Category: Individual Artists

  • Download E-books Mucha PDF

    All in regards to the Belle Époque: Delicate representation that outlined an era
    With his immediately recognizable ornamental sort, Czech artist and artwork Nouveau master Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) outlined the glance of the fin-de-siècle. In evocative colours of peach, gold, ochre and olive, his seductive compositions of styles, flora, and gorgeous women became paradigms of the Belle Époque years.

    Mucha's paintings permeated representation, posters, postcards, and advertisements designs of his day. His awesome posters of star actress Sarah Bernhardt were fairly well-known. along this gentle ornamental paintings, Mucha additionally harbored committed humanist ideals and nationalist beliefs. With huge works such as The Slav Epic, he expressed his staunch aid for Pan-Slavism, selling the political independence of the Czech and Slavic international locations from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

    This ebook provides key works from Mucha's specific oeuvre to introduce an artist who, with few competitors, distilled the spirit of an age.
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    Each booklet in TASCHEN’s easy paintings sequence gains:
    • a certain chronological precis of the existence and oeuvre of the artist, masking his or her cultural and historic importance
    • a concise biography
    • approximately a hundred illustrations with explanatory captions
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  • Download E-books Passion by Design: The Art and Times of Tamara De Lempicka PDF

    By Baroness Kizette De Lempicka-Foxhall

    Tamara de Lempicka captured the whirlwind decade of the Twenties on canvas, portray (and fascinating) the wealthy and well-known of Europe in paintings Deco pictures.
    The chance of a moment global conflict despatched Tamara packing to the US, the place she reveled one of the well-known in Hollywood and the rich of latest York, within the Seventies she was once rediscovered whilst a gallery proprietor in Paris fastened a retrospective of her paintings, and at the present time work that have been unsellable for 3 a long time fetch many millions of dollars.
    Much of the tale of de Lempicka's impressive existence is instructed in relocating aspect by way of her daughter, whose memories are amplified through anecdotes from others who knew the artist. The is illustrated by way of dozens of images from Tamara's own album and by means of 50 full-color reproductions of her evocative paintings.
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  • Download E-books Michel Nedjar: animo.! (German and English Edition) PDF

    By Johann Feilacher

    Das Buch würdigt die Bedeutung Michel Nedjars nicht nur für den artwork Brut, sondern auch für die Kunst der Gegenwart. Puppen, die er in Mexiko und Guatemala faszinierten, inspirierten ihn zu den ersten aus Abfallmaterial gefertigten Fetisch-Figuren. Später folgten Zeichnungen rasch gearbeitet und ohne Ausbesserungen. Über three hundred farbige Abbildungen dokumentieren das Werk von Michel Nedjar und geben Einblick in alle Schaffensperioden. In einem Interview mit Johann Feilacher bezieht der Künstler Stellung zu allen wesentlichen Fragen seines Schaffens.

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  • Download E-books Obra completa. Vol. V - Ensayos, II: 5 (Obra completa Salvador Dalí) PDF

    El volumen V de l. a. Obra completa de Salvador Dalí contiene los tres grandes ensayos del artista, que constituyen una de sus facetas más valoradas como escritor. Una vez producida los angeles ruptura del pintor con el grupo surrealista, 50 secretos mágicos para pintar (1948) consiste en una reivindicación de los maestros clásicos del arte, en concreto y principalmente, de Rafael, Velázquez y Vermeer, mediante singulares consejos sobre l. a. creación pictórica. Al mismo tiempo, critica las ya arraigadas convenciones del llamado arte de vanguardia. Sin embargo, esta crítica adquiere plenamente los angeles dimensión de un ataque en Los cornudos del viejo arte moderno (1956), como evidencia su título, que supone un ajuste de cuentas con buena parte de las devociones propias de su juventud vanguardista, incluido Joan Miró, quien ayudó a Dalí en sus primeros pasos en el movimiento surrealista. En consecuencia, carga contra los últimos representantes del arte moderno, sobre todo aquéllos que participan del “academicismo abstracto”, como Jackson Pollock. A pesar de l. a. publicación de El mito trágico de ‘El Ángelus’ de Millet en 1963, Dalí escribió a mediados de los años treinta este aclamado ensayo, donde expone con maestría su llamado “método paranoico-crítico”. Concebido entonces en l. a. época en que Dalí sobresale como el más brillante de los pintores surrealistas, este strange procedimiento creativo se mantiene posteriormente como una seña de identidad del artista. En conjunto, tres cautivadoras obras que retratan el controvertido pensamiento estético del célebre creador, y una memorable muestra de su genio expresivo en l. a. escritura. Este volumen cuenta con l. a. introducción y las notas del crítico de arte y ensayista Juan Manuel Bonet.
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  • Download E-books Raphael PDF

