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Salomon, Xavier F. 1979-

Works: 176 works in 310 publications in 5 languages and 3,043 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, wst, Contributor, wpr, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Curator
Classifications: ND623.V5, 759.5
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Most widely held works by Xavier F Salomon
Andrea del Sarto : the Renaissance workshop in action by Julian Brooks( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 436 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 369 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 )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 341 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 )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 242 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
Van Dyck in Sicily : 1624-1625, painting and the plague by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 169 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
Murillo : the self-portraits by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 157 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)
Twombly and Poussin : Arcadian painters by Nicholas Cullinan( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 101 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
Paolo Veronese : the Petrobelli altarpiece by Veronese( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The agony and the ecstasy : Guido Reni's Saint Sebastians by Piero Boccardo( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 81 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
Holbein's Sir Thomas More by Hilary Mantel( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 78 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
Veronese's allegories : virtue, love, and exploration in Renaissance Venice by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and Swedish and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goya and the Altamira family by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2018 in English and Italian and held by 70 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
Luigi Valadier by Alvar González-Palacios( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 58 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
Lives of Veronese by Giorgio Vasari( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of European painting from the Dulwich Picture Gallery by Xavier F Salomon( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paolo Véronèse : le retable Petrobelli by Veronese( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guido Reni : il tormento e l'estasi : i San Sebastiano a confronto by Guido Reni( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studi romani : in memoria di Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco e di Stefano Susinno( Book )

in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Salvator Rosa
Paolo Veronese : the Petrobelli altarpieceThe agony and the ecstasy : Guido Reni's Saint SebastiansPaolo Véronèse : le retable PetrobelliStudi romani : in memoria di Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco e di Stefano Susinno