National Gallery of Art: Washington by John WalkerThis is a mean-spirited book. Ive been reading the commentary, but have given it up and now just look at the pictures (which are excellent reproductions). Mr Walker seems to focus on the the sharp dealings TNG has done to acquire masterpieces, especially regarding the Rubens, but others as well. His critique of the presented works reflects the prejudices of his time (or perhaps his own, but if so, he was a short-sighted individual), and there is no allowance for context or a nod to the development of art across the eras, much less a recognition of the influences felt by artists from different global regions. In short, Mr Walker is an art snob and rather tedious to read due to this superior attitude.
There is no comparison between this and Gombrichs The Story of Art, an outstanding, educational overview of art.
It is a convenient way to view TNG collection, so I gave it 3 stars.
AD Classics: East Building, National Gallery of Art / I.M. Pei
The galleries are spacious and comfortable, with excellent lighting for viewing the art at its best. There's a wonderful inner courtyard with fountain and relaxing seating where one A huge collection on the National Mall and like its counterpart in London entirely free. Actually, the special collection on Verrochio was free too. Well done even if three or four were from the UK!!!
4K Walking Tour of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art. Opened in as an art gallery "for the nation", Washington D. West Building. A resolution of Congress in established the idea of an art gallery where the people of the U. Started with a collection of works of European art donated by Andrew W. Mellon - an important American banker and industrialist - at the time of his death that same year, the gallery soon caught the eye of many other great collectors, who also began donating important works to the new gallery. In , President Franklin D.
Masterworks by the most renowned European and American artists, including the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the in the Americas and the largest mobile ever created by Alexander Calder, await visitors to the National Gallery of Art, one of the world's preeminent art museums. The Gallery's collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, and decorative arts trace the development of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. Open to the public free of charge, the Gallery was created for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress accepting the gift of Andrew W. Mellon in The Gallery's campus includes the original neoclassical West Building designed by John Russell Pope, which is linked underground to the modern East Building designed by I. Pei, and the verdant 6.