19 de janeiro de 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York - Publications on Line

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, one of the largest and most important museums in the world, has released part of its publications on line.

I'm talking about 474 books, all of them available for free download here, published between 1964 and 2013 and comprise the whole period of art history - emphasizing the distinctive and influential artistic features, classifying the different forms of culture and establishing comprehensive timelines for better frame famous artists.

In addition to several studies, the collection also includes biographical studies of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Claude Monet, Rosa Bonheur, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent and Utagawa Hiroshige. 

Books are available for download in PDF format or they can be read on line.
Good examples we can get from "The Age of Caravaggio" where his outstanding chiaroscuro technic is explained or from the "American Paradise" with its famous artists and paintings from an era where the continent was still being explored.

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