The Lost Painting

Author: Jonathan Harr
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1588364895
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Told with consummate skill by the writer of the bestselling, award-winning A Civil Action, The Lost Painting is a remarkable synthesis of history and detective story. An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from Rome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable value, a painting lost for almost two centuries. The artist was Caravaggio, a master of the Italian Baroque. He was a genius, a revolutionary painter, and a man beset by personal demons. Four hundred years ago, he drank and brawled in the taverns and streets of Rome, moving from one rooming house to another, constantly in and out of jail, all the while painting works of transcendent emotional and visual power. He rose from obscurity to fame and wealth, but success didn’t alter his violent temperament. His rage finally led him to commit murder, forcing him to flee Rome a hunted man. He died young, alone, and under strange circumstances. Caravaggio scholars estimate that between sixty and eighty of his works are in existence today. Many others–no one knows the precise number–have been lost to time. Somewhere, surely, a masterpiece lies forgotten in a storeroom, or in a small parish church, or hanging above a fireplace, mistaken for a mere copy. Prizewinning author Jonathan Harr embarks on an spellbinding journey to discover the long-lost painting known as The Taking of Christ–its mysterious fate and the circumstances of its disappearance have captivated Caravaggio devotees for years. After Francesca Cappelletti stumbles across a clue in that dusty archive, she tracks the painting across a continent and hundreds of years of history. But it is not until she meets Sergio Benedetti, an art restorer working in Ireland, that she finally manages to assemble all the pieces of the puzzle. Praise for The Lost Painting “Jonathan Harr has gone to the trouble of writing what will probably be a bestseller . . . rich and wonderful. . . . In truth, the book reads better than a thriller. . . . If you're a sucker for Rome, and for dusk . . . [you'll] enjoy Harr's more clearly reported details about life in the city.”—The New York Times Book Review “Jonathan Harr has taken the story of the lost painting, and woven from it a deeply moving narrative about history, art and taste—and about the greed, envy, covetousness and professional jealousy of people who fall prey to obsession. It is as perfect a work of narrative nonfiction as you could ever hope to read.”—The Economist

Mata Hari By Picasso

Author: Pablo Picasso
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The Lost Painting Of Lagstone Hall

Author: C. M. Lockley
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780244275846
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In the sequel to 'Another Boring Summer Holiday', Rachel Coakly and her younger brother John once again find themselves at the start of the main school holiday with nothing much to do. To make matters worse, they have completely lost contact with the friends that they made last summer, David and Sally. Rachel suspects that her arch enemy Robert Hagen is involved, and he has seemingly taken a peculiar interest in an obscure lost painting. Also, as a known anti-rail campaigner, is he responsible for the rather bizarre railway branch line closures that have happened over the summer? In a race against time, Rachel sets off with her computer whizz-kid friend Sarah and her arty brother to solve the riddle and track down their lost friends. But will they manage to stop the very last crucial railway line from closing before it's too late?

Portrait Of A Young Man

Author: J. Robert Kudelski
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Treasures Of A Lost Art

Author: Pia Palladino
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588390306
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"Treasures of a Lost Art presents 144 leaves, cuttings, and illuminated manuscript fragments from the collection of Robert Lehman (1891-1969), one of the largest and most impressive private holdings of Italian manuscripts assembled after the First World War. Discussed here - with many of them handsomely illustrated in full color - are important examples of the major schools of illumination in southern Italy, Umbria, Tuscany, Emilia, Lombardy, and the Veneto. Previously unpublished, and perhaps even unknown to scholars, are works by some of the foremost Italian painters of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, including a leaf here attributed for the first time to the Sienese master Duccio di Buoninsegna and cuttings by Stefano da Verona and Cosimo Tura. Lesser-known arists, such as Neri da Rimini, Belbello da Pavia, and Girolamo da Cremona, once renowned for their beautifully illuminated volumes, are also discussed in full."--Jacket.

The Lost Museum

Author: Julien Chapuis
Editor: Michael Imhof Verlag
ISBN: 9783731903215
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"[In this exhibition] only a minority of the works were original ... primarily ... photographic reproductions of paintings, plaster casts of sculptures, objects that had suffered varying degrees of damage, and even the remains of works of art ... [bearing] witness to the damaged or lost treasures that belonged to the Kaiser Friedrich Museum until 1945"--Director general's foreword.

The Lost Paintings

Author: Jill O'Neal
Editor: Artemis Publishing LLC
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Told from the first-person perspective, the inner lives of a dysfunctional southern Illinois family sets the scene for an adventure of finding lost art in a place and time never before fictionalized. Set in 1950, Otis Adair is a WWII veteran who relates his memories and experiences as he searches for valuable paintings which were to be his inheritance. Where is the art, and how will he find them? Otis encounters a whole cast of eccentric characters: a mobster with honor, a crazy sister-in-law, a wise old man with a sixth sense, and a besotted woman who attempts suicide, all people who have tried to carve out a life in a place indifferent to their longings. During his travels, he meets Mavis, who becomes the love of his life. Together they navigate a trail of mystery, danger and forbidden secrets as they unravel the mystery of the missing paintings.

