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Musée du Louvre

Works: 4,817 works in 7,758 publications in 8 languages and 109,359 library holdings
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Classifications: N2030,
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Paintings in the Louvre by Lawrence Gowing( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features color reproductions of eight hundred of the most important paintings in the Louvre, and includes 115 short essays that explain various aspects of the Paris museum's holdings
Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese : rivals in Renaissance Venice by Frederick Ilchman( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For nearly four decades in the sixteenth century, the careers of Renaissance Venice's three greatest painters - Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese - overlapped, encouraging mutual influences and bitter rivalries that changed the course of art history. Venice was then among Europe's richest cities, and its plentiful commissions fostered an exceptionally fertile and innovative climate. In this environment, the three artists - brilliant, ambitious, and fiercely competitive - vied with each other for primacy, deploying the new combination of oil on canvas, with its unique expressive possibilities, and such new approaches as a personal and identifiable signature touch. They also pioneered the use of easel painting, a newly portable format that allowed for unprecedented fame in their lifetimes. With more than 160 stunning examples by the three masters and their contemporaries, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese elucidates the technical and aesthetic innovations that helped define the "Venetian style"--Characterized by loose technique. rich coloring, and often sensual subject matter - as well as the social, political, and economic context in which it flourished. Essays range from examinations of new approaches to studies of such crucial institutions as state commissions and the private patronage system. Most of all, by concentrating on the lives and careers of Venice's three greatest painters, the volume presents a vibrant human portrait - one brimming with intense competition, one-upmanship, humor, and passion."--Jacket
Memoirs of the blind : the self-portrait and other ruins by Jacques Derrida( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of issues of vision, blindness, self-representation, and their relation to drawing, which offers detailed readings of a collection of images from the prints and drawings department of the Louvre. The works under consideration depict blindness--fictional, historical, and biblical
Treasures of the Louvre( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronological arrangement of the graphic and sculptural treasures of the Louvre present a pictorial record of man's artistic development and the parallel rise and decay of great civilizations. Primarily photographs with some text
Rembrandt and the face of Jesus by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents and explores the seven known oil sketches of Christ on oak panels by Rembrandt, along with over 60 paintings, drawings and prints by him and his pupils
Enamels of Limoges : 1100-1350( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliquary of Saint Thomas Becket. Ecclesiastical patrons such as Archbishop Absalon of Lund, Cardinal Guala Bicchieri, and, above all, Pope Innocent III were key to the dissemination of Limoges work throughout the churches of Europe. While few of the artists who created the enamels that have come down to us are known by name, the works of several - Master Alpais, Garnerius, and Aymeric Chretien - are here juxtaposed with related pieces, some of them demonstrably from the
France in the golden age : seventeenth-century French paintings in American collections by Pierre Rosenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustin Pajou : royal sculptor, 1730-1809 by James David Draper( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication is the first major study of the French Neoclassical sculptor Augustin Pajou (1730-1809) in almost a century, and it is the only work about him in English. Here the artist's work is discussed and illustrated in depth, and the artistic, courtly, and aristocratic circles in which he worked are considered in detail. This examination concentrates on the beginnings of Neoclassicism and explores the philosophical and scientific underpinnings of the Enlightenment, in which Pajou played an important part. This publication, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Musee du Louvre, Paris, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, presents to both the scholar and the general reader a great artist who has at last received his due. The volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a detailed chronology, a short history of the artist's critical reputation, an exhaustive bibliography, and a complete index
Late Raphael by Raphael( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Museo del Prado, this book focuses on a crucial but hitherto neglected part of Raphael's oeuvre: the work he and his pupils executed in Rome during the seven years from 1513 to the artist's death in 1520. Nearly ninety works--including paintings such as Saint Cecile and Portrait of Baldassere Castiglione, as well as drawings and a tapestry--illustrate the ways in which Raphael employed a range of technical devices, many of which were highly novel and enjoyed considerable influence. Raphael's workshop methods eventually became a model for the great artistic enterprises of the seventeenth century, notably those of Rubens, Bernini, and Pietro da Cortona. Essays by Tom Henry, Paul Joannides, Ana González Mozo, and Bruno Martín survey Raphael's late paintings in chronological order, explore his range of styles, and investigate the role of his workshop in the design and production of his pictures."--Publisher's website
