The Louvre: All the Paintings
'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.' USA Today
The Louvre is the world's most visited art museum, with 8.5 million visitors annually, and houses the most celebrated and important paintings of all time. The Louvre: All the Paintings collects all 3,022 paintings currently on display in the permanent collection in one beautifully curated volume.
The book is organised and divided into the four main painting collections of the museum- the Italian School, the Northern School, the Spanish School, and the French School where the paintings are presented chronologically by the artist's date of birth. Four hundred of the most significant paintings are illuminated with 300-word discussions by art historians Anja Grebe and Vincent Pomarède 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. All the paintings are fully annotated with the name of the painting and artist, the date of the work, the birth and death dates of the artist, the medium that was used, the size of the painting, the Louvre catalogue number, and the room in the Louvre in which the painting is found.
Also included is a DVD-ROM which 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.
- Author: Vincent Pomarède and Erich Lessing
- Hardcover: 724 pages
- Date published: November 2011
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1579128869
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 27.9 x 6.4 cm
'Bring the entire museum collection to your bookshelf' - NJ Star-Ledger
'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' - Library Journal
'This volume belongs on bookshelves. A major contribution to the literature of catalogs of great museum collections' - Bookpage
'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.' - USA Today