A Lost Painting By Rubens And Its Meaning

Author: Rüdiger Klessmann
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Traditional Korean Painting

Author: Zo Za-Zong
Editor: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
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Malevich

Author: Kazimir Severinovich Malevich
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ISBN: 9789655725629
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The Lost Years

Author: Greta Berman
Editor: Garland Publishing
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The Lost Art

Author: Christian Furr
Editor: Blake Publishing
ISBN: 9781844541782
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Demonstrating the basics of art, Furr explains the fundamentals of drawing and painting, before going on to illustrate the techniques which can be used when working with acrylics and watercolours.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Léonard de Vinci
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The Country Of Lost Children

Author: Peter Pierce
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521594998
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This book traces the figure of the lost child in Australia's history and imagination.

An Annotated Bibliography Of Chinese Painting Catalogues And Related Texts

Author: Hin-Cheung Lovell
Editor: U of M Center for Chinese Studies
ISBN: 0472038400
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The student of Chinese painting must from time to time consult John C. Ferguson's Li-tai chu-lu hua mu, an index to Chinese paintings recorded in Chinese catalogues. The catalogues in which the paintings are compiled are of equal interest: their compilers, the date of their compilation, their scope, their derivation, their merits and shortcomings, and so on.An Annotated Bibliography of Chinese Painting Catalogues and Related Texts provides a way for English-language students with limited knowledge of Chinese to find basic information on the catalogues in an easily available form.

Titians Lost Last Supper

Author: R. Moore
Editor: Unicorn
ISBN: 9781913491437
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This intriguing book investigates the very rare discovery of a huge, lost, Last Supper painting produced in the workshop of Tiziano Vecellio, known as Titian. The discoloured canvas hung neglected in a parish church for 110 years until the conservator and art historian Ronald Moore removed centuries of discoloured varnish and began to appreciate that something exceptional was being revealed. Following extensive scientific examination, signatures and dates appeared whilst it also became apparent that some faces were actually portraits.The early history of the painting in a Venetian convent was discovered with the enthusiastic help of the modern Venetian, Count Francesco da Mosto, whose family knew Titian. The many painters of Titian's workshop are considered with careful circumspection to determine possible contributors to the Last Supper and the remarkable reason for the many changes, or pentimenti, are explained. After 10,500 hours of research and the translation of countless Italian documents and books, the full history of the painting has been revealed. We now know that the painting is far more than a Last Supper from Titian's workshop, painted by at least five artists over twenty years, but is actually a painting within a painting involving other prominent painters and a denouement unparalleled in Renaissance art.

Taner Ceylan

Author: Cuneyt Cakirlar
Editor: Damiani Editore
ISBN: 9788862083126
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Well known for his provocative realist paintings, Taner Ceylan (born 1967) began his Lost Paintings Series as a contemporary exploration of the Orientalist gaze. Upsetting both Western and Eastern master narratives, the Lost Paintings Series presents Eastern figures in a fascinating navigation of history, power and narrative. "Esma Sultan," Ceylan's depiction of an eighteenth-century Ottoman princess renowned for her cruel disposition, draws on the empowering mythology of passionate, ruthless and assertive womanhood that characterizes accounts of her life. In other works, an Ottoman man gazes defiantly, cigarette in hand; a pair of male lovers give a chaste farewell; a veiled woman stands before Courbet's "L'Origine du monde." Ceylan assembles a cast of lost characters and voices that embody the many silenced by both Orientalist and official nationalist histories. The book is published on the occasion of Ceylan's exhibition The Lost Paintings Series at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Léonard de Vinci
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Leonardo Da Vinci On Painting

Author: Leonardo (da Vinci)
Editor: Univ of California Press
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Michelangelo S Painting

Author: Leo Steinberg
Editor: Essays by Leo Steinberg
ISBN: 022648226X
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Leo Steinberg was one of the most original art historians of the twentieth century, known for taking interpretive risks that challenged the profession by overturning reigning orthodoxies. In essays and lectures ranging from old masters to contemporary art, he combined scholarly erudition with an eloquent prose that illuminated his subject and a credo that privileged the visual evidence of the image over the literature written about it. His writings, sometimes provocative and controversial, remain vital and influential reading. For half a century, Steinberg delved into Michelangelo's work, revealing the symbolic structures underlying the artist's highly charged idiom. This volume of essays and unpublished lectures elucidates many of Michelangelo's paintings, from frescoes in the Sistine Chapel to the Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter, the artist's lesser-known works in the Vatican's Pauline Chapel; also included is a study of the relationship of the Doni Madonna to Leonardo. Steinberg's perceptions evolved from long, hard looking. Almost everything he wrote included passages of old-fashioned formal analysis, but always put into the service of interpretation. He understood that Michelangelo's rendering of figures, as well as their gestures and interrelations, conveys an emblematic significance masquerading under the guise of naturalism. Michelangelo pushed Renaissance naturalism into the furthest reaches of metaphor, using the language of the body to express fundamental Christian tenets once expressible only by poets and preachers. Michelangelo's Painting is the second volume in a series that presents Steinberg's writings, selected and edited by his longtime associate Sheila Schwartz.