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Age of Van Eyck: The Mediterranean World and Early Netherlandish Painting, 1430-1530
Till-Holger Borchert
August 2002
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This luscious book is true eye candy, but it's not just another pretty picture book. The text, compiled by the exhibition curator at the Groeninge Museum in Bruges, Belgium, is revealing as well as refreshingly stirring. Written for the general reader, this volume accompanies the large-scale exhibition Jan Van Eyck, 1430-1530 held at the Groeninge Museum last spring. Intended to illustrate the revolution in oil-painting sparked by the work of van Eyck and to present the interaction between the north and south of Europe during this pivotal period, this book invites readers to look, reflect, and draw conclusions on their own. Sixteen signed chapters, such as "Art Markets," "Princes, Patrons and Eclecticism: Naples and the North," and "A New Look on the World: The Invention of Landscape," set a big-picture stage. The...

Memling's Portraits
Till-Holger Borchert
Sept 2005
Book Description
A thorough and sumptuously illustrated appraisal of every one of Hans Memling's portraits.Published to accompany a major international touring exhibition, this catalogue provides a lavish overview of Memling's successful career in portraiture, with a selection of some thirty portraits by the master and his school, including portrait-wings from diptychs and triptychs along with autonomous panels of individual patrons.Each of the three venues—the Museo Thyssen- Bornemisza, Madrid, the Groeningemuseum, Bruges, and The Frick Collection, New York—has contributed paintings unique to its collection, and all the works are reproduced here. The selection illustrates topics of particular relevance to Memling's work: the exchange of influences with contemporary portraiture from Italy to Germany; issues of patronage...

Art in the Making: Underdrawings in Renaissance Paintings
David Bomford (Editor)
December 2002
Book Description
Preliminary drawings beneath the surface layers of a painting can often be made visible by a technique called infra-red reflectography. The fascinating revelations of such underdrawings are always a source of important material for art history, leading to deductions about attribution, style, changes in composition, and workshop practices. This accessible book presents the results of pioneering research on the underdrawings of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century paintings by conservation, scientific, and curatorial staff at the National Gallery in London. The contributors to the book explain the techniques of infra-red photography and reflectography and discuss the materials and technical findings of underdrawings in paintings of the Renaissance period. Also included in the book are detailed entries on the underdrawings...

Early Netherlandish Painting: From Rogier Van Der Weyden to Gerard David (Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History)
Otto Pacht
December 1997
Book Description
Otto Pächt's studies of the Early Netherlandish painters are the fruit of a lifetime's research. Following his book on the brothers Van Eyck and their circle, this volume deals with the next generation of artists, the great figures of the 15th and early 16th century: Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Aelbert van Ouwater, Dieric Bouts, Justus van Gent, Hugo van der Goes, Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Hans Memling and Gerard David. In the tradition of the Vienna School, Pächt's approach put emphasis on formal analysis and on direct contact with the works of art themselves. Taking certain key works by each artist as examples, he discusses every facet of the work including style, mood, iconography, symbolism and construction of space. The chapters are linked by the theme of imitation and continuation: the author...

The Flemish Primitives: The Masterpieces
Dirk de Vos
September 2003
Sheila Farr, Seattle Times
"The gorgeous reproductions, with many large details, are as good as they come with a text that's readable and informative."

Seattle Times : The gorgeous reproductions, with many large details, are as good as they come with a text that's readable and informative.
Sue Hubbard The Independent : A truly gorgeous book with . . . sumptuous reproductions. . . . The color is rich and exact and the detailed plates show every nuance.
Martin Gayford Sunday Telegraph : This is essentially a book that could be transformed into an astonishing exhibition.
Ann Landi ArtNews : Though careful to incorporate the latest scholarly findings, de Vos keeps the tone lively and readable.

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The Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Volume II: Fifteenth- to Eighteenth-Century European Paintings: France, Central Europe, The Netherlands, Spain, and Great Britain
Charles Sterling (Editor)
December 1998
Art on Paper
Talbot and his pictures stand out in long-overdue relief.

Ben Lifson Art on Paper : Talbot and his pictures stand out in long-overdue relief.

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