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National Gallery Of Art, Washington

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The list of master artists whose work is housed in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, seems endless. This massive volume contains rich color reproductions of works by Pollock, Brancusi, Cezanne, Picasso, and hundreds of other artists. The arrangement of the paintings and sculptures shows a strong curatorial hand, for often the works of two or more artists are m ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published by ABRAMS
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Mar 22, 2016 Brendan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Rating: I rated the book, not the art.

A lot of Biblical subjects and portraits. Mostly European artists, which kind of makes me wonder why it's called the National Gallery. Some of the pieces go back to the 14th century, and we see how art was different in previous eras: paintings on wood, paintings over other paintings, uncertainty of the artist's identity, etc.

Some of the analysis is a bit snooty. I don't agree with the belief that form / technical achievement is all-important. A bit too much
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