The J. Paul Getty Museum's paintings collection continues to grow in breadth and quality, and since the last edition of Masterpieces important acquisitions have been made in works ranging from the fourteenth to the end of the nineteenth century. This new edition includes many of the significant additions to the collection, among them Gentileschi's Lot and His Daughters; Hobbema's Landscape; a canvas painted by both Rubens and Brueghel, Mars and Venus; El Greco's Christ on the Cross; Monet's Sunrise; and Cézanne's Italian Girl.
All these masterworks are included in this volume, along with fine examples of early Renaissance paintings such as Masaccio's Saint Andrew and Gentile da Fabriano's richly painted Coronation of the Virgin. Typical of the High Renaissance are Andrea Mantegna's splendid Adoration of the Magi and Fra Bartolommeo's Rest on the Flight into Egypt. The art of the Netherlands in its Golden Age is represented by Jan Breughel's much-loved painting The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark, while the modern age is exemplified by the Irises of Vincent van Gogh. Painting in France ranges from Georges de La Tour's enigmatic Beggars' Brawl, to the Impressionism of Renoir and Monet, to Cézanne's post-Impressionist Still Life with Apples.
8 1/2 x 11 inches
80 color illustrations
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum