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National Gallery of Art (États-Unis)

Works: 166 works in 170 publications in 2 languages and 300 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Essays  History  Art  Biography  Pictorial works 
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Most widely held works by National Gallery of Art (États-Unis)
Prayers and portraits : unfolding the Netherlandish diptych by John Oliver Hand( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The diptych format - comprising two panels hinged together so that they can be opened and closed like a book - was prevalent in Netherlandish art and depicted subjects ranging from secular portraiture to religious personages and stories. This illustrated book, the first ever devoted to the topic, examines approximately forty pairs of Netherlandish paintings from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Featuring magnificent works by Jan van Eyck, Hugo van der Goes, Hans Memling, and Rogier van der Weyden, among others, the book also covers a wide range of themes, including painting techniques, workshop practice, and the art market in the Netherlands of the time." "With discussions on each painting, Prayers and Portraits reunites a number of diptychs that have long been separated. Texts consider the works in relation to contemporary writings and religious practices in northern Europe as well as developments in art and history. They offer invaluable insights into the social status and aspirations of the sitters. They also incorporate new information based on extensive examinations, primary research, and a vast archive of original technical images. Many of these supporting images are reproduced here, including x-radiographs, infrared reflectogram assemblies, digital photographs, and cross sections of paint layers. A detailed appendix at the back of the book provides a complete record of the documentation and analysis of the paintings examined for this project." "This publication gives readers an opportunity to study these beautiful and intriguing works of art and enhances understanding and appreciation for the diptych format in the context of fifteenth-and sixteenth-century Netherlandish culture."--Jacket
French paintings of the fifteenth through the eighteenth century by National Gallery of Art (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated book, written by leading scholars and the result of years of research and technical analysis, catalogues nearly one hundred paintings, from works by Francois Clouet in the sixteenth century to paintings by Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun in the eighteenth. All these works are explored in detailed, readable entries that will appeal as much to the general art lover as to the specialist." --Book Jacket
Jan Lievens : a Dutch master rediscovered by Arthur K Wheelock( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jan Lievens (1607-1674) was one of the most fascinating and enigmatic Dutch artists of the 17th century. Daring and innovative as a painter, printmaker, and draftsman, he created powerful character studies, genre scenes, landscapes, formal portraits, and religious and allegorical images that were widely praised and valued during his lifetime. This beautiful book, the first overview of the full range of Lievens' career, features more than 50 paintings - many of them newly discovered in private collections - and more than 75 prints and drawings, providing a reassessment of his place in the history of art." "Lievens began his career in his native Leiden, where he worked closely with his compatriot Rembrandt, who admired and collected Lievens' works. Lievens then moved to London, Antwerp, and Amsterdam, and his peripatetic career and multitude of working styles, say the authors of this book, may explain why his reputation today is not as high as it should be. This book offers a necessary corrective, returning to Lievens the esteem he deserves."--Jacket
J.M.W. Turner by J. M. W Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying the largest ever touring exhibition of Turner's works in the USA, this book explores the artist's legacy and the importance of his ideas for succeeding generations of painters on both sides of the Atlantic
Foto : modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945 by Matthew S Witkovsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published to accompany an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, this book presents the creations of approximately one hundred individuals whose work redefined the very notion of art and embodies at times a dizzying freedom from traditional social roles. The book includes an introductory essay by Peter Demetz, as well as maps, biographies of the featured photographers, and a scholarly bibliography."--Jacket
Dada : Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris by Leah Dickerman( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dada includes many of the key figures in the history of modernism, such as Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Hannah Hoch, John Heartfield, Francis Picabla, Kurt Schwitters, and Sophie Taeuber, and introduces artists who are less well known. This book explores the variety of art-making practices that emerged between 1916 and 1924 in the movement's primary centers: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, and Paris. Six city essays by scholars of the movement; an illustrated chronology; more than forty artists' biographies; period photographs; and extensive plate sections document a provocative and influential artistic era." "This illustrated book accompanies Dada, the most comprehensive museum exhibition of Dada art ever mounted in the United States, on view in 2006 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition was on view at the Musee national d'art moderne-Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2005"--Jacket
