The Lost Painting

The Lost Painting
Author: Jonathan Harr
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-11-07
ISBN: 0375759867
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Painting Book Excerpt:

Told with consummate skill by the writer of the bestselling, award-winning A Civil Action, The Lost Painting is a remarkable synthesis of history and detective story. An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from Rome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable value, a painting lost for almost two centuries. The artist was Caravaggio, a master of the Italian Baroque. He was a genius, a revolutionary painter, and a man beset by personal demons. Four hundred years ago, he drank and brawled in the taverns and streets of Rome, moving from one rooming house to another, constantly in and out of jail, all the while painting works of transcendent emotional and visual power. He rose from obscurity to fame and wealth, but success didn’t alter his violent temperament. His rage finally led him to commit murder, forcing him to flee Rome a hunted man. He died young, alone, and under strange circumstances. Caravaggio scholars estimate that between sixty and eighty of his works are in existence today. Many others–no one knows the precise number–have been lost to time. Somewhere, surely, a masterpiece lies forgotten in a storeroom, or in a small parish church, or hanging above a fireplace, mistaken for a mere copy. Prizewinning author Jonathan Harr embarks on an spellbinding journey to discover the long-lost painting known as The Taking of Christ–its mysterious fate and the circumstances of its disappearance have captivated Caravaggio devotees for years. After Francesca Cappelletti stumbles across a clue in that dusty archive, she tracks the painting across a continent and hundreds of years of history. But it is not until she meets Sergio Benedetti, an art restorer working in Ireland, that she finally manages to assemble all the pieces of the puzzle. Praise for The Lost Painting “Jonathan Harr has gone to the trouble of writing what will probably be a bestseller . . . rich and wonderful. . . . In truth, the book reads better than a thriller. . . . If you're a sucker for Rome, and for dusk . . . [you'll] enjoy Harr's more clearly reported details about life in the city.”—The New York Times Book Review “Jonathan Harr has taken the story of the lost painting, and woven from it a deeply moving narrative about history, art and taste—and about the greed, envy, covetousness and professional jealousy of people who fall prey to obsession. It is as perfect a work of narrative nonfiction as you could ever hope to read.”—The Economist

The Lost Painting

The Lost Painting
Author: Jonathan Harr
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-10-25
ISBN: 1588364895
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Painting Book Excerpt:

Told with consummate skill by the writer of the bestselling, award-winning A Civil Action, The Lost Painting is a remarkable synthesis of history and detective story. An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from Rome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable value, a painting lost for almost two centuries. The artist was Caravaggio, a master of the Italian Baroque. He was a genius, a revolutionary painter, and a man beset by personal demons. Four hundred years ago, he drank and brawled in the taverns and streets of Rome, moving from one rooming house to another, constantly in and out of jail, all the while painting works of transcendent emotional and visual power. He rose from obscurity to fame and wealth, but success didn’t alter his violent temperament. His rage finally led him to commit murder, forcing him to flee Rome a hunted man. He died young, alone, and under strange circumstances. Caravaggio scholars estimate that between sixty and eighty of his works are in existence today. Many others–no one knows the precise number–have been lost to time. Somewhere, surely, a masterpiece lies forgotten in a storeroom, or in a small parish church, or hanging above a fireplace, mistaken for a mere copy. Prizewinning author Jonathan Harr embarks on an spellbinding journey to discover the long-lost painting known as The Taking of Christ–its mysterious fate and the circumstances of its disappearance have captivated Caravaggio devotees for years. After Francesca Cappelletti stumbles across a clue in that dusty archive, she tracks the painting across a continent and hundreds of years of history. But it is not until she meets Sergio Benedetti, an art restorer working in Ireland, that she finally manages to assemble all the pieces of the puzzle. Praise for The Lost Painting “Jonathan Harr has gone to the trouble of writing what will probably be a bestseller . . . rich and wonderful. . . . In truth, the book reads better than a thriller. . . . If you're a sucker for Rome, and for dusk . . . [you'll] enjoy Harr's more clearly reported details about life in the city.”—The New York Times Book Review “Jonathan Harr has taken the story of the lost painting, and woven from it a deeply moving narrative about history, art and taste—and about the greed, envy, covetousness and professional jealousy of people who fall prey to obsession. It is as perfect a work of narrative nonfiction as you could ever hope to read.”—The Economist

The Lost Paintings of Tunis Ponsen 1891 1968

The Lost Paintings of Tunis Ponsen  1891 1968
Author: Tunis Ponsen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 115
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Painters
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Paintings of Tunis Ponsen 1891 1968 Book Excerpt:

Catalog of an traveling exhibition held at various sites in Michigan, and in Chicago, Ill., 1994-1996.

