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Messenger of Beauty - The Life and Visionary Art of Nicholas Roerich (Paperback, New Edition of  Nicholas Roerich; the Life and... Messenger of Beauty - The Life and Visionary Art of Nicholas Roerich (Paperback, New Edition of Nicholas Roerich; the Life and Art of a Russian Master)
Jacqueline Decter
R575 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R178 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A celebration of the artist, mystic, and Nobel nominee Nicholas Roerich, whose life and work significantly influenced the development of modern art and culture.

"Messenger of Beauty "opens the door to the mystical world of Nicholas Roerich and invites us to witness his far-reaching vision. Artist, writer, educator, archaeologist, explorer, mystic, and peacemaker, Roerich (1874-1947) left a rich legacy of some 7,000 paintings, drawings, and set and costume designs (most notably for Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring); 30 books on the mystic East; and countless articles and lectures. The Roerich Peace Pact--a remarkable treaty signed by President Roosevelt and 26 other heads of state that sought to preserve cultural monuments during times of war--earned the artist a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. "Messenger of Beauty "includes 88 color plates that cover the full scope of Roerich's artistic career, from ancient Slavic, mythic, and archaeological subjects to breathtaking Himalayan landscapes and religious themes that span the spiritual traditions of the world.

First paperback edition of "Nicholas Roerich: The Life and Art of a Russian Master"

National Gallery: A Vase of Flowers by Paul Gauguin (Foiled Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition): Flame Tree Studio National Gallery: A Vase of Flowers by Paul Gauguin (Foiled Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
R230 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R29 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features National Gallery: A Vase of Flowers by Paul Gauguin. This painting was produced in Tahiti after Paul Gauguin's final move there from France. It was sold by his friend Daniel de Monfreid in 1898 to Edgar Degas, who was an early admirer of Gauguin's art. Flower paintings were common among the painters of this period Degas and Van Gogh are among the greatest exponents of the type.

Painting Masterclass - Creative Techniques of 100 Great Artists (Paperback): Susie Hodge Painting Masterclass - Creative Techniques of 100 Great Artists (Paperback)
Susie Hodge
R631 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R158 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Drawing Masterclass explores the act of vision of the world's great artists, describing how their work was created to allow you to weave some of their magic into your own paintings. With detailed analyses and instructive creative tips sections, you can learn how to convey movement like Degas, apply acrylic like Twombly, and command colour like Matisse. The book is organized into seven chapters covering important genres: nudes, figures, landscapes, still life, heads, fantasy and abstraction. Each chapter selects a cross section of artists and examines their practice in detail, using key paintings. Each artist is described through one of 100 selected masterpieces, plus a biographical profile and a practical look at the way the painting was made: the materials and technique, an examination of the ideas and inspiration behind its making and how the artist's life might reflect their concerns. Light and shade, rhythm, form, space, contour and composition are all covered in detail. The book covers a broad historical and geographic sweep, and includes many of the most celebrated male and female artists.

Wildlife Scenes in Acrylic (Paperback): Jerry Yarnell Wildlife Scenes in Acrylic (Paperback)
Jerry Yarnell
R459 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R92 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Best-selling author, instructor and TV show host, Jerry Yarnell delivers his latest offering with all new lessons and step-by-step projects. Featuring detailed materials lists along with instruction on how to set up a useful painting area, how to find the best brushes and paints, and how to set up a palette, this book will teach readers the methods they need to achieve the painting effects they desire. Includes helpful tips on color-mixing as well as lessons on composition, using negative space, values, and one- and two-point perspective. Readers will also learn techniques for painting rivers, trees, tropical settings, deserts, flowers, birds, rabbits, horses, deer and more. With his signature, easy to follow style, Yarnell provides the instruction needed to help beginners and more experienced painters alike learn to bring life and beauty to their acrylic animal and landscape paintings.

