L S Lowry Desk Diary 2019

Author: Flame Tree Studio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786649690


Page: 96

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L.S. Lowry's famous urban landscapes and self-titled 'matchstick men' have captured the imagination of generation after generation. Get a sense of this work with this week-to-view desk diary in association with The Lowry filled with his myriad drawings and paintings.


A Portrait

Author: James Hamilton

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 1474600530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 900

** Selected as a Book of the Year in The Times, Sunday Times and Observer ** 'Compulsively readable - the pages seem to turn themselves' John Carey, Sunday Times 'Brings one of the very greatest [artists] vividly to life' Literary Review Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) lived as if electricity shot through his sinews and crackled at his finger ends. He was a gentle and empathetic family man, but had a volatility that could lead him to slash his paintings, and a loose libidinous way of speaking, writing and behaving that shocked many deeply. He would be dynamite in polite society today. In this exhilarating new biography - the first in decades - James Hamilton reveals Gainsborough in his many contexts: the easy-going Suffolk lad, transported to the heights of fashion by a natural talent; the rake-on-the-make in London, learning his art in the shadow of Hogarth; falling on his feet when he married a duke's daughter with a handsome private income; the top society-portrait painter in Bath and London who earned huge sums by bringing the right people into his studio; the charming and amusing friend of George III and Queen Charlotte who nevertheless kept clear of the aristocratic embrace. There has been much art history written about this chameleon of art, but with fresh insights into original sources, Gainsborough: A Portrait transforms our understanding of this fascinating man, and enlightens the century that bore him.

Inside Caravaggio

Author: Rossella Vodret

Publisher: Skira

ISBN: 9788857234809

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 4404

The visionary world of the international artist, highlighting the emotion-driven and intellectual signs that marked important stages in his life. Caravaggio's technique has been studied in unprecedented depth and detail as part of a project promoted by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, which from 2009 onward carried out a vast campaign of diagnostic tests analyzing the twenty-two autographed works by Caravaggio still in Rome. The project provided the occasion to examine Caravaggio's unique execution from a groundbreaking point of view, reaching areas inside Caravaggio that had never been explored before and making new discoveries about his genius. This catalog offers a unique opportunity to explore the years of Caravaggio's extraordinary artistic production from a wholly new perspective. It will present twenty masterpieces by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, which will be shown together in a Milanese exhibition in 2017 for the very first time ever. The key to the interpretation of the works on display and the leitmotif running through the whole volume is the analysis of the idiosyncratic painting technique that this great Lombard painter was so loath to divulge. He never really had pupils or founded a school despite the enormous success enjoyed by his works in the first decade of the 1600s. Caravaggio remains a mystery who continues to fascinate us today, and the aim of this initiative is to look inside Caravaggio with the help of the latest diagnostic techniques that represent the new frontier for knowledge in art history as well as in the field of conservation.

The Peak District in Watercolour

Author: Geoff Kersey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906600785

Category: Landscape painting

Page: 108

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Artist Geoff Kersey has spent years painting the unique landscapes of the Peak District. From the greenery of the Dovedale Valley through to picturesque villages, magnificent views and the grandeur of Chatsworth House, his paintings showcase the area through the seasons.

First Sticker Book Jungle

Author: Alice Primmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409582380


Page: 24

View: 4934

The jungle is a fascinating habitat, humming with tropical wildlife. Children will love discovering this vibrant habitat and the exotic animals and plants that live here with this simple sticker book, with over 100 stickers to complete the scenes. This is also a fun way for children to practice important fine motor skills.

Schiele Drawings

44 Works

Author: Egon Schiele

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140849

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 1470

Treasury of portraits, character studies, nudes, more, by great Viennese Expressionist. Characteristic focus on inner psychological states, hidden personality traits of subjects.

