This magisterial volume, the result of many years of research, documents the Art Institute of Chicago’s significant—and, surprisingly, relatively unknown—collection of English, French, German, Netherlandish, and Spanish paintings created before 1600. Featuring nearly 100 altarpieces, private devotional works, portraits, and landscapes by such masters as Lucas Cranach, Gerard David, El Greco, Jan Gossart, and Rogier van der Weyden, this book is the first in-depth analysis of this impressive representation of late Gothic and Renaissance art.
With its accessibly written essays, descriptive catalogue entries, and beautiful illustrations, this important publication reflects the most up-to-date scholarship. New conservation investigations illuminate many issues sur¬rounding these works, including fascinating questions of attribution. Also included are illustrations of underdrawings, X-rays, reconstructed ensembles, and related works.
Art Institute of Chicago, 2008 8 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.; 476 pages; 356 illustrations ISBN 978-0-300-11944-2
18 hours 25 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Splash previews Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, a retrospective on the Bauhaus designer who also made his mark in Chicago—opening at the Art Institute October 2.
20 hours 48 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Design Episodes: The Modern Chair
Explore the evolution of the modern chair in the 20th century with iconic examples from makers like Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, and Harry Bertoia, among others.
THE MODERN CHAIR—http://bit.ly/2dD4Xy0
1 day 16 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.