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Christiansen, Keith

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Most widely held works by Keith Christiansen
Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi by Keith Christiansen( Book )

22 editions published in 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 1,273 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 Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst (Germany)( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 988 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
From Van Eyck to Bruegel : early Netherlandish painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by New York Metropolitan Museum of Art( Book )

17 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This profusely illustrated exhibition catalogue focuses on the comprehensive collection of major early Netherlandish works in the Metropolitan Museum, including accomplishments of virtually every key figure of the period. The volume contains commentaries on individual works, essays on broad issues, and an illustrated appendix of paintings not covered in the text. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
Painting in Renaissance Siena, 1420-1500 by Keith Christiansen( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition which opened at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Dec. 20, 1988. This first comprehensive study in English devoted to Sienese painting to be published in four decades centers on the fifteenth century, a fascinating but frequently neglected period when Sienese artists confronted the innovations of Renaissance painting in Florence. Two introductory essays survey fifteenth-century Sienese painting, and individual entries examine 139 key works in exhaustive detail, presenting new insights into long-debated issues of interpretation and attribution, and often utilizing previously unpublished material. Most of the major paintings are reproduced in color and supplemented with illustrations of related comparative works
Gentile da Fabriano by Keith Christiansen( Book )

25 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Giambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770 by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo( Book )

17 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 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
Poussin and nature : arcadian visions by Pierre Rosenberg( Book )

23 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work of the great French painter Nicolas Poussin (15941665) is most often associated with classically inspired settings and figures depicting solemn scenes from mythology or the Bible. Yet he also created some of the most influential landscapes in Western art, endowing them with a poetic quality that has been admired by artists as different as Constable, Turner, and Ce;zanne. As the British critic William Hazlitt noted in 1844, 'This great and learned man might be said to see nature through the glass of time'. This beautiful catalogue presents the first in-depth examination of Poussin's landscapes. Featured here are more than 40 paintings, ranging from the artist's early Venetian-inspired pastorals to his grandly structured and austere works, designed as metaphors or allegories for the processes of nature. Also included are approximately 60 drawings and essays by internationally renowned scholars who examine the painter's visual, literary, and philosophical influences as well as his relationships with his patrons and his place in the art-historical canon."--Publisher description
From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca : Fra Carnevale and the making of a Renaissance master( Book )

16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 588 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
Giovanni Bellini and the art of devotion by Ronda Kasl( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Andrea Mantegna, Padua and Mantua by Keith Christiansen( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den italienske maler Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431-1506)
Antonello da Messina : Sicily's Renaissance master by Gioacchino Barbera( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 419 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
Italian painting by Keith Christiansen( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 397 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. --
A Caravaggio rediscovered, the Lute player by Keith Christiansen( Book )

18 editions published in 1990 in English and Italian and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 346 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 )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 281 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 277 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 )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 251 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
The hidden lives of works of art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 245 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'
The genius of Andrea Mantegna by Keith Christiansen( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few artists have managed to imprint their personality so indelibly on posterity as Andrea Mantegna (c. 1430-1506). 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 a great painter. Together with Donatello, he was the defining genius of the 15th 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 Renaissance
How to promote literacy with "read-alongs" using smart board and smart notebook by Keith Christiansen( Visual )

in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video will help you to use the SMART Board and SMART Notebook software for class read-alongs and notes
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi
The Renaissance portrait : from Donatello to BelliniFrom Van Eyck to Bruegel : early Netherlandish painting in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtGiambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770Poussin and nature : arcadian visionsFrom Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca : Fra Carnevale and the making of a Renaissance masterGiovanni Bellini and the art of devotionAndrea Mantegna, Padua and MantuaAntonello 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 (261)

Italian (9)

German (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)