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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 & Alexandra Bonfante-Warren.

Publication Info. New York : Universe, [2009]
©2009
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Description 308 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents The last judgement / Giotto di Bondone -- Secrets of the animal world -- Adoration of the Magi / Gentile da Fabriano -- Arnolfini portrait / Jan van Eyck -- Ghent altarpiece / Jan van Eyck -- Chancellor rolin madonna / Jan van Eyck -- Annunciaton / Rogier van der Weyden -- Deposition from the cross / Rogier van der Weyden -- Christ mocked / Fra Angelico -- Triumph of Federico da Montefeltro / Piero Della Francesca -- Portinari altarpiece / Hugo van der Goes -- St. Jerome in his stuidy / Domenico Ghirlandaio -- 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 -- Birth of Venus / Sandro Botticelli -- Madonna della Vittoria / Andrea Mantegna -- Pallas Athena expelling the vices / Andrea Mantegna -- Last supper / Leonardo da Vinci -- Mona Lisa / Leonardo da Vinci -- Doni tondo / Michelangelo -- Garden of earthly delights / Hieronymus Bosch -- Madonna of the meadow / Raphael -- School of Athens / Raphael -- Mars and Venus / Piero di Cosimo -- Three philosophers / Giorgione -- Adoration of the trinity / Albrecht Durer -- Isenheim altarpiece / Matthias Grunewald -- Banker and his wife / Quinten Metsys -- Bacchanal of the andrians / Titian -- Last judgment / Michelangelo -- 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 -- 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 (fable of Arachne) / Diego Velazquez -- In luxury, look out / Jan Steen -- The gathering of manna / Nicolas Poussin -- In Ictu Oculi (in the twinkling of and eye) / Juan de Valdes Leal -- Las Meninas / Diego Velazquez -- The art of painting / Johannes Vermeer -- The secret Language of Myth -- The spell / Francisco de Goya -- Liberty leading the people / Eugene Delacroix -- Apotheosis of Homer / Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres -- Jupiter and Semele / Gustave Moreau.
Subject Giotto, 1266?-1337.
Gentile, da Fabriano, approximately 1370-1427.
Eyck, Jacob van.
Weyden, Rogier van der, 1399 or 1400-1464.
Angelico, fra, approximately 1400-1455.
Piero, della Francesca, 1416?-1492.
Goes, Hugo van der, 1435?-1482.
Ghirlandaio, Domenico, 1449-1494.
Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519.
Botticelli, Sandro, 1444 or 1445-1510.
Perugino, approximately 1450-1523.
Mantegna, Andrea, 1431-1506.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564.
Bosch, Hieronymus, -1516.
Raphael, 1483-1520.
Piero, di Cosimo, 1462-1521.
Giorgione, 1477-1511.
Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528.
Grünewald, Matthias, active 16th century.
Metsys, Quentin, 1465 or 1466-1530.
Titian, approximately 1488-1576.
Cleve, Joos van, -approximately 1540.
Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
Provost, Jan, 1465-1529.
Caccini, Giulio, 1551-1618.
Heemskerk, Martin van, 1498-1574.
Bruegel, Pieter, approximately 1525-1569.
Straet, Jan van der, 1523-1605.
Greco, 1541?-1614.
Veronese, 1528-1588.
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610.
Winghe, Joos van, 1544-1603.
Bruegel, Jan, 1568-1625.
Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640.
Molenaar, Jan Miense, approximately 1610-1668.
Vouet, Simon, 1590-1649.
Spranger, Bartholomeus, 1546-1611.
Le Sueur, Eustache, 1616-1655.
Heem, Jan Davidsz. de, 1606-1683 or 1684.
Bailly, David, 1584-1657.
Jordaens, Jacob, 1593-1678.
Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660.
Steen, Jan, 1626-1679.
Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665.
Valdés Leal, Juan de, 1622-1690.
Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675.
Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828.
Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863.
Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, 1780-1867.
Moreau, Gustave, 1826-1898.
Painting -- History.
Painting -- Appreciation.
Symbolism in art.
ISBN 9780789318916 (hc.)
0789318911 (hc.)
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