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Salomon, Xavier F. 1979-

Works: 192 works in 366 publications in 5 languages and 3,611 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Translator, Other, Collector, wpr, wst, Author of introduction, Curator, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: ND623.V5, 759.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Xavier F Salomon
Andrea del Sarto : the Renaissance workshop in action by Julian Brooks( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great Renaissance artist Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530) rivals Leonardo da Vinci as one of history's most accomplished draftsmen. Moving beyond the graceful elegance of his contemporaries, such as Raphael and Fra Bartolommeo, he brought unprecedented realism to his drawings through the rough and rustic use of chalk in his powerfully rendered life and compositional studies. With an immediacy few other Renaissance artists possess, del Sarto's work has proven to be inspirational and compelling to later audiences, with admirers such as Degas and Redon. This lavishly illustrated book reveals del Sarto's dazzling inventiveness and creative process, presenting fifty core drawings on paper together with a handful of paintings. The first publication to look to del Sarto's working practice through a close examination of his art from across all the world's major collections, this volume analyzes new studies of his panel underdrawings as well. The depth and breadth of its research make this book an important contribution to the study of del Sarto and Florentine Renaissance workshop practice."--Publisher's description
Veronese by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paolo Veronese (1528-1588) was one of the great Venetian artists of the Renaissance, whose works were admired for their rich colours and mastery of theatrical narrative. His paintings ranged from decorative fresco schemes and portraits to allegorical, biblical and historical subjects, produced for an aristocratic international audience. This definitive reappraisal of the artist also provides a fascinating account of painting and patronage in 16th-century Venice. Xavier F. Salomon traces Veronese's career from its beginnings in Verona, where he developed an art shaped by the rediscovery of antiquity, to Venice, where he established a successful workshop. Salomon's discussion of Veronese's entire output, including his monumental banquet scenes, illuminates the original function of every work, many of them designed for specific locations. Generous illustrations, including numerous details, reveal the distinctive tactile qualities of Veronese's technique and the beauty of his palette, whether rendering rich textiles, precious metals or female complexions. This splendid book makes a significant contribution to scholarship in the field of 16th-century Venetian painting"--Jacket
Van Dyck : the anatomy of portraiture by Stijn Alsteens( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark volume is a comprehensive survey of the portrait drawings, paintings, and prints of Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), one of the most celebrated portraitists of all time. His supremely elegant style and ability to convey a sense of a sitter's inner life made him a favored portraitist among high-ranking figures and royalty across Europe, as well as among his fellow artists and art enthusiasts. Showcasing the full range of Van Dyck's fascinating international career with more than 100 works, this catalogue celebrates the artist{OCLCbr#19}s versatility, inventiveness, and influential approach to portraiture. Works include preparatory drawings and oil sketches that shed light on Van Dyck's working process, prints that allowed his work to reach a wider audience, and grand painted portraits. Some of the masterpieces are drawn from the exceptional holdings of The Frick Collection, while other works are presented here for the first time. Also included are drawings by some of Van Dyck's contemporaries - including his teacher Peter Paul Rubens - that illuminate the lineage of his working method. With insightful contributions by a team of international scholars, this unparalleled study of Van Dyck offers a compelling case for the distinctiveness and importance of the artist's work
Salvator Rosa by Helen Langdon( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue draws on recent scholarship and adopts a thematic approach that will deepen our understanding of the different genres of painting to which Rosa made so fundamental a contribution. It aims to reveal afresh both the variety and quality of his art, and to set it within a seventeenth-century context. The detailed catalogue entries, and introductions to each theme, are preceded by a critical biography of Salvator Rosa (Helen Langdon), a discussion of the way Rosa saw the potential of seventeenth-century art exhibitions and used them to promote his art (Xavier F. Salomon) and an exploration of the relationship of his paintings to the world of theatre and music and to the literary culture of the academics (Caterina Volpi) --Book Jacket
Murillo : the self-portraits by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautiful publication accompanies an exhibition that brings together the only two known self-portraits by Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), one of the finest painters of the Spanish Golden Age. Painted almost twenty years apart, these two remarkable paintings are often overshadowed by Murillo's more famous religious paintings and genre scenes. This book investigates the two self-portraits side by side, highlighting similarities and differences. While the earlier portrait reflects Murillo's admiration of antiquity and imitation of classical models, the later one shows a confident, mature artist who was at that time the leading painter in Seville. In addition, the book discusses recent technical analysis, offering a better understanding of how these self-portraits were painted, and provides a rare opportunity to compare how one of the most celebrated and influential European painters chose to represent himself at different stages of his exceptional career. Exhibition: The Frick Collection, New York, USA (30.10.2017-04.02.2018); The National Gallery, London, UK (28.02-21.05.2018)
