Category: Individual Artists

  • Download E-books Hieronymus Bosch: Complete Works PDF

    Devil within the info: The symbols, monsters, and morals of a Netherlandish radical

    A bird-monster devouring sinners, bare our bodies in tantric contortions, a couple of ears brandishing a sharpened blade: with nightmarish information and fantastical painterly schemes, Netherlandish visionary Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) secured his position as an artwork old magnet. 500 years on from his loss of life, his notable works proceed to enthrall students, artists, designers, and musicians.

    This large-scale TASCHEN monograph provides the full Bosch oeuvre, celebrating the artist’s staggering compositional scope and so much bizarre and complicated details via full-page reproductions, considerable info, and a fold-out unfold drawn from The final Judgement. With tips from artwork historian and Bosch professional Stefan Fischer, we discover the numerous compelling components that populate every one scene, from hybrid creatures of guy and beast, to painterly attacks at the physique, and a pictorial use of proverbs and idioms. specific recognition is given to Bosch’s most renowned paintings, the mesmerizing, terrifying triptych The backyard of Earthly Delights.
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  • Download E-books Imaginistix: Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell: The All New Collection PDF

    As of the largest names in myth paintings for 30 years, the recognition of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell is still undimmed. In 2005, Collins layout released Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell: the last word Collection, a retrospective in their glittering profession, collecting jointly their best paintings from 3 many years in a single acclaimed volume.

    This captivating new booklet, named after Boris and Julie's web site, encompasses a fresh and unseen number of ravishing maidens, heroic suggest, and fearsome monsters—their first selection of new paintings considering that 1994's Sketchbook.

    A mixture of commissions for journal publishers, advertisements organisations, movie construction businesses, and extra, this bettering compendium is one more must-have for all Boris and Julie fans.

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  • Download E-books Caravaggio: The Complete Works PDF

    By Sebastian Schütze

    A Revolution in Painting
    The mysterious genius who reworked eu art

    Caravaggio, or extra appropriately Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), used to be continually a reputation to be reckoned with. infamous undesirable boy of Italian portray, the artist used to be instantaneously celebrated and debatable: violent in mood, special in approach, an inventive grasp, and a guy at the run. at the present time, he's one in all the best affects in all artwork history.

    This Bibliotheca Universalis variation bargains a neat but accomplished Caravaggio catalogue raisonné. every one of his work is reproduced from contemporary most suitable images, bearing in mind a vibrant stumble upon with the artist’s creative repertoire of appears to be like and gestures, in addition to a variety of element photographs of his boundary-breaking naturalism, no matter if a grubby foot or the tender folds of a sagging belly. 5 accompanying chapters hint the total arc of Caravaggio’s occupation from his first public commissions in Rome via to his turning out to be big name prestige, whereas the book’s precise chronology strains his tempestuous own existence, within which drama loomed as prominently as in his chiaroscuro canvases.

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    Bibliotheca Universalis— Compact cultural partners celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!
    Since we began our paintings as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the identify TASCHEN has turn into synonymous with available, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings jointly approximately a hundred of our all-time favourite titles in a neat new layout so that you can curate your personal cheap library of artwork, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
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  • Download E-books Arcimboldo: Visual Jokes, Natural History, and Still-Life Painting PDF

    By Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

    In Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s most famed work, grapes, fish, or even the beaks of birds shape human hair. A pear stands in for a man’s chin. Citrus culmination sprout from a tree trunk that doubles as a neck. all types of usual phenomena come jointly on canvas and panel to gather the unusual heads and faces that represent one in every of Renaissance art’s so much impressive oeuvres. the 1st significant examine in a iteration of the artist at the back of those notable work, Arcimboldo tells the singular tale in their creation. 

    Drawing on his thirty-five-year engagement with the artist, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann starts off with an outline of Arcimboldo’s lifestyles and paintings, exploring the artist’s early years in sixteenth-century Lombardy, his grounding in Leonardesque traditions, and his tenure as a Habsburg court docket portraitist in Vienna and Prague. Arcimboldo then trains its concentrate on the distinguished composite heads, imminent them as visible jokes with critical underpinnings—images that poetically reveal pictorial wit whereas conveying an allegorical message. as well as probing the humanistic, literary, and philosophical dimensions of those items, Kaufmann explains that they include their creator’s non-stop engagement with nature portray and common background. He unearths, in truth, that Arcimboldo painted many extra nature reviews than students have realized—a discovering that considerably deepens present interpretations of the composite heads.

    Demonstrating the formerly ignored significance of those works to traditional heritage and still-life portray, Arcimboldo eventually restores the artist’s magnificent visible jokes to their rightful position within the background of either technological know-how and art.

