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National Gallery of Canada

Works: 7,598 works in 12,712 publications in 3 languages and 79,928 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  History  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition, pictorial works  Guidebooks  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
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Classifications: ND553.C8, 759.4
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Renoir's portraits : impressions of an age by Colin B Bailey ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Of all the Impressionists, only Pierre-Auguste Renoir earned distinction as a professional portrait painter. For more than fifty years Renoir explored the genre of portraiture, experimenting and pressing forward in his determination to become -- as he explained to Monet in January 1884 - "a painter of figures." This sumptuously illustrated book is the first devoted exclusively to Renoir's portraiture, bringing together the finest examplesof the portraits he painted during each period of his prolific career. In these delightful paintings Renoir created uniquely endearing and enduring images of pleasure, comfort, and prosperity."--Amazon
Gustav Klimt, modernism in the making by Gustav Klimt ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Klimt's artistic vision pushed the boundaries of art at the turn of the last century. His unparalleled ability to merge the decorative arts with painting led him to create brilliant and glittering works studded with jewel-like motifs; and his richly patterned landscapes and portrayals of embracing figures and elegant women are among the most spellbinding images in the history of art" "Gathered here are essays by eminent scholars Colin B. Bailey, Marian Bisanz-Prakken, Emily Braun, Jane Kallir, and Peter Vergo that explore the extent and context of the artist's oeuvre. The full-color plates are illuminated by individual commentaries and accompanied by black-and-white comparative illustrations. In addition, an illustrated chronology traces Klimt's life and the milieu in which he worked." "With nearly two hundred color plates of Klimt's most popular images, as well as rarely published drawings and period photographs, this lavish book, which accompanies a major exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, pays tribute to the unique style of this artist, one of the most important and revolutionary figures of the late nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET
Paul Kane's frontier; including Wanderings of an artist among the Indians of North America by Paul Kane ( Book )
11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Corot by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot ( Book )
15 editions published in 1996 in English and French and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Corot's long and prolific career coincided with major artistic developments: the flourishing of Neoclassical, Romantic, and Realist tendencies; the Barbizon school; the rise of Impressionism. Although he has been claimed at various times for each of these movements, Corot defies categorization. His art was fueled by a profound love of the natural world, and the vision he pursued was his own. This catalogue of the exhibition recounts the engrossing progress of his life and art
Degas : [an exhibition held at the] Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 9 February-16 May 1988, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 16 June-28 August 1988, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 27 September 1988-8 January 1989 by Edgar Degas ( Book )
9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Katalog towarzyszący wystawom w: Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais w Paryżu, 9 luty - 16 maj 1988; National Galery of Canada w Ottawie, 16 czerwiec - 28 sierpień 1988; Metropolitan Museum of Art w Nowym Jorku, 27 wrzesień - 8 styczeń 1989
Karsh, the art of the portrait : essays by Yousuf Karsh ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume offers readers new insights into the full range of the life and work of this internationally acclaimed Canadian photographer and portraitist. Following an exploration of the art of the Karsh photograph by James Borcoman, curator of the Karsh exhibition, art historian Estelle Jussim discusses the 'psychological portrait' in the work of Karsh and his contemporaries, photographer Philip J. Pocock outlines the biographical, historical, and social context within which Karsh carried out his profession, and archivist Lilly Koltun describes the Karsh Collection, purchased by the National Archives of Canada in 1987 and comprising some 355,000 negatives, prints, and transparencies
The age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard : masterpieces of French genre painting by Colin B Bailey ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renoir landscapes, 1865-1883 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eugène Atget, 1857-1927 by James Borcoman ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and French and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From a mighty fortress : prints, drawings, and books in the age of Luther, 1483-1546 by Christiane Andersson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manufactured landscapes : the photographs of Edward Burtynsky by Lori Pauli ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over the past twenty-five years, the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has been an explorer of unfamiliar places where industrial activity has reshaped the surface of the land. His surveys of the man-made terrain of quarrying, mining, railcutting, recycling, oil refining, and shipbreaking remind us that these incursions into the earth arise out of perennial human needs and desires. Burtynsky's photographs may show us things that are disturbing, but they also have about them an unexpected beauty, subverting our usual notions of the sublime in nature and leading us to a new awareness of the landscape of our times." "Manufactured Landscapes, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, is the first major retrospective of Edward Burtynsky's work. This fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition includes essays by Lori Pauli, Mark Haworth-Booth, and Kenneth Baker, and an interview with the artist by Michael Torosian."--BOOK JACKET
Beauty of another order : photography in science by Ann Thomas ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet Edgar Degas by Edgar Degas ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the life and paintings of Edgar Degas in a first person narrative drawn from letters, notebooks, and people's stories about the artist
