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Gordon, Dillian

Overview
Works: 105 works in 282 publications in 1 language and 5,187 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Illustrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dillian Gordon
Giotto to Dürer : early Renaissance painting in the National Gallery by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a survey of European painting between 1260 and 1510, in both northern and southern Europe, based largely on the National Gallery collection ... some 70 of the finest and best known paintings in the Gallery are examined in detail"--Cover
Pisanello : painter to the renaissance court by Luke Syson( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pisanello (c.1394-1455) was the most celebrated artist of the early Italian Renaissance. A painter in fresco and on panel, a prolific and innovative draughtsman prized especially for minutely observed studies of animals and birds, he also became the first modern specialist of the portrait medal. Inspired equally by Arthurian romance, Gothic manuscript illuminations, classical antiquity and contemporary court fashions, his work provides a vivid record of the interests and ideals of his patrons, notably the Gonzaga, Este and Visconti rulers of northern Italian city states. To a modern viewer, Pisanello reveals an enchanted world, at once elegant, imaginative and intensely naturalistic." "Yet with the loss of most of his paintings, and the dispersion in specialised museum collections of his drawings and medals, the artist's fame has been eclipsed. This is the first comprehensive book in English for almost a century to present a full survey of his life and work. Taking as their starting point an analysis in depth of his two exquisite panel pictures in the National Gallery, London - The Vision of Saint Eustace and The Virgin and Child with Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint George - the authors give a detailed account of Pisanello's imagery, his techniques and working methods, of his probable teachers and influences, his collaborators and followers. But the book is not confined to artistic matters alone. By firmly situating Pisanello within the fascinating political and intellectual life of the fifteenth-century Italian courts, it also illuminates a defining moment in European culture: when chivalric values were reconciled with humanist learning, Christian piety with Ciceronian eloquence, the arts of war with the art of living worthily - and a contemporary visual artist, Pisanello himself, first received the plaudits of poets and scholars."--Jacket
The fifteenth century Italian paintings by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ... illustrated catalogue deals with artists the bulk of whose work falls within the firt half of the fifteenth century, around 1400-1460, predominantly in Tuscany ... All the paintings are reproduced full-page, in colour, together with many details, comparative illustrations and reconstructions"--Cover
The Italian paintings before 1400 by National Gallery (Londres)( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Gallery houses one of the most important collections of early Italian paintings outside Italy, including works by Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto and the di Cione brothers. Since these were last catalogued there have been four new acquisitions, while reexamination of the collection has revealed, through infrared reflectography, the significance of underdrawings in early Italian paintings, together with other new information about technique. In reviewing and in some cases reattributing the works catalogued here, the author takes account of the substantial body of new research published over the last twenty years
The Wilton Diptych by Dillian Gordon( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early Italian schools : before 1400 by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

18 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degas, images of women by Edgar Degas( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The regal image of Richard II and the Wilton Diptych by Dillian Gordon( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a collection of selected essays discussing the Wilton Diptych, a work of art with intrinsic beauty and with an evident personal link with Richard II - a king who was ever conscious of the regal image and his God-given monarchical status. The Wilton Diptych, in the National Gallery in London, has always been the focus of attention, not only because of its intrinsic beauty as a work of art but also because its evident personal link with Richard II - a king who was ever conscious of the regal image and his God-given monarchical status. Following the important exhibition at the National Gallery in 1992, after the cleaning of the panels, a symposium was held on all aspects of the painting itself, and on the history and arts of Richard II's time. The present volume offers the paper given on that occasion, as well as some additional contributions. The essays included in this book cover many fields. Richard II's ideas of kingship are considered by Niguel Saul; his major architectural achievement, the rebuilding of Westminster Hall, is presented by Christopher Wilson, while its sculptural embellishments, the statues of English kings, are examined, together with Richard's tomb, by Phillip Lindley. Kay Staniland asks whether the King's clothing was extravagant and Marian Campbell describes the jewellery and metalwork known to have been in his possession. Shelagh Mitchell brings out Richard II's profound devotion to the cult of saints. Celia Fisher looks at the meaning of the flowers depicted in the field of Paradise in which the Virgin and Angels are set, and the individual plants on which the White Hart is couched, and Lucy Sandler compares devotional images in contemporary manuscripts. Ashok Roy comments on the technique of the Diptych. Lisa Monnas brings examples of textiles which closely match those in which the figures in the Diptych are apparelled. Nigel Morgan assesses the 'signi fication' of the banner, and Maurice Keen considers the painting as a possible crusading icon
The Wilton diptych by Dillian Gordon( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wilton Diptych is one of England's greatest surviving medieval treasures, now in the collection of the National Gallery, London. This beautiful and enigmatic painting depicts King Richard II being presented to the Virgin Mary and Christ by John the Baptist and two English kings, revered as saints. The brilliant colour and lavish use of gold give it the appearance of a luxury object, yet its primary function was religious, as a portable diptych for the king's private devotions. The authors present a fascinating account of the iconography, historical context and style of this unique and precious object, together with a detailed explanation of the materials and techniques used to make it. They also discuss the likely identity of the artist, and the possible evidence that this picture was known to and referenced by William Shakespeare in his play Richard II. New photography, including exquisite details, gives unprecedented access to this remarkable painting, while the latest infrared imaging reveals hidden underdrawings
100 Great paintings, Duccio to Picasso : European paintings from the 14th to the 20th Century by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

14 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British paintings by National Gallery (Gran Bretagna)( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian schools before 1400 by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making & meaning : the Wilton Diptych by Dillian Gordon( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 great paintings, Duccio to Picasso : European paintings from the 14th to the 20th century by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Gallery lends paintings of the warm south by foreign painters in Italy in the seventeenth century : an exhibition organised in conjunction with the Arts Council of Great Britain : booklet by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Degas, Hélène Rouart in her father's study : the National Gallery, London, 11 April-10 June 1984 by Dillian Gordon( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifteenth century Italian paintings by Dillian Gordon( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 great paintings : Duccio to Picasso : European paintings from the 14th to the 20th century by Dillian Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second sight : Rubens, the watering place : Gainsborough, the watering place : a National Gallery exhibition 18 February-20 April 1981 by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Giotto to Dürer : early Renaissance painting in the National Gallery
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Pisanello : painter to the renaissance courtThe fifteenth century Italian paintingsThe Italian paintings before 1400The regal image of Richard II and the Wilton DiptychThe fifteenth century Italian paintings
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English (167)