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Modigliani

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Modigliani (1884-1920) was a painter of great unhappiness in his native Italy and felt only sorrow in his adopted country of France. Out of this discontent came forth Modigliani's original work, which was influenced...


Klee

by Eric Shanes Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Paul Klee (Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - Muralto, 1940) La réputation de Klee était celle d'un artiste introverti et rêveur. C'est une image qu'il cultivait en partie lui-même. En 1911, Klee fut présenté à August...


Dürer

by Klaus Carl Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Albrecht Dürer (Nuremberg, 1471-1528) Dürer est le plus grand artiste allemand et le plus représentatif de l'esprit germanique. Comme Léonard, c'était un homme extrêmement attirant physiquement, doté...


Sisley

by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Alfred Sisley (Paris, 1839 - Moret-Sur-Loing, 1899) Alfred Sisley naquit à Paris le 30 octobre 1839 dans une famille anglaise. Ayant atteint ses dix-huit ans, ses parents l'envoyèrent en Angleterre. C'est...


Turner

by Eric Shanes Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

J.M.W. Turner wurde 1775 in Covent Garden als Sohn eines Barbiers geboren und starb 1851 in Chelsea. Es bedarf der Erfahrung eines Spezialisten, Gemälde auszusuchen,um ein Werk über diesen Maler zu verfassen,...


Leonard Da Vinci

by Jp. A. Calosse Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

"War Leonardos deutliche Berufung zur wissenschaftlichen Forschung eine Hilfe oder ein Hindernis für seine Arbeit als Künstler? Er wird gewöhnlich als ein Beispiel für die Möglichkeit eines Bündnisses...


Pissarro

by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

,,Vater Pissaro", wie seine Freunde ihn gern nannten, war wohl der nüchternste der Impressionisten. Vielleicht lag es an seinem Alter (welches weitaus fortgeschrittener war, als das seiner Kollegen Monet, Sisley,...


Velázquez

by Klaus Carl Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Das vorliegende Werk zeichnet Velázquez' Leben sowohl anhand seiner Werke als auch anhand seiner Reisen nach und berücksichtigt dabei neben der künstlerischen auch die königliche Szenerie im Spanien des...


Schiele

by Stéphanie Angoh Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Egon Schiele's work is so distinctive that it resists categorisation. Admitted to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts at just sixteen, he was an extraordinarily precocious artist, whose consummate skill in the manipulation...


Constable

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

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...


Michelangelo

by Eugène Müntz Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Michelangelo, like Leonardo, was a man of many talents; sculptor, architect, painter and poet, he made the apotheosis of muscular movement, which to him was the physical manifestation of passion. He moulded...


Bosch

by Virginia Pitts Rembert Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Hieronymus Bosch was painting frightening, yet vaguely likable monsters long before computer games were ever invented, often including a touch of humour. His works are assertive statements about the mental illness...


O'Keeffe

by Gerry Souter Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

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...


Munch

by Patrick Bade Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Edvard Munch, born in 1863, was Norway's most popular artist. His brooding and anguished paintings, based on personal grief and obsessions, were instrumental in the development of Expressionism. During his childhood,...


Mucha

by Patrick Bade Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Born in 1860 in a small Czech town, Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was an artist on the forefront of Art Nouveau, the modernist movement that swept Paris in the 1910s, marking a return to the simplicity of natural...


Rodin

by RainerMaria Rilke Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Influenced by the masters of Antiquity, the genius of Michelangelo and Baroque sculpture, particularly of Bernini, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is one of the most renowned artists in history. Though Rodin is considered...


Mondrian

by Jp. A. Calosse Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), who can be assigned to the school of classical modernism, was born in Amersfort, Netherlands. After studying in Amsterdam, he started his artist´s career in the impressionist style...


Klimt

by Patrick Bade Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

"I am not interested in myself as a subject for painting, but in others, particularly women..."Beautiful, sensuous and above all erotic, Gustav Klimt's paintings speak of a world of opulence and leisure, which...


Whistler

by Jp. A. Calosse Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Whistler suddenly shot to fame like a meteor at a crucial moment in the history of art, a field in which he was a pioneer. Like the impressionists, with whom he sided, he wanted to impose his own ideas. Whistler's...


Toulouse-Lautrec

by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Lautrec studied with two of the most admired academic painters of the day, Léon Bonnat and Fernand Cormon. Lautrec's time in the studios of Bonnat and Cormon had the advantage of introducing him to the nude...


Kahlo

by Gerry Souter Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

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...


Burne-Jones

by Patrick Bade Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Burne-Jones' oeuvre can be understood as an attempt to create in paint a world of perfect beauty, as far removed from the Birmingham of his youth as possible. At that time Birmingham was a byword for the dire...