The art of Parmigianino by David Franklin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The beauty and range of the work of the sixteenth-century artist Parmigianino as painter, draughtsman, and printmaker make him one of the most remarkable figures of the Italian Renaissance. He was an artist who seemed to discover his style without any effort, and his art was universally recognized as being graceful, or full of grace. In his day, "grace" was understood to be a spiritual endowment, conferring qualities that could not be taught. It was one of the preconditions of natural genius, so highly valued among Renaissance artists. But nothing as effortlessly elegant as Parmigianino's drawings and paintings could have been achieved without effort. It is through a close study of the drawings, in particular, that one is able to discern the sources of Parmigianino's style and the creative struggles he endured." "This illustrated study offers a comprehensive reassessment of his work as a draughtsman. More than eighty works on paper, selected from collections around the world, are discussed in detail. Among Renaissance artists, Parmigianino was perhaps more conscious than any of the potential of the graphic arts to convey, and indeed broadcast, complex ideas. He explored this potential himself, not only by means of his numerous drawings but also through the etchings he produced on his own (effectively introducing this print medium into Italian art) and through the engravings and chiaroscuro woodcuts that were made after his designs. In these media, his influence travelled farther and wider than it could have through his paintings alone." "This book coinciding with the quincentenary of the artist's birth in Parma in 1503, accompanies an exhibition presented at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, from October 3, 2003 to January 4, 2004, and at The Frick Collection, New York, from January 27 to April 18, 2004."--BOOK JACKET
Caravaggio & his followers in Rome by David Franklin ( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610) had a profound impact on a wide range of baroque painters of Italian, French, Dutch, Flemish, and Spanish origin who resided in Rome either during his lifetime or immediately afterward. This captivating book illustrates the notion of "Caravaggism," showcasing 65 works by Peter Paul Rubens and other important artists of the period who drew inspiration from Caravaggio. Also depicted are Caravaggio canvases that fully exhibit his distinctive style, along with ones that had a particularly discernible impact on other practitioners. Caravaggio's influence was greatest in Rome, where his works were seen by the largest and most international group of artists, and was at its peak in the early decades of the 17th century both before and after his untimely death at the age of 39. Not since Michelangelo or Raphael has one European artist affected so many of his contemporaries and over such broad geographic territory. Essays by an array of major Caravaggio scholars illuminate the underlying principles of the exhibit, reveal how Caravaggio altered the presentation and interpretation of many traditional subjects and inspired unusual new ones, and explore the artist's legacy and how he irrevocably changed the course of painting."--Publisher's description
Lisette Model by Elisabeth Sussman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in French and English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Etudie l'oeuvre de l'artiste à travers 55 de ses photographies, accompagnées de brefs commentaires
Van Gogh : up close ( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Through a glass, darkly" is the biblical phrase that Vincent van Gogh borrowed in a letter to his mother, Anna Cornelia, when reflecting on his clouded perception of those closest to him. Painting, on the other hand, was a more certain venture. Van Gogh's relationship to the object is tirelessly recounted in a number of paintings and drawings that privilege an intimacy between viewer and viewed. The close examination of objects in nature was one first explored in his youth. These early efforts and their subsequent development are here considered through the spirit of adventure suggested by Lewis Carroll's imaginative novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871), focusing on the artist's childhood imagination and passion for nature, flowers and insects and the element of wonder and spontaneity in his work. The "enlarged" and detailed viewing and distortions in scale that Alice experiences in both novels provides a way in which to approach Van Gogh's imagery that reflects the "close-up" view. Considered in four parts, with titles drawn from Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, this thematic overview centers around the concept of the close-up and considers the impact of various developments in the fields of art, literature, science and technology, religion and popular culture on the artist's way of seeing and perceiving. Highlighted here are some key subjects relating to Van Gogh's engagement with objects and the natural world, such as the experience of the artist's youth, his childhood studies, the importance of flowers, plants, trees and insects, literature as a source of inspiration in his work, and the evolution of the detail in his paintings"--
Bernini and the birth of Baroque portrait sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini ( Book )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the greatest sculptor of the Baroque period, and yet - surprisingly - there has never been a major North American exhibition of his work. Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture - on view from August 5 through October 26, 2008, at the J. Paul Getty Museum and from November 28, 2008, through March 8, 2009, at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa - showcases portrait sculptures from all phases of the artist's long career, from the very early Antonio Coppola of 1612 to Clement X of about 1676." "Bernini's portrait busts were masterpieces of technical virtuosity; at the same time, they revealed a new interest in psychological depth. Bernini's ability to capture the essential character of his subjects was unmatched and had a profound influence on other leading sculptors of his day, such as Alessandro Algardi, Giuliano Finelli, and Francesco Mochi." "Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture is a groundbreaking study that also features drawings and paintings by Bernini and his contemporaries. Together they demonstrate not only the range, skill, and acuity of these masters of Baroque portraiture but also the interrelationship of the arts in seventeenth-century Rome."--BOOK JACKET
Photography in the twentieth century by Nathan Lyons ( Book )
10 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Canada. Galerie nationale du Canada
Canada. Musée des beaux-arts du Canada
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Galerie nationale du Canada.
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Gallery of Canada
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National Art Gallery od Canada.
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