almost exclusively in South - Indian bronzes ? ) . Dr. Coomaraswamy in his " Catalogue of the Indian Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston " reproduces a bronze of the sixth century , probably from Buddhapad near Bezwāda ...
Publisher: Brill Archive
he revival of the bronze statuette popular in classical antiquity stands out as an enduring achievement of the Italian Renaissance. These small sculptures attest to early modern artists' technical prowess, ingenuity, and desire to emulate—or even surpass—the ancients. From the studioli, or private studies, of humanist scholars in fifteenth-century Padua to the Fifth Avenue apartments of Gilded Age collectors, viewers have delighted in the mysteries of these objects: how they were made, what they depicted, who made them, and when. This catalogue is the first systematic study of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's European Sculpture and Decorative Arts collection of Italian bronzes. The collection includes statuettes of single mythological or religious figures, complex figural groups, portrait busts, reliefs, utilitarian objects like lamps and inkwells, and more. Stunning new photography of celebrated masterpieces by leading artists such as Antico, Riccio, and Giambologna; enigmatic bronzes that continue to perplex; quotidian objects; later casts; replicas; and even forgeries show the importance of each work in this complex field. International scholars provide in-depth discussions of 200 objects included in this volume, revealing new attributions and dating for many bronzes. An Appendix presents some 100 more complete with provenance and references. An essay by Jeffrey Fraiman provides further insight into Italian bronze statuettes in America with a focus on the history of The Met's collection, and Richard E. Stone, who pioneered the technical study of bronzes, contributes an indispensable text on how artists created these works and what their process conveys about the object's maker. A personal reminiscence by James David Draper, who oversaw the Italian sculpture collection for decades, rounds out this landmark catalogue that synthesizes decades of research on these beloved and complex works of art.
“Replicas, Copies and Counterfeits of Early Italian Bronzes.” Apollo 124 (September 1986), pp. 183–87. Radcliffe 1993. Anthony Radcliffe. Giambologna's Cesarini Venus. Exh. brochure. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1993.
Author: Denise Allen
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
BRONZES A style of decoration which cannot be included in the preceding two general classes is the plugs or nipples usually found in the center of lozenges, (Fig. 42). These belonged originally to bells on which they were used for ...
Pigments, corrosion products, and minerals are usually considered separately, either as painting materials or as the deterioration products of metals, even though they are often the same compounds. This 190-year review of the literature on copper and its alloys integrates that information across a broad spectrum of interests that are all too frequently compartmentalized. The author discusses the various environmental conditions to which copper alloy objects may be exposed-including burial, outdoor, and indoor museum environments-and the methods used to conserve them. The book also includes information on ancient and historical technologies, the nature of patina as it pertains to copper and bronze, and the use of copper corrosion materials as pigments. Chapters are organized primarily by chemical corrosion products and include topics such as early technologies, copper chlorides and bronze disease, the chemistry and history of turquoise, Egyptian blue and other synthetic copper silicates, the organic salts of copper in bronze corrosion, and aspects of bronze patinas. A detailed survey of conservation treatments for bronze objects is also provided. Four appendixes cover copper and bronze chemistry, replication experiments for early pigment recipes, a list of copper minerals and corrosion products, and X-ray diffraction studies.
ANCIENT BRONZES AND PATINA Art historians , scholars , collectors , and scientists have long been drawn to the aesthetic qualities of ancient bronzes , with their varied green patinas , and intrigued by the technical skill shown by the ...
Author: David A. Scott
Publisher: Getty Publications
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
The following Bronzes , Numbered 112 to 191 inclusive , were the property of NAPOLEON . The greater part of them are unique , exquisite in workmanship , and design ; also in a high state of preservation , and contain some of the finest ...
Author: Mr. Deville
1, and Katsumi Tanabe, Animals in the Arts of the Ancient Orient, exh. cat. , Ancient Orient Museum, Tokyo (Tokyo, 1983), IV-26, . 50. 434. Sarianidi, "Margiana in the Bronze Age,” pp. 168, 169, fig. 2. 45.
Author: Holly Pittman
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Offers an innovative theory for ancient art and its creativity, demonstrated through the rich material and visual culture of the protohistoric Aegean.
And to go to some of the very earliest ancient art, in the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic, a division between major and minor arts makes little sense.5 Yes, there may be some ... A prime example is the art of the Bronze Age Aegean.
Author: Carl Knappett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Concerning the quality of Japanese bronze , Mr. W. Gowland , in a paper read before the Applied Art Section of the Society of Arts , makes the following interesting remarks : - The chief characters on which the value of the Japanese ...
Author: Frank Brinkley
Bronze of the Indian hunter . a Mr. WALLIS International Exhibition at New York , has culminated , as BRONZES , was to be ... The art - bronzes exhibited in the fine - arts gallery are all of more than average excellence as works of art ...
Author: Parliament proc, Vict
Being a Biographical History of Art in France, from the Earliest Period to and Including the Salon of 1882 Louis Viardot ... M. Barye received a second medal in 1831 , and the Grand Medal of Honour for art bronzes at the Universal ...
Author: Louis Viardot
Category: Art, French