Painting in Latin America, 1550?1820 - From Conquest to Independence (Hardcover): Luisa Elena Alcal a, Jonathan Brown Painting in Latin America, 1550?1820 - From Conquest to Independence (Hardcover)
Luisa Elena Alcal a, Jonathan Brown
R1,363 Discovery Miles 13 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Painting in Latin America, 1550-1820: From Conquest to Independence surveys the diverse styles, subjects, and iconography of painting in Latin America between the 16th and 19th centuries. While European art forms were widely disseminated, copied, and adapted throughout Latin America, colonial painting is not a derivative extension of Europe. The ongoing debate over what to call it-mestizo, hybrid, creole, indo-hispanic, tequitqui-testifies to a fundamental yet unresolved question of identity. Comparing and contrasting the Viceroyalties of New Spain, with its center in modern-day Mexico, and Peru, the authors explore the very different ways the two regions responded to the influence of the Europeans and their art. A wide range of art and artists are considered, some for the first time. Rich with new photography and primary research, this book delivers a wealth of new insight into the history of images and the history of art.

Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces - A Mixed-Media Portrait Workshop (Paperback): jane davenport Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces - A Mixed-Media Portrait Workshop (Paperback)
jane davenport
R428 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R103 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Drawing and Painting Beauitful Faces is an inspiring, mixed media workbook on how to draw and paint beautiful, fashion illustration-style faces. Author Jane Davenport is a beloved artist, and popular international workshop instructor known by her thousands of students and fans for her over-the-top, enthusiastic, happy and encouraging style. In this book, she guides you step-by-step through the foundations of drawing a face, developing successful features, creating skintones, playing with bright colors, shading, highlighting and much more as you learn to create amazing mixed media portraits. Master a variety of techniques that employ pencil, marker, pen, watercolor, acrylic paint, ink, pastel, and ephemera as you happily dance your way through the exercises in this brilliant guide.

Sketch (Paperback): Alwyn Crawshaw Sketch (Paperback)
Alwyn Crawshaw
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 04 with a fresh new cover design. Written by popular TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw, it is one of the four top-selling titles in the Learn to Paint series, and provides an ideal introduction to this essential skill. Sketching is a vital artistic skill and painters of all standards need to be able to sketch. In this book Alwyn Crawshaw looks at all aspects of sketching on location, explaining how to use sketches either as works of art in their own right or as reference for later drawings or paintings. Contents include: * advice on sketching materials and equipment * using pencil, charcoal, conte pencil, pen & ink and watercolour * guidance on perspective * help with design and composition * sketching in colour In addition, there are numerous practical exercises and several step-by-step demonstrations to encourage readers to put their new skills into practice.

Frank Auerbach - Speaking and Painting (Paperback): Catherine Lampert Frank Auerbach - Speaking and Painting (Paperback)
Catherine Lampert 1
R460 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R76 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Born in Berlin in 1931 to Jewish parents, the eight-year-old Auerbach was sent to England in 1939 to escape the Nazi regime. His parents stayed behind and died in a concentration camp in 1943. Now in his eighties, Auerbach is still producing his distinctly sculptural paintings of friends, family and surroundings in north London, where he has made his home since the war. The art historian and curator Catherine Lampert has had unique access to the artist since 1978 when she first became one of his sitters. With an emphasis on Auerbach's own words, culled from her conversations with him and archival interviews, she provides a rare insight into his professional life, working methods and philosophy. Auerbach also reflects on the places, people and inspirations that have shaped his life. These include his experiences as a refugee child, finding his way in the London art world of the 1950s and 1960s, his friendships with Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and Leon Kossoff, among many others, and his approaches to looking and painting throughout his career. For anyone interested in how an artist approaches his craft or his method of capturing reality this is essential reading.

Black Light - Myth and Meaning in Modern Painting (Paperback): Francis Gooding Black Light - Myth and Meaning in Modern Painting (Paperback)
Francis Gooding
R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Painters have always drawn on the classics to find myths and symbols which will answer to contemporary problems. In Black Light , Francis Gooding examines four modern paintings in the light of ancient themes, and illuminates the permanence and power of the mythic imagination. Opening a new dialogue between modern and ancient, Black Light explores living myth in modern paintings Examines four paintings from the Modern tradition in the light of episodes from antique mythology As the myths illuminate the paintings, and paintings throw light on the myths, Gooding shows that themes from ancient sources can be seen to resonate in modern representations Traces unexpected thematic correspondences across two millennia of literature and art, and finds that wherever meaning is sought through interpretation, myth becomes an indispensable tool of analysis In the work of classical authors such as Sophocles and Ovid, Gooding finds mythic elements which are also present in paintings by Manet, Matisse, Richards and Warhol

