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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The Spinners


title | The Spinners (The Fable of Arachne), detail

artist | Diego Velázquez

period | Baroque

date | circa 1644-48



This painting, which is commonly called The Spinners, is also known by a title that refers to its subject - The Fable of Arachne.

More information about this painting is coming soon.


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.