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Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: European Sculpture
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Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: European Sculpture

Museum Staff

J. Paul Getty Museum
128 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
90 color illustrations
ISBN 978-0-89236-512-8
hardcover, Out of Print  ISBN 978-0-89236-513-5
paper, Out of Print  1998

"Handsomely designed and lavishly illustrated ... an intriguing and substantial survey of a major collection."

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The Getty Museum's collection of European sculpture ranges in date from the late fifteenth century to the very early twentieth and includes a wide variety of media: marble, bronze, alabaster, terra-cotta, plaster, wood, ivory, and gold. The earliest sculpture is the mysterious Saint Cyricus by Francesco Laurana; the latest is a shield-like image of Medusa by the eccentric Italian sculptor Vincenzo Gemito.

Among the more than forty works included in this handsomely illustrated volume are Antico's Bust of A Young Man, a satyr designed for Fontainebleau by Cellini, Giambologna's Female Figure, Bernini's Boy with a Dragon, Apollo Crowning Himself by Canova, and the Bust of Jean-Léon Gérome by Carpeaux. The Museum's splendid collection of Mannerist and early Baroque bronzes is well represented in this volume, with the inclusion of works such as Johann Gregor van der Schardt's Mercuryand Adriaen de Vries's Juggling Man and Rearing Horse. Each piece presented in the book is described in detail by members of the Getty Museum's Department of Sculpture.

This title is out of print. Please look for it at your local libraries and/or used bookstores.

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