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  • Download E-books Martha Rosler: The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems (AFTERALL) PDF

    By Steve Edwards

    In The Bowery in insufficient descriptive systems (1974--1975) Martha Rosler bridged the worries of conceptual artwork with these of political documentary. The paintings, a sequence of twenty-one black-and-white images, twenty-four textual content panels and 3 clean panels, embraces the codes of the photo-text experiments of the past due Sixties and applies them to the social fact of recent York's decrease East aspect. the existing serious view of The Bowery specializes in its implicit rejection, or critique, of proven modes of documentary. during this illustrated, prolonged essay at the paintings by means of Rosler, Steve Edwards argues that even supposing the serious perspective in the direction of documentary is a crucial measurement of the piece, it doesn't exhaust the that means of the venture. Edwards situates the paintings with regards to debates and practices of the interval, in particular conceptual paintings and the emergence of the photo-text paradigm exemplified via the paintings of Robert Smithson, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Hans Haacke, Victor Burgin, and the ladies and paintings crew. specifically, he contextualizes Rosler's paintings of this era in the politicized San Diego team (which integrated, as well as Rosler, Allan Sekula, Fred Lonidier, and Philip Steinmetz). evaluating The Bowery to Rosler's later video vital statistics of a citizen, simply acquired (1977) and the flicks of the Dziga-Vertov staff (formed by way of Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin), Edwards exhibits how the paintings engages with conceptual paintings and the neo-avant-garde of the Sixties and 1970s.
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  • Download E-books Walls That Speak: The Murals of John Thomas Biggers PDF

    By Olive Jensen Theisen

    John Thomas Biggers (1924–2001) was once some of the most major African American artists of the 20 th century. He used to be recognized for his work of art, but in addition for his drawings, work, and lithographs, and used to be commemorated by way of a big touring retrospective exhibition from 1995 to 1997. He created archetypal imagery that spoke absolutely to the wealthy and sundry ethnic background of African american citizens, lengthy prior to the Civil Rights period drew awareness to their African cultural roots. His effect upon different artists was once profound, either for the facility of his paintings and as professor and elder statesman to more youthful generations.

    Olive Jensen Theisen’s long-time dedication to the artwork of John Biggers resulted from the serendipitous discovery of an early Biggers mural in a faculty storeroom within the mid-1980s. Theisen instantly famous the artist, the paintings, and its value. She then set approximately returning The heritage of Negro schooling in Morris County, Texas to a spot of honor and located herself turning into a pal and recorder of John Biggers’s tales and studies on the subject of the production of his different work of art too, together with Family harmony at Texas Southern University.

    Containing greater than 80 colour and black-and-white illustrations, partitions that talk is a richly illustrated replace of an past version released in 1996. The artist accomplished new work of art among its ebook and his dying in 2001. as well as the inclusion of the recent work of art, Theisen has extra a bankruptcy on Biggers’s African artwork assortment. the single paintings solely devoted to his work of art, this publication will entice all these drawn to work of art or African American art.

    “As as a result her friendship with Dr. Biggers, Dr. Theisen essentially has distinctive entry to the works which are now held through the Biggers property. Her interviews offer a deeply own perception into the brain of this impressive guy and the symbols he hired in his art.”—R. William McCarter, Regents Professor of paintings, collage of North Texas

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  • Download E-books The Essential Cy Twombly PDF

    By Nicola Del Roscio

    Famous as one of many maximum and such a lot idiosyncratic artists of the postwar period, Cy Twombly left at the back of an oeuvre of impressive versatility, sensitivity and originality upon his loss of life in 2011 at age eighty three. operating within the speedy aftermath of summary Expressionism, Twombly constructed an intensely own scription along with scrawled letters and phrases, in an effusive, calligraphic mark-making that implies a type of painted poetry. operating throughout portray, drawing, sculpture and images with a stressed power, Twombly included the gods of historic Greece, the poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé and the heritage, tradition and mythology of the Occident into his artwork. The crucial Cy Twombly, edited by means of Twombly's longtime collaborator Nicola Del Roscio, is the last word assessment of his paintings, offering crucial work and cycles of work, drawings, sculptures and pictures from Twombly's assorted oeuvre. the main available survey of his paintings to this point, this quantity contains essays via Laszlo Glozer, Thierry Greub, Kirk Varnedoe and Simon Schama.
    Edwin Parker (Cy) Twombly (1928-2011) used to be born in Lexington, Virginia. He lived and labored in ny within the early Fifties (where he met Robert Rauschenberg, with whom he used to be to have an extended own and creative courting) and studied on the mythical Black Mountain university in North Carolina ahead of touring round North Africa, Spain and Italy and eventually settling in Rome prior to the tip of the last decade, simply because the paintings global used to be moving its middle of gravity to manhattan. top identified for his work and drawings, frequently achieved on an immense scale throughout a number of canvases, Twombly additionally made sculptures and pictures.
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  • Download E-books R. CRUMB: From the Underground to GENESIS PDF

    By R. Crumb

    The trendy artwork Museum of the town of Paris (Musée d'art moderne de los angeles ville de Paris) offers a premiere retrospective exhibition on one of many maximum illustrators of the prior fifty years: Robert Crumb.

    A distinct examine the existence and paintings of underground comix pioneer R. Crumb, who represents a legendary determine in American counter-culture. 

    In 2012 Crumb had his first entire museum retrospective on the Musée d'Art moderne de l. a. Ville de Paris. Created to accompany the show, this hefty quantity spans virtually fifty years of Crumb's occupation, and comprises over seven-hundred drawings and greater than two hundred comix magazines and covers, plus one other two hundred previousuly unpublished or unseen colour illustrations. Context is equipped by means of texts from Jean-Luc Fromental, Sébastien Gokalp, Fabrice Hergott, Todd Hignite, Jean-Pierre Mercier and Joann Sfar.
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