Pollock

by Donald Wigal Parkstone International (December 21, 2011)

Born in 1912, in a small town in Wyoming, Jackson Pollock embodied the American dream as the country found itself confronted with the realities of a modern era replacing the fading nineteenth century. Pollock...


Accidentally Wes Anderson

by Wally Koval Voracious (October 19, 2020)

Join us on an adventure to discover the most interesting and idiosyncratic places on Earth, inspired by the unique vision of director Wes Anderson.

Accidentally Wes Anderson began as a personal travel bucket...


The Essentials Vol. 2

by Turner Classic Movies, Jeremy Arnold & Ben Mankiewicz Running Press Adult (October 19, 2020)

A guide to fifty-two examples of must-see cinema, The Essentials Vol. 2 -- based on the Turner Classic Movies series -- is packed with behind-the-scenes stories, illuminating commentary, moments to watch for,...


Queen All the Songs

by Benoît Clerc Black Dog & Leventhal (October 19, 2020)

Filled with fascinating photographs (some rarely seen), and juicy behind-the-scenes details, Queen All the Songs details the unique recording history of the mega-bestselling and hugely influential rock band,...


Shit, Actually

by Lindy West Hachette Books (October 19, 2020)

**Your Favorite Movies, Re-Watched**

New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author Lindy West was once the in-house movie critic for Seattle's alternative newsweekly The Stranger, where she covered film...


How to Photograph Food

by Beata Lubas Running Press Adult (September 28, 2020)

For amateurs and pros looking to add to their portfolios, How to Photograph Food makes food photography a piece of cake!

How to Photograph Food is the gorgeous, informative photography book you didn't know you...


This Isn't Happening

by Steven Hyden Hachette Books (September 28, 2020)

THE MAKING AND MEANING OF RADIOHEAD'S GROUNDBREAKING, CONTROVERSIAL, EPOCHDEFINING ALBUM, KID A.

In 1999, as the end of an old century loomed, five musicians entered a recording studio in Paris without a deadline....


Vigée-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 Mikhaïl Guerman Parkstone International (July 13, 2015)

Tra gli artisti più noti del XX secolo, Kandinsky si distinse per il valore internazionale della sua parabola esistenziale e della sua arte, che congiunse Russia, Germania e Francia; per il suo impegno come...


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...


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....


Maurice Denis

by Albert Kostenevitch Parkstone International (May 13, 2015)

Artiste peintre, décorateur et graveur français, Maurice Denis (1870-1943) fut le chef de file du mouvement Nabi qui ébranla le milieu artistique. Alliant avec finesse religion et modernité, il fut le pionnier...


Poussin

by Youri Zotolov & Natalia Serebriannaïa Parkstone International (May 13, 2015)

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) était un peintre du classicisme français qui prônait clarté et logique dans ses tableaux. Il peignait souvent de larges scènes mythologiques ou bibliques, mais il était également...


Chaïm Soutine

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (May 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...


Top 5 Meisterwerke vol 2

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (November 13, 2014)

Seit die alten Griechen die ersten Kouroi schufen, inspirierten Kinder einige der größten Künstler der Welt. Ob Porträts von ihren eigenen Kindern, Freunden oder Familienmitgliedern, oder als nostalgische...


Les Cinq Plus Belle Peintures vol 2

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (November 13, 2014)

La collection populaire de parkstone sur les « cinq plus beaux/belles...» offre aux jeunes lecteurs un cours miniature d'histoire de l'art, associant des puzzles interactifs représentant les chefs-d'oeuvre...


Top 5 Masterpieces vol 2

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (November 13, 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 Meisterwerke vol 1

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (November 13, 2014)

Seit die alten Griechen die ersten Kouroi schufen, inspirierten Kinder einige der größten Künstler der Welt. Ob Porträts von ihren eigenen Kindern, Freunden oder Familienmitgliedern, oder als nostalgische...


Les Cinq Plus Belle Peintures vol 1

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (November 13, 2014)

La collection populaire de parkstone sur les « cinq plus beaux/belles...» offre aux jeunes lecteurs un cours miniature d'histoire de l'art, associant des puzzles interactifs représentant les chefs-d'oeuvre...


Top 5 Masterpieces vol 1

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (November 13, 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,...


Kleine Maedchen

by Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (November 13, 2014)

Seit die alten Griechen die ersten Kouroi schufen, inspirierten Kinder einige der größten Künstler der Welt. Ob Porträts von ihren eigenen Kindern, Freunden oder Familienmitgliedern, oder als nostalgische...