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Bomford, David

Works: 122 works in 398 publications in 4 languages and 7,265 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Catalogs  Art  Juvenile works  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator
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Most widely held works about David Bomford
Most widely held works by David Bomford
Impressionism by David Bomford( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third catalogue in a series of exhibitions entitled: Art in the making, organized by the National Gallery - Exhibition dates: 28 Nov. 1990 to 21 April 1991
Underdrawings in Renaissance paintings by London. National Gallery( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preliminary drawings beneath the surface layers of a painting can often be made visible by a technique called infra-red reflectography. The fascinating revelations of such underdrawings are always a source of important material for art history, leading to deductions about attribution, style, changes in composition, and workshop practices. This accessible book presents the results of pioneering research on the underdrawings of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century paintings by conservation, scientific, and curatorial staff at the National Gallery in London
Rembrandt by Rembrandt( Book )

21 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art in the Making: Rembrandt was first published in 1988. Publication of this new edition marks the 400th anniversary of the artist's birth in 1606. The book takes account of significant developments in Rembrandt scholarship over the last 20 years, and addresses problems of attribution that were hardly touched on in the original edition. All the works originally catalogued are included here, although some have been reassessed, and new entries have been added for paintings once attributed to Rembrandt but now considered to be by other hands. What remains the same is the scrupulous examination of every work that forms the basis for the descriptions of technique and arguments for attribution." "Introductory essays cover the artist's studio and working methods, the training of painters in seventeenth-century Holland, and Rembrandt's materials and technique. The essays are followed by catalogue entries on 21 paintings firmly attributed to Rembrandt, and six now assigned to followers. A comprehensive bibliography provides a rich source of information about the practice of oil painting, not only for Rembrandt but for seventeenth-century Dutch painting in general. Tables conveniently summarise the results of analysis of the ground layers and paint medium of the National Gallery's Rembrandts."--Jacket
Italian painting before 1400 : National Gallery, London, 29 November 1989-28 February 1990 by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmed in Siena and at the National Gallery, London, this video examines the methods and techniques of Tuscan panel paintings of the Trecento" [cover note]
Seurat and the Bathers by John Leighton( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Seurat and The Bathers the authors discuss the various choices Seurat made with regard to subject, format and technique in preparing this monumental painting. They relate Seurat's working methods - the preparatory oil sketches and drawings - and the painting's physical nature - colour, brushwork and surface - to his academic training, his study of optical theory, the development of his distinctive drawing style, and his early interest in plein-air oil sketching and impressionism. Stylistically, Seurat responded to the French tradition of monumental figure painting and also to contemporary artists, both Salon painters and Impressionists, arriving at a paradoxical but subtle new synthesis. Finally the authors consider the subject matter of the Bathers in relation to other nineteenth-century representations of middle- and working-class life and leisure activities in the Parisian suburbs, particularly at Asnieres
Conservation of paintings by David Bomford( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Pocket Guide sets out in straightforward terms the processes by which paintings are looked after and examined; it discusses the material nature of paintings and the ways that they have changed both naturally and at the hands of previous restorers and describes the main types of conservation treatment carried out on panel and canvas paintings, and some of the problems involved in cleaning and restoration. A series of case studies of major works from the National Gallery vividly illustrates the complex and varied issues which confront the conservator."--BOOK JACKET
Rembrandt by David Bomford( Book )

