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Velázquez and his Times

by Carl Justi Parkstone International (October 24, 2016)

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (June 1599 - August 6 1660), known as Diego Vélasquez, was a painter of the Spanish Golden Age who had considerable influence at the court of King Philip IV. Along with...


Frida Kahlo

by Gerry Shouter Parkstone International (October 24, 2016)

Behind Frida Kahlo's portraits, lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida's work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about...


Erotic Art Photography

by Alexandre Dupouy Parkstone International (October 24, 2016)

Erotic photo art has lost much of its exquisite soul since Playboy and other girlie monthlies repackaged the human body for mass-market consumption. Like much painting, sculpture and engraving, since its beginning...


Gothic Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (March 09, 2016)

Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that evolved throughout Europe over more than 200 years. Leaving curved Roman forms...


Romanesque Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (March 09, 2016)

In art history, the term 'Romanesque art' distinguishes the period between the beginning of the 11th and the end of the 12th century. This era showed a great diversity of regional schools each with their own...


Titian

by Sir Claude Phillips Parkstone International (March 09, 2016)

Not only does Sir Claude Phillips offer the reader a studied and insightful loook into the work of one of the world's most cherished painters, but he also invites us to discover the bustling world on the Venetian...


Impressions of Ukiyo-E

by Woldemar von Seidlitz & Dora Amsden Parkstone International (March 09, 2016)

Ukiyo-e ('pictures of the floating world') is a branch of Japanese art which originated during the period of prosperity in Edo (1615-1868). Characteristic of this period, the prints are the collective work of...


Gay Art

by James Smalls Parkstone International (March 09, 2016)

This book is not a panegyric of homosexuality. It is a scientific study led by Professor James Smalls who teaches art story . His works examines the process of creation and allows one to comprehend the contribution...


Art of Siberia

by Valentina Gorbatcheva & Marina Federova Parkstone International (March 09, 2016)

The art of Siberia is a fascinating subject, and the artifacts discovered in the hidden archives of the Russian Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg are nothing less than extraordinary. Artwork, day-to-day...


Art of the 20th century

by Dorothea Eimert Parkstone International (March 09, 2016)

The 20th century was a revolutionary period in art history. In the span of a few short years, Modernism exploded into being, disrupting centuries of classical figurative tradition to create something entirely...


Lighthouses

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

The lighthouse, an indefatigable watchman, ceaselessly guides boats to their ports.This beacon of maritime signalisation has guided sailors since antiquity.The first known lighthouse appeared on the island of...


Factories

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

Born in the Industrial Revolution, the factory has long been considered like a monster of iron, subjugating the individual to the collective in an act of mass dehumanisation.Turning away from the pure functionality...


City Lights

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

A symbol of massive crowds and solitary desires, the city holds promise for all those that pass through it. Its meandering streets, unexplored neighbourhoods and incessant noise create a landscape that captivates...


Bridges

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

A bridge is a link between two worlds, a point of tension between two separate and often disparate locations. Free, belonging neither to one region or another, the bridge imposes upon the landscape and defies...


Sex in the Cities. Vol 3 (Paris)

by Hans Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

Conveying six centuries of gallantry, serving as the world capital of fashion and love, Paris is the very symbol of eroticism and of joyful sexuality. Offenbach, in La Vie Parisienne, had already created a hymn...


Sex in the Cities. Vol 2 (Berlin)

by Hans Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

In the 1920s, Berlin, once perceived as a puritan city, became the capital of lust and the debauchery of morals. It was in this capricious town that an exceptional museum dedicated entirely to eroticism opened...


Sex in the Cities. Vol 1 (Amsterdam)

by Hans Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

Amsterdam is not only famous for its canals, nor for its impressive collections of paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh, but also for its museum dedicated to Venus, which welcomes more than 500,000...


Claude Monet. Vol 2

by Nathalia Brodskaïa & Nina Kalitina Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

With Impression, Sunrise, exhibited in 1874, Claude Monet (18401926) took part in thecreation of the Impressionist movement that introduced the 19th century to modern art. All his life, he captured natural movements...


