American Portrait Miniatures In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
ISBN: 9780300148954
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American Portrait Miniatures In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art from the Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). This volume catalogues the world’s most comprehensive collection of American portrait miniatures, ranging in date from the early 18th to the 20th century and representing 155 artists. Jewel-like and intimate, the pieces portray spouses, children, and other loved ones and were usually created for personal use. The Museum’s collection is also significant for its self-portraits by artists and for portraits of notable public figures. Each of the nearly six hundred works is illustrated and described in detail, and a biography and bibliography are provided for each artist. Two essays chart the history of the collection and the stylistic development of casework and lockets.

Arms Armor

Author: Stephen Vincent Grancsay
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Arms Armor from the Author: Stephen Vincent Grancsay.

Past Present East And West

Author: Sherman E. Lee
Publisher: George Braziller
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Past Present East And West from the Author: Sherman E. Lee. Essays examining the nature of art and art museums are accompanied by an analysis of the works of American, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese artists

Hali

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Arab Painting

Author: Richard Ettinghausen
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ISBN: 9781258037161
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Arab Painting from the Author: Richard Ettinghausen.

Hudson River School Visions

Author: Sanford Robinson Gifford
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0300101848
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Hudson River School Visions from the Author: Sanford Robinson Gifford. Sanford Gifford (1823-1880), a leading Hudson River School landscape painter and a founder of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, was so esteemed by the New York art world that, at his untimely death, the Museum mounted a show of his work - the first monographic exhibition accorded any artist - and published a Memorial Catalogue that, for nearly a century, remained the principal source on his oeuvre. Gifford's art, which was inspired by the work of Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School, and by that of J. M. W. Turner, and enriched by his travels in Europe (from 1855 to 1857, and from 1868 to 1869), came to be called "air painting," for he made the ambient light of each scene - color saturated and atmospherically potent - the key to its expression. His approach to painting and his unique style gave rise to a highly distinctive body of work, of enchanting and mesmerizing effect. While Gifford himself compiled a "List of Chief Pictures" late in his career, a significant part of his extant oeuvre consists of small-scale studies, preparatory works in oil, and original drawings, most of which are in annotated sketchbooks and document the progression from on-site record to idealized vision achieved in his major pictures.