This revelatory publication features a selection of beautifully reproduced images from the sketchbooks of Lucian Freud (1922-2011), one of the world's greatest realist painters. Most of the sketches - which include works in pencil, pastel, and watercolor from across the artist's long career - are published here for the first time. These fascinating images extend our understanding of Freud's work and demonstrate the scrutiny he brought to his subjects.
The sketchbooks, now in the archive of the National Portrait Gallery, London, include portraits of Freud's family members, friends, and lovers. Designs for book covers, images of his beloved dogs and horses, landscapes, and interiors appear among nudes, still lifes, and several sketches that relate to major works. Around and between the drawings are Freud's annotations and jottings - appointments, racing tips, notes, musings - which, with startling immediacy, provide a glimpse into the working life of one of the 20th century's most important artists. The book includes an insightful essay by Martin Gayford, who sat for portraits by Freud and knew him well, and an illustrated chronology of the artist's life.
Brandon Graham's (KING CITY, PROPHET, MULTIPLE WARHEADS) work combines influences from all over the globe into something uniquely personal.ROYALBOILER is a collection of work spanning Graham's twenty-year career: cover, Illustration, animation, and art show work, along with pages from his sketchbook.
Fascinating pavement chalk art by a master of the craft, now with new art.
"Beever's mastery and unbridled humor are on full display in these dazzling drawings, each accompanied by a description that details artistic techniques, discusses challenges the artist faced, and offers an inside look into his process."
-- Publishers Weekly (starred review, on the previous edition)
The pavement chalk artist is a master of art, perspective, creativity and performance. Julian Beever is one such extraordinary master. More than just traditional flat drawings, the works Beever creates are uniquely three-dimensional anamorphic drawings. They are drawn in perspective and distorted so the subject can be viewed properly only from one particular viewpoint. For those who are standing in the right place, his chalk drawings invite them to step right into the scene or, in the case of the artist's well-known "Swimming Pool in the High Street", dive right into the water.
Pavement Chalk Artist includes a fabulous selection of Beever's most intriguing anamorphic drawings. Each one is accompanied by a description of the techniques he used and the challenges he overcame. These photographs record the development of his unusual skill and understanding of perspective. Readers can see how his art progresses and matures as he takes on commissioned works and a wealth of original, inventive subjects in locations worldwide.
The photographs tell the story, giving readers both an understanding of the principles of this 3-D art form and the pleasure of sharing the scenes that passersby once enjoyed before these unique works disappeared forever. This new edition includes 16 new pages of Beever's recent art, in addition to the 16 added to the second edition, for a total of 32 new pages.
Yoko Ono created An Invisible Flower when she was just nineteen years old, at the very start of her artistic career. Recently rediscovered in her archive by her son, Sean Lennon, who also provides a foreword, this jewel of a book tells the heartwarming story of the invisible beauty we all know is there--and of the one man, "Smelty John," who catches sight of it. Written years before Ono met John Lennon, An Invisible Flower offers a glimpse into the early process of a brilliant conceptual artist and, it will transpire, presages the love of her life. Simple pastel drawings complement the book's affirming message, and a new afterword by Ono makes this small treasure even more special.
A wondrous sketchbook from a year spent in the south of France--an artist's personal journal carried everywhere and crammed with drawings and notions and thoughts surprising and whimsical.Delicate watercolors shine like jewels set into each page of this exquisite book. In tones of sea and morning sky, stucco and brick, olive leaf and apricot, rose and geranium, sara Midda captures the land, the people, the shimmering air--the whole feeling of Provence and the C te d'azur, and the spell they cast over even those who haven't visited. Interspersed throughout are photographic collages and charming observations. The whole book is printed on uncoated stock to convey the feeling of an artist's sketchbook.
Provides a page upon page of exercises that can provide you with ample opportunities to create your own personal zoo of characters. This book features step-by-step renderings showing a line by line (shape by shape) progression, provided with blank spaces next to each step for one to follow along.
This is a general catalogue of the graphic work of Mimmo Paladino, a member of the Italian Trans-avantgarde, a movement that includes Francesco Clemente, Sandro Chia, and Enzo Cucci, among others. It documents over 350 pieces completed between 1974 and 2001. Included are a critical essay on his work, an essential biography of the artist, and a detailed catalogue of prints, drawings, and etchings.
This state of the union is not normal.In this clothbound, hardcover volume, acclaimed artist Ward Schumaker transforms the egregious utterances of the 45th president of the United States of America into provocative text-based paintings. Translating the politics of our moment into visceral works of art, Schumaker offers an alternative to the desensitizing barrage of the news media. Refusing to sanitize or explain these statements, he intuitively features our collective dismay, confusion, and outrage at the stream of vitriol and contempt currently emanating from the White House.