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Art Bound July 2012

July 2012

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In This Issue:

Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line
Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck's Ecce Homo Altarpiece from Warsaw
Caravaggio: The Artist and His Work

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Gustav Klimt
The Magic of Line
Marian Bisanz-Prakken
Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line

"Klimt's chalk and pencil, with exquisite draftsmanship, evoke a compelling humanity that may appeal to art lovers who find his more formal work too stylized. For those who can't make it to the Getty exhibit, this book is the next best thing."
Publishers Weekly

This lavishly illustrated publication accompanies the exhibition on view at the Getty Center from July 3 through September 23, 2012.

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Drama and Devotion
Heemskerck's Ecce Homo Altarpiece from Warsaw
Anne T. Woollett, Yvonne Szafran, and Alan Phenix
Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck's Ecce Homo Altarpiece from Warsaw

"Well-researched."
—Christopher Knight, LA Times

Maerten van Heemskerck (1498–1574) was one of the most active and inventive Dutch painters of the sixteenth century. One of his extant masterpieces, the Ecce Homo triptych of 1544, with its original decorated frame, was brought from the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, for treatment and study at the J. Paul Getty Museum as part of the Conservation Partnership program. Richly illustrated, the book documents the dramatic process of revealing the brilliance of a sixteenth-century masterpiece, and it sheds light on the artist's technique, iconography, and the role of the altarpiece in the turbulent history of the era. This volume accompanies an exhibition currently on view at the Getty Center.

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Caravaggio
The Artist and His Work
Sybille Ebert-Schifferer
Caravaggio: The Artist and His Work

The young Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) created a major stir in late-sixteenth-century Rome with the groundbreaking naturalism and highly charged emotionalism of his paintings. One might think, given the vast number of books that have been written about him, that everything that could possibly be said about the artist has been said. However, the author of this book argues, it is important to take a fresh look at the often repeated and widely accepted narratives about the artist's life and work. The beautiful reproductions of Caravaggio's paintings in this volume make clear why he captivated the imagination of his contemporaries, a reaction that echoes today in the ongoing popularity of his work and the fierce debate that it continues to provoke among art historians.

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