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A groundbreaking new perspective on the painter's scandalous nudes.
Among the most celebrated works of Modigliani's brief but brilliant career are his large-format nudes. Drenched in color and glowing with the artist's deep appreciation of women and the female form, these works ushered in a new era of nude portraiture, while also causing an enormous scandal.
This stunning exhibition catalog offers a new perspective on this aspect of Modigliani's work by examining for the first time his portraits of emancipated women sporting coupe garc¸onnes haircuts and wearing loin cloths. Modigliani was one of the first chroniclers of the femme moderne, which also influenced his nude painting and the scandal they caused.
Featuring lavish reproductions and astute texts by leading scholars, this volume also examines Modigliani's cultural context in European Classicism, from Toulouse-Lautrec and Cezanne to the work of his contemporaries, including Paula Modersohn-Becker, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Jeanne Mammen and Wilhelm Lehmbruck; and traces his impact on future European Modernism and New Objectivity.
Although Salvador Dali's characteristically provocative behavior and bizarre pictorial language made him an outlier in high society, his body of work reflects his century's most important innovations and concerns.
This introduction to Dali's work features dozens of exquisite reproductions as it traces the artist's development, life and career. Readers will learn how he was influenced by contemporaries Miro, Ernst, and de Chirico as well as by Raphael and Gaudi. It explores his early adoption of Surrealism, his fascination with the subconscious, and his antipathy toward war. It illustrates how Dali's return to the Catholic church and his interest in nuclear and atomic physics was manifested in his paintings; how he experimented in film and, later, even created holograms.
By making Dali's often perplexing art accessible to audiences of every level, this engaging introduction helps readers understand why he remains one of the most influential-and imitated-artists of all time.
Mark Rothko's work is among the most recognisable in modern art history. His huge colour-field works enjoy enormous popularity for their luminosity, moodiness, and immersive qualities. But he didn't always paint in bold, simple swaths of colour. This graphic biography traces Rothko's entire life, from his boyhood emigration from Russia to America, to his suicide in 1970. It touches on his schooling and early work for the WPA in the 1930s; the evolution of his art from representational to purely abstract; and the dawning of his artistic philosophy, which took him farther and farther away from the material world and toward a universally emotional and expressionist modality. The book's finely detailed drawings are Rothko's signature colours and draw readers into his fascinating creative journey. While Rothko the artist was largely misunderstood during his lifetime, this unique graphic biography offers a way of making sense of his life and of decoding the visual language he invented.
This magnificent boxed-set features stunning, accordion-fold, color reproductions of Van Gogh's essential works, accompanied by a separate booklet with background and descriptions of each painting Van Gogh's brilliant colors and expressive brush strokes come vibrantly to life in this sumptuous book that features approximately fifty of his most important works in generous accordion-fold pages.
The large-format reproductions, printed on heavy stock, are presented chronologically, allowing for a close study of Van Gogh's development as an artist. In addition to his more well-known works, such as Irises, The Starry Night, Sunflowers, the Bedroom, Almond Blossom andWheatfield with Crows, readers will also discover how he experimented with landscape, still life and portraiture and how his influences changed over his brief but prolific career to embrace Impressionism, Neo-Classicism, and Pointillism, and incorporated elements of Symbolism as well as the techniques of Japanese woodcuts.
An accompanying booklet features thumbnails of each painting along with captions that highlight key elements, as well as a brief appraisal of his life and work. Both volumes are encased in a sturdy slipcase. The set is a must-have for fans of Van Gogh and an excellent resource for understanding why he remains one of the world's most beloved painters.
The story of Klimt's astonishing artistic career is told in this beautifully produced collection of reproductions, photographs and drawings with an accompanying text that places the artist in a unique historical moment and reflects his fierce appetite for life and beauty.
Gustav Klimt's career straddled the last gasps of Vienna's golden age and the birth of modernism. When seen through this bifurcated lens, it is easy to understand why his relatively small oeuvre created such a lasting impact.
This gorgeously illustrated biography explores the unique environment in which Klimt worked-a society in which the schooling of artists was both appreciated and encouraged; a city that was pouring money into magnificently ornate architecture and portraiture; a population that was both experimenting with and suppressing freedom of thought. The full breadth of Klimt's accomplishments is represented here-history and symbolist paintings, building decorations, murals, posters, magazine illustrations, portraits, and landscapes.
