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Description: Indian Painting from Cave Temples to the Colonial Period
From refined portraits of resplendent maharajas to earthy depictions of divine rogues cavorting with milkmaids, Indian miniature paintings depict the world as it should be: radiant, plentiful and passionate. These manuscript illustrations combine vibrant color with exquisite delicacy, offering immediate impact while also rewarding lengthy examination.

This fascinating volume presents the art form for non-specialists, surveying the most notable styles and periods of Indian painting and offering an introduction to the legends and historic personalities that inspire its entertaining subjects. The text covers such diverse topics as scriptures written on palm leaves, likenesses of favorite animals, images inspired by music, techniques and materials, and Indian reactions to European art. The Museum of Fine Art Boston's collection of Indian paintings, assembled by the esteemed scholar A. K. Coomaraswamy, is justly renowned as one of the finest in the world, and Indian Painting, one of the only readily available comprehensive histories of the subject, is the first book since Coomaraswamy's seminal catalogues of the 1920s to draw so extensively on the MFA's collection. It includes 120 of the most remarkable pieces, many of which are reproduced in color for the first time.

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Print publication date January 2006 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780878467068
EISBN 9780300260519
Illustrations 129
Print Status out of print
Description: Impressions of Light: The French Landscape from Corot to Monet
This fascinating journey through the art of the 19th-century French landscape offers a host of masterful works, among them Corot's Forest of Fontainbleau, Millet's End of the Hamlet of Gruchy, Renoir's Rocky Crags at L'Estaque, and Monet's Rue de la Bavolle, Honfleur. As is often the case, however, some of the most wonderful things to see are also the least expected: rare and unusual monotypes by Degas, three states of a softground etching by Pissarro, and numerous works by some of their lesser-known but equally important contemporaries. Unlike previous books on the topic, Impressions of Light presents a unique and stunningly complete group of work that introduces a new level of complexity into the discussion of French landscapes. Rather than considering the landscape as a steady, linear development and the product of a single medium, it takes into account the many crosscurrents and intersecting developments in French art, from the Barbizon school through the post-Impressionist period. In addition, it studies the landscape in a variety of media--painting, prints, and photography--exploring both the individual artists' perceptions and the ways in which they influenced each other. With over 80 paintings and 70 works on paper from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's collections, and published to accompany a major exhibition, Impressions of Light encompasses more than 100 years and 56 artists working in a dozen different media. It holds the broadest possible view, yet never loses sight of the extraordinary intricacy that makes the landscape so enduringly appealing.

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Print publication date January 2002 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780878466467
EISBN 9780300260526
Illustrations 213
Print Status out of print
Description: Rembrandt’s Journey: Painter · Draftsman · Etcher
This catalogue surveys the unfolding of Rembrandt van Rijn's art from his early years in Leiden to his later Amsterdam years, using as an organizing framework the artist's extraordinarily diverse and profoundly expressive work in printmaking. The works, which further include paintings and drawings, are grouped by theme, rather than by medium or strict chronology, so as to better illuminate the evolution of Rembrandt's art with regard to style and content. This structure also provides the opportunity to explore certain themes that Rembrandt repeatedly returned to over time, always with a new perspective.

The book also includes a chronology of Rembrandt's life and a useful section on materials and techniques used in seventeenth-century printmaking and painting.

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Print publication date January 2003 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780878466788
EISBN 9780300260502
Illustrations 299
Print Status out of print