Описание: Collection of portraits, selected from public and private holdings by art historian Trevor J. Fairbrother, reveal the technical skill and intuitive eye for which American portrait painter John Singer Sargent is renowned. Drawings in pencil, pastels and charcoal -- a lesser-known aspect of Sargent's oeuvre -- are shown. List of Plates. Introduction. Captions.
Here are 47 masterpieces of the art of portrait drawing, selected from the work of an elite group of artists who represent the great schools and traditions of Italy and northern Europe from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Among the artists are Andrea Mantegna, Filippino Lippi, Raphael, D rer, Andrea del Sarto, Titian, Pontormo, Lucas van Leyden, Holbein, Rubens, Hals, Bernini, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Hyacinthe Rigaud, Watteau, and Ingres. In these striking, brilliantly realized portraits, art students will find a concise survey of the finest examples of portrait drawing -- works of art whose deeply impressive effects were attained through great individuality of focus, style, and technical achievement. Art enthusiasts will savor the choice, far-ranging content of this exemplary collection, which combines in one inexpensive volume master drawings by so many great artists.
The locale of these 120 brilliantly satiric drawings is that of Berlin in the 1920s, but a most remarkable thing about them is their startling contemporaneity. We have to keep reminding ourselves that they were not drawn in New York, London, and Paris of the twenty-first century but in the sensation-hungry, inflation-fed milieu of the Weimar Republic. "On an Expense Account," for example, shows a well-fed businessman and his wife. We see only his back and neck, note her tastelessly modish skirts, and we know the whole story. "Total Devotion from 5:00 to 7:00" is a cocktail-bar scene, and in the dancing of the slick-haired man and the posture of his partner there is something depraved because it is only sensual. "Lunch" depicts a matron with unmistakably porcine features holding knife and fork affectedly as she swills. Her dining partner needs no animalization; the blas bag below his eye, the expression, and the fold below his chin are enough. Can prostitutes, contrary to sentimental folklore, appear smug, bloated with satisfaction, and wallowing in cheap gratification? See "Transit Trade" to realize the effects of mindless materialism. Schiller wrote, "Swim if you can and if you are too weak, sink." Grosz takes this as his text for a compelling contrast between rich and poor in just two figures that completely refute the bermensch doctrine. Hemingway in Nada did not depict more tellingly the utter despair of empty lives in the hour when the caf closes than does Grosz in "They Don't Sing Any More." Love Above All? We are only partway through this portfolio when we realize suddenly how bitterly sarcastic is the title. But the mordant eye, angry wit, and social consciences of Grosz were shared by many of his period. What lifts his art above the transient event is his supremely eloquent use of pen and brush. No one has more expressively, piercingly, and economically, drawn the scenes of his special civilization--so strangely like ours -- than did George Grosz.
Название: Chagall Drawings: 43 Works ISBN: 0486412229 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486412221 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 466 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Superb treasury of images by one of the most distinctive and original artists of the 20th century -- from fanciful fiddlers hovering above rooftops to imaginatively conceived depictions of bareback riders and other circus performers. Includes, among other masterworks, "Wounded Soldier," " Three Acrobats," " Child on a Chair," " Nude with a Fan," and "The Magician."
Автор: Grafton Carol Название: Great Drawings of Nudes: 45 Works ISBN: 0486427668 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486427669 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 623 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An impressive sampling of life drawings by 45 of the art world's greatest masters displays the styles of figure drawing across five centuries, from Durer and Michelangelo to Modigliani and Derain. Featured artists include Raphael, Rubens, van Dyck, Hogarth, Constable, Ingres, Gauguin, Matisse, Rodin, and others. 45 black-and-white illustrations. Captions.
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