Aboriginal painting has undergone a renaissance over the past two decades as artists express the strength and resilience of their ancient religious values and their deep connection to the Australian landscape itself.
This book presents an overview of traditional Aboriginal religious paintings. They are all ‘from’ the Dreaming, the Tjukurrpa, the Wonggar, the Creation, and express this now, in present day Australia.
Massimo Gemin - Filippo Pedrocco - Giambattista Tiepolo Paintings and Frescoes
This volume follows Giambattista Tiepolo, 18th century Italian painter, from his earliest works to his death in 1770, exploring a long career which ultimately produced over 500 works'
Gilles Néret - Renoir
Renoir's timelessly charming paintings are the embodiment of happiness, love, and beauty; it is no doubt because of this that he is the most popular of the impressionists. TASCHEN's Renoir, the most complete retrospective book of this painter's work, examines in detail the history and motivation behind the legend. For this monograph, we have chosen 600 of his masterpieces that best demonstrate his immense talent and historical importance. With a complete chronology, bibliography, and index of works, as well as photos and sketches illustrating Renoir's life and work, TASCHEN's Renoir is the essential reference book for this painter of happiness and poet of love. Oh, and did we mention the gorgeous, large-format colour reproductions?
Stephen Farthing - 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
For insatiable art lovers, this book brings together longstanding calassics and contemporary masterpieces from some of the world's most famous galleries and museums. From Italian frescoes to the Renaissance masters, and French Impressionists to American Abstract Expressionists, 1001 Paintings in public domain. Organized chronologically and accompanied by beautiful reproductions, 1001 Paintings traverses centuries and genres- Giotto, Jasper Johns, El Greco, da Vinci and Degas- no master is left behind. The artworks featured in the book are the most compelling controversial, important, widely loved and, sometimes, despised paintings that alter the trajectory of painting's evolution as well as make us reconsider its past. Whether for discovery or rediscovery, 1001 Paintings is an accessible and addictive chronicle of the world's most essential painting.
Erich Lessing - Vincente Pomarède - The Louvre: All the Paintings
Endorsed by the Louvre, and for the first time ever, every painting from the world's most popular and renowned museum is available in one stunning book. All 2,954 paintings are fully annotated with the name of the painting and artist, date created, size and medium.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture
This unique publication provides a wide-ranging reference to indigenous Australian art, covering documented archaeological traditions, art styles of the early contact period and the nineteenth century, and the development of the contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practices.
Judith Miller - A Closer Look at Antiques
At big city auction houses or in rural flea markets, take along this affordable, wide-ranging guide by a seasoned professional and start collecting with confidence. Drawing upon her wealth of experience as a collector, lecturer, writer and television and internet commentator, Judith Miller has written the essential guide for antique lovers who want clear, no-nonsense advice on how to identify and value furniture, ceramics, silver, and glass. More than nine hundred illustrations and identification charts are included in this exceptional reference. The specially commissioned photos go up-close, identifying the details professional look for when they choose antiques, and the clear annotations show the main features of particular styles. This visual guide to identification, dating, and authentication of antiques is ideal for every collector.
John Onians - The Art Atlas
The Art Atlas is the first work to present the art of the entire world from ancient to modern times through extensive use of specially commissioned maps. Covering painting, sculpture, and architecture as well as other arts and artifacts, the volume provides an entirely new vision of the history of the world's art by showing how physical and political geography has shaped its developments. Over 350 pages in scope, Atlas compares countries separated by thousands of miles and many centuries, demonstrating how the art of each is affected by opportunities and constraints dictated by location or culture. Here, for the first time, readers can appreciate the art of prehistoric Oceania and the Nile Valley of the Pharaohs alongside that of nineteenth-century Russia and the twentieth-century United States. In addition to showing where and when great artists lived and worked, Atlas explains how major styles developed and the ways in which art has been influenced by religion, trade, travel, war, and other historical factors. The volume also provides the first comprehensive picture of the impact of the natural world on the development of art, charting the sources of fibers for weaving, pigments for coloring, wood for carving, paper for printing, and stone for use in sculpture and architecture. With its combination of enormous breadth and constant clarity of focus, abdundant illustrations and a user-friendly, searchable CD, Atlas provides exceptional insight into what unites art and what makes it so varied. Organized into seven chronological periods and including contributions from 68 internationally renowned art historians, The Art Atlas is an original, comprehensive and up-todate reference work that will be a benchmark for many years to come.
