Masterpieces From The National Gallery
By (author) Erika Langmuir
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Masterpieces From The National Gallery by Erika Langmuir
Book DescriptionThis handsomely designed and illustrated book presents thirty-six masterpieces from the National Gallery's remarkable and unparalleled collection, introducing major artists through their most renowned works. Each of the featured paintings----which together outline the main innovations in art history----is discussed in fascinating detail. Among those included are Van Eyck's Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife, Piero della Francesca's The Baptism of Christ, Botticelli's Venus and Mars, Leonardo da Vinci's The Virgin of the Rocks, Durer's Saint Jerome, Michelangelo's The Entombment, Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne, Bronzino's An Allegory with Venus and Cupid, Caravaggio's The Supper at Emmaus, Rembrandt's Belshazzar's Feast, Poussin's A Bacchanalian Revel before a Term of Pan, Velazquez's 'The Rokeby Venus', Vermeer's A Young Woman Standing at a Virginal, Turner's The Fighting Temeraire, Ingres' Madame Moitessier, Monet's Bathers at La Grenouillere, Degas' Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando, Cezanne's Self Portrait, Seurat's Bathers at Asnieres, and Van Gogh's Sunflowers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857093735
(215mm x 185mm x 7mm)
Imprint: National Gallery Company Ltd
Publisher: National Gallery Company Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Erika Langmuir
Closer Look, Paperback (November 2010)
Examines the special fascination of still life, and what distinguishes it from other categories of painting. The author discusses its evolution from the trompe l'oeil wall paintings of antiquity, through its revival in the age of Caravaggio and Velazquez, and again in the works of Cezanne and Picasso.
Closer Look: Allegory, Paperback (May 2010)
When we say that 'Love is blind' or 'Time flies' - making concepts sound like living beings - we are using the language of allegory. Painters have long relied on allegory to create 'message pictures'. This guide helps readers understand the language of allegory within Western painting - be it from the National Gallery or from other collections.
Closer Look: Angels, Paperback (May 2010)» View all books by Erika Langmuir
Angels are an integral part of Christian art, performing a multitude of roles. Massed together they may form a heavenly choir, glorifying the Virgin Mary or commenting on the surrounding action. This guide helps readers identify angels and their significance in a painting - be it from the National Gallery or from other collections.
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Author Biography - Erika Langmuir
Erika Langmuir was head of education at the National Gallery from 1988 to 1995. She is co-author of the Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists and author of the National Gallery Companion Guide, several titles from the best-selling National Gallery Pocket Guides series, and the forthcoming Imagining Childhood: Themes in the Imagery of Childhood, all published by Yale University Press.
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