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January 2010

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In This Issue:

Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference

Rembrandt Drawings

Rembrandt on Paper

Rembrandt in Southern California

Looking at Paintings: A Guide to Technical Terms, Revised Edition

Looking at European Frames: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

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Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference
Holm Bevers, Lee Hendrix, William W. Robinson, and Peter Schatborn
Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference

Rembrandt was the most famous painter of the Dutch Golden Age, and the opportunity to work in his studio attracted young artists for nearly four decades, until the artist's death in 1669. This catalogue explores the workings of Rembrandt's studio in the form of drawings made by the master himself and fifteen of his pupils. Rembrandt and his students would often depict the same subject matter as an exercise and make drawings of the same nude models.

Organized chronologically, this book is a groundbreaking study that presents more than forty works by Rembrandt and related works by his pupils. It explores the scholarship of recent decades that has brought new and more systematic criteria to bear on determining the authenticity of Rembrandt drawings, and defines the styles of his pupils and followers with ever-greater precision.

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Rembrandt Drawings
Seymour Slive
Rembrandt Drawings

Although the extensive literature on Rembrandt could fill a small library, there has been no up-to-date survey of his extraordinary achievement as a draftsman. Renowned Rembrandt scholar Seymour Slive fills this void with his scrutiny of some 150 drawings culled from a corpus of about 800 by the master. The drawings, reproduced in color, are accompanied by etchings and paintings by Rembrandt and others, including Leonardo and Raphael. Unlike in other publications of Rembrandt's drawings, they are here arranged thematically, which makes his genius crystal clear. Individual chapters focus on self-portraits, portraits of family members and friends, the lives of women and children, nudes, copies, model and study sheets, animals, landscapes and buildings, religious and mythological subjects, historical subjects, and genre scenes. Slive further discusses possible doubtful attributions, which account for the considerable reduction from earlier times in the number of drawings now considered authentic.

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Rembrandt on Paper
Hilary Williams
Rembrandt on Paper

This gorgeously illustrated book pays tribute to Rembrandt's marvelous gifts as a graphic artist through fifty sublime drawings from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Museum. The author examines the artist's favorite themes—from portraiture to mythological subjects to landscapes—and explores the artist's drawing and printmaking techniques.

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Rembrandt in Southern California
Anne T. Woollett
Rembrandt in Southern California

This lovely, fully illustrated volume presents the fourteen stunning Rembrandt paintings held in five Southern California museums, provides biographical information about Rembrandt, and discusses when and how so many important works entered Southern California collections—the third-largest assemblage of Rembrandt paintings in the United States.

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Looking at Paintings: A Guide to Technical Terms, Revised Edition
Tiarna Doherty and Anne T. Woollett

What is tempera? What is foreshortening? What is fresco? These terms—and more than 100 others—are explained and illustrated in Looking at Paintings. First published in 1992, Looking at Paintings—now thoroughly revised and expanded—presents concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most often encountered by museumgoers. This new edition pays special attention to the processes and methods of paintings conservation; it also offers definitions and examples of materials and techniques—such as color field and collage—that did not appear in the earlier volume.

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Looking at Paintings: A Guide to Technical Terms, Revised Edition
Looking at European Frames: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques
D. Gene Karraker

Works of art in their own right, frames play an essential and often overlooked role in complementing the artworks they support. The craft and history of European frames is a fascinating subject and this volume provides a rich and informative guide to the frame maker's art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century.

This handy reference tool features over two hundred entries—arranged alphabetically from abacus to whiting—that concisely explain the techniques, materials, and styles involved in the making of frames. Lavishly illustrated with objects from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, this handbook will be invaluable not only to professionals and collectors but also to all those wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of frames.

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Looking at European Frames: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

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