The Fuller Creek Series Secrets of the Stolen Painting

The Fuller Creek Series Secrets of the Stolen Painting
Author: David C. Reyes
Publsiher: First Edition Design Pub.
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN: 1622878957
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fuller Creek Series Secrets of the Stolen Painting Book Excerpt:

As Jess & Katie enter their senior year, the road ahead seems to be worlds apart. But when fate places them together investigating another case, old feelings begin to stir. Suddenly, tragedy strikes their lives, where Jesse finds himself in the race of his life. With his life hanging in the balance, will the power of love conquer any obstacle? Or will the story of their lives end in tragedy? Follow the lives of Jess & Katie in the final book of The Fuller Creek Series. Both guys and girls will enjoy the drama and adventure, so purchase it now to read the exciting conclusion! Keywords: Tween, Teen, Action, Adventure, Drama, Christian, Teen Romance, Mystery, Youth, Series

The Mystery of the Stolen Painting

The Mystery of the Stolen Painting
Author: Harper Paris
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN: 1481402978
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystery of the Stolen Painting Book Excerpt:

"In Paris, France, twins Ethan and Ella must find a stolen painting and a secret bakery without giving themselves away"--

A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings V

A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings V
Author: Ernst van de Wetering
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2013-12-12
ISBN: 1402057865
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings V Book Excerpt:

This volume is the fifth volume of A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings, a project devoted to all Rembrandt’s paintings. This is the work of ‘The Rembrandt Research Project’, consisting of a group of scholars led since 1993 by Professor Ernst van de Wetering. The project began in 1968 with the aim of separating Rembrandt’s own paintings from the vast number of Rembrandtesque paintings made by his many apprentices and followers. Having opted for a chronological approach to the cataloguing of Rembrandt’s paintings (from 1625 till 1642) in the first three volumes, it was decided in 1993 to adopt a thematic approach for further volumes. This was largely to facilitate the recognition of different hands. The new approach yielded much more information not only about Rembrandt’s working methods but also about the function and meaning of his works. This expanded field of view meant that etchings and drawings with similar themes also needed to be included. In 2005 Volume IV appeared, devoted to Rembrandt’s self-portraits, in painting, etching and drawing. Volume V consists of a catalogue and analysis of the so-called small-scale history and genre paintings. That theme was chosen because this type of complex work shows a variety of full-length protagonists acting in different narrative settings. For this reason, in the 17th century, painting, etching or drawing biblical and mythological scenes was looked upon as an artist’s greatest challenge. The choice of this theme proved to be highly fruitful in several ways. Small-scale history pieces reveal Rembrandt’s artistic ambitions most clearly. They also offer the authors a much more accurate view of the daily routine in Rembrandt’s studio; his apprentices mostly copied this type of work or used it as a starting point for their own. As a result it was easier to distinguish the works by the master himself from those of his pupils. All aspects of the skills necessary to create a pictorial illusion play a part in the creation of small-figured history paintings. These aspects were referred to as ‘the basis of the noble art of painting’ in Rembrandt’s days. Two seventeenth century painter/theoreticians discussed these principles systematically in two books which up till now have only sporadically been consulted in the context of 17th century studio practice. Karel van Mander wrote his Grond der edel vry schilder-const [Basis of the Art of Painting] in 1604 and Samuel van Hoogstraten produced his Inleyding tot de hooge schoole der schilderkonst [Academy of Painting] in 1678. Van Hoogstraten was a pupil of Rembrandt between 1642 and ’48. Comparing the two books and considering them in relation to Rembrandt’s oeuvre, gradually reveals his original views on painting and how these had developed during his career. Thus, the authors of this new Volume of A Corpus have gained an unexpected and profound insight into Rembrandt’s ideas and approach to his art. The ‘basic aspects’ of painting included the following topics: function and methods of drawing; human proportions; various positions, poses and gestures of figures; ways of arranging a scene’s protagonists in a composition; facial expressions of a variety of emotions; light, shadows and reflected light; landscape and animals; draperies and articles of clothing; methods of painting, and various characteristics and uses of colours. The way these ‘basic aspects’ were selected and dealt with presumed that the more practical side to the art of painting would be learned by the apprentice in the daily routine of his master’s studio. With the development of art history in the nineteenth century the ‘basic aspects’ of the art of painting listed above acquired the vague label of ‘style’. However, the seventeenth century categorization of the ‘basic aspects’ provides a much more acute means of probing the views and criteria for judging a painting by Rembrandt and his contemporaries than the concept of ‘style’. Volume V in the series A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings breaks new ground from the point of view of art history, not only in its approach to Rembrandt as an artist, but more particularly to his thinking about painting. Moreover, a detailed comparison of Rembrandt’s works and those by his apprentices who based their works on his, led to a profound and detailed understanding of Rembrandt’s views on pictorial quality. In art historical literature quality usually does not feature prominently since it is regarded as being too subjective. This comparative approach, together with the analysis of seventeenth century categories of thought about painting, have given the research on Rembrandt a new impetus, at the same time allowing us to see more clearly through seventeenth century eyes. That is why the new volume of the ‘Corpus’ is an important publication – not only for art historians but also for all who want to fully enjoy the numerous works of art that date back to the Dutch Golden Age, now scattered in museums around the world.