James Barry's Murals at the Royal Society of Arts - Envisioning a New Public Art (Hardcover): William L. Pressly James Barry's Murals at the Royal Society of Arts - Envisioning a New Public Art (Hardcover)
William L. Pressly
R1,167 Discovery Miles 11 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Between 1777 and 1784, the Irish artist James Barry (1741-1806) executed six murals for the Great Room of the [Royal] Society of Arts in London. Although his works form the most impressive series of history paintings in Great Britain, they remain one of the British art world's best kept secrets, having attracted little attention from critics or the general public. James Barry's Murals at the Royal Society of Arts is the first to offer an in-depth analysis of these remarkable paintings and the first to demonstrate that the artist was pioneering a new approach to public art in terms of the novelty of the patronage and the highly personal nature of his content. Barry insisted on, and received, complete control over his subject matter, the first time in the history of Western art that the patron of a large, impressive interior agreed to such a demand. The artist required autonomy in order to present his personal vision, which encompasses a rich and complex surface narrative as well as a hidden meaning that has gone unperceived for 230 years. The artist disguised his deeper message due to its inflammatory nature. Were his meaning readily apparent, the Society would have thrown out him and his murals. Ultimately, as this book seeks to show, the artist intended his paintings to engage the public in a dialogue that would utterly transform British society in terms of its culture, politics, and religion. In making this case, the book brings this neglected series into the mainstream of discussions of British art of the Romantic period, revealing the intellectual profundity invested in the genre of history painting and re-evaluating the role Christianity played in Enlightenment thought.

Carl Larsson's Home, Family and Farm - Paintings from the Swedish Arts and Crafts Movement (Hardcover): Carl Larsson Carl Larsson's Home, Family and Farm - Paintings from the Swedish Arts and Crafts Movement (Hardcover)
Carl Larsson; Text written by Polly Lawson
R545 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

-- Stunning watercolour paintings by one of Sweden's best-loved artists -- Fascinating insight into Swedish rural and artistic life in the late nineteenth century -- Accompanied by an explanatory text giving more detail about his life and techniques Carl Larsson is one of Sweden's best-loved artists. His stunning watercolours of his home and family from the end of the nineteenth century are acclaimed as one of the richest records of life at that time. The paintings in this book are a combined collection which depict Larsson's family -- his wife Karin and their eight children -- his home in the village of Sundborn, and his farm, Spadarvet. The accompanying text provides a fascinating insight into Larsson family and farm life, and his painting techniques. Today, over 60,000 tourists a year visit Sundborn to admire Larsson's home and work. Also published as three separate volumes: A Home, A Family, and A Farm.

Rembrandt's Jews (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Steven Nadler Rembrandt's Jews (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Steven Nadler
R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There is a popular and romantic myth about Rembrandt and the Jewish people. One of history's greatest artists, we are often told, had a special affinity for Judaism. With so many of Rembrandt's works devoted to stories of the Hebrew Bible, and with his apparent penchant for Jewish themes and the sympathetic portrayal of Jewish faces, it is no wonder that the myth has endured for centuries.
"Rembrandt's Jews" puts this myth to the test as it examines both the legend and the reality of Rembrandt's relationship to Jews and Judaism. In his elegantly written and engrossing tour of Jewish Amsterdam--which begins in 1653 as workers are repairing Rembrandt's Portuguese-Jewish neighbor's house and completely disrupting the artist's life and livelihood--Steven Nadler tells us the stories of the artist's portraits of Jewish sitters, of his mundane and often contentious dealings with his neighbors in the Jewish quarter of Amsterdam, and of the tolerant setting that city provided for Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews fleeing persecution in other parts of Europe. As Nadler shows, Rembrandt was only one of a number of prominent seventeenth-century Dutch painters and draftsmen who found inspiration in Jewish subjects. Looking at other artists, such as the landscape painter Jacob van Ruisdael and Emmanuel de Witte, a celebrated painter of architectural interiors, Nadler is able to build a deep and complex account of the remarkable relationship between Dutch and Jewish cultures in the period, evidenced in the dispassionate, even ordinary ways in which Jews and their religion are represented--far from the demonization and grotesque caricatures, the iconography of the outsider, so often found in depictionsof Jews during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Through his close look at paintings, etchings, and drawings; in his discussion of intellectual and social life during the Dutch Golden Age; and even through his own travels in pursuit of his subject, Nadler takes the reader through Jewish Amsterdam then and now--a trip that, under ever--threatening Dutch skies, is full of colorful and eccentric personalities, fiery debates, and magnificent art.

