By James David Draper
The engraving of hardstones is a prevalent perform that is going again a number of millennia. The Greeks sophisticated the artwork, they usually brought in in regards to the 5th century b.c. what we now name cameos: important and semiprecious stones carved in projected aid. As fanciful curiosities and as remarkable unions of artwork and nature, cameos were prized and picked up because precedent days. This e-book provides a range of multiple hundred magnificently carved gemstones from the remarkable collections of The Metropolitan Museum of artwork. The textual content lines the origins of cameos in classical antiquity, their infrequent occurrences within the heart a long time, their efflorescence from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, and their unfold to the recent World.
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Provenance: church in the village of Kuritsk, near Lake Ilmen. Accession: 1930, transferred from the Historical Museum, Moscow. Tretiakov Gallery. Inventory No. 14454. The Miracle of Saint George and The Miracle of Saints Florus and Laurus Last quarter of the 15th century. Limewood, gesso on linen, Novgorod School. egg tempera, 67 x 52. Provenance: collection of A. V. Morozov. Accession: 1930, transferred from the Historical Museum, Moscow. Tretiakov Gallery. Inventory No. 14558. the Dragon Early 16th century.
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The River Volga V. A. SEROV (1865-1911): B. M. The Rape of KUSTODIEV Europa (1878-1927): Portrait of the Singer Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin 36 L 37 K. 38 S. MALEVICH (1878-1935): Girl with a Red Pole N. S. GONCHAROVA (1881-1962): Washing Linen 39 V. V. 40 KANDINSKY (1866-1944): The Lake M. F. LARIONOV (1881-1964): The Cockerel. Rayonist Study 41 M. B. GREKOV (1882-1934): The Gun Carriage I. I. B ROD SKY (1884-1939): Lenin in the Smolnyi Institute 43 V. E. 44 TATLIN (1885-1953): The Fish Vendor O.
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