A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings

A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings
Author: J. Bruyn,B. Haak,S.H. Levie,P.J.J. van Thiel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9400975171
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings Book Excerpt:

Since the second half of the last century art historians, realizing that the image of Rembrandt’s work had become blurred with time, have attempted to redefine the artist’s significance both as a source of inspiration to other artists and as a great artist in his own right. In order to carry on the work started by previous generations, a group of leading Dutch art historians from the university and museum world joined forces in the late 1960s in order to study afresh the paintings usually ascribed to the artist. The researchers came together in the Rembrandt Research Project which was established to provide the art world with a new standard reference work which would serve the community of art historians for the nearby and long future. They examined the originals of all works attributed to Rembrandt taking full advantage of today’s sophisticated techniques including radiography, neutron activation autoradiography, dendrochronology and paint sample analysis — thereby gaining valuable insight into the genesis and condition of the paintings. The result of this meticulous research is laid down chronologically in the following Volumes: THIS VOLUME: A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings, Volume I, which deals with works from Rembrandt’s early years in Leiden(1629-1631), published in 1982. A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings, Volume II, covering his first years in Amsterdam (1631-1634), published in 1986. A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings, Volume III, goes into his later years of reputation (1635-1642), published in 1990. Each Volume consists of a number of Introductory Chapters as well as the full Catalogue of all paintings from the given time period attributed to Rembrandt. In this catalogue each painting is discussed and examined in a detailed way, comprising a descriptive, an interpretative and a documentary section. For the authenticity evaluation of the paintings three different categories are used to divide the works in: A. Paintings by Rembrandt, B. Paintings of which Rembrandt’s authorship cannot be positively either accepted or rejected, and C. Paintings of which Rembrandt’s authorship cannot be accepted. This volume (Volume I) contains 730 pages, starting of with four introductory chapters and discussing 93 paintings. In clear and accessible explanatory text all different paintings are discussed, larded with immaculate images of each painting. Details are shown where possible, as well as the results of modern day technical imaging. In this volume the first ever works by Rembrandt are discussed, also using his etchings as comparison.