Readers will learn how Klimt navigated the complex architecture of fin-de-sie cle Vienna and helped found the Vienna Secession and they will see how Klimt's style and motifs changed extensively through the years. Dozens of key works allow for close inspection of Klimt's dazzling artistry, his profound appreciation of female sensuality and his brilliant application of color and mosaic. The author draws out the importance of the relation between the plane surfaces of Klimt's paintings and the spaces they represent, thereby raising surprising connections between his painting and his skills in the applied arts.
Compact and satisfying, this book traces a singular artist's trajectory across an ever-changing cultural landscape.
The hauntingly beautiful work of Germany's most renowned Romantic painter springs to life in the pages of this beautifully produced overview featuring famous and lesser-known works in full and in detail.
Considered one of the most important figures in German art of the nineteenth century, Caspar David Friedrich is best known for his dramatic and emotional paintings, which often feature contemplative figures, sweeping landscapes, and an emphasis on the sublime and the spiritual.
This book takes a chronological approach to Friedrich's career, beginning with his early years producing traditional religious and historical scenes. It explores his innovative use of light and color, and his unprecedented treatment of the landscape as a living, dynamic entity, rather than simply as a backdrop or setting for other subjects.
The beautifully reproduced works and details in this volume help readers appreciate the astounding qualities of Friedrich's works: his palette of muted, atmospheric colors; swirling clouds, dramatic mountains, and turbulent seas; and subtle changes in light and shadow that occur throughout the day.
Readers will come away with a renewed appreciation for Friedrich's portrayals of the natural world and the unique and provocatively emotive qualities of his work.
Painting the plate 52 recipes inspired by great works of art from Mark Rothko, Frida Kahlo, and many
- 3 Octobre 2023
This unique cookbook pairs artistic masterpieces with effortless recipes that will turn your dining room table into a feast for the eyes and the palate.
Filled with gorgeous photography, high quality reproductions and fascinating anecdotes, this one-of-a-kind cookbook connects great art with the world of food. To create the recipes in this book Felicity Souter delved into the lives of artists past and present, uncovering fascinating stories, eating habits, and cultural traditions.
Each entry consists of an appetizer, main, side, dessert, or drink that visually echoes the artwork and reflects the culinary connection to its artist. More than fifty masterpieces from an enormous array of genres and periods include works by Marina Abramovic´, Jean Michel Basquiat, Georgette Chen, Salvador Dali´, Jacob Lawrence, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock.
Sumptuous illustrations reveal a striking resemblance between recipe and artwork. An abstract Lee Krasner painting is transformed into a colorful mixed vegetable salad; an oval-shaped Barbara Hepworth sculpture into a crusty loaf of bread; a snowy Monet haystack into a sugar-dusted breakfast muffin; an Yves Klein sponge into an electric blue martini.
Easy enough for every day, and aimed at cooks of all abilities, these recipes are themselves works of art, and will whet the creative appetites of readers and chefs alike.
As inviting and sensual as a warm summer day, this opulent exhibition catalog offers a deep appreciation of Klimt's ornate, exquisitely detailed, and atmospheric landscape paintings.
For the last twenty years of his career, Gustav Klimt devoted considerable energy to painting landscapes during his summer vacations-and these bucolic scenes became some of his most sought-after pictures. Filled with vibrant high-quality reproductions and featuring engaging essays by leading scholars in the field, this exhibition catalog situates Klimt's landscapes alongside fin-de-sie`cle fashion, photography, and decorative arts of the Wiener Werksta¨tte in particular. Klimt's landscapes are examined within the context of his larger oeuvre and traces the evolution of his style: from one informed by the academic tradition, to his ornate «golden style» decorative approach influenced by the ideal of the Gesamtkunstwerk, and then to a more painterly manner of working in pure color. The book also considers Klimt's relationship with his muse, fashion designer Emilie Flo¨ge; his deep engagement with the Viennese avant-garde; and the specific techniques he employed to achieve mesmerizing, harmonious works that literally shimmer with light and color.
Au début du vingtième siècle, la relation traditionnelle entre homme et femme a été complètement bouleversée par de nombreux changements économiques et philosophiques. À travers une exploration en profondeur des différences et des similarités de plus de 120 peintures de Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele et Oskar Kokoschka, le musée viennois du Belvédère offre une plongée dans la relation entre les sexes au 20e siècle et propose une vision nouvelle des origines de l'identité sexuelle moderne (22/10/15 - 28/02/16).
