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Jusepe de Ribera
Cleveland Museum of Art
Exhibitions & Catalogues
Many art monographs are published in connection with a museum exhibition. Some are simple image catalogs, while others are scholarly examinations of the themes presented in the exhibit. Additionally, some museums maintain online versions of past exhibits; check to see if it indicates whether a catalog is available, then check the library for a copy.
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An exhibition of Artemisia Gentileschi opens in October 2020 at London's National Gallery
Call Number: Large 759.9493 R89Zrbs
Publication Date: 2007
Catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition: "Rubens: a genius at work," Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels 14 Sept., 2007-27 Jan., 2008.
Tapestry in the Baroque by
Call Number: Large Large 746.39409 T172
Publication Date: 2007
Conceived as a sequel to the critically acclaimed Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence (2002), this lavishly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive survey of 17th-century European tapestry available in English. From the Middle Ages until the late 18th century, European courts expended vast sums on tapestries, which were made with precious materials after designs by the leading artists of the day. Yet, this spectacular medium is still often presented as a decorative art of lesser importance. Tapestry in the Baroque challenges this notion, demonstrating that tapestry remained among the most prestigious figurative mediums throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries, prized by the rich for its artistry and as a propaganda tool. The book features forty-five of the finest surviving examples from collections in more than fifteen countries, as well as a number of related designs and oil sketches. Through these it examines the stylistic developments of tapestry between 1590 and 1720, when such masters as Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, Simon Vouet, Charles Le Brun, Pietro da Cortona, and Giovanni Romanelli responded to the challenges and opportunities of the medium in the context of contemporary artistic developments. Catalog of the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture by
Call Number: 730.924 B528Zber
Publication Date: 2008
Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the greatest sculptor of the Baroque period, and yet--surprisingly--there has never before been a major exhibition of his sculpture in North America. Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture--on view from August 5 through October 26, 2008, at the J. Paul Getty Museum and from November 28, 2008, through March 8, 2009, at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa--showcases portrait sculptures from all phases of the artist's long career, from the very early Antonio Coppola of 1612 to Clement X of about 1676, one of his last completed works. Bernini's portrait busts were masterpieces of technical virtuosity; at the same time, they revealed a new interest in psychological depth. Bernini's ability to capture the essential character of his subjects was unmatched and had a profound influence on other leading sculptors of his day, such as Alessandro Algardi, Giuliano Finelli, and Francesco Mochi. Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture is a groundbreaking study that features drawings and paintings by Bernini and his contemporaries. Together they demonstrate not only the range, skill, and acuity of these masters of Baroque portraiture but also the interrelationship of the arts in seventeenth-century Rome.
Call Number: ND813.V4 A4 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Diego Velázquez was one of the most important and influential painters in the Spanish Golden Age and the leading artist in King Philip IV's court. To accompany an exhibition at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Spain, this book analyzes the development of Velázquez's court portraits from his second trip to Rome in 1649 to his death in Madrid in 1660, a period that saw the creation of some of the greatest of all masterpieces within this genre, such as Las Meninas.Also included are portraits produced in Velázquez's circle that focus on the complex process behind the creation of the royal image. The book traces the subsequent development of the Spanish court portrait after Velázquez's death when artists such as Mazo and Carreno reinterpreted his ideas, resulting in innovative contributions to the genre in their depictions of Margarita of Austria, Mariana of Austria, and Charles II.
Capturing the Sublime by
Call Number: 741.94507 C254
Publication Date: 2012
This handsome volume brings together an impressive array of scholars, who analyze an outstanding private collection of 171 Old Master drawings that date from the late fifteenth through the early nineteenth century. The collection vibrantly revealed here includes a wide variety of drawings—from sketches and figure drawings to copies after masters and preliminary studies for major compositions—and features the work of many important Italian artists, including Raphael, Andrea del Sarto, Baccio Bandinelli, Pontormo, Perino del Vaga, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Salvator Rosa, Guercino, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, among many others. Each work is reproduced and accompanied by complete documentation: physical description, provenance, bibliography, and exhibition history, as well as background information on the subjects captured in the drawings. Capturing the Sublime opens the beauty of these drawings to a broader public and provides important new attributions and scholarship.