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Antoine's Alphabet

by Jed Perl

<p>Antoine Watteau, one of the most mysterious painters who ever lived, is the inspiration for this delightful investigation of the tangled relationship between art and life. Weaving together historical fact and personal reflections, the ...

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Artful Virtue: The Interplay of the Beautiful and the Good in the Scottish Enlightenment

by Leslie Ellen Brown

<p>During the Scottish Enlightenment the relationship between aesthetics and ethics became deeply ingrained: beauty was the sensible manifestation of virtue; the fine arts represented the actions of a virtuous mind; to deeply understand artful ...

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Baroque Visual Rhetoric

by Vernon Hyde Minor

<p>Intricate, expressive, given to grandeur and even excess, Baroque art as a style is inseparable from the meanings it seeks to convey. Vernon Hyde Minor’s <em>Baroque Visual Rhetoric</em> probes this combination of style and message and – ...

ISBN: 9781442617704

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British Romanticism and the Reception of Italian Old Master Art, 1793-1840

by Maureen McCue

<p>As a result of Napoleon’s campaigns in Italy, Old Master art flooded into Britain and its acquisition became an index of national prestige. Maureen McCue argues that their responses to these works informed the writing of Romantic period ...

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Concepts of Value in European Material Culture, 1500-1900

by Bert De Munck & Dries Lyna

<p>In contemporary society it would seem self-evident that people allow the market to determine the values of products and services. For everything from a loaf of bread to a work of art to a simple haircut, value is expressed in monetary terms ...

ISBN: 9781317162391

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Corporeality and Performativity in Baroque Naples

The Body of Naples

by Carmela Benedetta Scala, Lara Harwood-Ventura, Marino Forlino & others

<p>This book provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the Neapolitan Baroque, through original and in-depth interpretations of pivotal masterpieces of Neapolitan art, literature, philosophy, theater. The book also presents the city of ...

ISBN: 9781498563994

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Delphi Collected Works of Canaletto (Illustrated)

by Canaletto & Delphi Classics

<p><strong>The Venetian old master Canaletto achieved international fame for his landscapes, ‘vedute’, which were celebrated for their masterful expression of atmosphere. His detailed paintings of Venice, London and English country homes ...

ISBN: 9781786565013

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Delphi Complete Paintings of Claude Lorrain (Illustrated)

by Claude Lorrain & Delphi Classics

<p><strong>Revered by artists and collectors since the seventeenth century, Claude Lorrain was a master of landscape painting, raising the reputation of the art form to new heights. His paintings present idealised views of nature, governed by ...

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Delphi Complete Works of Artemisia Gentileschi (Illustrated)

by Artemisia Gentileschi & Delphi Classics

<p><strong>The Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi is considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following Caravaggio. In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons, ...

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Delphi Complete Works of Jacques-Louis David (Illustrated)

by Jacques-Louis David & Peter Russell

<p><strong>The principal exponent of the Neoclassical reaction against the Rococo style, Jacques-Louis David won wide acclaim with his huge canvases on classical themes. The appointed painter to Napoleon, David developed his Empire style, ...

ISBN: 9781786565143

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Delphi Complete Works of Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Illustrated)

by Jean-Honoré Fragonard & Peter Russell

<p><strong>The leading exponent of the Rococo style, Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s paintings are characterised by remarkable facility, exuberance and frivolous hedonism. Regarded as one of the greatest colourists of art history, Fragonard produced ...

ISBN: 9781786565167

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Delphi Complete Works of Thomas Gainsborough (Illustrated)

by Thomas Gainsborough & Delphi Classics

<p><strong>The portrait and landscape painter Thomas Gainsborough was the dominant British portraitist of the second half of the eighteenth century. Credited as a founder of the British landscape school, Gainsborough sought to change the ...

ISBN: 9781786564931

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Delphi Complete Works of Tintoretto (Illustrated)

by Tintoretto & Peter Russell

<p><strong>The great Italian Mannerist painter of the Venetian school, Tintoretto was one of the most important artists of the late Renaissance. Due to his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed ‘Il Furioso’ and his works are characterised ...

ISBN: 9781786564962

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Fleshing Out Surfaces

Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

by Mechthild Fend

<p>Fleshing out surfaces is the first English-language book on skin and flesh tones in art. It considers flesh and skin in art theory, image making and medical discourse in seventeenth to nineteenth-century France. Describing a gradual shift ...

ISBN: 9781526104670

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Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

<p>The baroque period deals with the art created roughly between the end of the 16th and the early years of the 18th centuries. The masters of the era include Caravaggio, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Diego Velazquez, and Nicolas ...

ISBN: 9781538111291

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History of Painting

by John Charles Van Dyke

<p>The origin of painting is unknown. The first important records of this art are met with in Egypt; but before the Egyptian civilization the men of the early ages probably used color in ornamentation and decoration, and they certainly scratched

ISBN: 9786050406580

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Johannes Vermeer

(Grove Art Essentials)

by Wayne Franits

<p>The Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer is considered one of the principal genre painters of the 17th century. His oeuvre, composed of only 35 attributable works, displays an unprecedented level of artistic mastery in its consummate illusion of ...

ISBN: 9780190297985

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Local antiquities, local identities

Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 14001700

by Kathleen Christian & Bianca de Divitiis

<p>This collection investigates the wide array of local antiquarian practices that developed across Europe in the early modern era. Breaking new ground, it explores local concepts of antiquity in a period that has been defined as a uniform ...

ISBN: 9781526131034

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Material Bernini

by Evonne Levy & Carolina Mangone

<p>Bringing together established and emerging specialists in seventeenth-century Italian sculpture, Material Bernini is the first sustained examination of the conspicuous materiality of Bernini’s work in sculpture, architecture, and paint. The ...

ISBN: 9781317099482

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Nicolas Poussin

(Grove Art Essentials)

by Hugh Brigstocke

<p>A French painter and draughtsman, active in Italy, Nicolas Poussin's supreme achievement as an artist lies in his unrivalled marriage of dramatic narratives and expressions of human passions within a formal harmony of design. Focused on the ...

ISBN: 9780190298012

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