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Masterworks Of European Painting In The Museum Of Fine Arts Houston

Author : Edgar Peters Bowron
ISBN : 0691004609
Genre : Art
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Published to coincide with the opening of the Audrey Jones Beck building in March of 2000, this lavishly illustrated catalogue--the first single volume dedicated to this extraordinary collection--features one hundred of the most important European paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The works, which range in date from the early Renaissance to the beginning of the twentieth century, are all handsomely featured as full-page color plates. The accompanying text is highly accessible, providing interesting insights into the artists' lives and explaining--in general terms--the stylistic evolution of the history of European painting. Furthermore, important new research on unpublished works has been incorporated into the entries. The European painting collection of the Museum of Fine Arts has grown tremendously over the past fifty years through the generosity of major donors and patrons. The 1944 bequest by Edith A. and Percy S. Straus forms the foundation of the permanent collection, including works by such well-known Italian and Northern Renaissance artists as Fra Angelico, Rogier van der Weyden, and Hans Memling. The next milestone was the acquisition of the Robert Lee Blaffer Memorial Collection, which comprises splendid pictures spanning many centuries, such as major works by Giovanni di Paolo, Frans Hals, Canaletto, Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas. Purchases and gifts, including substantial donations from Samuel H. Kress and the Kress Foundation from the 1930s through the 1960s, further strengthened the holdings of Renaissance and Baroque pictures with exceptional works such as Sebastiano del Piombo's Portrait of Anton Francesco degli Albizzi and Orazio Gentileschi's Portrait of a Young Woman as a Sibyl. The renowned John A. and Audrey Jones Beck Collection includes a significant number of important Impressionist and modern paintings, represented herein with works by Edouard Manet, Gustave Caillebotte, Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Signac, Georges Braque, and Vassily Kandinsky. Represented as well are some of the museum's most important recent acquisitions, such as Still Life with Golden Bream, a stunning canvas by Francisco de Goya, and Still Life of Flowers and Fruit, a ravishing work by Jan van Huysum. With beautiful reproductions and informative commentary, Masterworks of European Painting will be of great appeal to art lovers and scholars alike.

Masterworks Of European Painting In The California Palace Of The Legion Of Honor

Author : Steven A. Nash
ISBN : 1555951821
Genre : Art
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This beautiful volume presents colorplates and essays covering 100 masterpieces of European art from one of America's finest collections, housed in the California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

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Author : Jan Glier Reeder
ISBN : 9781588393623
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 5-Aug. 15, 2010, and at the Brooklyn Museum, May 7-Aug. 1, 2010.

The Val A Browning Memorial Collection Of 500 Years Of European Masterworks

Author : Utah Museum of Fine Arts
ISBN : OCLC:213858794
Genre : Art, European
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The Masterworks Of Edvard Munch

Author : Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : UOM:39015017083570
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Masterworks From The Mus E Des Beaux Arts Lille

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ISBN : 9780870996498
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Art In Europe

Author : Victoria Charles
ISBN : 9781783104666
Genre : Art
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The European continent gathers together, without a doubt, the most famous works of art, evidence of the history of Western art. The cultural capitals and their emblematic museums contain paintings, sculptures, or rather works of art, devised by the great artists, representative of European culture. From Madrid to London, passing through Prague, the major works of the old continent are presented here. Thanks to detailed information about the museums and their collections, you, too, can explore and discover Europe’s fascinating cultural heritage.

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