melancholy of masterpieces

old master paintings in America, 1900-1914 by Flaminia Gennari Santori

Published by 5 Continents in Milan .
Written in

  • Art -- Private collections -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Painting, European -- Collectors and collecting -- United States,
  • Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-332) and index

    StatementFlaminia Gennari Santori
    The Physical Object
    Pagination347 p. , 40 plates :
    Number of Pages347
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18163328M
    ISBN 108874390270

    Melancholy of Masterpieces by Flaminia Gennari Santori: A Brief Overview

    Published in 2003, "Melancholy of Masterpieces" by Flaminia Gennari Santori provides an insightful examination of old master paintings in America between 1900 and 1914. Focusing on the history of art collections in the United States during the early 20th century, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of European painting, American collectors, and the development of art collecting in America.

    Exploring Art Collections in America

    One of the primary subjects of "Melancholy of Masterpieces" is the art collections held in private hands in the United States. The book delves into the evolution of art collecting practices and the cultural significance of these collections. By highlighting the various European paintings that found their way into the hands of American collectors, readers gain a deeper understanding of the impact of these masterpieces on the art scene in America.

    European Paintings and American Collectors

    The captivating nature of European paintings caught the attention of American collectors during the early 20th century. "Melancholy of Masterpieces" sheds light on the motivations and strategies employed by these collectors to acquire renowned European art. By exploring the relationships between collectors and artists, the book offers unique insights into the cultural exchange that occurred as a result of these acquisitions.

    The Development of Art Collecting in America

    "Melancholy of Masterpieces" also focuses on the development of art collecting in America during the time period of 1900-1914. By providing a historical context, readers gain a deeper appreciation for the challenges faced by collectors in building their collections. The book also explores the evolving taste and preferences of American collectors, showcasing the impact of these changes on the overall art market.


    With its in-depth analysis of old master paintings in America between 1900 and 1914, "Melancholy of Masterpieces" by Flaminia Gennari Santori is a valuable resource for art enthusiasts, collectors, and historians. This book provides a comprehensive examination of art collections, European paintings, and the development of art collecting in America. Whether you are interested in studying the history of art or simply appreciating the beauty of masterpieces, this book is a must-read.