A historic publishing event! For the first time ever, all 3,022 paintings from the world's most popular museum are collected into a striking, slipcased book and DVD-ROM set.
From the Da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Vermeer's The Lacemaker, the Louvre houses many of the most celebrated and important paintings of all time. The Louvre: All the Paintings allows you to view every painting currently on display in the permanent collection of the museum from your home.
Organized and divided into the four main painting collections of the museum-the Italian School, the Northern School, the Spanish School, and the French School-the paintings are then presented chronologically by the artist's date of birth. Four hundred of the most iconic and significant paintings are illuminated with 300-word discussions by art historians Anja Grebe and Vincent PomarÃ¿ on the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing the painting, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, the artist's impact on the history of art, and more.
The DVD-ROM is easily browsable by artist, date, school, art historical genre, or location in the Louvre. This last feature allows readers to tour the Louvre and its contents room by room, as if they were actually walking through the building.
DVD-ROM System Requirements: DVD-ROM runs on a PC (Windows 2000/XP or later) and MAC (OSX 10.4.8 or later) running the following browser software Internet Explorer 7 or 8; Firefox 3.6 and above; or Safari 5.0 and above.
About the Author
Anja Grebe teaches art history at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. She has taken part in numerous international research projects and exhibitions and has published extensively on medieval and modern art history. Grebe is also the author of The Vatican: All the Paintings. She lives in Erlangen, Germany.
Erich Lessing was an Austrian photographer who documented the culture and fine arts of Europe and the Near East for more than fifty years. He created the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive, which is an extensive image library featuring over 40,000 high resolution images from over 500 museums and private collections throughout the world. His work has been featured globally and produced around sixty books. In 2013 he donated 60,000 images to the archives of the Austrian National Library. Lessing died in August 2018.
Henri Loyrette is the former chairman of Admical, a French organization dedicated to corporate philanthropy, and the former director of the Louvre Museum. He is also an author with a total of nineteen books on various subject, including Degas, Gustave Eiffel, and Marcel Proust.
The images are rich and sharp, the descriptions thoughtful and clear... Altogether, this is a fascinating overview for anyone looking to learn more about the grand old European masters.
Bring the entire museum collection to your bookshelf.
With its stunning content and high-quality reproduction (and its accompanying DVD, providing a virtual tour of the galleries), The Louvre: All the Paintings is a choice gift for art lovers.
This volume belongs on bookshelves. A major contribution to the literature of catalogs of great museum collections.