- 1 Octobre 2022
Jean-Michel Basquiat's symbolic, complex, and often emotionally charged work made a huge impact on the 1980s downtown New York City art scene. And though his all-too-brief career ended when he died at age 27, Basquiat left behind an enormous legacy-not only in the number of works he produced, but also in the messages he encoded around political, social, racial, and cultural issues.
This exciting book shows how Basquiat used an intricate network of signs and symbols to challenge the very system that made him a darling of the art world. It traces his inspiration from cartoons, children's drawings, and advertising as well as his own Haitian and Puerto Rican heritage; discusses the influence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories; and shows how Basquiat incorporated into his work classical themes and contemporary icons-from athletes to musicians. What becomes clear is how, even as a young man, Basquiat had a profound understanding of the artist's role in art history, and of his position as a young Black artist in a world of racism, suppression and social injustice.
This book helps readers decode Basquiat's unique lingua franca, an intoxicating body of work brimming with social commentary that was in turns incisive, angry, comic, hip, and heartbreaking, and that remains powerful and meaningful today.
This magnificent boxed-set features stunning, accordion-fold, color reproductions of Monet's essential works, accompanied by a separate booklet with background and descriptions of each painting.
Fans of Impressionism will delight in seeing some of their favorite works presented in generously sized accordion fold pages, which bring Monet's representations of nature to exquisite life.
Arranged chronologically, this volume helps readers appreciate the achievements of a long and fruitful career. Natural beauty, color and light were the object of Monet's incessant research, and he never lost sight of what was essential to him - the truth of his sensations. From the faithful transcription of the landscape in his early days to the gestural drawing of the final water lilies at Giverny, this book allows us to follow and understand the evolution of his creativity. The themes of Monet's work (the seashore, the Seine, gardens, the seasons) are discussed, as well as the techniques he used, such as the decomposition of light and color through the brushstroke; the use of repetition and series to better reflect atmospheric variations; and the progressive dissolution of forms, which led to him being considered the precursor of abstraction.
Packaged in an elegant slipcase, this volume reflects the beautiful artistry and timeless traditions that are embodied in the artworks themselves.
Cette monographie propose un regard nouveau sur le peintre romantique allemand. Paysages, peintures religieuses, force du sublime romantique, tous les grands thèmes y sont traités et les nombreuses reprographies en pleine page permettent véritablement d'entrer dans l'oeuvre.
Throughout his career, Magritte subverted expectations about artists in the world by disguising himself as an unremarkable member of the bourgeoisie. While the public mined his work for symbolism and deep meaning, the truth is, that with Magritte, what you see is what you get.
What readers will get with this gorgeous volume is a deeply engaging overview of Magritte's entire career, and an eloquent argument that his Surrealist masterpieces were simply an extension of the Romantic tradition. Chronologically arranged, this volume features full- page reproductions of thirty-five works, each paired with a concise text that highlights its significance in Magritte's catalog. In addition to greatest hits, such as Time Transfixed, 1938; The Treachery of Images, 1929; and The Lovers, 1928, the inclusion of several lesser-known works provides an overview of the range and character of Magritte's art. Readers will become acquainted with the main figures in the artist's life, including relatives, colleagues, rivals, and they will see how Magritte's relationships with collectors and dealers led to the production of particular works, as well as how his theories about painting evolved over the years.
Across this compact but utterly satisfying book, Magritte's exquisite use of color, his grasp of collage and composition, and his superb gifts for invention and mood are luminously and thrillingly in evidence.
If you were a consumer of literature in the nineteenth century, chances are the volumes in your library featured the illustrations of Gustave Dore. From the Bible to Shakespeare, Balzac to Milton, Cervantes to Poe, Dore's intricate, romantic, and exuberant drawings brought great works to life, and were as treasured as the stories and poetry they depicted.
Furthermore, as this magnificent book reveals, he was also a skilled sculptor, painter, and cartoonist. This book spans Dore's entire career, with chapters dedicated to specific works such as The Divine Comedy, Don Quixote, Tennyson's Idylls of the King, and medieval fairy tales-each featuring exquisite full-page reproductions that allow Dore's genius for line, shading, and texture to shine through. The authors also provide a background on the techniques that Dore employed to achieve his exquisite works. Fans of Dore will appreciate this volume's spectacular production, which features quarter binding, gold foil stamping, embossing on the cover and spine, a belly band, and silkscreen printing on three edges.
