Synopses & Reviews
This superbly illustrated book encompasses the breadth of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts collections of the ancient and modern world, excluding Canada. The nearly 800 works discussed—some previously unpublished—include the ancient art of Egypt and the Mediterranean; the heritage of Islam; the arts of Africa and Oceania; the Pre-Columbian world; and, notably, Europe, from the medieval period to contemporary times. The superb color plates are illuminated by newly researched entries written by 30 specialists—the Museums curators and other internationally recognized experts—and a wealth of comparative works and details. The artists featured include Arp, Boucher, Daumier, Dix, Feininger, Gainsborough, Goya, Hogarth, Mantegna, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Pissarro, Poussin, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Richter, Rodin, Ruisdael, Segal, Tansey, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, and Veronese.
About the Author
Nathalie Bondil is director and chief curator, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.