    By Bette Talvacchia

    This monograph explores the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of an important artists within the heritage of the West, Raphael (1483-1520). Its scope covers Raphael's origins, his early impacts, his vital Urbino interval and as a consequence the extreme sequence of frescoes and pictures of his final section in Rome.
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  • Download E-books Frans Hals: Style and Substance (Metropolitan Museum of Art) PDF

    Portraits and style scenes through the good Dutch painter Frans Hals (1582/83–1666) are celebrated for his or her immediacy and astonishing brushwork. His dramatic compositions and bold technique introduced his matters to existence in an remarkable approach. This book focuses upon eleven significant works by means of Hals from the Metropolitan Museum's assortment, supplemented by way of Hals work from inner most collections and a range of alternative Dutch work and prints. 

    The photos integrated right here span 40 years of Hals's occupation, from the early Merrymakers at Shrovetide of approximately 1616 to attractive pictures he painted in Haarlem in the course of his later years. the writer discusses the formation of Hals's sort, emphasizing his remain in Antwerp in 1616 and his wisdom of Flemish masters and of up to date severe considering. For the 1st time, Hals's paintings is taken into account within the context of broader eu tendencies, specifically the Early Baroque circulation that flourished in Antwerp during the 1600s.

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  • Download E-books Dalí: The Paintings PDF

    The seminal surrealist: Exploring Dalí's grandiose and ugly oeuvre
    Picasso referred to as Dalí "an outboard motor that’s continually running." Dalí notion himself a genius with a correct to delight in no matter what lunacy popped into his head. Painter, sculptor, author, and filmmaker, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) used to be one of many century’s maximum exhibitionists and eccentrics—and used to be rewarded with fierce controversy anyplace he went. He was once one of many first to use the insights of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis to the artwork of portray, drawing close the unconscious with amazing sensitivity and imagination.

    This e-book offers the whole painted oeuvre of Salvador Dalí. After a long time of research, Robert Descharnesand Gilles Néret finally positioned all of the work of this hugely prolific artist. a few of the works have been inaccessible for years—in truth such a lot of that nearly part the illustrations during this e-book had hardly ever been seen.
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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 structure so that you can curate your personal reasonable library of artwork, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
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  • Download E-books Pillow problems and a tangled tale: (both books bound as one ) (Mathematical Recreations of Lewis Carroll) PDF

    By Lewis Carroll

    Virtually unobtainable for a few years, those books via Lewis Carroll (C. L. Dodgson) have now been reprinted of their entirety for the excitement of recent fans of mathematical puzzles. Written by means of the 19th-century mathematician who gave us Alice in Wonderland and Through the having a look Glass, they comprise an strange blend of wit and mathematical intricacy that would try out your mathematical ingenuity and supply hours of stimulating entertainment.
    Pillow-Problems is without doubt one of the rarest of all Lewis Carroll's works. It includes seventy two mathematical posers starting from those who could be solved by means of mathematics, basic algebra, or airplane geometry, to those who require extra complex algebra, trigonometry, algebraical geometry, differential calculus, and transcendental percentages. either numerical solutions and entirely labored out ideas are given, every one in a separate part for you to try out your tools of problem-solving even upon getting seemed up the reply to a problem.
    In A Tangled Tale, Carroll embodies a few of his such a lot confusing mathematical puzzles within the ten knots or chapters of a pleasant tale that has the entire allure and wit of his better-known works. The Tale used to be initially revealed as a per 30 days journal serial, and plenty of readers despatched in recommendations to the issues that have been posed in it. within the lengthy Appendix to The Tale, which incorporates the solutions and suggestions to the issues, Carroll makes use of the solutions despatched in by means of readers because the foundation for illuminating and interesting discussions of the numerous fallacious ways that the issues could be attacked, in addition to the proper ways.

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  • Download E-books Francis Bacon: Critical and Theoretical Perspectives PDF

    By Rina Arya

    This number of essays on Francis Bacon (1909-1992) can pay tribute to the legacy, effect and tool of his paintings. the amount widens the relevance of Bacon within the twenty-first century and appears at new methods of puzzling over or reframing him. The individuals think about the interdisciplinary scope of Bacon’s paintings, which addresses matters in structure, continental philosophy, serious concept, gender stories and the sociology of the physique, between others. Bacon’s paintings is additionally thought of in terms of different artists, philosophers and writers who percentage comparable issues. The innovation of the amount lies during this stream clear of either an paintings ancient framework and attention at the artist’s biographical information, in an effort to be aware of new views, similar to how present students in several disciplines give some thought to Bacon, what his relevance is to a modern viewers, and the broader subject matters and concerns which are raised by means of his paintings.
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