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The story of painting by Wendy Beckett( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview of painting over the last 800 years, including more than 450 color reproductions and an in depth analysis of over 30 of the most famous paintings
Georgia O'Keeffe, art and letters by Georgia O'Keeffe( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and French and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a catalog accompanying the centennial exhibition of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe's (1887-1986) work at the National Gallery of Art. This work includes color reproductions of the 120 pieces in the exhibition, as well as 125 letters O'Keeffe wrote during her lifetime. This survey includes charcoals and pencil drawings on paper, but most is devoted to her work in color -- water colors and pastels on paper, and oils on canvas. O'Keeffe's letters are grouped according to four periods in her life: 1915-1918, when she was an art teacher in Virginia, South Carolina and Texas; 1919-1929, when she lived with Alfred Stieglitz in New York; 1929-1946, a period of time when she became more attached to the Southwest, and broke with the way of life in New York City and the east coast; and 1947-1981, when, after Stieglitz's death, she moved to and took up residence in New Mexico permanently. Through the personal letters that form the core of the book, O'Keeffe emerges as an even more complex and passionate person than she herself was willing to reveal before her death in 1986
Winslow Homer watercolors by Helen A Cooper( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the artist's watercolor career tracing his ideas, techniques, and feelings through each watercolor series
Johannes Vermeer by Johannes Vermeer de Delft( Book )

32 editions published in 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavishly illustrated book will be the catalog for the first exhibition devoted solely to the works of Johannes Vermeer--the 17th-century Dutch painter who explored the psychological nuances of human endeavor--opening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in November 1995
The New painting, Impressionism, 1874-1886 : an exhibition organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco with the National Gallery of Art, Washington by Charles S Moffett( Book )

38 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the eight exhibitions held by the French Impressionist artists and examines the history of the artistic movement
Winslow Homer by Nicolai Cikovsky( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book discusses and reproduces more than two hundred paintings, watercolors, and drawings that span Homer's career, all of which are discussed in entries by Cikovsky and Kelly. It begins with the Civil War paintings that first brought Homer's remarkable artistic mentality to public attention, in which he movingly expressed the profound implications the war held for the nation. Homer's interest in national themes is further explored in his works of the later 1860s and 1870s, which embraced a wide spectrum of American life. His shift toward more idealized and heroic imagery and his withdrawal to a solitary life at Prout's Neck, Maine, in the 1880s are discussed as turning points leading to the great achievements of his last two decades. After considering his beautiful late watercolors of the Tropics and the Adirondacks, and his monumental Prout's Neck seascapes, the book concludes with a reassessment of the tragic, almost visionary paintings of his last years. The book is also the catalogue for a major exhibition on Homer's works, opening at the National Gallery of Art on 15 October 1995 and traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Circa 1492 : art in the age of exploration by Jay A Levenson( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue for quincentenary exhibition examining the art and history of the principal cultures in Europe and the Mediterranean, eastern Asia, and the Americas
Van Gogh's van Goghs : masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam by Richard Kendall( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Van Gogh's Van Goghs presents seventy paintings from the extraordinary collection of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, home to the single greatest assemblage of the artist's paintings, drawings, and letters. The collection is based on works acquired directly from the artist by his brother Theo, an art dealer and the source of Vincent's financial and emotional support. All periods of Vincent van Gogh's brief but intensely productive career are represented: his earliest paintings in The Netherlands; his responses to French Impressionism in 1886; the images he painted while in hospitals in Arles and Saint-Remy in southern France; and his last, feverishly creative works in Auvers-sur-Oise. Van Gogh's Van Goghs represents a unique opportunity to sample the largest and most varied Van Gogh collection in the world. It accompanies a major exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art."--Jacket
Berthe Morisot, Impressionist by Berthe Morisot( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morisot was a gutsy pioneer among the French impressionists. As a standard-bearer of the avant-garde, she created a scandal by helping to organize a public auction of their works, something very few artists had dared to do. Defying the advice of her parents and Manet, she remained in Paris when Prussian troops besieged the city. In her artistic technique she was no less daring. Around 1874, in pictures of tourists and yacht-filled rivers, she broke through to an abbreviated, shorthand style ahead of her contemporaries. Disregarding her own view that Monet had taken landscape painting to its farthest limits, her late oils of gardens are brilliant fireworks of color. This catalogue of a retrospective exhibition that is to tour the country stands on its own as a valuable study. What it lacks is a sense of the inner woman, a shortcoming that has bedeviled most books about her
The Treasure houses of Britain : five hundred years of private patronage and art collecting by Gervase Jackson-Stops( Book )

