The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of by Irving Stone

By Irving Stone

Celebrating the five hundredth anniversary of Michelangelo's David, New American Library releases a distinct version of Irving Stone's vintage biographical novel-in which either the artist and the fellow are dropped at lifestyles in complete. A masterpiece in its personal correct, this novel deals a compelling portrait of Michelangelo's risky, impassioned loves, and the God-driven fury from which he wrested the best paintings the realm has ever identified.

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The total work of art: from Bayreuth to cyberspace by Matthew Wilson Smith

By Matthew Wilson Smith

The entire murals offers a extensive survey that comes with many canonical artists right into a unmarried narrative. With specific realization to the effect of the whole murals on sleek theatre and function, this short advent can also be of curiosity to scholars in such fields as movie stories, song historical past, historical past of paintings, cultural reviews, and glossy ecu literatures.

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Pissarro by Christopher Lloyd

By Christopher Lloyd

This e-book on Pissarro comprises an in depth essay, forty eight full-page color plates, and is followed by way of large notes and comparative illustrations. Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) used to be not just a crucial determine within the Impressionist circulation yet a big effect at the improvement of contemporary paintings. He was once the single artist to express in any respect 8 of the Impressionist exhibitions among 1874 and 1886, and his letters are a desirable and worthy resource of knowledge at the theoretical facets and useful implications of Impressionism.

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Bronzino's Chapel of Eleonora in the Palazzo Vecchio by Janet Cox-Rearick

By Janet Cox-Rearick

Do the sacred of a Florentine Renaissance chapel--saints, symbols, and scriptural stories--hold own and political meanings? Cox-Rearick's ground-breaking ebook explores the message hidden within the frescoes and altar panels of the Chapel of Eleonora di Toledo, painted within the early 1540s by way of Agnolo Bronzino for the Spanish-born spouse of Duke Cosimo I de Medici. Bronzino, then the executive painter to the Medici court docket, was once mostly chargeable for the discovery in Florence of the hugely self-conscious, dependent Maniera type. Cox-Rearick interweaves her account of the Medici biography with an exam of Bronzino's fee within the broader context of his oeuvre.Cox-Rearick unearths the Chapel of Eleonora as an in detail devised ornamental application that transmits messages approximately its consumers and Medici rule. precise colour pictures of the newly restored paintings wonderfully rfile this early travel de strength of an immense artist whose works are nonetheless particularly unexamined.

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Lucas Cranach the Elder: Art and Devotion of the German by Bonnie Noble

By Bonnie Noble

This booklet provides Cranach's Reformation portray to a broader viewers and explains the pictorial concepts Cranach devised to explain and interpret Lutheran inspiration. For experts in Reformation heritage, this research bargains an interpretation of Cranach's paintings as an agent of spiritual switch. For historians and scholars of Renaissance paintings, this research explores the defining paintings of a tremendous sixteenth-century artist.

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Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada, and Everyday Modernity--A by Irene Gammel

By Irene Gammel

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (1874?1927) is taken into account by means of many to be the first American dadaist in addition to the mummy of dada. An innovator in poetic shape and an early author of junk sculpture, "the Baroness" used to be top identified for her sexually charged, usually debatable performances. a few inspiration her basically crazed, others suggestion her a genius. The editor Margaret Anderson known as her "perhaps the in simple terms determine of our new release who merits the epithet extraordinary." but regardless of her nice notoriety and impact, till lately her tale and paintings were little identified open air the circle of modernist scholars.In Baroness Elsa, Irene Gammel strains the intense existence and paintings of this bold lady, viewing her within the context of girl dada and the ancient battles fought via ladies within the early 20th century. Striding in the course of the streets of Berlin, Munich, long island, and Paris donning such adornments as a tomato-soup can bra, teaspoon jewelry, and black lipstick, the Baroness erased the limits among lifestyles and artwork, among the daily and the outrageous, among the artistic and the damaging. Her artwork gadgets have been precursors to dada items of the kids and twenties, her sound and visible poetry have been way more bold than these of the male modernists of her time, and her performances prefigured feminist physique paintings and function paintings by means of approximately part a century.

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Enrique Martínez Celaya: Collected Writings and Interviews, by Enrique Martínez Celaya

By Enrique Martínez Celaya

This assortment, spanning 20 years of creative task, good points choices of writings tracing the highbrow impacts and improvement of 1 of the extra ambitious and efficient minds within the modern paintings global. The writings of Enrique Martínez Celaya include public lectures; essays; interviews; correspondence with artists, critics, and students; artist statements; web publication posts; and magazine entries.
 
This collection of writings contains the six public lectures Martínez Celaya introduced in the course of his three-year appointment because the moment traveling Presidential Professor on the college of Nebraska. Marked through an encyclopedic interest and substantial wisdom concerning the global, those lectures discover the character of images and portray, the function of the artist as prophet, the connection of paintings to the college and the museum, in addition to reflections on his personal work.
 
Enrique Martínez Celaya: accrued Writings and Interviews, 1990–2010 positive aspects seventy-nine images from Martínez Celaya’s collection; an advent via Klaus Ottmann, who teaches artwork heritage on the institution of visible Arts in ny and is the Robert Lehman Curator for The Parrish paintings Museum in Southampton, big apple; and a foreword via James B. Milliken, president of the college of Nebraska.

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