Filled with incisive analysis and expert historical perspectives, this book is the consummate collector's item-a volume as expansive and sensational as the artist himself.
Cet ouvrage est le catalogue d'une exposition au Kunstmuseum de Bâle à l'automne 2021. Ami et mentor, Pissarro entretenait d'étroites relations avec des artistes de différentes générations à l'instar de Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas et Mary Cassatt entre autres. Figure centrale de l'impressionnisme, Pissarro marque ce mouvement de manière déterminante. Il est le seul impressionniste à accorder une attention égale au paysage et à la figure humaine. Puis dans les années 1880, Pissarro se consacre à une seconde révolution picturale : le néo-impressionnisme. Une nouvelle fois, il affiche sa volonté absolue en faveur du progrès artistique.
- 1 Octobre 2021
For eight years before the First World War, a young Georges Braque and his friend Pablo Picasso shaped what was perhaps the most revolutionary stage in the history of modern painting: Cubism. This catalog of the accompanying exhibition focuses on Braque's turbulent pre-WWI period to reveal the processes by which the artist developed or reinvented his style in rapid succession- from Fauvism, Proto-Cubism, Analytical Cubism, papier colle to Synthetic Cubism. The amazing speed and intensity of Braque's evolution stands as a remarkable parallel to modern art's shifting focus from representation to abstraction. Bringing together sixty works from museums and private collections around the world, this book offers scholarly assessments that contextualise Braque's career amidst unprecedented technological advances, new schools of thought, and an overall acceleration of everyday life in Western Europe. This includes the invention of moving pictures, which held a particular fascination for the young artist. Film stills and documentary and archival material help readers make the connection between dynamization and the development of aesthetic forms in the visual arts, between the visual innovations of the pre-war period and the flood of media images in which we live today. More than half a century after Braque's death, this exploration of his remarkable career brings us closer to understanding the artist whom Guillaume Apollinaire considered the "touchstone" of Cubist art.
On the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the artist's birth, this catalogue presents for the first time an overview of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky's paintings in an elegant volume of full colour reproductions accompanied by illuminating commentary. Born in Vienna, she studied with Max Beckmann, who became a significant influence on the young artist. Later, in exile in London, Motesiczky grew close to Oskar Kokoschka and became acquainted with some of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century, including Elias Canetti, with whom she shared a long and intimate relationship. The paintings and drawings in this book explore the artist's transition from the edgy realism of her early years to the softer and more poetic paintings of her later work. Her portraits, for which she is most famous, include compelling self-examinations as well as a moving series devoted to her mother. Essays on Motesiczky's youth in Vienna, her friendship with Beckmann, and her time in London provide crucial background to a unique and fascinating artist whose wider recognition is long overdue.
Told for the first time in graphic novel form, the story of Francis Bacon's life is as complex, colorful, and highly charged as his paintings. Drawn in shades of mauve, red, yellow, and blue that distinguished his palette, these illustrations weave together a troubling but compassionate narrative, one that draws on the tragic events of Bacon's childhood and youth, as well as reflecting the profoundly passionate yearnings of the artist he became.
Separated into thematic and chronological sections the novel highlights the prevailing influences of Bacon's life and times: his early autodidacticism and estrangement from his family; his struggles to make his way as a surrealist painter and his destruction of his early work. It traces his gradual success in postwar Europe, his powerful and often violent romantic relationships, his foray into portraiture, and his never-ending search for subject matter and meaning in his work. Alternating between full-page illustrations and smaller, captioned works, Portolano imagines not only the known details of Bacon's biography, but also his inner life-the dreams, fears, and obsessions that were equally formidable underpinnings of his oeuvre. Woven to gether with historical facts and figures, this graphic novel reconstructs a life as only a cartoonist could-image led, thoughtfully composed, and deeply evocative of its subject matter.
Avec une centaine d'oeuvres, la galerie Hauser & Wirth de Zürich compare les travaux de Schwitters, Miro et Arp (11/06/2016-18/09/2016). Ce catalogue présente l'engagement des trois artistes envers les formes géométriques plutôt qu'organiques et leur volonté commune " d'assassiner la peinture" en se tournant vers le collage et l'assemblage, plus à même selon eux d'accomplir la révolution du Cubisme.