This richly illustrated study of Nicolas Poussin, a great master of the 17th century, accompanies the jointly held exhibition at Grand Palais, Paris (27 September to 2 January 1995), and The Royal Academy, London (19 January to 9 April 1995). The authors present a detailed visual study of 30 paintings, complemented by thematic analysis and including a full chronology, a general bibliography, a complete listing of the museums and collections which contain Poussin's work, and a choice or critical writings ranging from the painter's contemporaries through to the present day. This work is intended both as an exhibition guide and as an independent volume.
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This first-rate title is the catalog of a 90-painting retrospective held at Britain's Royal Academy to mark the 400th anniversary of Poussin's birth. A founder of modern classicism and an influence on such later masters as Ingres and Cezanne, he is considered by some art historians to be the greatest French artist of all time. Verdi offers a scholarly and judicious appraisal of the paintings in the show?a splendid grouping of the artist's best-known canvases, which make up about a third of his oeuvre. Verdi also has written a valuable essay that discusses the expression of Poussin's personality through the artist's choice of themes?an expression made possible because of the high degree of creative freedom Poussin's Roman patrons allowed him. While Verdi's book is informative, it lacks the thoroughness of a catalogue raisonne. Readers seeking comprehensive works should turn to Alain Merot's very accessible Nicholas Poussin (LJ 2/1/91) or Anthony Blunt's identically titled study (LJ 3/1/67), which remains the definitive academic treatment. Still, this well-illustrated book is recommended for large art collections.?Douglas F. Smith, Oakland P.L., Cal.
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Descrizione libro Zwemmer, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110302006478
Descrizione libro Zwemmer. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0302006478 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1081658
Descrizione libro Zwemmer, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0302006478
Descrizione libro Zwemmer, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0302006478