The stellar collection of Italian medieval sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters began with the acquisition in 1908 of a Romanesque column statue; today the Museum's holdings comprise more than seventy works dating from the ninth to the late fifteenth century. The earlier pieces evidence traces of Roman and Early Christian influences, while the later ones presage the forms and themes of the Renaissance. The birthplaces of these works range from Sicily to Venice; some typify local styles, others illustrate the intense artistic exchanges taking place within Italy and between Italy and the wider world. The majority of works in the collection are made of marbles and other stones that were either excavated from local quarries or salvaged from antique ruins close to the carvers' workshops-some of these still retain their Latin inscriptions.
Technological advances of the last decades have made it possible to determine more precisely the materials and techniques from which works of art are made, the history of their alteration, and the mechanisms of their deterioration. Using such techniques, scholars have been able to ascertain, for example, that sculptures previously thought to be modern works carved in the medieval manner were in fact completely authentic.
This innovative catalogue represents a watershed in the study of sculpture: a collaborative dialogue between an art historian and a conservator-between art history and art science-that deepens our understanding of the object we see, while illuminating its elusive, enigmatic history.
Автор: Barnet Peter Название: Cloisters ISBN: 0300187203 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300187205 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2084 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Home to an extraordinary collection of treasured masterworks, including the famed Unicorn Tapestries, The Cloisters is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. This guide, published to celebrate The Cloisters` seventy-fifth anniversary, richly illustrates and describes the most important highlights of its collection.
Название: Crown & Cloister ISBN: 1857596285 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781857596281 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 1040 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Royal Story of Westminster Abbey.
Автор: Barnet Название: Cloisters ISBN: 0300111428 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300111422 Издательство: Yale University Press Цена: 1920 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Cloisters is a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. This splendid new guide, richly illustrated
with more than 175 colour pictures, offers a broad introduction to the remarkable history of The Cloisters as well as a lively and informative discussion of the treasures within. Assembled
from Romanesque and Gothic architectural elements dating from the twelfth through the fifteenth century, The Cloisters is itself a New York City landmark, overlooking sweeping vistas
of the Hudson River in Upper Manhattan.
Long cherished as a world-class museum, its several gardens feature plants, fruit trees and useful herbs, familiar from the collection's
medieval tapestries and other works of art. Among the masterworks of medieval religious and domestic life housed in The Cloisters are exceptional examples of carved ivory, illuminated
manuscripts, stained glass, silver- and goldsmiths' work and tapestries, including the famous Unicorn in Captivity.
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