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Author Crenshaw, Paul.

Title Discovering the great masters : the art lover's guide to understanding symbols in paintings / Paul Crenshaw with Rebecca Tucker and Alexandra Bonfante-Warren.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Universe, [2009]
copyright 2009
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  759 CRE    AVAILABLE
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Description 308 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents The last judgement / Giotto di Bondone -- Secrets of the animal world -- The adoration of the Magi / Gentile da Fabriano -- The Arnolfini portrait / Jan van Eyck -- The Ghent altarpiece / Jan van Eyck -- The Chancellor Rolin Madonna / Jan van Eyck -- The annunciaton / Rogier van der Weyden -- The deposition from the cross / Rogier van der Weyden -- Christ mocked / Fran Angelico -- The triumph of Federico da Montefeltro / Piero Della Francesca -- Portinari altarpiece / Hugo van der Goes -- St. Jerome in his stuidy / Domenico Ghirlandaio -- The adoration of the Magi / Leonardo da Vinci -- La primavera (spring) / Sandro Botticelli -- Marriage of the virgin / Pietro Perugino -- Virgin and child enthroned with Saints / Giovanni Bellini -- The birth of Venus / Sandro Botticelli -- Madonna della Vittoria / Andrea Mantegna -- Pallas Athena expelling the vices / Andrea Mantegna -- The last supper / Leonardo da Vinci -- Mona Lisa / Leonardo da Vinci -- Doni tondo / Michelangelo -- The garden of earthly delights / Hieronymus Bosch -- The Madonna of the meadow / Raphael -- The school of Athens / Raphael -- Mars and Venus / Piero di Cosimo -- The three philosophers / Giorgione -- The adoration of the trinity / Albrecht Durer -- The Isenheim altarpiece / Matthias Grèunewald -- A banker and his wife / Quinten Metsys -- Bacchanal of the andrians / Titian -- The last judgment / Michelangelo -- The enigmas of architecture -- Madonna and child / Joos van Cleve -- The French ambassadors / Hans Holbein the younger -- A Christian Allegory / Jan Provost -- Decoding flowers and fruit -- Allegory of immortality / Giulio Romano -- St. Luke painting the virgin / Maerten van Heemskerck -- Fight between carnival and lent / Pieter Bruegel the elder -- Allegory of vanity / Jan van der Straet (Johannes Stradanus) -- Burial of the Count of Orgaz / El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) -- Feast in the house of Levi / Paolo Caliari called Veronese -- The calling of St. Matthew / Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) -- Apelles paints campaspe / Joos van Winghe -- Allegory of sight / Jan Breughel the elder and Peter Paul Rubens -- Minerva's victory over ignorance / Bartholomaeus Spranger -- The education of Marie de' Medici / Peter Paul Rubens -- The artist's studio / Jan Miense Molenaer -- Time vanquished by hope and beauty / Simon Vouet -- Fortitude brings peace and plenty / Eustache le Suerur -- The consequences of war / Peter Paul Rubens -- Eucharist in fruit wreath / Jan Davidsz. de Heem -- Vanitas (self portrait) / David Bailly -- The banquet of the bean king / Jacob Jordaens -- The spinners (the fable of Arachne) / Diego Velâazquez -- In luxury, look out / Jan Steen -- The gathering of manna / Nicolas Poussin -- In Ictu Oculi (in the twinkling of and eye) / Juan de Valdâes Leal -- Las Meninas / Diego Velâazquez -- The art of painting / Johannes Vermeer -- The secret language of myth -- The spell / Francisco de Goya -- Liberty leading the people / Eugene Delacroix -- The apotheosis of Homer / Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres -- Jupiter and Semele / Gustave Moreau.
Summary "Discover the secret symbols and meaning behind 62 featured paintings in this unique volume. Ranging from Giotto's 14th-century painting of the Last Judgment to the 19th-century symbolist Gustave Moreau's depiction of Jupiter and Semele, each work has been selected for its own symbolic enigma. This book's innovative design pairs each painting with a page of die-cut windows that help the reader focus on specific aspects of each painting and features captions that highlight the most important symbols. Other works in this unique and fascinating book include Renaissance masterpieces such as Botticelli's Primavera and The Birth of Venus, Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, and Michelangelo's The Last Judgment."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Painting.
Symbolism in art.
Added Author Tucker, Rebecca.
Bonfante-Warren, Alexandra.
Added Title Art lover's guide to understanding symbols in paintings
ISBN 9780789318916 hardcover $45.00
0789318911 hardcover $45.00
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