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Old Masters New World

Old Masters New World Author by : Cynthia Saltzman
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-08-14
Publisher by : Penguin
ISBN : 1440633959
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Total Download : 753

A spellbinding account of the rapacious pursuit of the most exquisite paintings in the world In the Gilded Age, newly wealthy and culturally ambitious Americans began to compete for Europe's extraordinary Old Master pictures, causing a major migration of art across the Atlantic. Old Masters, New World is a backstage look at the cutthroat competition, financial maneuvering, intrigue, and double-dealing often involved in these purchases, not to mention the seductive power of the ravishing paintings that drove these collectors-including financier J. Pierpont Morgan, sugar king H. O. Havemeyer, Bo
Category: Art

Old Masters

Old Masters Author by : Thomas Bernhard
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-05-06
Publisher by : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780141956251
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Total Download : 256

Old Masters (1985) is Thomas Bernhard's devilishly funny story about the friendship between two old men. For over thirty years Reger, a music critic, has sat on the same bench in front of a Tintoretto painting in a Viennese museum, thinking and railing against contemporary society, his fellow men, artists, the weather, even the state of public lavatories. His friend Atzbacher has been summoned to meet him, and through his eyes we learn more about Reger - the tragic death of his wife, his thoughts of suicide and, eventually, the true purpose of their appointment. At once pessimistic and exubera
Category: Fiction

Old Masters And Young Geniuses

Old Masters And Young Geniuses Author by : David W. Galenson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2011-06-27
Publisher by : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 1400837391
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Total Download : 949

When in their lives do great artists produce their greatest art? Do they strive for creative perfection throughout decades of painstaking and frustrating experimentation, or do they achieve it confidently and decisively, through meticulous planning that yields masterpieces early in their lives? By examining the careers not only of great painters but also of important sculptors, poets, novelists, and movie directors, Old Masters and Young Geniuses offers a profound new understanding of artistic creativity. Using a wide range of evidence, David Galenson demonstrates that there are two fundamenta
Category: Art

Great Bird Paintings Of The World The Old Masters

Great Bird Paintings Of The World The Old Masters Author by : Christine Elisabeth Jackson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1993
Publisher by : Antique Collectors Club Ltd
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004388083
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Total Download : 814

Looks at some of the greatest pictures painted before 1699 by such masters as Bosch, Durer, Holbein, Brueghel, Caravaggio and Rubens, with every bird identified.
Category: Art
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