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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...


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...


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...


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...