Flemish and German Paintings of the 17th Century

Flemish and German Paintings of the 17th Century
Author: Julius Samuel Held,Detroit Institute of Arts
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1982
ISBN: 9780895580924
Category: Painting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flemish and German Paintings of the 17th Century Book Excerpt:

The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting

The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting
Author: Raimond Van Marle
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 9401528136
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting Book Excerpt:

The preparation of this volume and of those that have stiU to foUow necessitated a fairly long sojourn in Great Britain and 1 feel that 1 must express my gratitude to an those with whom 1 carne in contact for the continuation of this work. Here 1 should like to convey my personal appre ciation, which 1 feeI sure is shared by every historian of art, of the kindness of Sir Robert and Lady Witt, whose collec tion, incredibly rich in reproductions of works of art, is open to students in a manner which is as cordial as it is useful. My relations with private collectors and with the officials of museums and other collections will always remain a very happy souvenir and once more 1 wish to thank more par ticularly Mr. Arthur M. Hind of the Print Room of the British Museum for all that he did to facilitate my study of this marvellous collection of drawings and prints. Sa1'1 Marca di Perugia, December I928. INTRODUCTION After the death of Cosimo de' Medici, Florence lost for a short time that perfect harmony of tendencies which united the noble seigneur with all his surroundings and with the artists and which, during the first generation of the Renaissance, was so fruitful.

The Seaside Painting Caper

The Seaside Painting Caper
Author: Ann O. Chehak
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2015-11-04
ISBN: 1512715298
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seaside Painting Caper Book Excerpt:

Life is spinning out of control, and a longing to escape becomes all-consuming. A rude client, an unfaithful boyfriend, and a thankless boss—Trina Santo is unable to cope. Frustrated with life at the art museum where she works, she flees to a small beach town along California’s coast. While her aunt and uncle vacation for the summer, Trina manages their Hidden Treasure Gift Shop. Unforeseen challenges bring Daniel Taylor into the picture to help with repairs at the gift shop. Trina is intrigued by the high-handed but helpful Daniel. He may be bossy, but his actions help Trina when she needs it most. Careful to guard her heart after her recent break-up, Trina first takes the time to get to know Daniel as a friend. Her escape to the shores of Catamara land her in the midst of a plot of secrecy. Trina is fascinated by a missing painting of darkness and night, painted over one hundred years ago. The lost painting’s twin of goodness and light hangs in the historic cathedral under renovation by Daniel’s company. Rumor says the evil painting is hidden in the old church. She must find her way through its maze of rooms to discover who’s at the heart of the deception surrounding the priceless family paintings. Trina and Daniel work together to unravel the mystery around the missing painting and the strange goings-on in town. Daniel is patient with Trina—teasing and challenging her to pray, forgive, and heal with God’s help.

Titian And Venetian Painting 1450 1590

Titian And Venetian Painting  1450 1590
Author: Bruce Cole
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-03-05
ISBN: 0429964188
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Titian And Venetian Painting 1450 1590 Book Excerpt:

This up-to-date, well-illustrated, and thoughtful introduction to the life and works of one of the giants of Western Painting also surveys the golden age of Venetian Painting from Giovanni Bellini to Veronese and its place in the history of Western art. Bruce Cole, Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University and author of numerous books on Italian Renaissance art, begins with the life and work of Giovanni Bellini, the principal founder of Venetian Renaissance painting. He continues with the paintings of Giorgione and the young Titian whose work embodied the new Venetian style. Cole discusses and explains all of Titian's major works--portraits, religious paintings, and nudes--from various points of view and shows how Venetian painting of this period differed from painting in Florence and elsewhere in Italy and became a distinct and fully-developed style of its own.

Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting

Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting
Author: Balafrej Lamia Balafrej
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN: 147443746X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting Book Excerpt:

In the absence of a tradition of self-portraiture, how could artists signal their presence within a painting? Centred on late Timurid manuscript painting (ca. 1470-1500), this book reveals that pictures could function as the painter's delegate, charged with the task of centring and defining artistic work, even as they did not represent the artist's likeness. Influenced by the culture of the majlis, an institutional gathering devoted to intricate literary performances and debates, late Timurid painters used a number of strategies to shift manuscript painting from an illustrative device to a self-reflective object, designed to highlight the artist's imagination and manual dexterity. These strategies include visual abundance, linear precision, the incorporation of inscriptions addressing aspects of the painting and the artist's signature. Focusing on one of the most iconic manuscripts of the Persianate tradition, the Cairo Bustan made in late Timurid Herat and bearing the signatures of the painter Bihzad, this book explores Persian manuscript painting as a medium for artistic performance and self-representation, a process by which artistic authority was shaped and discussed.