Odd Man Out - Readings of the Work and Reputation of Edgar Degas (Paperback): Armstrong Odd Man Out - Readings of the Work and Reputation of Edgar Degas (Paperback)
Armstrong
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Odd Man Out, Carol Armstrong offers an important study of Edgar Degas's work and reputation. Armstrong grapples with contradictory portrayals of Degas as "odd man out" within the modernist canon: he was a realist whom realists rejected; a storyteller in pictures who did not satisfy novelist-critics; a painter of modern life who was not a modernist; a member of the impressionist group who was no impressionist. Armstrong confronts these and other paradoxes by analyzing the critical vocabularies used to describe Degas's work. By reading several groups of the artist's images through the lens of a sequence of critical texts, Armstrong shows how our critical and popular expectations of Degas are overturned and subverted.
This is a reprint of the book first published by the University of Chicago Press in 1991.

Landscape Painting Now - From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism (Hardcover): Todd Bradway Landscape Painting Now - From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism (Hardcover)
Todd Bradway; Text written by Barry Schwabsky 1
R1,289 R1,007 Discovery Miles 10 070 Save R282 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whether as a reaction to our technological present or as a manifestation of fears concerning our environmental future, depictions of the natural world in painting have never seemed more pertinent or urgent. Some of the most ambitious, crucial and intellectually vibrant paintings being created in this century involve the landscape - from a more traditional, perceptual based approach for rendering vistas to a looser, topography-inspired gestural abstraction that blurs the line between form and space, to many other modes in between. Surprisingly, there has not been an ambitious and wide-reaching publication on the subject - until now. The result of several years' worth of research, Landscape Painting Now is the first book to explore the very best contemporary landscape painting. Featuring artists from nearly twenty-five countries born over seven decades, it includes some of the brightest stars of the contemporary art world. It is introduced by an essay from Barry Schwabsky, who discusses the history of landscape painting, exploring how the genre developed through the 20th century to today, and how it has become increasingly relevant to art now. He also explores the notion of what is actually called a landscape painting today, and looks to expand beyond commonly held preconceptions concerning the genre.

Ian Davenport (Hardcover): Martin Filler, Michael Bracewell, Ian Davenport Ian Davenport (Hardcover)
Martin Filler, Michael Bracewell, Ian Davenport
R1,062 R859 Discovery Miles 8 590 Save R203 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the past 25 years Ian Davenport has consistently employed intensely rigorous and unconventional painting processes. This book provides an in-depth examination of his production, from his electric fan paintings, to his poured arches, circles, lines and puddle paintings. He has experimented with method and medium, exploring the qualities and applications of paints, both in his early monochrome paintings and in his later complex colour combinations. His paintings draw upon the rich heritage of European and American abstraction, and also the contemporary urban environment of London. Davenport is a keen drummer and listens to music while he paints. The musical influence is important; in his more recent paintings the repetition of multiple vertical lines of various colours creates an underlying rhythm that pulses through each work.