20 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first of a series of exhibitions ... which aim to present to a non-specialist public the results of technical research undertaken by the National Gallery's Conservation and Scientific Departments ... based on evidence obtained from X-rays, infra-red photographs and the analysis of paint samples by a wide range of modern scientific methods ... the core of the present Catalogue entries is the technical descriptions, which cover the material bases of Rembrandt's paintings"--Introduction
Colour by David Bomford( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how coloured pigments are combined with a medium to form a paint layer, and how this affects our perception of the appearance of colour. It not only describes the materials of colour but also explains colour theories and examines writings about colour, including painters' treatises
Unfinished : thoughts left visible by Kelly Baum( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unprecedented book explores the evolving concept of unfinishedness as essential to understanding art movements from the Renaissance to the present. Unfinished presents more than 170 works, created in a variety of media, by artists ranging from Leonardo, Titian, Rembrandt, Turner, and Cézanne to Picasso, Warhol, Twombly, Freud, Richter, and Nauman. What unites these works, across centuries and media, is that each one displays some aspect of being unfinished. Essays and case studies by major contemporary scholars address this key concept from the perspective of both the creator and the viewer, probing the impact that this long artistic trajectory-which can be traced back to the first century-has had on modern and contemporary art. The book explores the degrees to which instances of incompleteness were accidental or intentional, experimental or conceptual. Also included are illuminating interviews with contemporary artists, including Tuymans, Celmins, and Marden, and parallel considerations of the unfinished in literature and film. The result is a multidisciplinary approach and thought-provoking analysis that provide valuable insight into the making, meaning, and critical reception of the unfinished in art"--Distributor's website
Degas by David Bomford( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art in the Making: Degas presents an overview of Degas's working practices and techniques, in the context of his life and artistic milieu. A biographical sketch provides an account of the artist's family, his travels and his associates, and considers his place in the Impressionist movement. This is followed by an extensive summary of Degas's working methods and materials, showing how interdependent they were, and drawing on technical studies and documentary evidence. Sections are devoted to drawing, oil painting, pastels, printmaking, sculpture and framing, highlighting Degas's use of unconventional and mixed media." "The essays are followed by full catalogue entries on fourteen of Degas's paintings and sketches, eleven of them in the Gallery's permanent collection."--Jacket
Issues in the conservation of paintings( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume will be of interest to teachers and students of conservation and art history, as well as to practicing conservators and museum curators, professionals in related disciplines, and others interested in art history and paintings conservation."--Jacket
Venice through Canaletto's eyes by David Bomford( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a spectacular group of masterpieces in the National Gallery Collection, which spans the artist's working life, and clusters of works relating to them, this book explores Canaletto's painting technique - the shorthand he developed for architectural detail and for figures, the way the skies and water are painted - and the larger question of his treatment of the topography of his native city."--Jacket
Art in the making : Degas by Edgar Degas( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of art history's most admired artists, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) challenged contemporary conventions with his intriguing working methods. This generously illustrated study is the latest title in the National Gallery's series Art in the Making. Drawing on both technical studies and documentary evidence, it takes a fascinating look at Degas's techniques in the context of his life and artistic milieu as well as his place in the Impressionist movement. The book includes a vivid biographical sketch, an essay on Degas's working methods and materials, a discussion of his reputation in Britain, and catalogue entries on 14 works owned by or on loan to the National Gallery
The forest fire by Piero Di Cosimo by Catherine Whistler( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfinished paintings : narratives of the non finito by David Bomford( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfinished paintings can be seen in many of the world's great collections, including that of the National Gallery of Scotland: they fascinate the viewer and raise intriguing questions. What circumstances left them incomplete? What do they tell us about the ways that painters worked? How do we define 'finish', and when did an artist consider a work to be finished? These and other questions will be considered by David Bomford, in an exploration of the non-finito from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The Watson Gordon Lecture Series: The Watson Gordon Lectures, established in 2006, typify the long-standing collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the National Galleries of Scotland. Each lecture is by a leading scholar and reveals new research on a focused topic. The lectures are delivered and published annually, and now number eight titles in the series --
Art in the making : Italian painting before 1400 : [exhibition catalogue] by David Bomford( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in the making : Impressionism by David Bomford( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venice through Canaletto's eyes( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This absorbing video, filmed on location in the city and directly from the paintings, explores how Canaletto produced his archetypal views of Venice. It takes the viewer on a trip along the Grand Canal from S. Simeone Picccolo to Piazza San Marco, looking at Venice through Caanaletto's eyes
La pintura italiana hasta 1400 : materiales, métodos y procedimientos de arte( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in the making : Rembrandt ; [exhibition, the National Gallery London, 12 October 1988-17 January 1989] by David Bomford( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Underdrawings in Renaissance paintingsRembrandtItalian painting before 1400 : National Gallery, London, 29 November 1989-28 February 1990Seurat and the BathersConservation of paintingsColourDegasIssues in the conservation of paintings
Alternative Names
Bomford, E. David

ボンフォード, デイヴィッド

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