WEFOUNDThe Complete Paintings of Raphael (Classics of the World's Great Art)


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Rainer Metzger studied art history, history, and German literature in Munich and Augsburg. In 1994, he earned his Ph.D. on the subject of Dan Graham, and subsequently worked as a fine arts journalist for the Viennese newspaper Der Standard . He has written numerous books on art, including volumes on van Gogh and Chagall. Since 2004, he has worked as Professor of art history at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe.

Ingo F. Walther (1940–2007) was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries. Walther’s many titles for TASCHEN include Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso , Art of the 20th Century , and Codices illustres .

Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive , a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
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Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive , a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
Other projects include the Wayback Machine , archive.org and archive-it.org

Rainer Metzger studied art history, history, and German literature in Munich and Augsburg. In 1994, he earned his Ph.D. on the subject of Dan Graham, and subsequently worked as a fine arts journalist for the Viennese newspaper Der Standard . He has written numerous books on art, including volumes on van Gogh and Chagall. Since 2004, he has worked as Professor of art history at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe.

Ingo F. Walther (1940–2007) was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries. Walther’s many titles for TASCHEN include Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso , Art of the 20th Century , and Codices illustres .

Sellink's text comprises an introduction and notes to each of the numerous works illustrated. His is a rather conservative approach. Issues of connoisseurship figure prominently and basic iconographical problems are addressed. Broader contextual and aesthetic issues do not find much of a place in these relatively abbreviated writings. There is no sociolinguistic consideration, for instance, of Bruegel's use of proverbs.

His introduction offers a serviceable orientation for those coming to Bruegel studies. Sellink stresses the painter's relationship to Antwerp and to the publishing house of Hieronymus Cock. The author sensibly observes that Bruegel...

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