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New York Artists

by Henry Theodore Tuckerman

This article, "New York Artists," written by Henry Theodore Tuckerman and published in the July 1856 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, talks about the working conditions and lives of artists who were at mid-19th...


Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh - Volume 2

by Victoria Charles

This paradox - the sadness and health of the country - reflects van Gogh's own situation: nature always was a kind of home for him - a home that he could never share with anyone else. In Saint-Rémy, van Gogh...


Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh - Volume 1

by Victoria Charles

Vincent van Gogh's life and work are so intertwined that it is hardly possible to see his pictures without reading in them the story of his life, a life which has been described so many times that it is by now...


Marc Chagall - Vitebsk -París -New York

by Mikhaïl Guerman, Sylvie Forestier & Donald Wigal

Chagall loved blue. "The blue of the sky which ceaselessly combats the clouds which pass, which pass..." (Baudelaire). Marc Chagall's journey began in his native Russia and concluded with his Parisian triumph,...


Erotic Art

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp

When asked about Picasso, towards the end of his life, what was the difference between art and eroticism, he replied meditatively and dreamily: "But there is no difference." others feared eroticism, Picasso...


Robert Delaunay

by Vicky Carl

The French painter Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) revolutionised the use of colour in art. Influenced by the French master Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), close friends with the French poet Apollinaire (1880-1918) and...


Dada

by G. Appolinaire & Victoria Charles

Dada shocked the world between the years 1916 and 1922. Dada was not an art movement in the normal sense. It was a storm that broke over the art scene of the time, as the war upon the peoples. They consciously...


Amedeo Modigliani

by Jane Rogoyska & Frances Alexander

Modigliani (1884-1920), a painter who didn't find much happiness in his native Italy, managed only to find sorrow in France. From this unhappiness was born an original style of painting, influenced by African...


Salvador Dalí

by Victoria Charles

As a one of the foremost painters of the 20th century, Dalí, like Picasso and Warhol, can boast of having overturned the art of the previous century and directed contemporary art toward its present incarnation....


Auguste Rodin

by Rainer Maria Rilke

Heir to the precepts of antiquity and Bernini, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was just as influenced by Michelangelo, in particular by his Slaves. And like Michelangelo, Rodin, at the same time as receiving such...


The Pop Art Tradition - Responding to Mass-Culture

by Eric Shanes

This book offers a radically new perspective on the so-called 'Pop Art' creative dynamic that has been around since the 1950s. It does so by enhancing the term 'Pop Art' which has always been recognised as a...


Marc Chagall

by Mikhaïl Guerman

Chagall's life and works have an international dimension that endows it with universal appeal. Throughout his life, this Jewish artist imbued his painting with passion and poetry, and left his mark across the...


Pablo Picasso

by Anatoli Podoksik

In this book one can find many artworks created by Picasso between 1881 and 1914. The first style of the artist was influenced by the works of El Greco, Munch and Toulouse-Lautrec, artists that he discovered...


Claude Monet

by Nina Kalitina

For Monet, the act of creation was always a painful struggle. His obsession with capturing the effects of lighting in nature was much more intense than that of his contemporaries. In his words: "Skills come...


Frida Kahlo

by Gerry Souter

Hidden behind the portraits of Frida Kahlo is the remarkable story of the artist's life. It is precisely this combination that attracts the spectator. Frida's work is a testimony of her life; it is not often...


Il corpo con le ali. Eadweard Muybridge, Dirk Baumanns e il disegno futurista

by Giancarlo Carpi

"La ricomposizione relazionale dell’amico Joe Montez dei materiali di Baumanns, nella sua analogia alla ricomposizione fotografica del movimento in Muyebrige, sposta verso l’interpretazione la ricostruzione...


Ornamentalism

by Anne Anlin Cheng

Ornamentalism offers one of the first sustained and original theories of Asiatic femininity. Examining ornamentality, in lieu of Orientalism, as a way to understand the representation, circulation, and ontology...


Vincent van Gogh

by 50Minutes

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Vincent van Gogh in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch...


The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity.

by Jan M. Ziolkowski

This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth...


Wittgenstein's Ethics and Modern Warfare

by Nil Santiáñez

This original and insightful book establishes a reciprocal relationship between Ludwig Wittgenstein's notion of ethics and the experience of war. It puts forth an interpretation of Wittgenstein's early moral...