This boxed 2-volume set includes the complete paintings of Vincent van Gogh, reproduced wherever possible in full-color. The paintings are arranged in chronological order, with occasional departures for technical or aesthetic reasons. The text, which is also chronologically ordered, traces van Gogh’s own via dolorosa, filled with terrible loneliness and studded with fits of madness—the tragic life of an outsider, an isolated genius at odds with society.
Ibos Éva - XIX–XX. századi magyar festészet
Ez a könyv a festészet legérdekesebb száz éven keresztül mutatja be a XIX-XX. század magyar művészetét, átfogó képet adva a stílusok és irányzatok váltakozásáról. A rövid szöveg és a legjelentősebb alkotókat bemutató képanyag révén az album kézikönyvként is jól forgatható kezdő és haladó műkedvelők számára egyaránt.
Douglas Mannering - The Masterworks of Monet
Nineteenth-century French painting was transformed by a small group of artists who became known as the Impressionists. Once branded as incompetent artists, their canvases are now universally admired for their brilliant, joyful celebration of the world about them. Among notable achievements of Impressionism was its revelation of the dazzling possibilities of landscape painting, especially when it was practised by an artist prepared to set up an easel in the open air and work, freely and spontaneously, to capture the fugitive moods of nature. Of all the Imressionists, Claude Monet was the most dedicated to recording the impression of the moment. For most of his long life he travelled tirelessly, seeking new settings and effects. His two thousand completed paintings, light-saturated, vibrantly coloured and intensely atmospheric, make up an unrivalled achievement. However, Monet's story is far from being a tale of unbroken triumphs for, like most of his fellow-Impressionists, he achieved worldly success only after decades of poverty and struggle. Douglas Mannering's comprehensive study of the artist is illustrated with over 120 superb reproductions of his best-known and best-loved paintings.
Gilles Néret - Devils
Something wicked this way comes Ever since he disguised himself as a snake and tempted Eve with an apple, the devil has been everyone`s favorite villain. Lucifer himself is the star of this book, which contains images of him throughout the history of art. Etchings, woodcuts, paintings, illustrations, drawings, photographs, and advertisements featuring the devil, by the likes of Da Vinci, Bosch, Pierre et Gilles, Giger, and many more, populate the pages of this supremely "evil" book.
Gary Schwarz - The Rembrandt Book
With international attention focused on the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt von Rijn's birth, the world's leading Rembrandt expert weighs in with a penetrating -- and accessible -- examination of the Dutch master's life and art from both the biographical and the art historical perspective. Rembrandt was an esteemed artist in his own time as well as in the present, yet there is much debate over how many paintings and drawings can really be attributed to him, and popular scholastic opinion varies widely. In his lively text, accompanied by 700 full-color illustrations, Gary Schwartz addresses the central controversies, providing art historians, students, and art lovers with essential new insights to help clarify the mysteries surrounding the great painter.
James E. B. Breslin - Mark Rothko: A Biography
This is a full-length biography of Mark Rothko, arguably one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Drawing on exclusive access to his personal papers and over 100 interviews with artists, patrons and dealers, the author tells the story of a life in art: the personal costs and professional triumphs, the convergence of genius and ego, culture and commerce, that defined the New York art scene of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s - the world of Abstract Expressionism, of Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning and Kline.
Pierre Restany - Friedensreich Hundertwasser - Hundertwasser (Temporis)
Friedrich Stowasser (1928, Vienna - 2000, New Zealand), better known by the name of Friedrich Hundertwasser, was a painter, thinker, and architect, or rather an “architecture doctor,” as he declared in his manifesto of January 24, 1990. With his tremendous love of nature, he is one of the pioneers of humanist and environmentalist architecture, which attempted to reconcile creativity and ecology. His creations are organic and full of imagination. Yet, Hundertwasser was more radical in his philosophy. As expressed in his remarkable eco-artistic manifestos, and works of art (paintings, posters, stamps and flags), his message remains profoundly and viscerally ecological. His pictorial work, characterised by an organic abundance of forms and by the brilliance of its colours remains unique and full of hope. Reuniting for the first time the analysis of Hundertwasser’s work by Pierre Restany with numerous texts written by Hundertwasser himself, this books offers a global vision of the work and art of this prolific artist.
Michael Levey - From Giotto to Cézanne
From Giotto to Cezanne: A Concise History of Painting Michael Levey. 549 colour illustrations. "Outstanding...accurate, free from prejudice, always neat, often stimulating. No better introduction to Western painting has eve been produced" (The Sunday Times) "Combining serious scholarship with a presentation simple enough to interest the general reader and employing a standard of reproduction good enough to make the result both an intellectual and an aesthetic pleasure" ( The Burlington Magazine) "Clarity, sensibility, catholic sympathies, a sure instinct for what is truly significant, are all to be found here in plenty". (The Connoisseur) "His clarity of thought, elegance of style and utter rightness in the way he presents his material show how this kind of book ought to be written" (The Times Literary Supplement) " A triumph in terms of lucid condensation" (Arts Review)
Giulietta Chelazzi Dini - Alessandro Angelini - Bernardina Sani - Five centuries of Sienese painting
This book provides a comprehensive historical overview of Sienese painting from its beginnings in the mid-1200s, to the Baroque period (1600), and explains how the idea of a separate Sienese school came into being. In text and colour illustrations, the authors trace the evolution of Sienese painting through the centuries, discussing such great masters as Duccio di Buoninsegna, his pupil Simone Martini, and the Lorenzetti brothers in the 13th and 14th centuries; Sassetta, Vecchietta, Francesco di Giorgio and Pietro di Domenico in the 15th century; and Signorelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Sodoma, Domenico Beccafumi and Salimbeni in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Pablo Amaringo - Luis Eduardo Luna - Ayahuasca Visions
The mythologies and cosmology of Amazonian shamanism materialize in fantastic color and style in this unique, large-format volume, representing the fruit of several years of collaboration between a Peruvian folk artist/shaman and a Colombian anthropologist/filmmaker.
