[Art Book Sale -45%] Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance offers a much-needed comprehensive reappraisal of the artist's accomplishments' the first in 45 years. It is not only an exhibition catalogue but also a study of Gossart's complete oeuvre as a painter, draftsman, and printmaker.
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|Artist||Jan Gossart (vers 1478-1532)|
|Author||Sous la direction Maryan W. Ainsworth|
|Format||Relié sous jaquette dans un étui illustré|
|Number of pages||496|
|Language||Français, avec le catalogue raisonné en anglais|
|Dimensions||305 x 240|
|Technique(s)||453 illustrations, dont 337 en couleur|
|Museum||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / National Gallery, Londres|
[Art Book Sale -45%] Among the many highlights are the exquisite, gemlike Malvagna Triptych, Gossart's only surviving intact altarpiece; the Carondelet Diptych, one of the masterpieces of early Netherlandish portraiture; the Portrait of an Old Couple, an astonishingly trenchant psychological study; the extraordinary drawing of Adam and Eve from the collection of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth; and a unique hand-colored etching of the young Charles V. To demonstrate the artistic milieu of which Gossart was a part, antique and Renaissance sculpture, paintings by contemporaries such as Gerard David and Bernard van Orley, and prints and drawings by Marcantonio Raimondi, Lucas van Leyden, and Albrecht Dürer are also discussed and illustrated.
The majority of the paintings in this volume have for the first time undergone rigorous technical examination by methods such as infrared reflectography, X-radiography, pigment analysis, and microscopy. As a result, many problems relating to attributions, dating, versions, and copies have been clarified, and a fuller understanding has been obtained of the artists working procedures, the relationship between his drawings on paper and the underdrawings of hispaintings, and the evolution of his technique and style. The results of a valuable dendrochronological study of the panel supports are also presented. Gossarts accomplishments as a draftsman have been enhanced by the acceptance of several additional drawings, while his prints receive their first in-depth evaluation.
Authors : Maryan W. Ainsworth, Stijn Alsteens et Nadine M. Orenstein. With contributions from Lorne Campbell, Ethan Matt Kavaler, Peter Klein and Stephanie Schrader.
> This catalogue was published for the exhibition " Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance " held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (October 5, 2010 - January 10, 2011) and at the National Gallery, London (February 23 - May 30, 2011).
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