Vincent Pomarede is the Chief Curator of the Painting Collection at the Louvre Museum. Erich Lessing has been documenting the culture and fine arts of Europe and the Near East for more than fifty years. He is arguably today's leading independent photographer of the arts of the Western world. He created the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive which is an extensive image library featuring over 40,000 high resolution images from over 500 museums and private collections throughout the world. Having worked as a photographer all over the world for more than six decades, he has published more than 40 books with his art photography. He lives in Vienna and travels regularly to Paris and other art capitals of the world. Anja Grebe teaches Art History at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. She has taken part in numerous international research projects and exhibitions and has published extensively on medieval and modern Art History. Her most recent publications include a history of book illumination and a biography of Albrecht Der. She lives in Erlangen, Germany.
The images are rich and sharp, the descriptions thoughtful and clear... Altogether, this is a fascinating overview for anyone looking to learn more about the grand old European masters.
Bring the entire museum collection to your bookshelf.--NJ Star-Ledger
This volume belongs on bookshelves. A major contribution to the literature of catalogs of great museum collections.--Bookpage
With its stunning content and high-quality reproduction (and its accompanying DVD, providing a virtual tour of the galleries), The Louvre: All the Paintings is a choice gift for art lovers.--Library Journal