Hidden Treasures Revealed
Impressionist Masterpieces and Other Important French Paintings Preserved by the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Hardcover ISBN: 0810934329
Shows and describes French paintings that were taken from Germany to Russia at the end of World War II and have not been exhibited since
Hardcover ISBN: 0876331282
In 1993 Gabriel Orozco removed a lengthwise section of a Citroen DS and reconnected the two sides, making the car's fleet form look lighter yet. Orozco continues his experimentations with perceptions of gravity and weight in Photogravity, his latest installation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Here, photographs of pre-Columbian sculptures from the museum's Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, mounted and backed by stands, share gallery space with photographs of Orozco's own pieces. Orozco homogenizes and juxtaposes photography and sculpture - each endowed with properties of the other - and in doing so creates unexpected visual relationships and invites dialogue between the two mediums. Published on the occasion of the exhibition in Philadelphia, this book also presents the visually unexpected, creating a colorful combination of writings and collages from the artist's notebooks, his photographs and sculptures, and the Arensbergs' pre-Columbian works.
Leonardo Da Vinci and the Splendor of Poland
A History of Collecting and Patronage
Hardcover ISBN: 0300097409
This book presents an array of Western European and Polish paintings from Poland's most important national and private museums. A testimony to the remarkable history of collecting and patronage in Poland, the book showcases Leonardo da Vinci's magnificent Lady with an Ermine (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani), but also includes important works by Hans Memling, Jusepe de Ribera, Bernardo Bellotto, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-LeBrun, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, and others.
Treasures of the Smithsonian
Hardcover ISBN: 0895990121
A look at the diverse collections of the Smithsonian Institution and its associated museums documents its great treasures from the fields of art, science, technology, history, crafts, natural history, and culture
The Still-Life Paintings
Hardcover ISBN: 0810943913
A companion volume to a landmark exhibition presents the still-life paintings of the great Impressionist master Edouard Manet, including a wide variety of oil paintings, watercolors, and prints, as well as an essay by Henri Loyrette, director of the MusTe d'Orsay, on the artist and his work.
Paperback ISBN: 0642541221
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) considered his drawing to be a very intimate means of expression - the "purest" and "most direct." His method of execution varied from charcoal, pencil, crayon, etcher's burin, lithographic tusche, to paper cut. Frequently his composition was of the female form. This small book reproduces drawings from late in the artist's career, when he created series of drawings in the great French tradition of the artist's book (livre de peintre), where original prints are combined with carefully selected texts. Included are illustrations from Jazz and other works.