By Vincent Pomarède, photography by Erich Lessing, annotations by Anja Grebe
The Louvre is the world's most visited art museum, with 8.5 million visitors annually, and houses the most celebrated and important paintings of all time. For the first time ever, Louvre: All the Paintings collects all 3,022 paintings currently on display in the permanent collection in one beautifully curated volume. Organized and divided into the four main painting collections of the museum— the Italian, Northern, Spanish, and the French schools—the paintings are presented chronologically by artist's years of birth. Four hundred of the most iconic and significant paintings are illuminated with discussions by art historians Anja Grebe and Vincent Pomarède on the key attributes of work, what to look for when viewing the painting, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, the artist's impact on the history of art, and more.
All 3,022 paintings are fully annotated with the name of the painting and artist, the date of the work, the birth and death dates of the artist, the medium that was used, the size of the painting, the Louvre catalogue number, and the room in the Louvre in which the painting is found.
The DVD-ROM is easily browsable by artist, date, school, art historical genre, and location in the Louvre. This last feature allows readers to tour the Louvre and its contents room by room, as if they were actually walking through the building.
DVD-ROM system requirements: DVD-ROM runs on a PC (Windows 2000/XP or later) and MAC (OSX 10.4.8 or later) running the following browser Internet Explorer 7 or 8; Firefox 3.6 and above; Safari 5.0 and above.
784 pages, 2,981 full-color illustrations throughout. 10 1/2'' x 10 1/2''. Hardcover with slipcase.
Named to Time's list of Best Gift Books for 2011.