Van Dyck in Sicily : 1624-1625, painting and the plague by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1624 the painter Anthony Van Dyck (1599 -1641) moved from Genoa to Palermo in Sicily. Soon after Van Dyck's arrival, plague struck Palermo and most of the population died. In the same year, the bones of Saint Rosalia were discovered in a cave on the Monte Pellegrino where she was said to have died as a hermit in the Middle Ages. This will be the first exhibition to focus on Van Dyck's work during this period. The exhibition takes Dulwich's own Portrait of Emanuele Filiberto as a starting point and expands into an examination of Van Dyck's activity in that year. It will also be the first time in the UK that Van Dyck's portrait of the Viceroy of Sicily from Dulwich's own collection will be seen next to the spectacular suit of armour worn by the viceroy in the portrait - still surviving in the Royal Armouries of Madrid
Bertoldo di Giovanni : the renaissance of sculpture in Medici Florence by Aimee Ng( Book )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1440-1491) was a student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a favourite of Lorenzo de' Medici "il Magnifico," his principal patron. Bertoldo was one of the first sculptors to create statuettes in bronze. With an overview of the artist's entire oeuvre--including The Frick Collection's Shield Bearer, the only Bertoldo sculpture outside of Europe--this major scholarly catalogue is the most substantial text on Bertoldo ever produced. Featured are contributions from renowned international scholars who bring into focus the sculptor's unique position at the heart of the artistic and political landscape in fifteenth-century Italy
Twombly and Poussin : Arcadian painters by Nicholas Cullinan( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Guido Cagnacci by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guido Cagnacci (1601-1663) was one of the most original and idiosyncratic painters in seventeenth-century Italy. Trained in Bologna and Rome, he led an extraordinary life, between Romagna, Venice and Vienna. This book examines Cagnacci's life and his eccentric work, from his early religious paintings to the later canvases showing ancient heroines and allegorical and biblical figures, often in defiantly sensual attitudes. This is the first book in English devoted to Cagnacci in almost 30 years and provides an overview of his astonishing artistic achievements. 0Exhibition: Frick Collection, NYC, USA (25.10.2016-22.01.2017)
Paolo Veronese : the Petrobelli altarpiece by Veronese( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holbein's Sir Thomas More by Hilary Mantel( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frick diptych series begins with the portrait of the humanist scholar Thomas More by the Renaissance painter Hans Holbein. This portrait of the "man for all seasons" is illuminated by Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon, who looks anew at both sitter and artist and their remarkable relationship, offering a thorough consideration of this much-praised likeness, its historical context, and its arrival at the Frick. The essay is paired with a piece by the historical novelist Hilary Mantel, whose contribution takes the form of a letter. The form is particularly apt-in some ways Holbein's career in England began with a letter, his letter of introduction from Erasmus, whom he had also painted
Goya and the Altamira family by Xavier F Salomon( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canova's George Washington by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and Italian and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canova was a prolific artist who received countless prestigious commissions--only one, however, from the United States. This was the commission from the North Carolina State House in Raleigh for a posthumous statue of George Washington. The fascinating story of Thomas Jefferson's role in urging the selection of Canova and determining key aspects of the statue, of the making and shipping of the statue to the United Sates, of its tragic destruction ten years later and its eventual replacement with the original plaster model, and later replacement with a marble reproduction by Romano Vio is a tale well told by Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at the Frick, together with Mario Guderzo, Director of the Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova, and Guido Beltramini, Director of the Palladio Museum in Vicenza
The agony and the ecstasy : Guido Reni's Saint Sebastians by Piero Boccardo( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a long time questions surrounding the many versions of paintings by Guido Reni have been the centre of a scholarly debate which still continues. Are these 'originals', 'copies', or workshop pieces created under Reni's supervision? The Saint Sebastians on display in this exhibition - the paintings at Dulwich and Genoa will appear alongside another four examples of the subject from the Pinacoteca Capitolina in Rome, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Museo de Arte de Ponce (Puerto Rico), and the Auckland Art Gallery (New Zealand) - should be seen, instead, under a different light. The authors present the scholarly views that have produced strikingly diverse conclusions, providing details about the provenance of the works, their condition, and the results of technical analysis to further help the direct comparison offered by this exhibition
