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Description - 100 Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland by John Leighton

** Australian tour at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, October 2015 February 2016 *** The National Galleries of Scotland is widely regarded as one of the finest small galleries in the world. Its collection includes many of the greatest names in Western art, encompassing artists as diverse as Titian and Francis Bacon, and Canova and Pablo Picasso. This lavishly illustrated book contains more than two hundred of the National Galleries of Scotland's greatest and best-loved treasures, each accompanied by an informative text written by the Galleries' curators. Not only does this book provide a fascinating introduction to the national collection but it is also an accessible and informative introduction to the history of art. AUTHOR: Sir John Leighton was Director of the Van Gogh Museum from 1997 until his appointment as Director-General of the National Galleries of Scotland in March 2006. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including Caspar David Friedrich's Winter Landscapes(1990), Art in the Making: Impressionism (1990), Seurat's Bathers (1997) Signac (2001) and Manet and the Sea (2004). He has contributed to the catalogues for the above exhibitions and published and lectured on various aspects of 19th- and 20th-century art. 212 colour illustrations

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781906270018
ISBN-10: 1906270015
Format: Paperback / softback
(265mm x 245mm x 0mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: National Galleries of Scotland
Publisher: National Galleries of Scotland
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Leighton

Sir John Leighton is Director-General of the NationalGalleries of Scotland. He was formerly Director of the Van Gogh Museum inAmsterdam and Curator of nineteenth-century paintings at the National Galleryin London. He is the author of numerous publications and exhibition catalogueson nineteenth-century art.

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