20 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated: The Margaret A. Bailey Art Collection
Treasures of Tutankhamun by British Museum( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superb reproductions of the most representative artifacts from the four chambers of Tutankhamun's tomb
John Singer Sargent by John Singer Sargent( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The remarkable portraits for which John Singer Sargent is most famous are only one aspect of a career that included landscapes, watercolors, figure subjects, and murals. Even within portraiture, his style ranged from bold experiments to studied formality. And the subjects of his paintings were as varied as his styles, including the leaders of fashionable society, rural laborers, city streets, remote mountains, and the front lines of World War I. This book surveys and evaluates the extraordinary range of Sargent's work, and reproduces 155 of his paintings in color. It accompanies a spectacular international exhibition - the first major retrospective of the artist's career since the memorial exhibitions that followed his death." "Richard Ormond presents a biographical sketch and, in a second essay, reviews Sargent's development as an artist. Mary Crowford Volk explores his thirty-year involvement with painting murals - in particular the works at the Boston Public Library and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that Sargent regarded as his greatest achievement."--Jacket
Käthe Kollwitz by Elizabeth Prelinger( Book )

19 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few artists are as universally beloved as the German printmaker, draftsman, and sculptor Kathe Kollwitz, whose powerful images of mothers and children and of protest against social injustice have long been admired by both critics and the public. Kollwitz, a woman in a field dominated by men, steadfastly adhered to a figurative style in the era of abstraction and depicted socially engaged subject matter when it was unfashionable. Kollwitz is largely known through political posters and restrikes of her prints. Her reputation has to some extent been dominated by an emphasis on the social content of her work, often at the expense of her remarkable artistic skills. The present study challenges that view by focusing on the artistic aspect of her achievement. The book consists of three essays on Kollwitz. Elizabeth Prelinger provides a reassessment of Kollwitz as an artist; Alessandra Comini presents a richly atmospheric discussion of the artist's life in Berlin during the tumultuous period that spanned two world wars; and Hildegard Bachert surveys the reception of Kollwitz in Germany and the United States as manifested in collections of her works. The volume, which includes a selection of the finest examples of Kollwitz' oeuvre, juxtaposes preparatory drawings with finished art, illustrating the arduous experimental processes by which she attained her brilliant results. Themes important to Kollwitz--such as self-portraits, social activism as illustrated in the cycles A Weavers' Rebellion and Peasants' War, love and death, nudes, workers, war and revolution--are explored in depth in all media. The book will serve as the catalogue for an exhibition of Kollwitz' prints, drawings, and works of sculpture at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from May 3 to August 26, 1992
Dada : Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris by Leah Dickerman( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dada includes many of the key figures in the history of modernism, such as Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Hannah Hoch, John Heartfield, Francis Picabla, Kurt Schwitters, and Sophie Taeuber, and introduces artists who are less well known. This book explores the variety of art-making practices that emerged between 1916 and 1924 in the movement's primary centers: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, and Paris. Six city essays by scholars of the movement; an illustrated chronology; more than forty artists' biographies; period photographs; and extensive plate sections document a provocative and influential artistic era." "This illustrated book accompanies Dada, the most comprehensive museum exhibition of Dada art ever mounted in the United States, on view in 2006 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition was on view at the Musee national d'art moderne-Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2005"--Jacket
Edouard Vuillard by Guy Cogeval( Book )

