by Dr. Kondoleon, this volume includes the latest scholarly and scientific discoveries that grew out of the Antioch exhibition. For the first time, the research of art historians and archaeologists is combined with that of conservators and scientists to shed new light on mosaic and glass workshops." "The authors take an in-depth look at the Antioch excavations, which yielded a range of mosaics, sculpture, glass- and metalwork spanning four centuries. They also explore the development of mosaic conservation in museums since the 1930s. Included are recent findings on mosaic materials, artistic techniques, glassmaking technology, stone quarries, workshops, trade, and patronage."--Jacket
Genoese baroque drawings by Mary Newcome-Schleier( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American impressionism : paintings of promise by David R Brigham( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major exhibition featured exquisite paintings, watercolors and pastels by America's most celebrated Impressionists, including Frank Benson, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent and Edmund C. Tarbell. Smaller more intimate prints, drawings and watercolors which reveal contemplative aspects of the creative personalities of such important Impressionists as Cassatt, Hassam and Prendergast.This exhibition complimented the museum's exhibition of American Impressionist paintings. This show was a rare opportunity to view these delicate works on paper, including America's best preserved set of Mary Cassatt's color prints
The virtuoso craftsman; Northern European design in the sixteenth century by John David Farmer( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collector's cabinet : Flemish painting from New England private collections by James A Welu( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photography at the Worcester Art Museum : keeping shadows by David Acton( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Keeping Shadows presents the history of photography told through the collection of the Worcester Art Museum. In 1904, Worcester became one of the first institutions in the United States to exhibit photography as fine art. To mark the centenary of its photography program, the Museum presents this illustrated catalogue which highlights many of its finest works." "An introductory essay relates the history of photography at the Museum and across central New England. In addition to a comprehensive survey of the development and history of photography in the United States, Keeping Shadows features the Museum's noteworthy holdings of French, German, British, and Soviet photography. The book also considers many of the photographers of central New England during the Pictorial era and the twentieth century. Conceived as a showcase for Worcester's collection, this volume includes a glossary of technical and connoisseurship vocabulary that offers to a broad audience a valuable and accessible introduction to the art of photography. Keeping Shadows: Photography at the Worcester Art Museum serves as the catalogue for the autumn 2004 Museum exhibition and its national tour thereafter."--Jacket
Wellsprings of a nation : America before 1801 : a bicentennial exhibition from the collections of the American Antiquarian Society at the Worcester Art Museum, April 19-June 5, 1977 by American Antiquarian Society( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of Etruscan art; [exhibition at the] Worcester Art Museum, April 21 to June 4, 1967 by Richard Stuart Teitz( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prints of New England( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rona Pondick : the metamorphosis of an object by Rona Pondick( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Judith Leyster : a Dutch master and her world
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John Frederick Kensett, an American masterThe women of the pleasure quarter : Japanese paintings and prints of the floating worldAll that is glorious around us : paintings from the Hudson River schoolHope and healing : painting in Italy in a time of plague, 1500-1800Grant Wood : an American master revealedOttocento : romanticism and revolution in 19th-century Italian paintingThe arts of Antioch : art historical and scientific approaches to Roman mosaics and a catalogue of the Worcester Art Museum Antioch CollectionAmerican impressionism : paintings of promise
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English (219)