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Author Lyon, Christopher, 1949-

Title Couples in art / Chistopher Lyon ; artworks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art selected by Colin Eisler in collaboration with Caroline Kelly.

Publication Info. Munich ; New York : DelMonico Books/Prestel Pub., [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  704.9493 L991C    Check Shelf
Description 153 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "A valentine to lovers everywhere, this dazzling depiction of love through the ages is culled from the collection of one of the world's most famous museums, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. More than 100 years of unschooled artistic genius is gathered in this wide-ranging survey that will elight and inform Outsider Art's rapidly growing audience. Filled with beautiful artworks from every era, Couples in Art is inspired by the myriad images of lovers, spouses, and amorous couples found throughout The Metropolitan Museum of Art's encyclopedic collection. Five millennia and a dazzling array of artistic cultures are represented, from the ancient Egyptian and tribal to those of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and Asian, Islamic, Hindu, Modern, and contemporary art. Readers will experience love in all its splendored forms: romantic, religious, warmly devoted, and erotic. This book features famous works by renowned masters, from Fra Filippo Lippi and Hans Memling to Edouard Manet, John Singer Sargent, and Marc Chagall, along with anonymous and rarely seen images and objects. An engrossing and unusual journey through art of all ages, this brilliant volume also makes a heartfelt gift"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) (OCoLC)fst00538556
Love in art.
Couples in art.
ART -- Subjects & Themes -- Portraits.
ART -- Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions -- Permanent Collections.
Art. (OCoLC)fst00815177
Couples. (OCoLC)fst00881567
Love. (OCoLC)fst01002769
ISBN 9783791350066 (hardback)
3791350064 (hardback)
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