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The Metropolitan Museum of Art : masterpiece paintings
The Metropolitan Museum of Art : masterpiece paintings
Galitz, Kathryn Calley, 1964-2016
This monumental new book is the first to celebrate the greatest and most iconic paintings of one of the largest, most important, and most beloved museums in the world. This impressive volume's broad sweep of material, all from a single museum, makes it at once a universal history of painting and the ideal introduction to the iconic masterworks of this world-renowned institution. Lavish color illustrations and details of 500 masterpieces, created over 5,000 years in cultures across the globe, are presented chronologically from the dawn of civilization to the present. These works represent a grand tour of painting from ancient Egypt and classical antiquity and prized Byzantine and medieval altarpieces, to paintings from Asia, India, Africa, and the Americas and the greatest European and North American masters. This unprecedented book includes an introduction and illuminating texts about each artwork written by Kathryn Calley Galitz, whose experience as both a curator and educator at the Met makes her uniquely qualified. European and American artists include Duccio, El Greco, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Bronzino, Caravaggio, Turner, Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, Rembrandt, Brueghel, Vermeer, David, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, Degas, Sargent, Homer, Matisse, Picasso, Pollock, and Warhol. For those wishing to experience the Met's unparalleled collection or to study masterpieces of painting from throughout history, this important volume is sure to become a classic cherished by art lovers around the world. -- Publisher's web site.
Main title:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art : masterpiece paintings / Kathryn Calley Galitz ; foreword by Thomas P. Campbell.
New York, N.Y. : Skira : in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016.
544 pages : colour illustrations ; 35 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 538-539) and index.
Before 1450 -- 1450-1750 -- 1750-1900 -- After 1900.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryArt and Craft708.1471 GALAvailable