Art Models 5

Life Nude Photos for the Visual Arts

Author: Douglas Johnson,Maureen Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981624969

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 5815

Whether for work on a finished piece, trying a new technique, or getting in some practice time, this figure study enables artists to work when and where they want with their choice of model, pose, and view. The latest in the series features 12 new male and female art models—as well as Becca from the previous book—in a collection of poses selected by readers and visitors to the authors' website. The contrast has also been increased in many of the photos to provide deeper, more challenging shadows. While the guide includes individuals and couples with a wide range of body types in natural, relaxed stances as well as some inspired by classical works of art, the primary focus is on dynamic poses—twisting, scrunching, reaching, and even fighting. Poses are precisely lit, revealing every area of the model, and have been carefully chosen to illustrate important effects such as foreshortening and perspective changes. A judicious amount of photo retouching is done, not to make the models more glamorous or plastic, but to remove distractions that detract from the essence of the models. The PC- and Mac-compatible DVD-ROM included in the book features more than 1,200 high-resolution photos available in a number of viewing options—on a computer screen, printed out, projected for a group, or via a high-definition television. Each angle of every pose may also be enlarged, enabling artists to zoom in on specific body parts to achieve a higher level of detail.

Royal Observatory Greenwich - Astronomy Photographer of the Year Desk Diary 2019

Author: Flame Tree Studio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786649737


Page: 96

View: 2880

A stunning selection of over 30 astronomical images that will take your breath away. Produced in connection with the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Astronomy Photographer of the Year award this week-to-view desk diary features some of the finest examples of astronomy captured by some of the most talented photographers.

Turner's Sketchbooks

Author: Ian Warrell

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781849765275

Category: Artists' preparatory studies

Page: 240

View: 9656

Turner's sketchbooks' offer perhaps themost appealing introduction to the artist. They give us a privileged look over Turner's shoulder, allowing us to witness the creation and development of ideas that can be traced through to his major paintings. In the absence of detailed written accounts of his extensive travels, the notebooks are also a record of his impressions of the many places he visited across Britain and Europe. This book is the first to survey the full range of Turner's sketchbooks, beginning with his teenage efforts and culminating in the atmospheric colour studies of his last years.

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life

Author: T. J. Clark,Anne M. Wagner

Publisher: Tate

ISBN: 9781849760911

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 3830

This is a timely study of the life and work of L.S. Lowry, as well as his contribution to the development of 20th-century British art.

Adolphe Valette

Author: Cecilia Lyon

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750985240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 9600

Adolphe Valette was an exceptionally multi-talented artist. Born in France in 1876, he ignored the boundaries of national frontiers and arrived in Manchester in 1905. He introduced impressionism to the city and from 1908 to 1913 produced his famous 'Manchester-scapes'. These captured, in the subtle hues of Valette's impressionist palette, the atmospheric mood of streets, squares, waterways and industrial buildings shrouded in fog and pollution. As teacher at the Manchester School of Art, Valette tutored L.S. Lowry, who acknowledged a debt of gratitude to the artist for more than a decade's instruction. The geographical vagaries of Valette's life brought him back to his native France in 1928 where he continued to paint until his death in 1942. This fascinating and long awaited book contains over 125 beautifully produced illustrations that make Valette's finest work available to all and display his unique talents to splendid effect. Cécilia Lyon at last gives this acclaimed painter the recognition he deserves as an important player in the extensive panorama of early 20th-century British and French painting. Through four years' extensive research, in which the author followed Valette's trail both in the UK and France, exploring everywhere he lived, studied or worked, the author has amassed a wealth of new information. She has uncovered important documents and even rediscovered, in private collections, paintings that had long been forgotten. The only complete work of reference on the life and work of Adolphe Valette, this charming book is a feast for the eyes and full of hitherto unknown facts about this remarkable man.

Bodleian Library: High Jinks Bookshelves Jigsaw

Author: Flame Tree Studio

Publisher: Browntrout Publishers

ISBN: 9781786646354


Page: N.A

View: 6501

Part of an exciting series of sturdy, square-box 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Flame Tree, featuring powerful and popular works of art. This new jigsaw will satisfy your need for a challenge, with the beautiful Bodleian Library: High Jinks Bookshelves.

