The 18th century witnessed the development of painting in the open air. An important impulse came from young artists visiting Rome as part of their education, venturing into the Italian countryside to train in transcribing the effects of light on a range of natural and architectural features. This became an essential aspect of artistic practice, and...
Hugely ambitious, Titian : Sources and Documents includes all known documents about Titian and his work dating from his lifetime, and all known references to him in contemporary publications. The relevant section of each text is transcribed in full, preceded by a short summary in English, with extensive annotation and, where necessary, a commentary.
The catalogue accompanies an exhibition at The Frick Collection, New York (April 16, 2019 to July 14, 2019).
Presenting for the first time the Alexis Gregory Gift to The Frick Collection, this exquisite publication provides illuminating insights into Gregory's magnificently eclectic collection, cataloging his fine and decorative works of art in detail.
This absorbing book tells the story of Empress Eugénie (1826-1920), the wife of Napoleon III and the last Empress-Consort of France.
The Courtauld Collection : A Vision for Impressionism accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris exploring Samuel Courtauld's role as one of the great collectors of the twentieth century.
This stunning catalogue presents The Courtauld's outstanding collection of works by Renaissance artist Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, better known as Parmigianino (1503-1540).
Le catalogue présente une nouvelle approche de la peinture de plein air en Europe, entre la fin du XVIIIe et la première moitié du XIXe siècle. Plus de 150 œuvres appartenant à la Fondation Custodia - Paris ; mais aussi à la National Gallery of Art de Washington, au Fitzwilliam Museum de Cambridge ainsi qu' à une collection particulière.
A study of theatrical portraiture through the work of William Hogarth (1697-1764) and David Garrick (1717-1779). Both artists closely associated themselves with Shakespeare, embodying a relationship between plays, painting and performance that had been understood since Antiquity and which shaped the rules for history painting drawn up by the Académie...
Beginning with a chapter dedicated to the importance of draftsmanship in the education of sculptors, showing works by Finiguerra, Cellini Bandinelli and Giambologna, the book will be split up into chapters dealing with the various challenges sculptors faced while drawing objects in the round, reliefs, and architectural structures.
Roger Fry (1866-1934) is best known as a champion of Post-Impressionism and a pioneer of Modernist art criticism. But his fi rst love was early Italian painting, on which he became a recognized authority, publishing a monograph on Giovanni Bellini in 1899.
2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death (1605-1669). The Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett, which possesses one of the most important collections of Rembrandt's drawings and prints in the world, has taken the opportunity to cast fresh light on this innovative 'artists' artist'.
Stored safely in a medallion cabinet, Frits Lugt (1884–1970) had a passion for miniatures that began early on in his life. This exquisite, two volume publication gives access to this distinguished collection for the first time.
Accompanying a major exhibition of new and recent works by Peter Doig at The Courtauld, London, this publication will present an exciting new chapter in the career of one of the most celebrated and important painters working today and will include paintings and works on paper created since the artist's move from Trinidad to London in 2021.
This fascinating book provides a fresh perspective on the understanding of sacred imagery and its use through selected studies related to seventeenth-century Roman visual culture.
The foremost Venetian painter of the fourteenth century, Paolo Veneziano (act. 1333-58) is regarded as the founder of the Venetian school of painting.
Le catalogue et l'exposition présentent l'extraordinaire collection d'art impressionniste, qui n'a pas été vu à Paris depuis plus de soixante ans, de l'industriel et mécène anglais Samuel Courtauld (1876-1947), l'un des plus importants collectionneurs du XXe siècle.
This lavishly illustrated book celebrates one of the most comprehensive and meticulously assembled private collections of Chinese export porcelain from the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644) made at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province.
David Hockney is the best known and most widely admired painter in the world. This vibrant catalogue accompanies a major exhibition at the The Fitzwilliam Museum and the Heong Gallery in Cambridge, as well as the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, Netherlands.
Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) is one of the most brilliant and enigmatic artists associated with the French Symbolist movement. This book accompanies an exhibition of some of the most extraordinary works he ever made, unseen in public for over a century.
This important publication accompanies an exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery, London (2022), of paintings by Edvard Munch, one of the world's greatest modern artists.
Described during his lifetime as the "Prince of fashionable portrait painters", Ambrose McEvoy broke down the boundaries of portrait painting with the use of coloured electric light and daring virtuosity. Swathes of high-society figures fell to his brush - from flappers to royalty, actors to military commanders.
Canaletto's time in Mid-Georgian Britain has received much scholarly attention in the past. But this book places his work in a broader political and social context, linking his paintings and drawings with a growing sense of assurance and mission which the British nation was beginning to display - perhaps best represented by the works of William Hogarth.
This fully illustrated catalogue, with essays by leading and emerging scholars in the field of Picasso studies, tells the remarkable story of Pablo Picasso's breakthrough year – 1901 – as an artist.
This publication is a highly visual celebration of the massively popular, but now largely forgotten, Britain Can Make It exhibition. Organized by the Council of Industrial Design, it was held in empty ground-floor galleries of the Victoria & Albert Museum, from September to December 1946.
This publication will be the only available English-language monograph to date on sixteenth-century sculptor Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi (c. 1455-1528), who earned the nickname 'Antico' with his highly refined reductions of Greco-Roman antiquities.