The National Gallery London Diary 2003

The National Gallery London Diary 2003

  • Diary

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This diary features still lifes from the National Gallery's collection, showing world-famous works by artists such as Melendez, Zurburan and Van Gogh alongside still-life details from other masterpieces - the sturdy viola and bow from Vermeer's "A Young Woman Seated at a Virginal", for example. The array of images includes 17th-century Dutch still lifes focusing on elaborately displayed silverware, Chinese porcelain and exotic imported foods; Vanitas paintings, where luxuries such as precious silks and lacquer boxes are shown alongside skulls and hour-glasses, symbolizing the passage of time; simple interior scenes - Cezanne's tiny painting of "The Stove in the Studio", for example - and glorious flower pieces, from Fantin-Latour's delicate "Basket of Roses" to Gaugin's "A Vase of Flowers" with its bold contrasts of orange, green and blue. Each week is illustrated with a different painting in full colour. The diary also gives the dates of all the National Gallery exhibitions and lists national and international holidays, religious holidays and astronomical information.show more

Product details

  • Diary | 112 pages
  • 216 x 224 x 16mm | 639.56g
  • Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 100 colour illustrations
  • 0711219133
  • 9780711219137