Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado, by Thomas J. Loughman (Editor)
Handsomely designed and produced, this stunning book highlights sensual paintings from the Spanish royal collections of the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
This superb selection of twenty-eight paintings includes works by Jan Breughel, Guercino, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, and Diego Velázquez. Included is Titian’s Reclining Venus with Cupid and a Musician, and several works by Rubens.
Contains very good commentary essays including a contemporary response to understanding the nude in Renaissance and Baroque painting by Jill Burke.