David after David - Essays on the Later Work (Hardcover): Mark Ledbury David after David - Essays on the Later Work (Hardcover)
Mark Ledbury
R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With essays by Valerie Bajou, Philippe Bordes, Thomas Crow, Michael Fried, Tom Gretton, Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, Stephane Guegan, Daniel Harkett, Godehard Janzing, Dorothy Johnson, Mehdi Korchane, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Issa Lampe, Mark Ledbury, Simon Lee, Heather McPherson, David O'Brien, Satish Padiyar, Todd Porterfield, Susan L. Siegfried, and Helen Weston
Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), the most celebrated painter of his era, was appointed court painter to Napoleon in 1804 and exiled to Brussels in 1816. This important book--based on the proceedings of an international symposium--explores David's grand projects of the Empire period and the often mysterious works produced in his last years as a political exile.
"David after David" features twenty-one essays by leading art historians that discuss these later works--which include innovative portraits as well as paintings and drawings that address the opposing themes of the antique and modern--in the aesthetic, political, and social contexts of their production and reception. The book" "also draws upon recently discovered letters the artist wrote in exile and provides fascinating new perspectives into his life and art.

Cloud Cover (Paperback): Jeffrey Sotto Cloud Cover (Paperback)
Jeffrey Sotto
R273 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R27 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ashmolean Museum: The Hunt by Paolo Uccello (Foiled Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Ashmolean Museum: The Hunt by Paolo Uccello (Foiled Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
R271 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Ashmolean Museum: The Hunt by Paolo Uccello.

15th Century Colour Palettes (Paperback): Patricia Railing 15th Century Colour Palettes (Paperback)
Patricia Railing
R311 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R49 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

15th century Italian painting mastered the art of painting light in the world. As Leon Battista Alberti wrote in On Painting (1435), "light has the power to vary colour", hence a rich palette of pigments and how to mix colours was necessary to capture every nuance. Countless recipes are provided by the anonymous author of "Secrets for Colours" (c. 1450), called the Bolognese Manuscript, intended for use in fresco and in oil on panel, accompanied by instructions on how to make varnishes for paintings.

Painted Glories - The Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence (Hardcover): Nicholas A. Eckstein Painted Glories - The Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence (Hardcover)
Nicholas A. Eckstein
R1,291 Discovery Miles 12 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1440, on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Florence unexpectedly defeated Milanese forces near the town of Anghiari in eastern Tuscany. Nicholas A. Eckstein reveals the impact of this celebrated victory on Florentine public life and how it could have triggered the custodians of the Brancacci Chapel, the Carmelite friars, to seek the completion of frescoes by Masolino (c.1383-c.1436) and Masaccio (1401-c.1428). Today, tens of thousands of people visit the Brancacci Chapel annually to gaze at the brilliant frescoes of Saint Peter's life. Universally recognized as a canonical masterpiece of the Florentine Renaissance, these glowing murals span the interior in long panels. The first serious examination to position the frescoes at the heart of Tuscan society and culture, Painted Glories teems with fascinating characters and intrigue. In swiftly paced prose, Eckstein explores the chapel's history, medieval culture, and art patronage, progressively peeling back the story's layers amid the tumultuous politics of the 15th-century Florentine state.

Young Vermeer (Hardcover): Young Vermeer (Hardcover)
R580 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is world-famous for his scenes of daily life, such as a kitchen maid pouring milk, a woman having a music lesson, or a lady writing a letter. However, when Vermeer began painting around the age of 21, he focused primarily on traditional subjects derived from the Bible and classical mythology. Not only do these early works differ greatly from his later paintings in terms of subject matter, they also differ in style. The exhibition unites three paintings from the beginning of Vermeer's artistic career: the Mauritshuis' "Diana and her nymphs" of c. 1653-1654, is joined by "Christ in the house of Martha and Mary" (c. 1655) from the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, and "The Procuress" (1656) from the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden. These three paintings afford an image of the artist seeking his own style. All three paintings have recently been restored. Within this context, the differences between Johannes Vermeer's early and late work also emerge clearly. "The Young Vermeer" is organised in collaboration with the Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden and the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Michael Von Helms - Painted Dialogue (Paperback, illustrated Edition): E. Luanne McKinnon Michael Von Helms - Painted Dialogue (Paperback, illustrated Edition)
E. Luanne McKinnon
R905 R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Save R177 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Painted Dialogue" celebrates in the form of an artistic retrospective the past twenty-plus years of paintings of Michael Von Helms. A non-figurative abstractionist, Von Helms describes his paintings as dialogs between his inner self and a higher power. Upon entering his studio, Von Helms forgets everything but that which is before him and draws no references from anything but the canvases on which he paints. He surrenders himself to the journey for he says, "In the end it is not about attaining, but more about attempting. In my attempt I come face to face with the old realities of myself, and then, through 'hard payment, ' rearrange and reconfigure simultaneously my inner self and the two dimensional surface of the work in progress." The evolution of Von Helms's work has moved from the straight, simple yet dramatic petroglyph-like images of the '80s into the sophisticated, energetic bold-color canvasses of the '90s. Today he may repaint a single canvas as many as five times, giving his paintings a surface of thick and thin overlays with a palpable sense of edge and energy. Von Helms says, "When my process is pushed hard enough, long enough, the work and I seem to turn around a point and slip into a state of resolution. The curtain comes down, the play is finished. For the moment, all confusion, unknowing, and tension has been exhausted. Darkness is made visible. The emotions within me, the world outside, and the painting are all, at last, united. There is communication. It becomes a kind of salvation."

