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Brown, Jonathan 1939-

Works: 237 works in 959 publications in 7 languages and 20,922 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Art  Academic theses  Biographies  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Honoree, Other, wpr, Publishing director, Creator, Director, Organizer of meeting
Classifications: ND813.V4, 759.6
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Brown
Most widely held works by Jonathan Brown
El Greco of Toledo by Greco( Book )

13 editions published in 1982 in English and Dutch and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog for 1982 exhibition at The Toledo Museum of Art, Museo del Prado, National Gallery of Art and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Essays by Jonathan Brown, William B. Jordan, Richard L. Kagan and Alfronso E. Perez Sanchez. Extensively illustrated. El Greco (1541-1614), born Domenikos Theotokopoulos, was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance
Velázquez, painter and courtier by Jonathan Brown( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a detailed biography of the seventeenth century Spanish painter, looks at all of his paintings, and discusses the original technique Velazquez developed for his art
A palace for a king : the Buen Retiro and the court of Philip IV by Jonathan Brown( Book )

61 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ontstaansgeschiedenis van het Palacio del Buen Retiro, het tweede koninklijk paleis van de hoofdstad Madrid, dat in de jaren dertig van de zestiende eeuw werd gebouwd
The Golden Age of painting in Spain by Jonathan Brown( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Velázquez : the technique of genius by Jonathan Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Great painters are invariably great technicians. In creating the techniques he needed to express his ideas, Velazquez became one of the most original practitioners of the art of painting ever known. In this richly illustrated book, two widely recognised specialists on Velazquez - one an art historian, the other a conservation scientist - combine their expertise to show exactly how Spain's most famous painter realised his artistic vision." "More than two hundred photographs of details of Velazquez's paintings vividly demonstrate how the artist realised his vision of man and nature through a highly allusive, economical manner of painting."--Jacket
Painting in Spain : 1500-1700 by Jonathan Brown( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the development of Spain during this fascinating period. Offers information about religious beliefs, social attitudes, the activities of patrons & collectors & how these were absorbed & interpreted by painters. El Greco, Ribera, Velazquez, Murillo -- these are but a few of the great sixteenth- and seventeenth-century artist of Spain's golden age of painting. In this authoritative and handsome book, an enlarged, extended, and revised version of his Golden Age of Painting in Spain, eminent Spanish art scholar Jonathan Brown surveys the development of painting in Spain during this fascinating period. Focusing on the interaction between art and the socioeconomic and political conditions that prevailed in Spain's golden age, this book offers information about religious beliefs, social attitudes, the activities of patrons and collectors, and how these were absorbed and interpreted by painters. The author sets the history of Spanish paintings within a European context and discusses not only Spanish artists but also such non-Spanish painters as Titian, Ruben, and Luca Giordano, who either worked in Spain or influenced other artists there. In this up-to-date and innovative analysis of two hundred years of Spanish painting, Brown describes a country that brilliantly transformed the artistic impulses it received from abroad to fit the needs of its own society
Images and ideas in seventeenth-century Spanish painting by Jonathan Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical survey of the historiography of seventeenth-century Spanish painting introduces this two-part collection of essays. Part One provides the most detailed study to date of the artistic-literary academy of Francisco Pacheco, and Part Two contains original studies of four major painters and their works: Las Meninas of Velázquez, Zurbarán's decoration of the sacristy at Guadalupe, and the work by Murillo and Valdés Leal for the Brotherhood of Charity, Seville. The essays are unified by the author's intention to show how the artists interacted with and responded to the prevailing social, theological, and historical currents of the time. While this contextual approach is not uncommon in the study of European art, it is newly applied here to restore some of the diversity and substance that Spanish Baroque painting originally possessed
Italy and Spain, 1600-1750 : sources and documents by Robert Enggass( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goya's last works by Jonathan Brown( Book )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) had a prolific career and spent the last four years of his life in Bordeaux with other political emigres from Spain. In those years and just before his departure from Spain, he created a body of work that is little known to the public and consists of small-scale, intimate pieces, including uncommissioned portraits of friends and family, miniature paintings on ivory plaques, and numerous drawings and lithographs. These simple, bold, and brilliant works attest to the artist's continuing vitality in his old age and also offer some insight into his life during that last period in Bordeaux. They are the culminating achievement of a great artist who was, in his own words, "still learning" as he faced death."--Jacket
Kings & connoisseurs : collecting art in seventeenth-century Europe by Jonathan Brown( Book )

