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Christiansen, Keith

Works: 239 works in 648 publications in 5 languages and 12,040 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Educational films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Curator, Collector, wst, Translator, Interviewee
Classifications: ND623.G366, 759.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Keith Christiansen
Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi by Keith Christiansen( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The catalogue for the first full-scale exhibition of the works of Orazio Gentileschi, the most talented follower of Caravaggio and a figure of international renown, and his daughter Artemisia, the first Italian woman artist who was not only praised for her art by her contemporaries but whose paintings influenced the work of later generations
The Renaissance portrait : from Donatello to Bellini by Bode-Museum( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Renaissance Portrait, ' which accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Bode-Museum, Berlin, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, provides new research and insight into the early history of portraiture in Italy, examining in detail how its major art centers--Florence, the priestly courts, and Venice--saw the rapid development of portraiture as closely linked to Renaissance society and politics, ideas of the individual, and concepts of beauty. Essays by leading scholars provide a thorough introduction to Renaissance portraiture, while individual catalogue entries illustrate and extensively discuss more than 160 magnificent examples of painting, drawing, manuscript illumination, sculpture, and medallic portraiture by such artists as Donatello, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Ghirlandaio, Pisanello, Mantegna, Antonello da Messina, and Giovanni Bellini."--Inside cover
Painting in Renaissance Siena, 1420-1500 by Keith Christiansen( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Van Eyck to Bruegel : early Netherlandish painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gentile da Fabriano by Keith Christiansen( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Poussin and nature : arcadian visions by Pierre Rosenberg( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French master Nicolas Poussin (15941665) painted some of the most influential landscapes in Western art, endowing them with a poetic quality that has been admired by artists as different as John Constable, J.M.W. Turner, and Paul Cezanne. This volume is the first in-depth examination of the landscapes in Poussins work. The artists pictorial imagination and intelligence are affirmed in 45 canvases, ranging from early Venetian-inspired pastorals to grandly structured scenes in which the artist meditated upon nature, its transformations, and its renewals. Nearly 50 of the artists drawings provide fascinating insight into Poussins thematic interests and working methods. Essays by internationally renowned scholars, including Museum curator Keith Christiansen, examine the visual, literary, and philosophical influences on Poussin as well as his relationships with his patrons and his place in the art-historical canon. Comparative paintings, drawings, and engravings by Poussin and others illuminate the essays, and a detailed catalogue of 113 of Poussins works explore questions of authorship, dating, interpretation, and execution, often righting earlier mistakes and raising new questions. This groundbreaking book gives the fullest possible representation of Poussin as a painter of landscapes, and provides a unique occasion to explore the personal side of this great artists creative achievement. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
Giambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770 by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo( Book )

