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 Guido Reni
name | Guido Reni

lived | 1575-1642

period | Baroque

paintings | selected works

The Abduction of Helen
Atalanta and Hippomenes
Aurora
Slaughter of the Innocents
Susannah and the Elders


Baroque painter Guido Reni reached a peak of artistic perfection with his magnificent ceiling fresco that depicted Aurora. In this mythological painting, Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, leads a procession of deities (including Apollo and the Seasons) through a splendid and dazzling trompe l'oeil sky. Simply select one of the links above to begin your exploration of the art of Guido Reni.


Baroque and Rococo

Germain Bazin has written a delightful introduction to the art and artists of the Baroque and Rococo periods. Chapters explore the development of these important art movements in various countries, from Italy, to France, to Spain. And plenty of pictures accompany the text.