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Fascinating story of art intrigue

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the Saint Germain On Alchemy disease is collecting and some of the most interesting periods in European and later on American history This little gem of a painting and it is a favorite of mine but I like his portraits better was painted in Italy as a present to an English King was sold to a collector in France then purchased by Catherine the Great for her collection in the Hermitage and Winter Palace It just survived the Russian Revolution only to be sold by Stalin to Andrew Mellon who gave it along with the rest of his collection of paintings to form the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC What I find to be the most amazing thing is the reaction to the sale by the currentirector of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky He all but cries huge sobs and refrains from tearing out his hair over the sale by Stalin of treasures from the collection that is a Chasing the Red Queen differentebate however he Haylee does not see the problem in having a collection of early 20th century art masterpieces by Picasso Matisse and others that were looted by the Soviets from Russian private collectors after the revolution Also look at all of the works of art paintingsrawings and the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann s treasures from Troy from Museums and collections in Berlin and Germany that were looted by the Red Army The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) during the end phases of WWII Now now Mr Piotrovsky you cannot have it both waysIs this a good book Well yes and no It is a good read for a person who wants a really fascinating adventure story because for me as an art history wonk it is a fascinating adventure For me as a person with aegree in Art History not so much a good book Reasonably priced yes but it suffers from the lack of illustrations and it REALLY suffers from the lack of notes and a bibliography Also Hijacking the Brain did Ms Pitman have to repeat the rumor about Catherine the Great and the horse Talk about trying to appeal to the lowest commonenominator We all know the story and most of us know the truth Catherine 僕のヒーローアカデミア 3-4 died of a stroke but she lay thereying for a while whilst her son searched to make sure he had not been cut out of the line of succession So why repeat the The Path to Gay Rights dirty little taleI finished the book in threeays Bought it on Friday finished it on Monday home sick in bed If any of my friends want to borrow it this is one that I would consider lending I hesitated to get this #book thinking it might be very ry reading but it was actually uite compelling I learned some history #thinking it might be very ry reading but it was actually uite compelling I learned some history the way and realized all these masterpieces you see in museums have uite a story behind the. And the anarchists of the Russian Revolution until Joseph Stalin sold it in 1930 to raise cash The secret buyer was Andrew Mellon Treasury Secretary of the United States who in Gendered Citizenships doing so blatantly violated a US sanction againstdoing any business with Soviet Russia Mellon eventually founded The National Gallery in Washington DC where St George and the Dragon rests to thisayExceptionally written and breathlessly paced The Dragon's Trail is a microhistory that touches on the rise of the Tudors the ownfall of a Stuart the twilight of the French aristocracy the terrors of the Bolshevik revolution and the epths of the Cold War all witnessed by one painting that inspired the best and the worst instincts in its owners. The Dragon’s Trail The Biography of Raphael’s MasterpieceA really good book about Raphael s St George and the Dragon It follows the trail of the painting and most of its owners A very interesting read A nice biography book of a great painting The author gets a little rambling redundant sometimes but I enjoyed it Perfect book to engage the general reader with art history perfect for young adult to adult readers with a bit of curiosity about a good story about a little painting making its rounds through history I never really thought about the history of ownership of Raphael s St George and the Dragon which is odd considering I m one of the many people who have fallen under it s spell It is just too bad that this book had to Singing the Law deal with the author s flights of fancy at times I wish there were citations at the end of the book So I just can t finish this book Partly cuz I m tooamn busy and partly cuz sometimes I m just not into it It s basically the provenance of a Raphael painting It tells the history of all the Alchemic different people who owned it over the centuries There s about the collectors than there is about the painting Of course I knew this when I bought it Full Review at Booklikes I am always amazed at how small this painting it is I ve seen it plenty of times but its size surprises me I always think it should be bigger But for all its smallness it is a very impressive painting Pitman s book is a history of the painting much like the television series Private Life of a Masterpiece which if you haven t seen you should Raphael s St George and the Dragon s peripatetic journey to end up in the National