A Portrait of the Artist, 1525-1825 reveals how artists depicted themselves and their profession from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. This richly illustrated book presents more than eighty engravings, etchings, woodcuts, mezzotints, and lithographs from the collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. It provides an in-depth examination of works by Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Lorrain, Adriaen van Ostade, Salvator Rosa, William Hogarth, Francisco Goya, and many other European masters. A Portrait of the Artist, 1525-1825 accompanies an exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation.
The prints in this book are organized into four themes: "Icon," "Work," "Genius," and "Market." Together the themes present a comprehensive look at how artists used art to define individual and group identities. From the late Middle Ages onward, artists struggled to improve their social status. This quest affected the ways in which they represented themselves, other artists, and subjects relating to their profession. The prints featured in this book focus on artists' lives and work and on the roles that both artists and the arts held in society. Many of the examples are self-portraits, whereas others depict artists at work, interacting with clients, or in training.
This edition of the definitive catalog of Nussbaum's work, on permanent display at the Cultural History Museum in Osnabruck, Germany, includes paintings by Nussbaum that have come to light in the last five years, and takes into account new facts that have emerged on his life and artistic contacts. A new chapter has been added tracing the rediscovery of his works and the reconstruction of his biography. A concluding comment outlines problems of establishing the chronological order of his works, and issues of their reception and interpretation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
A New York lawyer with Virginia roots, T. Catesby Jones acquired an extraordinary collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by some sixty artists working in Paris during the early twentieth century. Jones's collection of almost three hundred works, divided between two Virginia institutions after his death, is reunited here in an illustrated catalogue with a full-color checklist accompanied by entries on twenty-four of the artists. Some are the best-known figures of this crucial era (Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Masson, Lipchitz); others are now less familiar (Lurcat, Bauchant, Marcoussis). Considered together, they provide a comprehensive view of modern art in Paris up to World War II and bring Jones's legacy to a wide audience for the first time.
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The modern art collection of the Saint-Etienne Métropole Museum, with its wealth of nearly 15,000 works, 900 pieces of design, and 2,000 photographs, includes major works by contemporary artists such as Franck Stella, Martial Raysse, Gilbert & George, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, and Pierre Soulages.
Ida Applebroog (b. 1929) has received international acclaim for the complexly psychological sensibility of her large, multi-paneled paintings. The deceptive, childlike quality of her work masks sometimes startlingly violent themes. This book, which serves as catalog to a major upcoming exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., showcases the work of the painter's productive past eleven years, and is among the most substantial collections of her art.
These lavish volumes feature highlights of five of the collections in the J. Paul Getty Museum. Each volume contains between seventy-five and one hundred objects, handsomely reproduced in full color and described by members of the curatorial staff.