American paintings of the eighteenth century by National Gallery of Art (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The energy and optimism of the new nation are abundantly apparent in this catalogue. It features some of the icons of American art, such as John Singleton Copley's The Copley Family and Gilbert Stuart's portraits of the first five presidents. Numerous paintings, including Benjamin West's Colonel Guy Johnson and Karonghyontye (Captain David Hill), are discussed from a new perspective, the result of information culled from letters, wills, and other previously unpublished documents. The author offers new interpretations of some works, among them Charles Willson Peale's portrait of the Baltimore couple Benjamin and Eleanor Ridgely Laming. The volume is richly illustrated, with carefully selected comparative illustrations."--BOOK JACKET
Gauguin : maker of myth by Paul Gauguin( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a compilation of the French painter's work, along with commentaries about important themes, his life, and the use of storytelling in his work
Venice : Canaletto and his rivals by Charles Beddington( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

View-painting in eighteenth-century Venice began with the emergence of Luca Carlevarijs and ended with the death of Francesco Guardi in 1793, followed by Napoleon's invasion and the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797. In between, a constellation of remarkable painters captured the city in dazzling pictures which are among the greatest achievements in eighteenth-century art. Canaletto may be the artist popularly associated with Venice, but he had many rivals who competed for commissions, often from foreigners whose patronage was to determine the later course of Venetian view-painting. All the major figures are represented here - Bellotto, Carlevarijs, Guardi, Joli, Marieschi and Vanvitelli - together with fascinating contemporaries such as Cimaroli and Tironi. Exhibition: National Gallery, London (13.10.2010-16.1.2011) ; National Gallery of Art, Washington (20.2-30.5.2011)
Picasso and truth : from cubism to Guernica by T. J Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso and Truth offers a breathtaking and original new look at the most significant artist of the modern era. From Pablo Picasso's early The Blue Room to the later Guernica, eminent art historian T.J. Clark offers a striking reassessment of the artist's paintings from the 1920s and 1930s. Why was the space of a room so basic to Picasso's worldview? And what happened to his art when he began to feel that room-space become too confined--too little exposed to the catastrophes of the twentieth century? Clark explores the role of space and the interior, and the battle between intimacy and monstrosity, in Picasso's art. Based on the A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts delivered at the National Gallery of Art, this lavishly illustrated volume remedies the biographical and idolatrous tendencies of most studies on Picasso, reasserting the structure and substance of the artist's work. With compelling insight, Clark focuses on three central works--the large-scale Guitar and Mandolin on a Table (1924), The Three Dancers (1925), and The Painter and His Model (1927)--and explores Picasso's answer to Nietzsche's belief that the age-old commitment to truth was imploding in modern European culture. Masterful in its historical contextualization, Picasso and Truth rescues Picasso from the celebrity culture that trivializes his accomplishments and returns us to the tragic vision of his art--humane and appalling, naïve and difficult, in mourning for a lost nineteenth century, yet utterly exposed to the hell of Europe between the wars
European sculpture of the nineteenth century by National Gallery of Art (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance to revolution : French drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800 by National Gallery of Art (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chefs-d'oeuvre de la peinture impressionniste et post-impressioniste, National Gallery Washington by National Gallery of Art (États-Unis)( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-Raphaelites : Victorian art and design by T. J Barringer( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood shook the mid-19th-century art world. Effectively Britain's first modern art movement, the Brotherhood combined rebellion and revivalism, scientific precision, and imaginative grandeur. Today, the works of the Pre-Raphaelites are among the best known of all English paintings, and yet they have often been dismissed or misunderstood as Victoriana or escapism. This fascinating book convincingly corrects that view, examining works in a wide variety of media and demonstrating the broad scope of the movement's revolutionary ideas about art, design, and society. Led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, and John Everett Millais, the Pre-Raphaelites' unflinchingly radical style, inspired by the purity of early Renaissance painting, defied convention, provoked critics, and entranced audiences. Many of their most famous paintings are featured, including Millais's Ophelia and Ford Madox Brown's The Last of England. This book also includes sculpture, photography, and the applied arts, the last of which shows the important role the Brotherhood played in the early development of the Arts and Crafts movement and the socialist ideas of the poet, designer, and theorist William Morris."--Publisher's website