Zoltán Szabó - Zoltan Szabo's 70 Favourite Water Colour Techniques
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
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'
Lucinda Hawksley - Essential Pre-Raphaelites
The Pre-Raphaelites changed the face of nineteenth-century painting from the inception of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood through to the later works of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement. Written with a comprehensive introduction, Essential Preraphaelites looks in detail at all aspects of the artist's work, with detailed commentary on 120 of their paintings and additional imagery to highlight the comparisons and contrasts in style. Some of these works are considered their most important pieces and others are less-known, but they all play an important role in the development of this diverse group of artists.
Szász Endre - Szász-Ország
Az ezredforduló Magyarországának egyik legnagyobb képzőművészeti zsenijéről közel egy évtizede nem jelent meg rangjához méltó kiadvány. _Hogy van? Hol van a mester a harmadik évezred hajnalán? Milyen igaz – ma már büntetlenül elmesélhető és hitelesen leírható – történeteket őriz az elmúlt évtizedekből? Mennyit ér egy igazi művész, ha magyar?_ A SZÁSZ-ORSZÁG gerincét alkotó vidám anekdoták és életmorzsák éppoly különlegesek, mint a mester képeinek „sehol nincs” világa. Szász Endrét lehet szeretni vagy nem szeretni, munkásságát az utókor a hazai képzőművészet jelentős fejezetként fogja mindenképpen jegyezni. Színes festményeket, illusztrációkat és fotókat felvonultató kiadványunk az ezredforduló legkiemelkedőbb, már életében halhatatlanná vált magyar festőművészek kalandos és tanulságos élet-töredékekből alkot mozaikot.
Gilles Néret - Michelangelo (angol)
During the Renaissance, the great artists, from Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli to Michelangelo and Rapheal, transformed the history of art, achieving an even closer imitation of nature whilst altering it to their taste. From the art, ambiguous beings were born, half man, half woman; female breasts were planted on male busts and a young man's gaze peeped out beneath the eyelids of a Madonna. From his earliest youth, Michelangelo never ceased to suffer, and thereby to create. He attempted to reconcile the apparently conflicting forces that inhibited him: earthly passions and fear of God. Hence the edifice devoted to beauty, celestial and infernal alike, that Michelangelo raised to the glory of God. It has no equivalent nor descendants. His predecessors aspired to Heaven through faith alone; Miichelangelo sought to rise through the contemplative exaltation of beauty.
Félix Witting - M. L. Patrizi - Caravaggio
As a professor of Art History, specialising in the Baroque, Félix Witting taught for many years before devoting himself exclusively to resarch and writing. His passion for Caravaggio's work, and for the man himself, can be easily perceived in this remarkable monograph.
Lee Hammond - Big Book of Acrylic Painting
Basic Acrylic Instruction-Amazing Results! This resource is packed with the best of Lee Hammond's lessons and tips on working with acrylics, including more than 80 step-by-step exercises and demonstrations that will have you creating amazing paintings in no time flat. Success is easy-just follow along with Lee! With just seven to nine pigments, you can paint anything. You'll learn how to add layers and details, one stroke at a time. Along the way, Lee 's friendly encouragement and quick tips will help you work past what she calls "the awkward stage," so you can complete your paintings with confidence. In addition to detailed information on selecting materials and mixing colors, you'll also get complete visual instruction for painting subjects of all kinds, including: *Still Life: Get proper proportions every time, using easy graphing techniques. You'll also find demonstrations for painting the tricky parts, such as glossy textures and reflective surfaces. *Landscapes: Lee shares proven tips for creating depth and realism in subjects ranging from forests and mountains to prairies and seascapes. She also shows how to paint realistic clouds, trees, water and more. *Animals: This chapter provides step-by-step guidance for painting all your favorite creatures. There's even extra instruction for getting the eyes, noses, fur and feathers just right. *People: Painting people can be especially challenging, but success is easy with basic steps and practical guidance. One feature at a time, you'll learn simple techniques for painting faces of all kinds-male or female, young or old. You'll also find in-depth guidance for creating realistic fleshtones, eye color, hair and more. This is a complete acrylic painting course right on your bookshelf. Follow along from beginning to end or refer to this guide when you need a quick lesson. Either way, after learning from a master like Lee Hammond, you won't be a beginner for long. Get started today!
Francesca Marini - Caravaggio
Caravaggio, part of the Skira Mini Art Books pocket-sized series with lots of images. Published on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Caravaggio's death, the turbulent life and revolutionary masterpieces of a genius: Michelangelo Merisi called Caravaggio. A new and stimulating opportunity to penetrate the very essence of the terribly natural painter, his revolutionary and astonishing naturalistic criterion.
Robert Lyn Nelson - Underwater Fantasies
This book contains 49 superb works by Robert Lyn Nelson, one of America's best known artists. In 1979, Nelson's Landmark Painting, Two Worlds launched the Modern Marine Art Movement, and has become a symbol for one of the most compassionate efforts of our time, the struggle to preserve the life of the sea. The luminous colors and unforgettable subjects in Robert Lyn Nelson Underwater Fantasies portray the world's oceanlife from the Red Sea to the Atlantic and Pacific, from Florida to California to the artist's home in Maui, Hawaii. To view these paintings is to enter a magical place unknown to most of us - an undersea realm of wondrous life and enduring beauty.