Individual Painters - 20th Century
The 20th-Century Art and Life of Józef Czapski
Paperback ISBN: 1681372843
A compelling biography of the Polish painter and writer Józef Czapski that takes readers to Paris in the Roaring Twenties, to the front lines during WWII, and into the late 20th-century art world. Józef Czapski (1896–1993) lived many lives during his ninety-six years. He was a student in Saint Petersburg during the Russian Revolution and a painter in Paris in the roaring twenties. As a Polish reserve officer fighting against the invading Nazis in the opening weeks of the Second World War, he was taken prisoner by the Soviets. For reasons unknown to this day, he was one of the very few excluded from Stalin’s sanctioned massacres of Polish officers. He never returned to Poland after the war, but worked tirelessly in Paris to keep alive awareness of the plight of his homeland, overrun by totalitarian powers. Czapski was a towering public figure, but painting gave meaning to his life. Eric Karpeles, also a painter, reveals Czapski’s full complexity, pulling together all the threads of this remarkable life.
Paperback ISBN: 3791385445
Now available again, this visually stunning collection of Gustav Klimt's landscape paintings brings to light a lesser-known aspect of the Viennese painter's oeuvre. While Gustav Klimt is largely revered for his opulent, symbolladen portraits of the Viennese bourgeoisie, these works were just one aspect of his artistic expression. His landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting. For many years the artist travelled to the Austrian and Italian countryside during the summer, where he took advantage of the extraordinary light and spectacular hues to paint and sketch landscapes. Among the most exquisite of Klimt's landscapes are those in which he experimented with composition and style. Accompanied by scholarly essays, the images reproduced in this book comprise all extant landscapes from this brilliant artist, proving that his mastery extends beyond portraiture and revealing themes that appeared throughout his life's work.
Jackson Pollock's Mural
Energy Made Visible
Hardcover ISBN: 0500239347
Anfam presents students, academics, researchers, arts professionals, and general interest readers with an examination of the influences on Jackson Pollock in the period leading up to the execution of his painting Mural. The author has organized the main body of his text into three parts:"The West, Context and Roots"; "Murals, War, Action, and Energy"; and "Coda: Recognition, Impact and the Legacy." David Anfam is Senior Consulting Curator and Director of the research center at the Clyfford Still Museum, Colorado. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Limited Cased Edition
Hardcover ISBN: 0892811390
Artist Alex Grey is creating some of the most beautifully refined paintings in the world today and his work is exhibited worldwide, including the New Museum and Stux Gallery in New York, the Grand Palais in Paris, the SÃ£o Paulo Biennial, and ARK exhibition space in Tokyo. His art is also featured in venues as diverse as album covers for the Beastie Boys, Nirvana, and Tool, Newsweek magazine, and the Discovery Channel. This is a limited collector's edition which contains: â€¢ One hardcover copy of Sacred Mirrors â€¢ One hardcover copy of Transfigurations â€¢ Portfolio of six new paintings suitable for framing â€¢ The protective case acts as an altar â€¢ Contains over 250 color paintings Â
Some damage to slipcase but books and prints are in very good condition.
Paperback ISBN: 1594770174
Transfigurations is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Sacred Mirrors, one of the most successful art books of the 1990s. Grey's luminous paintings of human beings blend scientific detail with the visionary depictions of universal life energy, leading us on the soul's journey from the material world to a vision of our divine self.
New Perspectives on Guston
Hardcover ISBN: 1590178785
In the past few decades, several major exhibitions and scholarly publications have revisited the distinguished career of American painter Philip Guston (1913–1980), a fellow at the American Academy in Rome in 1949 and a resident there in 1960 and again in 1971. Once known as “Abstract Expressionism’s odd-man out,
Hardcover ISBN: 3955886212
Edvard Munch is the most important Scandinavian artist and a pioneer of Expressionism. With him, the existential fear, the loneliness of man, and the unpredictability of his feelings are drawn into art. With a novel and experimental painting technique, Munch demonstrated man's soul-suffering.