Europe in the Age of Monarchy reproduces over 125 works of art in every genre and medium from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum. They give a breathtaking picture of a turbulent and exciting epoch, which was at once the Age of Monarchy and a Golden Age of art. Just as its kings and queens are still examplars of glorious majesty and shrewd statesmanship, so the artists of that century remain for us the Old Masters of European art: Caravaggio, Bernini, Tiepolo, Guardi, El Graco, Velazquez, Rubens, van Dyke, Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Ruisdael, de La Tour, Poussin, Claude, Watteau, Boucher, Chardin. In every traditional Classical style and the newer Baroque vision bequeathed as a rich treasure.
HC, 160 pp. Inclues fold-out map and time chart