Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from March 26, 1988 to June 5, 1988, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, from Jul. 9, 1988, to Sept. 18, 1988./ Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-134).
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Category: Painting, Dutch
On 17 March 1967, the 26-year-old David Sainsbury wrote out a cheque for 5 and established the trust which would become the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Gatsby's purpose was ambitious: to make the world a better place by taking on some of the social, economic and scientific challenges that face humanity. In recent years, Gatsby has spent around 50m annually on charitable activities, and by its 50th anniversary in 2017 it will have spent over 1bn on programmes that range from reducing poverty in Africa to raising the standard of technical education, investigating how plants fight disease, and finding out how the brain works. But despite Gatsby's wide reach and the level of its donations, it has always functioned discreetly and out of the public eye. Georgina Ferry's in-depth account reveals its achievements and invites us to question how the super-rich - and even the moderately affluent - might spend their money more wisely and for the common good.
The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Social Progress
Author: Georgina Ferry
Publisher: Profile Books
Category: Social Science
"For nearly 250 years the State Hermitage has been one of Europe’s most palatial museums. It encompasses more than three million works of art and artifacts displayed within a spectacular architectural ensemble, the heart of which is the famed Winter Palace. The two volumes of The Hermitage Collections capture the masterpieces and discuss the history that make this world-famous institution a cultural destination and a global treasure. Many of its rarely reproduced works are included in these two volumes, such as The Raphael Loggias (as copied from the Vatican), Michelangelo’s Crouching Boy, The Gonzaga Cameo, Leonardo da Vinci’s Madonna with a Flower (The Benois Madonna), and Titian’s St. Sebastian. The Hermitage collections were developed beginning in 1764 by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. Today, the Hermitage collections constitute one of the great art museums of the world."--Publisher's description.
Author: Oleg Neverov,Dmitry Pavlovich Alexinsky
Category: Art museums
Impressionist and Avant-garde works at the Scuderie papali al Quirinale
Author: Alʹbert Grigorʹevich Kostenevich,Scuderie papali al Quirinale (Rome, Italy),Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
Publisher: Mondadori Electa
Author: Irina Artemieva,Giuseppe Pavanello
Publisher: AustrianCulturalForum Moscow
Inspiration für Europa
Author: Nico van Hout,Alexis Merle du Bourg,Gerlinde Gruber,David J. Howarth,Tim Barringer,Arturo Galansino
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Kathryn Calley Galitz
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg has survived through 250 years of tsars, assassinations, fires, revolutions, and two world wars to become a global cultural destination housing one of the largest collections of art in the world. In an extraordinary memoir, the museum's longtime director takes the reader on a private tour of this global treasure. Holding one of the largest collections of Western and Oriental art in the world, the Hermitage is also a product of Russia and its dramatic history. Founded by Empress Catherine the Great in 1764, the stunning Winter Palace was built to house her growing collection of Old Masters and to serve as a home for the imperial family. Tsars came and went over the years, bloodily or peacefully, artworks were acquired and sold, buildings were burned down in terrible fires, and still the collections grew. After the violent upheavals of the Russian Revolution in 1917, the palaces and collections were opened to the public, ultimately enduring even the three-year siege of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) by the Nazis in World War II. Now, in an unprecedented collection of illuminating essays, Piotrovsky explores the cultural history of a collection as rich in adventure as art. From fascinating intrigues, such as the Impressionist masterpieces recovered in Germany after World War II and hidden from the public for fifty years, to revelatory scholarship on the collection's incredible art and artifacts, these authoritative and engaging anecdotes make for an exceptional read. My Hermitage is a profound and captivating story of art's timelessness and how it brings people together.
How the Hermitage Survived Tsars, Wars, and Revolution to Become the Greatest Museum in the World
Author: Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovskiĭ
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Highlights from one of the world's finest art collections, featuring masterpieces from every period from the Italian Renaissance to the 20th century, including works by Michelangelo and Matisse via Velazquez, Van Gogh, Rubens and RenoirWorks skillfully chosen and lucidly explained by Director Mikhail PiotrovskyRichly illustrated in full color throughoutFormerly the official residences of the Tsars, the five buildings that comprise the State Hermitage Museum now house one of the finest art collections in the world. The collection is as vast and rich as its surroundings - ranging from prehistoric artifacts to post-Impressionist masterpieces. Here, renowned Director Mikhail Pietrovsky brings his unique insight and expertise to bear on the collection, presenting us with his highlights from the Museum's extensive holdings. Here you will find masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance, the Dutch Golden Age and the Flemish Baroque, as well as Impressionist, Fauvist and Expressionist collections. The artists on display range from Michelangelo to Matisse via Velazquez, Van Gogh, Rubens and Renoir. Beautifully illustrated, this guide succeeds in condensing the Museum's array of treasures and making them accessible to all.
Author: Mikhail Piotrovsky
Publisher: Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated
impressionist and early modern paintings from the Hermitage and Guggenheim Museums
Author: Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia),Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,Guggenheim Hermitage Museum
17th to 20th century
Author: Gosudarstvennyĭ muzeĭ izobrazitelʹnykh iskusstv imeni A.S. Pushkina