John Onians - Atlas of World Art
The Atlas of World Art maps the cumulative traces of humankind's artistic activity and demonstrates the importance of physical and political geography for the history of the world's art. This stunning volume is the first to treat the art of the whole world from prehistory to present day and to show the importance of natural and social factors in shaping artistic activity. The Atlas is divided into seven parts, each devoted to a specific time period: Art of the Hunter Gatherer (50,000-5,000 BCE); Art, Agriculture and Urbanization (5,000-500 BCE); Art, War and Empire (500 BCE-600 CE); Art, Religion and Empire (600-1500); Art, Exploitation and Display (1500-1800); Art, Industry and Science (1800-1900); Art, Competition and Identity (1900-2000). Each section opens with a helpful timeline for that period bringing together important dates from across various cultures. Within each section, the spreads are organized by four broad geographic regions: the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific. With dramatic full-color maps, as well as commentaries and illustrations, the Atlas of World Art is an authoritative, comprehensive, and elegant volume.
Lark E. Mason - Asian Art
Lark E. Mason Jr. offers a clear and concise guide to understanding the fine and decorative arts of Asia including the arts of the Islamic world. He addresses this complex subject in an easy to follow format beginning with an overview of the tumultuous history of the continent, leading into chapters on ceramics, metalwork, the arts of the craftsman, furniture and lacquer, textiles, prints and paintings. Each chapter includes a summary of the minor and major art forms with expert advice for judging quality and identifying fakes and over-restored objects. A valuable dictionary of terms and tables with reign dates and marks is included. The Author Lark E. Mason Jr. is the author of numerous articles on Asian art and the translator of two major works on Chinese furniture. He is currently a Senior Vice President with Sotheby’s New York and is familiar to American audiences for his frequent appearances on the PBS series ‘The Antiques Roadshow’.
Ismeretlen szerző - Hungarian Art 1900-1950 - Radnai Collection, Győr
A hazai műgyűjtés példaértékű képviselője, Radnai Béla (1891-1962) gyűjteményét bemutató, angol nyelvű reprezentatív album.
Tamara Tjardes - Folk Art
Another addition to The World's Greatest Art series, this intriguing new book covers the folk art of South and North America and aboriginal traditions. The influences section also refers to the many folk traditions throughout the world and offers an intriguing insight into tribal, early and contemporary folk art.
Bagyinszki Zoltán - Magyar kastélyok
E könyv száz házat mutat be - a volt "úri osztály" száz hajdani otthonát. Ezekben a házakban évszázadokon keresztül olyan emberek születtek, éltek és haltak meg, akiknek a földi lét napos oldala jutott. Kiváltságokat élveztek, megélhetési gondjaik nem voltak, viszont befolyásuk és hatalmuk volt bőven. Hogyan éltek Ők ezekben a házakban, melyeknek bármelyike esztétikai szempontból könnyedén felvehetné a versenyt mai hollywoodi filmcsillagok tengerparti lakhelyeivel? Többnyire a házhoz tartozó tekintélyes birtokon gazdálkodtak. Színes és sokrétű társadalmi életet éltek: vadásztak, lovagoltak, teniszeztek, országgyűléseken vitatkoztak, utaztak, és pompás meghívásokat rendeztek. Ilyenkor az ínyenc vacsora után (francia konyha, kifinomult ízlés) a hölgyek és a férfiak különváltak. A hölgyek a háziasszony szalonjában kávé és likőr mellett megtárgyalták a legújabb párizsi és bécsi divatot, továbbá az elmúlt és az eljövendő báli évad kiemelkedő eseményeit (ki kivel, ill. kivel nem, stb.). Közben a férfiaknak a pipázóban a faragott kandalló körül, francia konyak mellett szivarozván, fontosabb teendőjük volt. Beszámoltak egymásnak vadászati élményeikről (az elejtett vadkan, őzbak, szarvasbika és esetleg egyéb kétlábú nemesvad), kártyáztak és nemritkán a haza sorsát is, megvitatták.
