National gallery of art paintings

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National Gallery of Art: Washington by John Walker

This is a mean-spirited book. Ive been reading the commentary, but have given it up and now just look at the pictures (which are excellent reproductions). Mr Walker seems to focus on the the sharp dealings TNG has done to acquire masterpieces, especially regarding the Rubens, but others as well. His critique of the presented works reflects the prejudices of his time (or perhaps his own, but if so, he was a short-sighted individual), and there is no allowance for context or a nod to the development of art across the eras, much less a recognition of the influences felt by artists from different global regions. In short, Mr Walker is an art snob and rather tedious to read due to this superior attitude.
There is no comparison between this and Gombrichs The Story of Art, an outstanding, educational overview of art.
It is a convenient way to view TNG collection, so I gave it 3 stars.
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Famous primarily for its example of anamorphosis—in which a skull at the bottom of the page can only be viewed when seen from one side—this was painted in in the Tudor court. In this painting, his talents are evident — not only in the detail in the faces of the ambassadors but in the myriad of symbolic objects scattered around them. Remy mental asylum — he died only a year after completing it. The painting is one of a pair, both depicting the same thing, although for this version Van Gogh used a softer palette, with subtler blues and greens. It is thought that the inspiration for the portraits was taken from the window of the asylum where he was staying.

The National Gallery houses one of the finest collections of paintings in the world. This selection of 30 highlights includes some of the Gallery's best-loved works.
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It stands out particularly for its nineteenth and twentieth century Greek painting and sculpture collection. When it was first established, the art gallery had a collection of paintings which grew year after years thanks to private donations. Nowadays, it displays approximately 20, works of art by Greek and European artists. The numerous art forms are exposed chronologically, and include paintings, sculptures, engravings, drawings and many other varieties. Although the museum is mostly devoted to Greek works of art, visitors will also admire pieces by Bruegel, Caravaggio, Delacroix, El Greco and Picasso.

During a career that spanned five decades, Rothko created a new form of abstract painting. His classic paintings of the s are characterized by expanding dimensions and an increasingly simplified use of form, brilliant hues, and broad, thin washes of color. Happy first day of fall! While autumnal scenes are usually associated with the transience of life, this landscape by Jasper Francis Crospey is different. As one critic wrote in , the painting represents "not the solemn wasting away of the year, but its joyful crowning festival.


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    Famous Paintings in National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA | 1st Art Gallery

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    Wheatfield With Cypresses | Van Gogh

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  4. Bailey B. says:

    Paintings. Giovanni Bellini, Titian, The Feast of the Gods, // The National Gallery of Art's painting collection, like the museum itself, began.

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