27 editions published in 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old master paintings are now considered to be the most valuable and prestigious of the visual arts, and the best examples command the highest prices of any luxury commodity. In this series of lectures Jonathan Brown tells in vivid detail the story of the rise of painting to this exalted status. The result is an exciting narrative of greed and passion, played out against a background of international politics and intrigue. This book, which is an essay in cultural and art history, is completed by a postscript showing why important old master paintings have now virtually disappeared from the art market. The transformation of painting from an inexpensive to a costly art form reached a crucial stage in the royal courts of Europe in the seventeenth century, where rulers and aristocrats assembled huge collections, often in short periods of time. Brown traces this process in Madrid, Paris, London, and Brussels, beginning with the dispersal of the great English collections in the aftermath of the Civil War, including those of Charles I, the Earl of Arundel, and the Dukes of Buckingham and Hamilton. Hundreds of great pictures were all at once available to continental collectors and were acquired by Cardinal Jules Mazarin, Louis XIV of France, Archduke Leopold William of Austria, and Philip IV of Spain, as well as lesser-known collectors, including Everhard Jabach and Luis de Haro. Through comparative analysis of collecting and collectors at these courts, Brown explains the formation of new attitudes toward pictures, as well as the mechanisms that supported the enterprise of collecting, including the emergence of the art dealer, the development of connoisseurship, and the publication of sumptuous picture books of various collections
Art and history : images and their meaning by Jonathan Brown( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francisco de Zurbarán by Jonathan Brown( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murillo & his drawings by Jonathan Brown( Book )

20 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso and the Spanish tradition by Jonathan Brown( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a compelling example of cultural politics, the Spaniard Pablo Picasso has been transformed into a hero of French modernism. Recently, however, there is a growing awareness that Picasso's involvement with his native land was crucial throughout his life. In this book, eminent art historians examine Picasso's dynamic relationship with the country of his birth and its cultural and artistic traditions
Jusepe de Ribera: prints and drawings; [catalogue of an exhibition] The Art Museum, Princeton University, October-November 1973 by Jonathan Brown( Book )

24 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish paintings of the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries by National Gallery of Art (U.S.)( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figures of thought, El Greco as interpreter of history, tradition, and ideas by Jonathan Brown( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sale of the century : artistic relations between Spain and Great Britain, 1604-1655( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting in Latin America, 1550-1820 : From conquest to independence by Alcala( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Painting in Latin America, 1550-1820: From Conquest to Independence surveys the diverse styles, subjects, and iconography of painting in Latin America between the 16th and 19th centuries. While European art forms were widely disseminated, copied, and adapted throughout Latin America, colonial painting is not a derivative extension of Europe. The ongoing debate over what to call it-mestizo, hybrid, creole, indo-hispanic, tequitqui-testifies to a fundamental yet unresolved question of identity. Comparing and contrasting the Viceroyalties of New Spain, with its center in modern-day Mexico, and Peru, the authors explore the very different ways the two regions responded to the influence of the Europeans and their art. A wide range of art and artists are considered, some for the first time. Rich with new photography and primary research, this book delivers a wealth of new insight into the history of images and the history of art"--
Francisco de Zurbarán by Jonathan Brown( Book )

22 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, with 40 color plates and black-and-white illustrations contains Zurbarán's most important works--his devotional pictures of suppliant monks, saints, and holy figures placed in glowing light against stark backgrounds, and his still lifes that achieve a power akin to these religious portraits. Included are the artist's most forceful paintings such as Saint Peter Nolasco's Vision of the Crucified Saint Peter, The Immaculate Conception with Two Young Noblemen, and The Annunciation. Text includes a critical examination and a biographical outline
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Velázquez : the technique of genius
Velázquez : the technique of geniusPainting in Spain : 1500-1700Images and ideas in seventeenth-century Spanish paintingGoya's last worksKings & connoisseurs : collecting art in seventeenth-century EuropeArt and history : images and their meaningPicasso and the Spanish traditionSpanish paintings of the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries
Alternative Names
Brown, Jonathan

Brown, Jonathan C. 1939-

Brown, Jonathan M. 1939-

Brown, Jonathan Mayer

Brown, Jonathan Mayer 1939-

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Jonathan Brown US-amerikanischer Kunsthistoriker

Джонатан Браун

ג'ונתן בראון היסטוריון אמנות אמריקאי

جاناتان براون

جوناثان براون مؤرخ فن أمريكي

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