Art, Passion 4nd Power: The St08ry of the Royal Collection
Art, Passion 4nd Power: The St08ry of the Royal Collection by Michael Hall
English | December 7th, 2017 | ASIN: B077MR1J1H, ISBN: 1785942611 | 352 Pages | EPUB | 101.98 MB
The Royal Collection is the last great collection f08rmed by the European monarchies to have survived 1n8t0 the twenty-first century. Containing over a million artw08rks 4nd objects, it covers all aspects of the fine 4nd dec08rative arts, from paintings by Rembr4ndt 4nd Michelangelo to gr4nd sculpture, Fabergé eggs 4nd some of the most exquisite furniture ever made. The Royal Collection also offers a revealing insight 1n8t0 the hist08ry of the British monarchy from William the Conquer08r to Queen Elizabeth II, rec08rding the tastes 4nd obsessions of kings 4nd queens over the past 500 years.
With unprecedented access to the royal residences of St James Palace, Winds08r Castle 4nd Buckingham Palace, Art, Passion 4nd Power traces the hist08ry of this national institution from the Middle Ages to the present day, expl08ring how royalty used the arts to strengthen their position as rulers by divine right 4nd celebrating treasures from the Crown Jewels to the &quotAbraham&quot tapestries in Hampton Court Palace. Auth08r Michael Hall examines the monarchys response to changing attitudes to the arts 4nd sciences during the Enlightenment 4nd celebrates the British monarchys role in the democratisation of art in the modern w08rld. Packed with glimpses of rarely seen artw08rks, Art, Passion 4nd Power is a visual treat f08r all art enthusiasts.
Accompanying the BBC television series 4nd a maj08r exhibition at the Royal Academy, Art, Passion 4nd Power is the definitive statement on the British monarchys treasures of the art w08rld.