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  • 149 Paintings You Really Should See in Europe ? The Netherlands, Belgium, and Swedenby Julian Porter

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 3.99

    This chapter from Julian Porter's essential guide to all the major European museums and galleries discusses some of the greatest paintings to be found in the museums and galleries of the Low Countries, as well as Sweden, including the Dutch masters, Van Gogh, and Renoir. more...

  • 149 Paintings You Really Should See in Europe ? Russia, Poland, and the Czech Republicby Julian Porter

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 3.99

    This chapter from Julian Porter's essential guide to all the major European museums and galleries discusses some of the greatest paintings to be found in the museums and galleries of St. Petersburg, Krakow, and Prague, and including the works of Picasso, Titian, and Van Dyck. more...

  • 149 Paintings You Really Should See in Europe ? Spainby Julian Porter

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 3.99

    This chapter from Julian Porter's essential guide to all the major European museums and galleries discusses some of the greatest paintings to be found in the museums and galleries of Spain, including the works of Goya, Picasso, Cézanne, Manet, and Caravaggio. more...

  • 149 Paintings You Really Should See in Europe ? Venice and Florenceby Julian Porter

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 3.99

    This chapter from Julian Porter's essential guide to all the major European museums and galleries discusses some of the greatest paintings to be found in the museums and galleries of Venice and Florence, and including the works of Titian, Lotto, Botticelli, and da Vinci. more...

  • Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscapeby Christopher S. Wood

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    In the early sixteenth century, Albrecht Altdorfer promoted landscape from its traditional role as background to its new place as the focal point of a picture. His paintings, drawings, and etchings appeared almost without warning and mysteriously disappeared from view just as suddenly. In Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape , Christopher... more...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - Da Vinciby Editors of David & Charles

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99

    A unique collection of surprising revelations and quirky stories about one of the most amazing people ever to have lived. This engaging volume reveals Da Vinci's phenomenal accomplishments, including mathematical discoveries, investigating the secrets of the human body, inventing a robot and even his plans to divert the entire Arno River! more...

  • Amedeo Modiglianiby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 7.00

    Amedeo Modigliani nació en Italia en 1884 y murió en París a la edad de treinta y cinco años. Desde temprana edad se interesó en estudios de desnudos y en la noción clásica del ideal de belleza. En 1900-1901 visitó Nápoles, Capri, Amalfi y Roma, además de Florencia y Venecia, y estudió de primera mano muchas obras maestras del Renacimiento. Quedó impresionado... more...

  • The American Leonardoby John Brewer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    In 1919 a returning World War I veteran named Harry Hahn and his French bride attempted to sell what they thought was a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci in New York. Renowned art dealer Sir Joseph Duveen declared the picture-La Belle Ferronniere-a fake without ever seeing the canvas. The Hahns sued Duveen for slander, setting off a legal battle that would... more...

  • Andrea Mantegna and the Italian Renaissanceby Joseph Manca

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Mantegna; humanist, geometrist, archaeologist, of great scholastic and imaginative intelligence, dominated the whole of northern Italy by virtue of his imperious personality. Aiming at optical illusion, he mastered perspective. He trained in painting at the Padua School where Donatello and Paolo Uccello had previously attended. Even at a young age... more...

  • Andrea Mantegna et la Renaissance italienneby Joseph Manca

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Andrea Mantegna (1431 Isola di Carturo ? 1506 Mantoue) Mantegna, humaniste, géomètre, archéologue, homme d'une grande intelligence et d'une puissante imagination, domina la scène de l'Italie septentrionale grâce à sa personnalité impérieuse. Cherchant à produire des illusions d'optique, il parvint à maîtriser la perspective. Il se forma à la peinture... more...