Claude Monet: Vol 1

by Nathalia Brodskaïa & Nina Kalitina Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

With Impression, Sunrise, exhibited in 1874, Claude Monet (18401926) took part in thecreation of the Impressionist movement that introduced the 19th century to modern art. All his life, he captured natural movements...


O'Keeffe

by Janet Souter Parkstone International (August 21, 2015)

In 1905 Georgia travelled to Chicago to study painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1907 she enrolled at the Art Students' League in New York City, where she studied with William Merritt Chase. During...


Constable

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (August 21, 2015)

John Constable was the first English landscape painter to take no lessons from the Dutch. He is rather indebted to the landscapes of Rubens, but his real model was Gainsborough, whose landscapes, with great...


Top 5 Masterpieces vol 2

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (November 25, 2014)

Ever since the ancient greeks sculpted the first kouros, children have been a source of inspiration for some of the world's greatest artists. Whether portraits of their own children, friends, and family members,...


Top 5 Masterpieces vol 1

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (November 25, 2014)

Ever since the ancient greeks sculpted the first kouros, children have been a source of inspiration for some of the world's greatest artists. Whether portraits of their own children, friends, and family members,...


Little Girls

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (November 25, 2014)

Ever since the ancient greeks sculpted the first kouros, children have been a source of inspiration for some of the world's greatest artists. Whether portraits of their own children, friends, and family members,...


Little Boys

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (November 25, 2014)

Ever since the ancient greeks sculpted the first kouros, children have been a source of inspiration for some of the world's greatest artists. Whether portraits of their own children, friends, and family members,...


1000 Sculptures of Genius

by Joseph Manca, Patrick Bade & Sarah Costello Parkstone International (November 24, 2014)

From the Antiquity to the 20th century, this sculpture collection offers a truly original vision of Western art. Here are the most sensual and harmonious masterworks to the most provocative and minimalist sculptures....


1000 Portraits of Genius

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (November 24, 2014)

According to the defined canons of art technique, a portrait should be, above all, a faithful representation of its model. However, this gallery of 1000 portraits illustrates how the genre has been transformed...


1000 Paintings of Genius

by Victoria Charles, Joseph Manca & Megan McShane Parkstone International (November 24, 2014)

From the early Renaissance through Baroque and Romanticism to Cubism, Surrealism, and Pop, these canonical works of Western Art span eight centuries and a vast range of subjects. Here are the sacred and the...


1000 Monuments of Genius

by Christopher E.M. Pearson Parkstone International (November 24, 2014)

Since the mythical Tower of Babel, humans have continuously tried to erect monuments to match their oversized egos. With ancient ziggurats, the Taj Mahal or the Empire State Building, man has for centuries demonstrated...


1000 Masterpieces of Decorative Art

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (November 24, 2014)

From ancient Sumerian pottery to Tiffany stained glass, decorative art has been a fundamental part of the human experience for generations. While fine art is confined to galleries and museums, decorative art...


1000 Erotic Works of Genius

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp, Joe A. Thomas & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (November 24, 2014)

Different eras and civilisations have treated erotic images with varying acceptance and different concepts of erotica and these tendencies are reflected within the works themselves. From ancient statues devoted...


1000 Drawings of Genius

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (November 24, 2014)

Long thought of as the neglected stepchild of painting, the art of drawing has recently begun to enjoy a place in the sun. With major museums around the world, from the Met to the Uffizi, mounting exhibitions...


1000 Buddhas of Genius

by Rhys Davids Ph.D. Lld., & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (November 24, 2014)

,,All living beings are Buddhas and have wisdom and virtue within them. (Buddha) Buddha ranks among the most often depicted holy figures of the world perhaps appearing more than Christ, a subject widely treated...


Miguel Ángel

by Eugène Müntz Parkstone International (August 21, 2015)

Miguel Ángel, al igual que Leonardo, fue un hombre de muchos talentos: escultor, arquitecto, pintor y poeta; logró expresar la apoteosis del movimiento muscular, que para él era la manifestación física...