The infinity of lists by Umberto Eco( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on how the idea of catalogs has changed over the centuries and how, from one period to another, it has expressed the spirit of the times. Companion to the author's History of beauty and On ugliness
Roman art from the Louvre by Cécile Giroire( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanning the first century B.C. through the early fourth century A.D., the Louvre's world-class Roman art collection includes an enormous array of objects that reflect the rich history and culture of a magnificent civilization. Published to accompany a traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Musee du Louvre, this book features an extraordinary selection of these works - from the most famous to some with new significance resulting from new information. Themes such as religion, urbanisim, war, imperial expansion, funerary practices, intellectual life, and family are vividly represented in mosaics, frescoes, bronze and terracotta statuettes, monumental sculptures, sarcophagi, reliefs, and glass and metal vessels." "Roman Art from the Louvre also documents the major restoration, process undertaken by the Louvre to revive the vibrancy of the works included in the exhibition. Through careful procedures of cleaning and repair, the reincarnation of the Louvre's collection transforms the contemporary view of early Roman public and private life, conveying a novel perspective and understanding of these ancient masterpieces."--Jacket
Desiderio da Settignano : sculptor of Renaissance Florence by Desiderio( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptomania : Egypt in western art, 1730-1930 : [exhibition] Paris, Musée du Louvre, 20 January-18 April 1994 ; Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, 17 June-18 September 1994 ; Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 16 October 1994-29 January 1995 by Jean-Marcel Humbert( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique phenomenon in the history of art, Egyptomania was born at the juncture of science and imagination. It draws its substance from scholarly knowledge about ancient Egypt, from the lore transmitted by travellers and writers, and from the repertory of myths and symbols thus generated
Louvre: masterpieces of Italian painting by Musée du Louvre( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1968 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden lives of works of art( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist who created the fete galante painting style achieved wide recognition during his lifetime, and yet virtually all of Antoine Watteau's major works are cloaked in mystery, raising unanswered questions as to their origins, provenances, and meanings. Should his Pilgrimage to Cythera be interpreted as an arrival or a departure? Why, and for whom, was the no less innovative Pierrot (or Gilles) brought into being? Is the air of melancholy that envelops typically light-hearted subjects an artifact from Watteau's era, perhaps even a hint of his innermost self, or is it merely a side effect of our modern perspective? These questions and many others are woven into the Rococo master's legacy. To address them the Louvre initiated its Watteau Study Days, documented here in this fascinating film. Viewers are shown highlights from a 48-hour period in which important works were taken down from the walls and out of their frames, then subjected to detailed study by leading art historians
Treasures of the Louvre by Musée du Louvre( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two hundred years ago, the doors of the Louvre opened to the public for the very first time. The palace of the French kings had been transformed into a museum that today stretches over an enormous architectural ensemble right in the heart of Paris." "The royal collections first assembled by Francis I in the sixteenth century were later transferred to the Louvre palace, and this prestigious core was further enriched with artistic treasures during the Revolutionary period. The collections have been growing ever since, and are today divided into seven departments. Oriental Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, and Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities illustrate the art and culture of the ancient Near and Middle East and the Mediterranean countries. The other four so-called "modern" departments -- painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and drawing -- span Western art from the height of the Middle Ages to the mid-nineteenth century." "With superb reproductions of nearly 400 of the museum's most renowned masterpieces, this glorious volume provides a grand tour of the Louver's unparalleled collection, and highlights the extraordinary range of artistic traditions that have gradually found their place in this museum. Book jacket."--Jacket
Largesse by Jean Starobinski( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Choiseul marble by W. Kendrick Pritchett( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso : œuvres reçues en paiement des droits de succession, Grand Palais 11 octobre 1979-7 janvier 1980 by Pablo Picasso( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Musée central des arts (Paris)

Musée de France

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Musée impérial du Louvre

Musée impérial du Louvre (Paris)

Musée Napoléon III (Paris)

Musée Napoléon (Paris)

Musée national du Louvre

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Musée Royal de France

Musée royal (Paris)

Museo del Louvre

Museum de la République française (Paris)

Museum national (Paris)

Museum of the Louvre

National Museum of the Louvre

Paris (France)

Paris (France) Musée du Louvre

Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese : rivals in Renaissance VeniceMemoirs of the blind : the self-portrait and other ruinsRembrandt and the face of JesusEnamels of Limoges : 1100-1350Augustin Pajou : royal sculptor, 1730-1809The infinity of listsRoman art from the LouvreDesiderio da Settignano : sculptor of Renaissance Florence