Picasso's drawings, 1890-1921 : reinventing tradition by Susan Grace Galassi( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is acknowledged as one of the greatest draftsmen of the 20th century. "Picasso's Drawings, 1890-1921" follows the dazzling development of his drawing practice from the precocious academic exercises of his youth to his renewal of classicism in his virtuoso output of the early 1920s. A selection of more than seventy works on paper, with extended entries, highlights his stylistic experiments and techniques during this roughly thirty-year period, which begins and ends in a classical mode and encompasses his most radical innovations
Roy Lichtenstein : a retrospective by James Rondeau( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most iconic works of Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) are widely known, reproduced, copied, and even parodied. However, the true diversity and complexity of his oeuvre is little understood, and the full scope of his career is largely absent from the existing literature. Presenting over 130 paintings and sculptures, as well as over thirty seldom- or never-before-seen drawings and collages, this book examines all periods in Lichtenstein's career, going well beyond his brushstrokes and the classic Pop romance and war cartoon paintings that made him famous. Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective features exciting new scholarship by an international team of distinguished curators, critics, and art historians. Essays by Yve-Alain Bois, Chrissie Iles, and Stephen Little, among others, give special consideration to Lichtenstein's historical influences, from Picasso and Cubism through Surrealism, Futurism, and British Pop. Contributions by James Rondeau and Sheena Wagstaff evaluate the artist's abstract work and late nudes. Complemented by photographs of the artist and his seminal exhibitions, the essays examine the various styles and subjects featured in paintings created throughout his lifetime. The inclusion of a complete chronology of Lichtenstein's life and work--compiled by Clare Bell of the Lichtenstein Foundation--makes this retrospective the most authoritative publication on the artist since his death in 1997"--
Pleasure and piety : the art of Joachim Wtewael by Joachim Wtewael( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial Augsburg : Renaissance prints and drawings, 1475-1540 by Gregory Jecmen( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a storied past and a strong imperial presence, Augsburg enjoyed a golden age in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century--fostering artists such as Hans Burgkmair, Erhard Ratdolt, Daniel Hopfer, Jörg Breu, and Hans Weiditz. Operating in the liminal space between the Habsburg court and the city's own market, they flourished there from about 1475, as the effects of the Italian Renaissance were first being felt, through the social, political, and religious upheavals of the Reformation, which took hold in 1537 following twenty years of struggle. Focusing on the drawings, prints, and illustrated books they created as well as the innovative printing techniques they used, this volume ... serves as an introduction to Augsburg, its artists and its cultural history, during this period. Encompassing imperial propaganda, humanist subjects, and devotional works addressing a variety of religious concerns, this body of work ... also celebrates artistic virtuosity and invention"--Jacket, page 2
The Pre-Raphaelite lens : British photography and painting, 1848-1875 by Diane Waggoner( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As photography steadily gained a foothold in the 1840s, a group of British painters calling themselves the Pre-Raphaelites came of age. Answering John Ruskin's call to study nature, 'rejecting nothing, selecting nothing, and scorning nothing,' these young painters were also spurred on by the possibilities of the new medium (introduced in 1839), particularly its ability to capture every nuance, every detail... This volume explores the rich dialogue between photography and painting through the themes of landscape, portraiture, literary and historical narratives and modern-life subjects. These artists - from photographers Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, Henry Peach Robinson and Oscar Gustave Rejlander, to such painters as John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John William Inchbold - not only had much in common, but also upended traditional approaches to making pictures."--Publisher's description
Tilman Riemenschneider : master sculptor of the late Middle Ages by Tilman Riemenschneider( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sculpture of Tilman Riemenschneider stands solidly anchored in the late Gothic tradition, while it also reflects emerging humanist concerns. Riemenschneider, who was active in Wurzburg from around 1483 until 1531, was one of the first sculptors to abandon polychromy on occasion, making a conscious aesthetic decision to leave visible his favored material, limewood. His sculpture strikes a rare balance between formal elegance and expressive strength, and it is among the most appealing work of the late Middle Ages." "The approximately fifty works documented in this handsome volume offer a fresh look at this great master. The book presents a broad survey of Riemenschneider's oeuvre, including representative work from all periods of his career. Contributors explore the sources for his art, his social milieu and the organization of his workshop, the critical reception of his work, his polychrome and monochrome sculpture."--Jacket
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French paintings of the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuryJan Lievens : a Dutch master rediscoveredJ.M.W. TurnerFoto : modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945Dada : Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, ParisAmerican paintings of the eighteenth centuryGauguin : maker of mythVenice : Canaletto and his rivals