This history of painting is for people who can't tell Baroque from Gothic and Neoclassicism from Pre-Raphaelism and do not necessarily want to go there. It is produced by one who was in the same predicament not long ago. However, it is easier to appreciate and remember many paintings if you know what the painter is really trying to do, and where in the story his paintings fit in. Because a story it is. So to tell this story, we are going to make three mental buckets and sort out all the paintings in one of them. Some will not quite fit, but we will deal with that. We will keep this as simple as possible. All subchapter title paintings are part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is not associated with this book in any way.
This book is a companion to the Met Tours iPhone application and contains 4 of its 9 tours.
Dan Streja is a Director of Software Developement for an Insurance Software company, working in Scarsdale, New York. He produced an iPhone app - Met Tours, that has tours for the Metropolitan Museum, read alound by Julia Proctor. This book corresponds to four of the nine tours of the app. He also produced a second book based on the Metropolitan Museum paintings, available on Kindle: "Women, Sex and Betrayal at the Met"read more
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