Leonardo da Vinci (Paperback, 58 Ed): Giorgio Vasari Leonardo da Vinci (Paperback, 58 Ed)
Giorgio Vasari
R25 R21 Discovery Miles 210 Save R4 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'In this painting of Leonardo's there was a smile so pleasing that it seemed divine rather than human.' Often called "the first art historian", Vasari writes with delight on the lives of Leonardo and other celebrated Renaissance artists . Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574). Vasari's works available in Penguin Classics are Lives of the Artists Volume I and Volume II.

Bernard and Mary Berenson Collection of European Paintings at I Tatti (Hardcover): Carl Brandon Strehlke Bernard and Mary Berenson Collection of European Paintings at I Tatti (Hardcover)
Carl Brandon Strehlke
R2,541 R2,028 Discovery Miles 20 280 Save R513 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Edited by Carl Brandon Strehlke and Machtelt Bruggen Israels, The Bernard and Mary Berenson Collection of European Paintings at I Tatti surveys the 149 works assembled by the Berensons for their home in Florence from the late 1890s through the first decades of the twentieth century at the time that they were making their mark on the world as connoisseurs. The catalogue presents a privileged window on the Berensons' intellectual interests through the objects they owned. The entries, written by an international team of art historians, take full advantage of the extensive correspondence from the Berensons' friends, family, and colleagues at I Tatti as well as the couple's diaries and notations on the backs of their vast gathering of photographs. All the entries are lavishly illustrated with full scholarly and technical accountings of the objects. There are also 17 illustrated reconstructions of the original contexts of panel paintings. The catalogue includes essays on the progress of the Berensons' collecting, their love for Siena, the Sienese forger Icilio Federico Joni, the critic Roger Fry, and Rene Piot's murals at I Tatti, as well as a listing of 94 pictures that were once at I Tatti including donations made to museums in Europe and America.

Edvard Munch - Between the Clock and the Bed (Hardcover): Gary Garrels, Jon-Ove Steihaug, Sheena Wagstaff, Patricia G. Berman,... Edvard Munch - Between the Clock and the Bed (Hardcover)
Gary Garrels, Jon-Ove Steihaug, Sheena Wagstaff, Patricia G. Berman, Caitlin Haskell, …
R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A penetrating reassessment of Munch's memorable painting and profound artistic legacy This engaging book offers a fresh look at the exceptional works of Edvard Munch (1863-1944) by examining them in the light of his precarious mental state. Following a nervous breakdown in 1908, Munch underwent electroshock therapy, which prompted a marked change in his art work. The haunting Self-Portrait between the Clock and the Bed, finished one year before his death, represents a culmination of the themes of mortality, isolation, and anxiety that he explored repeatedly, and provides, in these pages, a perfect lens through which to view the artist's entire oeuvre. Informative essays consider Munch's position in the art world, his conception of self as a means of experimentation, and the psychological content of his paintings, while a previously unpublished foreword by the celebrated Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard offers a new perspective on Munch's life and work. Featuring over 40 masterworks from throughout the painter's career, and an illustrated chronology that traces the progression of his emotional state and its influence on the images he created, this is an intimate, provocative study of an enigmatic artist and his remarkable legacy.

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