The collections at Loggia explore select areas of study in art and art history, architecture and design, the decorative arts, industrial design, and classical studies such as Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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Portrait of the Artist Joseph-Marie Vien
name | Joseph-Marie Vien

lived | 1716-1809

style | Neoclassicism

paintings | selected works

The Cupid Seller
Venus Wounded by Diomedes

Joseph-Marie Vien was an accomplished French Neoclassical painter who took the occasional detour into the lighter side of Neoclassicism. One work of art that demonstrates this whimsical approach is Vien's charming painting The Cupid Seller.

Select the link to this painting above - or chose Venus Wounded by Diomedes, which is another of the artist's tributes to Classical mythology - to begin your exploration of Joseph-Marie Vien's contributions to the history of art.


This beautiful book (which is a part of the Phaidon Art & Ideas series) features information about the Neoclassical style.