Friday, April 19, 2013


Art collections are found all around the world.  Most of us won't have the opportunity to view the majority of them in person.  But thankfully there are books dedicated to presenting the awe inpiring art from these collections that we all have access to.

One of my personal favorites is "Art Beyond Isms:  Masterworks from El Greco to Picasso in the Phillips Collection".  This beautiful book was compiled  by Eliza Rathbone & Johanna Halford-McLeod and is an introduction to the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.    It provides insight into the creation of one of the greatest private collections of modern art in the world.  There are beautiful photos and stunning color plates and it spotlights more than 50 European works from the Phillips permanent collection.  These works include Van Gogh's   House at Auvers,   Picasso's    The Blue Room, and  Renoir's  Luncheon of the Boating Party.

I promise it is a book you will go back to time and time again.

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