35 editions published in 2003 in English and French and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The long and illustrious career of Edouard Vuillard spans the fin-de-siecle and the first four decades of the twentieth century, during which time the French painter, printmaker, and photographer created an extraordinary body of work. This is the first volume to explore Vuillard's rich and varied career in its totality, presenting nearly 350 works that demonstrate the full range of his subject matter and reveal both the public and private sides of this quintessentially Parisian artist." "In a series of illustrated essays and catalogue entries, the authors explore Vuillard's complex and diverse artistic development, beginning with his academic training in Paris in the late 1880s and the innovative Nabi paintings of the 1890s for which he is best known, including his provocative, disquieting middle-class interiors and his work associated with the avant-garde theatre. The authors also examine Vuillard's splendid but lesser known large-scale decorations, his luminous landscapes, and the elegant portraits from the last decades of his career. In addition to paintings, the volume includes a substantial selection of drawings and graphics, together with a large group of striking photographs by the artist, many of which are published here for the first time." "This illustrated catalogue accompanies the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the work of Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940). The exhibition opens at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and travels to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais in Paris, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London."--Jacket
Willem de Kooning : paintings by Marla Prather( Book )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's greatest painters, Willem de Kooning is a masterful colourist whose huge canvases are charged with enormous energy. The publication of this beautiful book, which presents eighty of de Kooning's finest paintings and painted works on paper from the early 1940s to the 1980s, coincides with the artist's ninetieth birthday in the spring of 1994. Organized thematically and chronologically, the book focuses on de Kooning's most noteworthy and original painted achievements: portraits from the early 1940s; black-and-white abstractions from 1945 to 1949 that established de Kooning as a leader of the abstract expressionist movement; monumental cityscape paintings from 1949 and 1950; key selections from the notorious Woman series of 1945 to 1954; highway and pastoral landscape abstractions from 1954 to 1960; lush figures in landscapes from 1966 to 1973; landscapes from the 1970s; and later expressive and calligraphic "tableaux." Drawing on new archival sources, essays by David Sylvester, Richard Shiff, and Marla Prather reassess de Kooning's critical status, examine his complex and evocative painting techniques, place him in the context of other artists and art movements of his era, and discuss the fundamental impact of his art on subsequent generations. The book serves as the catalogue for a major retrospective of de Kooning's work that will be on exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington from 8 May 1994 to 5 September 1994, the Metropolitan Museum in New York from 6 October 1994 to 8 January 1995, and the Tate Gallery in London from 15 February 1995 to 7 May 1995
The search for Alexander : an exhibition by D.C.) National Gallery of Art (Washington( Book )

16 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published with the cooperation of the Greek Minsitry of Culture and Science. p. 189
Only connect-- : art and the spectator in the Italian Renaissance by John K. G Shearman( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Shearman makes a plea for a more engaged reading of art works of the Italian Renaissance, one that will recognize the presupposition of Renaissance artists about their viewers. His book is the first attempt to construct a history of those Renaissance paintings and sculptures that are by design completed outside themselves in or by the spectator, that embrace the spectator into their narrative plot or aesthetic functioning, and that reposition the spectator imaginatively or in time and space. He takes his lead from texts and artists of the period, for these artists reveal themselves as spectators; among modern historiographical techniques, Reception Theory is closest to the author's method, but Shearman's concern is mostly with anterior relationships with the viewer - that is, relationships conceived and constructed as part of the work's design, making, and positioning. Shearman proposes unconventional ways in which works of art may be distinguished one from another, and in which spectators may be distinguished, too, and he enlarges the accepted field of artistic invention. Furthermore, his argument reflects on the Renaissance itself. What is created in this period tends to be regarded as conventional, or inherent in the nature of painting and sculpture: he maintains that this is a careless, disengaged view that has overlooked the process of discovery by immensely inventive and visually intellectual artists
Pictures of nothing : abstract art since Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""What is abstract art good for? What's the use--for us as individuals, or for any society--of pictures of nothing, of paintings and sculptures or prints or drawings that do not seem to show anything except themselves?" In this invigorating account of abstract art since Jackson Pollock, eminent art historian Kirk Varnedoe, the former chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, asks these and other questions as he frankly confronts the uncertainties we may have about the nonrepresentational art produced in the last five decades. He makes a compelling argument for its history and value, much as E. H. Gombrich tackled representation fifty years ago in Art and Illusion, another landmark A. W. Mellon Lectures volume. Realizing that these lectures might be his final work, Varnedoe conceived of them as a statement of his faith in modern art and the culminating example of his lucidly pragmatic and philosophical approach to art history. He delivered the lectures, edited and reproduced here with their illustrations, to overflowing crowds at the National Gallery of Art in Washington in the spring of 2003, just months before his death. With brilliance, passion, and humor, Varnedoe addresses the skeptical attitudes and misunderstandings that we often bring to our experience of abstract art. Resisting grand generalizations, he makes a deliberate and scholarly case for abstraction--showing us that more than just pure looking is necessary to understand the self-made symbolic language of abstract art. Proceeding decade by decade, he brings alive the history and biography that inform the art while also challenging the received wisdom about distinctions between abstraction and representation, modernism and postmodernism, and minimalism and pop. The result is a fascinating and ultimately moving tour of a half century of abstract art, concluding with an unforgettable description of one of Varnedoe's favorite works."
The Art of Paul Gauguin by D.C.) National Gallery of Art (Washington( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coffee table book of Paul Gauguin's paintings. Covers his Impressionist Years; his Ceramics; His First Tahitian Years; his Return to France, & his Final Years in Tahiti & Hivaoa
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The story of painting
Winslow Homer watercolorsJohannes VermeerWinslow HomerCirca 1492 : art in the age of explorationVan Gogh's van Goghs : masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, AmsterdamJohn Singer SargentKäthe KollwitzDada : Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris
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controlled identityNational Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)

