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A History of Art for Beginners and Students Painting, Sculpture, Architecture   By: (1834-1916)

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A HISTORY OF ART FOR BEGINNERS AND STUDENTS

Painting Sculpture Architecture

With Complete Indexes and Numerous Illustrations

by

CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT

Author of "Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art," "Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, Architects and Their Works," "Artists of the Nineteenth Century," Etc.

[Illustration]

New York Frederick A. Stokes Company MDCCCXCI

Copyright, 1887, by Frederick A. Stokes, Successor to White, Stokes, & Allen.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGE ANCIENT PAINTING, FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE CHRISTIAN ERA, 1 EGYPT, 3 ASSYRIA, 9 BABYLON, 11 ANCIENT GREECE AND ITALY, 13 MOSAICS, 34 PAINTINGS ON STONE, 36 VASE PAINTING, 36

CHAPTER II.

MEDIÆVAL PAINTING, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA TO THE RENAISSANCE, 41 THE EARLY PERIOD, 42 THE CENTRAL, OR ROMANESQUE PERIOD, 50 THE FINAL, OR GOTHIC PERIOD, 54

CHAPTER III.

PAINTING IN ITALY, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT CENTURY, 72

CHAPTER IV.

PAINTING IN FLANDERS, HOLLAND, AND GERMANY, 155

CHAPTER V.

PAINTING IN SPAIN, 207

CHAPTER VI.

PAINTING IN FRANCE, 234

CHAPTER VII.

PAINTING IN ENGLAND, 249

INDEX, 305

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PAGE Harp player (from an Egyptian painting), 3 King Ramesses II. and his Sons Storming a Fortress (from Abousimbel), 5 Fragment of an Assyrian Tile painting, 10 Sacrifice of Iphigenia (from a Pompeian wall painting), 16 Etruscan Wall painting, 22 Human Sacrifice Offered by Achilles to the Shade of Patroklos (from an Etruscan wall painting), 24 The Aldobrandini Marriage (from a wall painting in the Vatican), 26 Landscape Illustration to the Odyssey (from a wall painting discovered on the Esquiline at Rome), 28 The Flight of Æneas (from a wall painting), 30 Demeter Enthroned (from a Pompeian wall painting), 31 Pompeian Wall painting, 32 Nest of Cupids (from a Pompeian wall painting), 33 Doves Seated on a Bowl (from a mosaic picture in the Capitol, Rome), 35 Niobe (from a picture on a slab of granite at Pompeii), 37 The Dodwell Vase, 38 Scene in the Lower World (from a vase of the style of Lower Italy), 39 Moses (from a painting in the Catacomb of S. Agnes), 43 Decoration of a Roof (Catacomb of S. Domitilla), 44 Justinian, Theodora, and Attendants (from a mosaic picture at S. Vitalis, Ravenna), 46 The Discovery of the Herb Mandragora (from a MS. of Dioskorides, at Vienna), 48 King David (from a window in Augsburg Cathedral), 51 Window (from the Cathedral of St. Denis), 52 Figure of Henry I. in west window of Strasbourg Cathedral, 55 Birth of the Virgin (from the Grandes Heures of the Duc de Berri), 57 The Annunciation (from the Mariale of Archbishop Arnestus of Prague), 59 Painted Window at Konigsfelden, 60 Portrait of Cimabue, 61 The Madonna of the Church of Santa Maria Novella, 63 Portrait of Dante, painted by Giotto, 65 Giotto's Campanile and the Duomo (Florence), 67 Fra Angelico (from the representation of him in the fresco of the "Last Judgment" by Fra Bartolommeo), 74 An Angel (Fra Angelico), 77 Christ (Gio... Continue reading book >>




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