Painting Shakespeare

Painting Shakespeare
Author: Stuart Sillars
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2006-02-23
ISBN: 9780521853088
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painting Shakespeare Book Excerpt:

A critical history of Shakespeare painting in its richest period - 1720-1820.

The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting

The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting
Author: Raimond Marle
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN: 9401509336
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting Book Excerpt:

The more I study the h1story of Italian painting, the more I admire the work of CRowE and CA \'. '. LCAS~

Early Netherlandish Paintings

Early Netherlandish Paintings
Author: Bernhard Ridderbos,Henk Th. van Veen,Anne van Buren
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9789053566145
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Netherlandish Paintings Book Excerpt:

An illustrated scholarly analysis of the art and the cultural interpretations of the Flemish Primitives.

Polygnotos and Vase Painting in Classical Athens

Polygnotos and Vase Painting in Classical Athens
Author: Susan B. Matheson
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 537
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780299138707
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polygnotos and Vase Painting in Classical Athens Book Excerpt:

Susan B. Matheson has written the first detailed analysis of Polygnotos, a major vase painter of classical Athens whose workshop flourished for fifty years, from the the golden age of Pericles to the end of the fifth century. Inspired by the monumental art of Pheidias and other sculptors who defined fifth-century classical style, Polygnotos and his workshop reflected this style as it emerged from the sculptures of the Parthenon. Matheson provides the first comprehensive chronology for Polygnotos s own works, and then analyzes the distinctive, evolving Polygnotan style first isolated by Sir John Beazley, comparing this style to that of contemporary Athenian workshops and demonstrating its seminal influence on the later vase painting of southern Italy. She then surveys Polygnotan iconography to show its relation to contemporary vase painting and sculpture, emphasizing both its originality and its continuity with Athenian iconographic traditions. The more than 600 pieces discussed here, 171 of which are illustrated, reflect the diverse religious, historical, and intellectual trends in Periclean Athens. Some vases bear innovative representations of myths from the dramas of Sophocles and Aeschylus, while others portray the religious sacrifices and rituals of Athenian civic life. Perhaps the most arresting, though, reveal the private life of Athens drunken revelers at symposia, women conversing together, a somber young man departing for war. The diverse subjects represented by the Polygnotan group of vase painters, comprehensively analyzed and extensively illustrated, offer an enlightening glimpse into Athenian life for students and scholars alike, leading to a broader understanding of art, religion, and society in classical Greece. "

American Paintings

American Paintings
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1965
ISBN: 0870994395
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Paintings Book Excerpt:

Dutch Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dutch Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Walter A. Liedtke
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 1083
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1588392732
Category: Painting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dutch Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Book Excerpt:

Presents a catalog that surveys the Dutch paintings found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime

Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection  Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime
Author: Dr Saskia Hufnagel,Professor Duncan Chappell
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN: 140946315X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime Book Excerpt:

In the world of law enforcement art and antiquity crime has in the past usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the record sums now being paid for art treasures, are now seeking to exploit the art market more systematically by means of theft, fraud and looting. In this collection academics and practitioners from Australasia, Europe and North America combine to examine the challenges presented to the criminal justice system by these developments. Best practice methods of detecting, investigating, prosecuting and preventing such crimes are explored. This book will be of interest and use to academics and practitioners alike in the areas of law, crime and justice.

The Lure and the Truth of Painting

The Lure and the Truth of Painting
Author: Yves Bonnefoy
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1995-11
ISBN: 9780226064444
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lure and the Truth of Painting Book Excerpt:

Always fascinated in his poetry by the nature of color and light and the power of the image, Bonnefoy continues to pursue these themes in his discussion of the lure and truth of representation. He sees the painter as a poet whose language is visual, and he seeks to find out what visual artists can teach those who work with words.