Gallery in DC is a hugely interesting tale The way that tale is told in this book Well let s just say that the bookoesn t We Sell Drugs diminish the interest of its provenance but at times itoesn t contribute hugely to it either My main gripe is that every person whose hands this painting passed through is characterized the same way ambitious greedy and grasping art collectors slavering after the status this tiny masterpiece could confer upon them Really Could not one of them genuinely have loved this because it s a beautiful work of art Isn t it just possible that one of them wasn t a #Social Climbing Snob Or A #climbing snob or a sovereign emonstrating their own power and glory Basically where the author is left to fill in the blank she fills in the same blank over and over Despite that if you re interested in this kind of thing the book is a good uick read and you ll appreciate knowing the background of it even the next time you find yourself in Room 20 gazing upon the small but humbling St George. Raphael's St George and the Dragon is the work of a genius AN EXUISITELY RENDERED VISION OF HEROISM AND INNOCENCE BY exuisitely rendered vision of heroism and innocence by of the greatest painters of all time Yet the painting's creation is only the beginning of its fascinating story which spans centuries of power play and intrigue and has made it a witness to the rise and fall of the great powers of the Western world as it seduced its owners to ever greater heights of corruption and greedRaphael's masterpiece was commissioned by Duke Guidobaldo a Montefeltro the ruler of Urbino in 1506 Raphael was only twenty three years old but he had already begun to acuire a reputation as a painter who was as ruthless in his pursuit of money as he was talented The uke sent ,

Incidentally there is another larger version of St George and the Dragon on another wall in room 20 behind you and to the right and I must admit I like the power and the rama of that version In The Dragon s Trail Pitman tells the story of a renowned classic masterpiece by one of the Renaissance s most famous artists I Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change doubt that anyone can stand in front of or simply look at a print of one of Raphael s paintings without being moved by the beauty and talent of the artist s brush His painting St George and the Dragon commissioned in 1506 was painted when Raphael was only twenty three years old But Pitmanoes not simply tell the story of how it was painted or the reason for the painting but follows the long lifespan of this wonderful painting throughout the following centuries until the present ay This is a tale not only about a painting but its owners and their place in history including kings revolutions wealth and poverty and stretches from Italy England and Russia to America Pitman writes beautiful ramatic prose which reads like a novel than a book of art history or history The Dragon s Trail is both a book for the lay person and the art lover alike but most of all the passion with which the book is written is contagious Pitman s love of art and especially this artwork is brought vividly to life in this volume I can suggest this book to lovers of history art and the Renaissance But though the book s Rebuilding dust jacketoes carry a beautiful colour rendition of the painting I would have liked to see a colour print of the painting inside the book as well and not one in greyscale Perhaps in the next editionFor overall enjoyment and readability I give this book four and a half out of five starsDefinitely a volume I readability I give this book four and a half out of five starsDefinitely a volume I read again I wish I could say this was a fantastic book but I cannot It is a history of Raphael s masterpiece St George and the Dragon in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC I was up this weekend and bought a Intro to Alien Invasion damaged copy in the sale rack in the Gallery Bookshop The book is inexpensive enough only 2500 hardcover which is a nice price There are no color illustrations only smalletails of the Raphael for each new chapter and no other illustrations of anything else at all There is no bibliography there are no end notes All of the interesting uotes are not cited so you cannot unless you are a etective or a scholar find any of the sources Ms Pitman has used Also not to nitpick but the Vermer Head of a Girl with a Pearl Earring is in The Hauge in the Mauritshaus not in Amsterdam in the Rijksmueum Still it is He painting to King Henry VII as a thank you for naming him a knight in the #Order of the GarterThe painting then isappeared for one hundred years until #of the GarterThe painting then mysteriously Democratic Phoenix: Reinventing Political Activism disappeared for one hundred years until Charles I saw it hanging in the collection of the Earl of Pembroke and acuired it for a book of Holbeinrawings After Charles was beheaded in 1649 his collection was broken up and the painting made its way to the private gallery of the third richest man in France where it was ensconced in its own special room Thirty years later the philosopher Diderot was instructed by Catherine the Great of Russia to buy it for her vast collection at the HermitageThe heroic curators of the Hermitage protected St George and the Dragon from fire water. ,