Auguste Rodin

by Rainer Maria Rilke Parkstone International (August 21, 2015)

Heredero de los preceptos de la Antigüedad y de Bernini, Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917) recibió una innegable influencia de Miguel Ángel, en particular, por su obra Los esclavos. Y como Miguel Ángel, Rodin...


Encaustic Art

by Jennifer Margell Parkstone International (August 21, 2015)

Encaustic painting is one of the world's most venerable art forms, having been practised consistently around the world since the ancient Egyptians first used it to decorate sarcophagi, and enjoying continuing...


O'Keeffe

by Janet Souter Parkstone International (August 21, 2015)

Am Zeitraum zwischen Geburt und Tod der Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) streift die gesamte moderne Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten vorbei wie ein Hollywood-Film. Aus einer kleinen Stadt stammend, schafft sich...


Las Aves de Audubon

by John James Audubon Parkstone International (August 21, 2015)

L'ambitieux projet d'Audubon de peindre tous les oiseaux d'Amérique du Nord résulta en un travail si important qu'il fut une des grandes étapes de l'ornithologie. Il n'identifia pas seulement des nouvelles...


Vigee-Lebrun

by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun Parkstone International (July 29, 2015)

Rare femme de son époque à avoir intégré l'Académie royale de peinture, Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755-1842) fut une portraitiste très appréciée de l'aristocratie. Ses tableaux témoignent d'une période...


Fragonard

by Edmond Goncourt & Jules Goncourt Parkstone International (July 29, 2015)

Poète de l'Art d'aimer du temps », voilà comment les Goncourt définissent Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), un des artistes les plus importants de sa génération, qui a pourtant failli plonger dans l'oubli,...


Fragonard

by Edmond Goncourt & Jules Goncourt Parkstone International (July 29, 2015)

A painter and printmaker of the Rococo movement, Jean- Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) is recognised as one of France's most prolific artists. His genius however almost went forgotten after the Revolution due...


Kandinsky

by Wassily Kandinsky Parkstone International (July 13, 2015)

Der russische Maler Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) gilt als einer der Ersten, die sich auf das Feld der abstrakten Kunst gewagt haben. Trotz negativer Reaktionen einiger Kollegen bestand er darauf, sein Innenleben...


Kandinsky

by Wassily Kandinsky Parkstone International (July 13, 2015)

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter credited as being among the first to truly venture into abstract art. He persisted in expressing his internal world of abstraction despite negative criticism...


Soutine

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (July 13, 2015)

Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943), der unkonventionelle und umstrittene Maler aus Weißrussland, vereint Einflüsse der klassischen europäischen Malerei mit denen des Post-Impressionismus und des Expressionismus....


Soutine

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (July 13, 2015)

Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943), peintre d'origine biélorusse, inconventionnel et controversé, combine influences de la peinture classique européenne avec postimpressionnisme et expressionnisme. En tant que membre...


Soutine

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (July 13, 2015)

Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943), the unconventional and controversial painter of Belorussian origin, combines influences of classic European painting with Post-Impressionism and Expressionism. As a member of the...


Kandinsky

by Mikhaïl Guerman Parkstone International (July 13, 2015)

Der russische Maler Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) gilt als einer der Ersten, die sich auf das Feld der abstrakten Kunst gewagt haben. Trotz negativer Reaktionen einiger Kollegen bestand er darauf, sein Innenleben...


Kandinsky

by Mikhaïl Guerman Parkstone International (July 13, 2015)

Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) était un peintre russe qui fut lÊun des premiers à réellement sÊaventurer dans lÊart abstrait. Il sÊévertua à représenter son monde intérieur dÊabstraction malgré les...


Kandinsky

by Mikhaïl Guerman Parkstone International (July 13, 2015)

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter credited as being among the first to truly venture into abstract art. He persisted in expressing his internal world of abstraction despite negative criticism...


Bonnard

by Albert Kostenevitch Parkstone International (July 13, 2015)

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) war der Anführer einer Gruppepostimpressionistischer Künstler, die sich selbst Nabis, hebräisch für ,Prophet', nannten. Zusammen mit Malern wie Vuillard, Roussel und Denis revolutionierte...