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Treasury! Masterpieces from the Hermitage
Treasury! Masterpieces from the Hermitage

Treasury! Masterpieces from the Hermitage

ART

224 Pages, 9.45 x 11.02

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $55.00 (US $55.00) (CA $74.00)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9789078653783

Rights: US & CA

Hermitage Amsterdam (Nov 2019)

Price: $55.00
 
 

Overview

This collection of pieces is both a feast for the eyes and an enthralling quest for the meaning of art at various times and in a wide range of cultures. Masterpieces by Western artists like Velázquez, Tintoretto, Rembrandt, Matisse, and Fabre are compared with top works from many different periods, places, and cultures. What, for example, links a sixteenth-century triptych by Maarten van Heemskerck with an image of the Buddha made in twelfth-century China? The comparisons produce exciting and unexpected results and show that, however different cultures may seem, the ideas behind them often have an amazing amount in common.

Author Biography

Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located on the banks of the Amstel river in Amsterdam. The museum is located in the former Amstelhof, a classical style building from 1681. The dependency displayed small exhibitions in the adjacent Neerlandia Building from February 2004 until the main museum opened on June 19, 2009.