Works of Art in the United States Capitol Building Including Biographies of the Artists (Classic Reprint)
Works of Art in the United States Capitol Building
Including Biographies of the Artists (Classic Reprint)
Opis: Works of Art in the United States Capitol Building - Fairman Charles E.
Excerpt from Works of Art in the United States Capitol Building: Including Biographies of the Artists
For the purpose of preserving in convenient form historical data relating to the artists whose works have been given a place in the United States Capitol, this compilation has been prepared. So far as possible the biographies included have been obtained from the artists represented or from their relatives. In instances where information has not been obtainable from such sources, it has been secured from various art publications, biographies found in other works, from the records in the Capitol, and from statements of persons having a personal acquaintance with the artists represented.
In no instance has a comparative estimate of the relative standing of the artists been attempted. Such comparison belongs to the purposes of art criticism. A subject so largely dependent upon personal opinion is not properly included in the intent of this compilation.
It may not, however, be out of place to make some reference to the works of art in the United States Capitol. The collection includes portraits by John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, Chester Harding, Charles Willson Peale, Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, John Vanderlyn, Ary Scheffer, John Neagle, and John Singer Sargent. Among historical painters are works by John Trumbull, John Vanderlyn, Robert W. Weir, W. H. Powell, J. G. Chapman, Seth Eastman, James Walker, and A. G. Heaton. Landscape painters are represented by examples of the work of Bierstadt and Moran; allegorical and decorative painters by works of Constantino Brumidi, Emanuel Leutze, and Filippo Costaggini.
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Szczegóły: Works of Art in the United States Capitol Building - Fairman Charles E.
Tytuł: Works of Art in the United States Capitol Building
Podtytuł: Including Biographies of the Artists (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Fairman Charles E.
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 102