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Louvre: All the Paintings Erich Lessing

Louvre: All the Paintings

Erich Lessing

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ISBN : 9781579128869
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784 pages
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An historic publishing event! Endorsed by the Louvre and for the first time ever, every painting from the worlds most popular museum is available in one stunning book. All 2,981 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection of the LouvreMoreAn historic publishing event! Endorsed by the Louvre and for the first time ever, every painting from the worlds most popular museum is available in one stunning book.All 2,981 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection of the Louvre are presented in full color in this striking, slipcased book. Comes with an enclosed, supportive DVD-ROMThe Louvre is the worlds most visited art museum, with 8.5 million visitors annually, and houses the most celebrated and important paintings of all time. For the first time ever, The Louvre: All the Paintings collects all 2,981 paintings currently on display in the permanent collection in one beautifully curated volume.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 artists 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 Pomarède on the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing the painting, the artists inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, the artists impact on the history of art, and more.All 2,981 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 catalog number, and the room in the Louvre in which the painting is found.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.