18 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, which accompanies the tricentenary exhibition of Tiepolo's work held at the Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico in Venice and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, explores the various aspects of Tiepolo's artistic production. In essays and in entries on every work shown, eight American and European authorities illuminate his formation (still poorly understood); his mastery of mythological and poetic subjects; his deeply moving religious
From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca : Fra Carnevale and the making of a Renaissance master by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1934 the Italian government lifted restrictions governing the fabled Barberini Collection in Rome, making it possible for two intriguing fifteenth-century paintings to be put on the international art market. Within just two years both had been sold - one to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the other to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Neither their authorship nor their subjects were certain, but their ambitious depiction of architecture no less than their discursive, anecdotal approach to narration made them unique among Early Renaissance paintings. Who was their author? What was their function? How to explain their mastery of perspective and their sophisticated architectural settings? Building on over a century of scholarship as well as completely new archival information, this catalogue proposes answers to all three questions. In doing so, it examines the art of Florence in the 1440s and the work of, among others, Fra Filippo Lippi, Domenico Veneziano, Luca della Robbia, and Michelozzo."--Jacket
Andrea Mantegna, Padua and Mantua by Keith Christiansen( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den italienske maler Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431-1506)
Giovanni Bellini and the art of devotion( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Italian painting by Keith Christiansen( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents Italian painting through specific themes, as well as by chronological and regional achievement. With approximately 300 colourplates, this large-format book contains devotional images, portraits, landscapes, allegorical paintings, genre scenes, still life arranements, and abstract compositions. Keith Christiansen is Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His introduction and twenty eight essays set out in history of Italian Painting and its lasting impact. His thoughtful presentation not only instructs but also delights the reader with anecdotal details and innovative visual connections. --
Antonello da Messina : Sicily's Renaissance master by Gioacchino Barbera( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonello da Messina (ca. 1430 1479) was one of the most groundbreaking and influential painters of the quattrocento. No other Italian artist of the fifteenth-century responded in such a direct fashion to the great masters of Bruges and Brussels (including use of their oil technique), to the brilliant Provencal painters, and to the established giants of Italian art, such as Piero della Francesca and Mantegna. In so doing he created unique images with a harmonious and geometrical clarity, yet included exquisite descriptive passages. Although Antonello worked primarily in Sicily, his travels to Naples and Venice were influential to the development of his style, and where he in turn had an enormous impact on painting. Antonello da Messina: Sicily's Renaissance Master includes an informative essay by Giaocchino Barbera and entries on seven works that will be seen for the first time in the United States as part of a focus exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, including Antonello's masterpiece, the Virgin of the Annunciation from Palermo, whose haunting beauty has been compared to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa
A Caravaggio rediscovered, the Lute player by Keith Christiansen( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and Italian and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentin de Boulogne : beyond Caravaggio by Annick Lemoine( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following Caravaggio's death in 1610, the French artist Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632) emerged as one of the great champions of naturalist painting. The eminent art historian Roberto Longhi honored him as "the most energetic and passionate of Caravaggio's naturalist followers ... With discussions of nearly fifty works, representing practically all of his painted oeuvre, Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio explores both the artist's superlative depictions of daily life and the tumultuous context in which they were produced ... Rich with incident and insight, and beautifully illustrated with Valentin's complex, suggestive paintings, Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio reveals a seminal artist, a practitioner of realism in the seventeenth century who prefigured the naturalistic modernism of Gustave Courbet and Edouard Manet two centuries later."--Jacket
In a new light : Giovanni Bellini's "St. Francis in the Desert" by Susannah Rutherglen( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giovanni Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert is a masterpiece of Venetian Renaissance art that has inspired generations of visitors to The Frick Collection. This monumental panel painting portrays Francis of Assisi, the medieval Christian saint who renounced earthly riches to embrace a humble existence of poverty, prayer, and obedience to the Gospels. Departing from canonical representations of the holy man's life and miracles, Bellini has imagined Francis alone in a mountainous wilderness, stepping forward from his simple shelter into a golden light that seems to transfigure him spiritually. For centuries, viewers have puzzled over the work's meaning--seeking explanations in a variety of pictorial and textual sources. Until recently, however, the artist's practical conception and realization of this extraordinary vision have remained largely unexplored. In a New Light presents the collective findings of an unprecedented technical examination of St. Francis in the Desert. Following a series of in-depth analyses--including infrared reflectography, X-radiography, microscopy, and paint sampling--an international group of specialists considered the artist's working process and its implications for the picture's meaning. Their findings provide a "glimpse over Bellini's shoulder" and open new avenues of research into Venetian Renaissance painting and its cultural and religious context. Also published here for the first time are recently discovered documents pertaining to the provenance of St. Francis in the Desert during the nineteenth century, as well as synthetic studies of the work's Franciscan milieu and early history."--Publisher's description
Duccio and the origins of western painting by Keith Christiansen( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2004 the Metropolitan Museum acquired an extremely rare and beautiful Madonna and Child by the great painter Duccio di Buoninsegna. Duccio, who died in 1318, has long been recognized as the father of Sienese painting, and he fostered a new generation of talented and innovative painters. In art history textbooks, however, his considerable contribution to European painting is often overshadowed by the work of his contemporary Giotto. Christiansen examines the fascinating connection between Giotto and Duccio, which he likens to Michelangelo's relationship with Raphael, or Picasso's with Matisse, and explains the particular qualities that make Duccio such an essential artist."--Publisher's description
Piero Della Francesca : personal encounters by Keith Christiansen( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of Italian Renaissance master Piero della Francesca (1411/13-1492) by focusing on four paintings he created over the span of his career. It also provides the first study of his small-scale devotional paintings, including the exquisite 'Saint Jerome and a Donor'. One of today's most prominent scholars narrates the painting's mysterious history and uncovers new insights gleaned during its recent study and restoration. The author explores the relationship between this painting and other works made by Piero for private devotion, including one of his last and most striking paintings, the magnificent 'Madonna di Senigallia'. New research describes the complex relationships between Piero and his patrons and other contemporaries. This book brims with revelatory details about Piero's work that will intrigue both casual readers and devoted fans of the artist, and will form a gateway to a larger analysis of Piero's overall body of work. (Exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (13.1.-30.3.2014)
The genius of Andrea Mantegna by Keith Christiansen( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few artists have managed to imprint their personality so indelibly on posterity as Andrea Mantegna (1430/31-1506). Before he reached the age of twenty, Mantegna was already being praised for his alto ingegno (exalted genius), and he became the court artist for the Gonzaga family in Mantua before he was thirty. Yet, this book argues, Mantegna was not simply agreat painter. Together with Donatello, he was the defining genius of the fifteenth century: the measure of what an artist could be. His highly original and deeply personal vision, the descriptive richness of his pictures, and his biting, hypercritical but always exalted mind gave Mantegna's art an extraordinary edge and earned him a preeminent place in
The hidden lives of works of art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look beneath the surface of any centuries-old painting and you'll find no shortage of stories. More than likely the picture, like an ancient building, has a colorful history of damage and restoration. But some masterpieces tell a separate tale that can't be seen with the eye or a microscope. Poussin Study Day at the Museé des Beaux-Arts in Lyon focused on a single work, The Flight into Egypt, which was acquired in association with the Louvre and other sponsors for 17 million euros. This film delves into that intriguing, lesser-known narrative, reflecting a broad area of art history which museums and experts often prefer to keep quiet - the morass of ownership, authentication, and price issues capable of propelling even the most beloved work into hazardous legal and financial territory. Are these the kinds of forces that should determine a painting's fate? Such questions make this episode unique in the Hidden Lives series. Viewers encounter an entirely different aspect of a painting'
Giovanni Bellini : landscapes of faith in Renaissance Venice by J. Paul Getty Museum( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An analysis of the role of landscape in the work the Venetian Renaissance artist Giovanni Bellini"--Provided by publisher
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Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi
The Renaissance portrait : from Donatello to BelliniFrom Van Eyck to Bruegel : early Netherlandish painting in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtPoussin and nature : arcadian visionsGiambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca : Fra Carnevale and the making of a Renaissance masterAndrea Mantegna, Padua and MantuaGiovanni Bellini and the art of devotionAntonello da Messina : Sicily's Renaissance master
Alternative Names
Keith Christiansen Amerikaans schrijver

Keith Christiansen curator of the collection of Old Master European paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

English (268)

Italian (6)

German (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)