controlled identitySmithsonian Institution

DC Washington USA. National Gallery of Art

États-Unis. National Gallery of Art

Gailearaí Náisiúnta na hEalaíne

Galería de Arte Nacional

Galeria Nacional d'Art

Galería Nacional d'Arte

Galería Nacional de Arte

Galleria nazionale (Washington)

Galleria nazionale (Washington, D.C.)

Gallery of Art

Gallery of Art Washington, DC

ha- Galeryah ha-Leʾumit le-Omanut

Kokuritsu Bijutsukan (U.S.)

Mellon Gallery of Art.

Mellon Gallery of Art (Spojené státy americké)

Mellon Gallery of Art (Washington)

Mellon gallery of art (Washington, D.C.)

Milli Sənət Qalereyası

Nacia Galerio de Arto

Nacionālā mākslas galerija

Nacionālā Mākslas galerija (Amerikas Savienotās Valstis)

Nacionalna galerija umjetnosti

Nacional'naâ hudožestvennaâ galereâ, Vašington.

Národní galerie ve Washingtonu

Narodowa Galeria Sztuki w Waszyngtonie.

National Art Gallery.

National Art Gallery (É.-U.)

National Art Gallery (Spojené státy americké)

National Art Gallery (Stati Uniti)

National Art Gallery U.S.


National-Galerie Washington, DC

National Gallery

National Gallery di Washington

National Gallery of Art.

National Gallery of Art (Förenta staterna)

National Gallery of Art in Washington.

National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian Institution.

National Gallery of Art. Smithsonian Institution

National Gallery of Art (U.S.)

National Gallery of Art Washington

National Gallery of Art (Washington,D.C.)

National Gallery Washington

National Gallery (Washington, D.C.)

Nat︠s︡ionalʹnai︠a︡ kartinnai︠a︡ galerei︠a︡

Nat︠s︡ionalʹnai︠a︡ kartinnai︠a︡ galerei︠a︡ (U.S.)


Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington)

Smithsonian Institution Mellon Gallery of Art

Smithsonian Institution National Gallery of Art

Smithsonian institution National gallery of art (Washington, D.C.)

Smithsonian Institution (Washington). National Gallery of Art

Staatliche Kunstsammlung

Staatliche Kunstsammlung Washington, DC

Stati Uniti. National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art (Washington)

Ulusal Sanat Galerisi

United States National Gallery of Art

Vašingtona (Amerikas Savienotās Valstis). National Gallery of Art

Vašingtono nacionalinė dailės galerija

Washington (D.C.)

Washington (D.C.) Mellon Gallery of Art

Washington, D.C. National Gallery

Washington, D.C. National Gallery of Art

Washington, D.C., USA. National Gallery

Washington, DC, USA. National Gallery

Washington, DC, USA. National Gallery of Art

Washington (Etats-Unis, DC) - National Gallery of Art

Washingtongo Arte Galeria Nazionala

Washingtoni rahvusgalerii.

Washinton Nashonaru Gyarari

Yr Oriel Gelf Genedlaethol

Εθνική Πινακοθήκη Τέχνης

Америкийн Үндэсний Галерей

Национална галерија уметности

Национална уметничка галерија

Национальная галерея искусства

Нацыянальная галерэя мастацтва

Національна галерея мистецтв

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