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The Prado, Madrid: Masterpieces With its magnificent collections of masterpieces by the great Spanish and European masters, the Prado in Madrid is unquestionably one of the most impressive and significant museums in the world. This fully illustrated guide highlights sixty of the most renowned works from its collections. Works by Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, Murillo, Bosch, Titian, Rubens and Van Dyck are reproduced here in full-page colour. Many of these are supported by details, which focus on particularly significant areas within a work and highlight the artist's individual techniques. Each work is accompanied by an informative commentary that puts it into context and explains its individual significance.
Paintings in the Musee D'Orsay Situated in the heart of Paris, the Musee d'Orsay boasts the greatest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, a collection unparalleled in its diversity and quality. Since its spectacular opening in 1986 in a renovated train station, the museum has welcomed more than 50 million visitors to view works by Bouguereau, Courbet, Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Redon, Whistler, Gauguin and other artists of the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. In this deluxe, large-format volume, the Musee d'Orsay's director, Serge Lemoine, and his team of curators and specialists examine the museum's holdings and the history surrounding them, ranging from the primacy of academic painting through the shock of Impressionism to the rise of modern art. Included are many seminal works of the period, including Whistler's Mother, Manet's The Balcony, Cezanne's Apples and Oranges, Monet's Blue Water Lilies and Van Gogh's Bedroom at Arles. With 830 full-colour illustrations of masterpieces by some of the world's best-loved artists, this is the definitive guide to paintings in one of the world's most popular museums. The exhaustive scope of this book and the richness of its imagery make Paintings in the Musee d'Orsay an essential addition to the bookshelves of all lovers of Impressionism and of great art.
Monet's House: An Impressionist Interior Clause Monet was as meticulous in the decoration of his family home at Giverny, as he was about the planting of its world-famous garden. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the house and gardens every year, enchanted by the vibrant-coloured rooms restored just as they were in the house's heyday and decorated according to Monet's revolutionary views on colour and light. As he moves through the house, the author describes the mealtime rituals of the yellow dining room, the studio where Monet worked and entertained and the family activities that animated the blue room. She also opens the door to rooms not normally seen by the public - we catch a glimpse of private bedrooms and the cellar where wine was bottled and fruit preserved. This book is an invitation to visit the house on a summer's day in the 1890s, to marvel at Monet's decorative vision and to experience some of the behind-the-scenes activities that underpinned the busy household.
Franceso's Venice Francesco's Venice is the extraordinary story of the life of an intriguing city, told by a descendant of an old and distinguished Venetian family. Francesco da Mosto's ancestral history is inextricably intertwined with that of this amphibious city. Fiercely proud and protective of the rich cultural and architechtural heritage of his birthplace, Francesco gives us a unique insight into the inner workings of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. He explores Venice's remarkable history, from the fifth century when settlers retreated to the safety of the lagoon and began to create their homes on tiny islands, through its glorious years as a successful maritime nation, adept at trade, exploration, diplomacy and protecting its independence, to the fragile city of the twenty-first century. Venice's history is a tale of warfare and conspiracies, of artistic excellence and ingenuity, of the battle of wills and of ideas, and of strength in the face of disaster, and Francesco brings to life the places, events and people that have sculpted this living theatre through the ages.
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