Turner & the Sea

Author: Christine Riding,Joseph Mallord William Turner,Richard Johns,National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500239056

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 6178

A beautifully produced book showcasing Turner's depictions of the sea, published to coincide with a major exhibition

Margaret Mellis

Author: Andrew Lambirth

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers

ISBN: 9781848220485

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 4398

Margaret Mellis (1914-2009) was an artist of diverse skills: a painter, a maker of collages and reliefs and a sculptor. She was a key figure in British Modernism and with her first husband, the author and critic Adrian Stokes, was pivotal in establishing the influential artists' colony in St Ives. Surprisingly, relatively little has been written about Mellis. This book, which incorporates groundbreaking new research, is the first comprehensive monograph on this important artist. After first meeting Adrian Stokes in Paris, Mellis moved to London to be near him and studied, with Stokes, at the Euston Road School. The pair married in 1938 and moved to Cornwall in 1939 where they set up house in Carbis Bay. Here they entertained some of the leading literary and artistic luminaries of the day. During her St Ives period, Mellis' work developed from painting to collage and relief under the tutelage of Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo. She returned to a more realistic form of painting when her marriage came to an end and she left Cornwall in 1946. Following a period in France with the artist Francis Davison, whom she married in 1948, the couple settled in Suffolk in 1950. Here Mellis continued her exploration into colour and form. The shifts and developments within her oeuvre brought in large-scale abstract paintings in the 1960s, and culminated in an extended series of dynamic and original constructions made from driftwood which first began to appear in 1980. Skillfully unravelling the complexities of Mellis' oeuvre in the context of her fascinating life, Andrew Lambirth presents an unrivalled account of a truly remarkable artist and woman. Including a wealth of visual material, which illustrates Mellis' unique vision, Margaret Mellis combines insightful analysis with outstanding imagery and as such is essential reading for anyone interested in Modern British Art.

Gary Bunt

The Long Way Round

Author: Alexandra Fielding

Publisher: White Lane Press

ISBN: 9780955266768

Category: Painters

Page: 144

View: 7056


Karl Blossfeldt

The Alphabet of Plants

Author: Ann Wilde,Jürgen Wilde

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783829603041

Category: Photography

Page: 79

View: 3242

Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) was neither a professional photographer nor a natural scientist. He was a sculptor, amateur photographer, and a professor at Berlin's school of arts and crafts where he taught modeling. His interest in the plant world was of an artistic and didactic nature: he was fascinated by the structure of plants, their organic configuration, and their "lofty artistic form" born "of expediency," which he wanted to illustrate and compare in a photographic style that could be described as strictly objective, almost graphic. His goal was to create a catalogue of forms for the benefit of artists, artisans, and, above all, architects, providing them with a book of instruction and models to guide them in their designs.

Erte (Planner 2018)

Author: Flame Tree Studios

Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing

ISBN: 9781786644282


Page: N.A

View: 3707

Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this gorgeous month-to-view year planner features on its cover a design based on art deco artist Erte's Printemps: May, making it a perfect gift or special treat just for you.

Pocket Frida Kahlo Wisdom

Inspirational Quotes and Wise Words from a Legendary Icon

Author: Hardie Grant

Publisher: Hardie Grant

ISBN: 9781784881801

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 646

Frida Kahlo is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and influential painters of the 20th century and is widely considered a style icon thanks to her eclectic taste and love for color, print and hauls of jewelry. From a young age, Kahlo forged her own path, overcoming polio as a child, and stoically battling the after-effects of a tragic road accident that left her with lifelong injuries. Pocket Frida Kahlo Wisdom is an inspiring collection of some of her best quotes on love, style, life, art and more, and celebrates the Mexican icon's immense legacy. "Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light." "The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration." "I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better."