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The Glory of Saint George - Man, Dragon, and Death (Hardcover): Laurent Busine, Manfred Sellink The Glory of Saint George - Man, Dragon, and Death (Hardcover)
Laurent Busine, Manfred Sellink
R964 Discovery Miles 9 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers the first-ever survey of artistic depictions of the legend of Saint George defeating the dragon. The earliest existing references to this episode in the hagiography of Saint George date from the 11th century, and the mythical conflict has entertained the imaginations of artists ever since. Copiously illustrated, this book includes varied representations in painting, sculpture, engraving, and more by artists from Raphael and Peter Paul Rubens to Odilon Redon and Andy Warhol. In addition, the artists David Claerbout, Giuseppe Penone, Luc Tuymans, and Angel Vergara Santiago have been invited to contribute their own interpretations of the story, and these new works are also featured. The contemporary perspective is further explored in the book through essays that trace the shifting resonance of the allegory, positing that it has evolved to become symbolic of man's internal struggle as he attempts to fulfill his destiny.

Conversation Pieces - The World of Bruegel (Paperback): Alexandra Van Dongen, Abdelkader Benali, Katrien Lichtert, Sabine... Conversation Pieces - The World of Bruegel (Paperback)
Alexandra Van Dongen, Abdelkader Benali, Katrien Lichtert, Sabine Penot, Lucinda Timmermans, …
R569 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 2019, it will be 450 years since the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1526/28-1569). To mark this anniversary, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is organising the first ever retrospective of Bruegel's work, while The World of Bruegel will be shown in the Bokrijk Open-Air Museum. The two institutions are joining forces to bring Bruegel's masterpiece The Fight Between Carnival and Lent (1559) to life. An important key in this respect are the numerous everyday objects that are depicted in the painting. In collaboration with the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam) and the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), the props that Bruegel depicted have been examined and interpreted from a contemporary perspective. The authors allow the objects to speak for themselves, preceded by an introductory essay by curator Sabine Penot of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Just as Bruegel's paintings were 'conversation pieces' in their day, intended to trigger a discussion between guests during dinners, this book presents a three-way conversation about The Fight Between Carnival and Lent through Bruegel realia, in which art history (Katrien Lichtert), historical design (Alexandra van Dongen and Lucinda Timmermans) and literature (Abdelkader Benali) enter into a dialogue. In A Conversation Piece, the authors reveal the humour, symbolism, imagery and hidden stories behind the everyday objects in the painting. The exhibition Pieter Bruegel the Elder will run from 2 October 2018 to 13 January 2019 in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, and the exhibition The World of Bruegel will be on display in the Bokrijk Open-Air Museum from 6 April to 20 October 2019.

Bruegel - The Master (Hardcover): Manfred Sellink, Ron Spronk, Sabine Penot, Elke Oberthaler Bruegel - The Master (Hardcover)
Manfred Sellink, Ron Spronk, Sabine Penot, Elke Oberthaler 1
R1,389 R968 Discovery Miles 9 680 Save R421 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1525/30-1569) the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is mounting the first-ever large monograph exhibition of the leading Netherlandish painter of the 16th century. Only around forty paintings by Bruegel have survived, which is why museums and private collectors are right to count Bruegel's paintings among their most precious and fragile holdings. Bruegel's popularity continues to be informed by his often socio-critical but always varied, entertaining and powerful compositions. They invite the spectator both to begin an artistic discourse with the work and to reflect on the complexity of its content. This spectacular catalogue invites readers to immerse themselves in the world of the Netherlandish master. The results of recent research on materials and techniques allow us to focus on Bruegel's creative process: his perfect handling and execution, his virtuoso use of colour and his draughtsmanship - these are some of the many mysteries of this great artist. Bruegel's inventions and stories create artworks with a timeless power.

Bruegel in Detail: The Portable Edition (Hardcover): Manfred Sellink Bruegel in Detail: The Portable Edition (Hardcover)
Manfred Sellink
R416 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R65 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Bruegel in Detail (Hardcover): Manfred Sellink Bruegel in Detail (Hardcover)
Manfred Sellink
R1,007 R805 Discovery Miles 8 050 Save R202 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Call for Justice - Art and Law in the Low Countries (1450-1650) (Hardcover): Samuel Mareel, Manfred Sellink Call for Justice - Art and Law in the Low Countries (1450-1650) (Hardcover)
Samuel Mareel, Manfred Sellink
R999 R820 Discovery Miles 8 200 Save R179 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Call for Justice highlights the rich and fascinating interaction between art, the practice of law and the idea of justice in the territories governed by the Great Council of Mechelen when at the height of its powers. Works of art from the Burgundian Low Countries dating from the mid-fifteenth to mid-seventeenth century are situated within the turbulent legal, political and cultural context in which they were created: the unification of the Netherlands, the increasingly absolutist administration of Emperor Charles V, the Reformation and the uprising against Spain. Call for Justice reveals how these artworks make visible, and in a powerful way, one of the most universal of all human desires: the pursuit of justice. Including prestigious masterpieces by, amongst others, Quinten Matsys, Maarten van Heemskerck, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Maarten de Vos, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Philippe de Champaigne.

