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Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado

Thomas J. Loughman Kathleen M. Morris Lara Yeager-Crasselt Dr. Jill Burke



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Yale University Press
15 June 2016
History of Art & Design Styles; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Nudes depicted in art
Handsomely designed and produced, this stunning book highlights sensual paintings from the Spanish royal collections of the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Many of the featured artists were court painters under sovereigns whose tastes influenced the art world of the 16th and 17th centuries. This superb selection of twenty-eight paintings includes works by Jan Breughel, Guercino, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, and Diego Velazquez. Included is Titian's Reclining Venus with Cupid and a Musician, probably painted by the artist for Charles V, and several works by Rubens, who painted a considerable number of works for the Spanish court. Informative catalogue entries accompany an essay by Javier Portus on the Spanish royal taste in collecting and the role of painting within European politics of the day and a contemporary response to understanding the nude in Renaissance and Baroque painting by Jill Burke.
Contributions by:   Dr. Jill Burke, Javier Portus
Edited by:   Thomas J. Loughman, Kathleen M. Morris, Lara Yeager-Crasselt
Imprint:   Yale University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 254mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   1.406kg
ISBN:   9780300218749
ISBN 10:   0300218745
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   15 June 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Thomas J. Loughman is associate director of program and planning, Kathleen M. Morris is Sylvia and Leonard Marx Director of Collections and Exhibitions and curator of decorative arts, and Lara Yeager-Crasselt is interim curator of paintings and sculpture, all at the Clark Art Institute.

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