The Barber Institute of Fine Arts: The University of Birmingham

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts: The University of Birmingham by Richard Verdi epub pdf fb2

Title: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts: The University of Birmingham
Author: Richard Verdi
ISBN10: 1857592204
ISBN13: 978-1857592207
Publisher: Scala Books (February 2000)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Size PDF: 1886 kb
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Pages: 96 pages
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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts: The University of Birmingham by Richard Verdi


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts , Birmingham, England, boasts a magnificent collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and objects of art, all of which have been acquired by purchase since the late 1930s. Founded in 1932 by Dame Martha Constance Hattie Barber with the proviso that any works of art they published had to be of that standard and quality required by the National Gallery and the Wallace Collection. The result is one of the most pre-eminent small picture galleries in the world and the most representative collection of Western art assembled in Britain in the twentieth century. This completely revised and updated book presents over 50 of the finest works in the collection, all of which are illustrated in full colour. They include masterpieces by many of the greatest names in the history of art, including Bellini, Rubens, Rembrandt and all the major Impressionist painters.