Ben Sledsens (Dutch, English, Hardcover): Karen van Godtsenhoven, Manfred Sellink Ben Sledsens (Dutch, English, Hardcover)
Karen van Godtsenhoven, Manfred Sellink
R1,002 R804 Discovery Miles 8 040 Save R198 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The young Belgian artist Ben Sledsens (b. 1991) is only just starting his artistic career, yet he has already been embraced by the art world. In his large canvases he translates the classical genres of painting - the portrait, the still life, the interior, the landscape - into the visual language of his own rich universe. He cuts up everyday life and manipulates his experiences. The results appear to be snapshots of the ordinary, which nevertheless always feel special and poetic. The influence of great masters such as Matisse, Rousseau and Bruegel is never far away in his small utopias. Inspired by nature, Sledsens' works are created organically. No rigid lines or preconceived diagrams, but a naturally flowing reflection of his thoughts at a given moment. It is the very simplicity of his subjects that makes the images so open to interpretation. The viewer completes a narrative that has the potential to run in all directions. Sledsens' canvases, which are literally large enough to step inside, invite you to disappear into your thoughts. Sledsens' works are always subtly interconnected, for example through recurring objects. The ending of one work sows the seed for the next. In this way, it is as though his nascent oeuvre forms one great story. Text in English and Dutch.

Bruegel's Eye - Reconstructing the Landscape (English, Dutch, Hardcover): Stefan Devoldere Bruegel's Eye - Reconstructing the Landscape (English, Dutch, Hardcover)
Stefan Devoldere; Contributions by Manfred Sellink, Leen Huet, Katrien Lichtert, Marc Jacobs, …
R716 R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Save R123 (17%) Out of stock

2019 commemorates the 450 anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The city of Dilbeek celebrates this with an open-air exhibition with installations by several international artists and designers. The exhibition is a time warp and sets Bruegel against a 21st century backdrop. We follow the gaze of the painter when he was composing his impressive landscape paintings. The chapel of Sint-Anna-Pede and the watermill of Sint-Gertrudis-Pede, two monuments painted by Bruegel, are the starting and ending point for a walk along fifteen installations. Fifteen artists, designers and architects designed a trail through the landscape that inspired Bruegel five centuries ago. They construct pavilions, make structures, design imaginative landscapes and tell stories that interact with places, play with the perception of the space, create new unexpected environments, work disorienting or help to focus attention. Featuring artworks by Rotor, Filip Dujardin, Koen van den Broek, Erik Dhont, KGDVS & Bas Pincen, Bas Smets, Lois Weinberger, Landinzicht, Guillaume Bijl, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, Futurefarmers, Georges Rousse and Josse De Pauw. Curator of 'De Blik van Bruegel' is Stefan Devoldere, professor and dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Art at Hasselt University. Text in English and Dutch.

Roep Om Recht Vaardig Heid (Dutch, English, Hardcover): Samuel Mareel, Manfred Sellink Roep Om Recht Vaardig Heid (Dutch, English, Hardcover)
Samuel Mareel, Manfred Sellink
R1,264 R1,141 Discovery Miles 11 410 Save R123 (10%) Out of stock
Bruegel - The Hand of the Master - The 450th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover): Manfred Sellink, Ron Spronk, Sabine Penot Bruegel - The Hand of the Master - The 450th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover)
Manfred Sellink, Ron Spronk, Sabine Penot
R1,800 R1,462 Discovery Miles 14 620 Save R338 (19%) Out of stock

Pieter Bruegel the Elder is internationally acclaimed as the greatest 16th century painter in the Netherlands. The 450th anniversary of his death is being celebrated in 2019. The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna therefore organised the largest ever exhibition devoted solely to this artist. Here, researchers were able to study Bruegel's work in detail and this resulted in the bestseller Bruegel - The Hand of the Master. This essay volume is an addition to that publication and commemorates the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the elder. The content of this book is based on the papers held during 2018's Bruegel Symposium at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. This symposium was part of an important exhibition and research project on the creative processes of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and was organised by Elke Oberthaler (Head of Paintings Conservation, Kunsthistorisches Museum), Sabine Penot (Curator for Netherlandish and Dutch Painting, Kunsthistorisches Museum), Manfred Sellink (Director, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp and Professor of Art History, Ghent University) and Ron Spronk (Professor of Art History, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario and Radboud University, Nijmegen), with Alice Hoppe-Harnoncourt (Kunsthistorisches Museum). The symposium brought together renowned Bruegel scholars, conservators, and scientists who offered new insights into Pieter Bruegel the Elder's paintings, drawings and prints.

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