Ray Smith - An Introduction To Perspective
Turn the pages of An Introduction to Perspective -- and discover an art course that teaches you how to use perspective creatively in your drawings and paintings. An Introduction to Perspective is a practical guide to a challenging concept. More than 300 photographs guide the beginner through a series of exercises designed to teach all the essentials of using perspective. Revealing projects focus on professional artworks, all shown in the making so novices can follow the creative process step-by-step. Unique gallery pages display works of masters -- drawing and paintings that will instruct and inspire students of a variety of media. Packed with specially commissioned artworks, clear instruction, and easy-to-follow exercises, the DK Art School series offers ideal courses for "armchair" art students. The DK Art School series is a new way to learn, improve, or master drawing and painting skills. Carefully constructed courses ensure that you gain both the confidence and the know-how to create imaginative, beautiful pictures. With individual volumes on subjects like still life, portraiture, or landscape, in specific media such as oil, watercolor, or acrylic, The DK Art school series offers something for everyone, and builds into a unique collection of practical art books.
Ray Smith - An Introduction to Watercolor
Whether you've taken art classes or never held a brush before, An Introduction to Watercolor will show you everything you need to know about painting beautifully in this challenging -- but rewarding -- medium. Easy-to-follow projects, shown as they were created, teach the essentials while inspiring the student to tackle increasingly complex techniques. Each volume of the DK Art School series focuses on a specific medium and subject, so you can choose precisely what you want to learn. When complete, the DK Art School will offer the widest choice of specific subjects -- from acrylic figure to oil portrait, and from pastel still life to watercolor landscape. Build your own private Art School in your home library.
Michael Wright - An Introduction To Mixed Media
Turn the pages of An Introduction to Mixed Media -- and discover an exciting art course that teaches you how to combine a variety of versatile and expressive media. an Introduction to Mixed Media is a practical guide to a range of artistic techniques. More than 300 photographs guide the beginner through a series of exercises designed to teach all the essentials of working in mixed media. Revealing projects focus on professional works of art, all shown in the making so novices can follow the creative process step-by-step. Unique gallery pages display works of masters -- pictures that will instruct and inspire every student of art. Packed with specially commissioned artworks, clear instruction, and easy-to-follow exercises, The DK Art School offers idea courses for "armchair" art students. The DK Art School series is a new way to learn, improve, or master drawing and painting skills. Carefully constructed courses ensure that you gain both the confidence and the know-how to create imaginative, beautiful pictures. With individual volumes on subjects like still life, portraiture, or landscape, in specific media such as oil, watercolor, or acrylic, The DK Art school series offers something for everyone, and builds into a unique collection of practical art books.
Ray Smith - Oil Painting Portraits
Turn the page of Oil Painting Portraits -- and discover an exciting art course that teaches you how to work in this challenging medium. Oil Painting Portraits is a practical guide to a wide range of oil painting techniques. More than 300 photographs guide the beginner through a series of exercises designed to teach all the essentials of painting portraits in oil. revealing projects focus on professional portraits, shown in the making so novices can follow the creative process step-by-step. Unique gallery pages display works of oil masters -- paintings that will instruct and inspire every student of the medium. Packed with specially commissioned artworks, clear instruction, and easy-to-follow exercises, the DK Art School offers ideal courses for "armchair" art students. The DK Art School series is a new way to learn, improve, or master drawing and painting skills. Carefully constructed courses ensure that you gain both the confidence and the know-how to create imaginative, beautiful pictures. With individual volumes on subjects like still life, portraiture, or landscape, in specific media such as oil, watercolor, or acrylic, The DK Art school series offers something for everyone, and builds into a unique collection of practical art books.
Amy Krakow - Total Tattoo Book
The most comprehensive book yet on this unique art form. Whether flaunted or hidden, sought as art or curiosity, the tatoo has left its mark on generations. From its beginnings as a pagan ornament to today's popular body art, this book takes an intriguing look at the world of tatoos. 150 photos.
Marcia Moses - Understanding Color
The inspiration for Marcia Moses’ illuminating guide came from the many questions colleagues and students have asked her through the years—and she has made absolutely certain that the techniques outlined in her easy-to-follow discussions offer the practical applications they want. Even artists with a thorough grasp of design and technique don’t always fully understand color’s properties. But without this knowledge they’ll get lost as they work. These issues are all explored, along with information on setting up and expanding your palette; color mixing; color and dimension; color families; color schemes, and more.