Tiepolo in Milan : the lost frescoes of Palazzo Archinto by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto brings together preparatory drawings and paintings, as well as documentary photographs, to commemorate an extraordinary fresco cycle by the Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770). Painted for Palazzo Archinto in Milan, the frescoes were destroyed in a bombing during World War II. The catalogue accompanies an exhibition at The Frick Collection. In 1730-31, Tiepolo undertook his first significant project outside the Veneto, frescoes for five ceilings in Palazzo Archinto in Milan. The paintings were commissioned by Count Carlo Archinto (1670-1732), likely in honor of the marriage of his son, Filippo, to Giulia Borromeo. Tiepolo's mythological and allegorical scenes-Triumph of Arts and Sciences; Apollo and Phaeton; Perseus and Andromeda; Juno, Fortune, and Venus; and Nobility-were painted in some of the largest rooms of the palazzo. Unfortunately, the palazzo was bombed during World War II and its interior completely destroyed. Only a series of black-and-white photographs, taken between 1897 and the late 1930s, preserves the frescoes' appearance, but a number of preparatory drawings and paintings provide precious information, including three painted sketches (Triumph of Arts and Sciences, the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon; Apollo and Phaeton, Los Angeles County Museum; and Perseus and Andromeda, The Frick Collection). Three drawings from the British Museum in London, the Museo Civico in Trieste, and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum in Helsinki are the only related graphic works. These-along with other drawings and prints by Tiepolo and some books- have been reunited for the first time in order to bring to life these extraordinary works of art. On view at The Frick Collection from April 16 to July 14, 2019, the exhibition is curated by Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at the Frick, with Andrea Tomezzoli, Professor at
Veronese's allegories : virtue, love, and exploration in Renaissance Venice by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and Swedish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luigi Valadier by Alvar González-Palacios( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the many artists who flourished in Rome during the eighteenth century, the silversmith Luigi Valadier (1726-1785) was particularly admired by popes, royalty, and aristocrats across Europe. Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome, co-curated by Alvar González-Palacios and Xavier F. Salomon, will bring together more than sixty extradordinary works by the renowned silversmith in celebration of his unsurpassed technical expertise and avant-garde aesthetic
Rembrandt's Polish rider by Maira Kalman( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantic and enigmatic character of this picture has inspired many theories about its subject, meaning, history, and even its attribution to Rembrandt. Several portrait identifications have been proposed, including an ancestor of the Polish Oginski family, which owned the painting in the eighteenth century, and the Polish Socinian theologian Jonasz Szlichtyng. The rider's costume, his weapons, and the breed of his horse have also been claimed as Polish. 0But if The Polish Rider is a portrait, it certainly breaks with tradition. Equestrian portraits are not common in seventeenth-century Dutch art, and furthermore, in the traditional equestrian portrait the rider is fashionably dressed and his mount is spirited and well-bred. The painting may instead portray a character from history or literature, and many possibilities have been proposed. Candidates range from the Prodigal Son to Gysbrech van Amstel, a hero of Dutch medieval history, and from the Old Testament David to the Mongolian warrior Tamerlane. It is possible that Rembrandt intended simply to represent a foreign soldier, a theme popular in his time in European art, especially in prints. 0Nevertheless, Rembrandt's intentions in The Polish Rider seem clearly to transcend a simple expression of delight in the exotic. The painting has also been described as a latter-day Miles Christianus (Soldier of Christ), an apotheosis of the mounted soldiers who were still defending Eastern Europe against the Turks in the seventeenth century. Many have felt that the youthful rider faces unknown dangers in the strange and somber landscape, with its mountainous rocks crowned by a mysterious building, its dark water, and the distant flare of a fire
Lives of Veronese by Giorgio Vasari( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collected here for the first time, these fascinating early biographies, two of which have never been translated before, describe and celebrate the astonishingly fertile art of Paolo Veronese. Most of what we know about Veronese comes from these three writings, and the Life by Carlo Ridolfi broke new ground in its scope and ambition."-- back cover
Veronese in Murano : two Venetian Renaissance masterpieces restored by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frick Collection will present Veronese in Murano: Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored, a focused exhibition, organized by Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon, on two recently conserved and rarely seen paintings by the celebrated artist Paolo Veronese (1528-1588), Saint Jerome in the Wilderness and Saint Peter Visiting Saint Agatha in Prison. While the paintings are known to scholars, their remote location in a church in Murano, an island in the lagoon of Venice, has made them difficult to study. The exhibition will provide a unique opportunity for an international audience to discover these two masterpieces in New York
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Salvator Rosa
Paolo Veronese : the Petrobelli altarpieceThe agony and the ecstasy : Guido Reni's Saint Sebastians
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Xavier F. Salomon kunsthistoricus