You need only look at a field of sunlit daisies or the elegance of a single rosebud to know "why" flowers have always been a favorite subject of artists. This book will show you "how" 24 water color painters capture their subjects' brilliant colors, subtle shadings, graceful shapes and delicate textures. Assembled from some of the best teaching available, this comprehensive, step-by-step instruction will help you create your own, breathtaking watercolor gardens.
This will be the catalogue of a major exhibition of Goya's small-scale paintings, which will open at the Museo del Prado in Madrid in November 1993 and move to the Royal Academy in London in March 1994.
In this posthumous collection of John Updike's art writings, a companion volume to the acclaimed Just Looking (1989) and Still Looking (2005), readers are again treated to "remarkably elegant essays" (Newsday) in which "the psychological concerns of the novelist drive the eye from work to work until a deep understanding of the art emerges" (The New York Times Book Review).Always Looking opens with "The Clarity of Things," the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities for 2008. Here, in looking closely at individual works by Copley, Homer, Eakins, Norman Rockwell, and others, the author teases out what is characteristically "American" in American art. This talk is followed by fourteen essays, most of them written for The New York Review of Books, on certain highlights in Western art of the last two hundred years: the iconic portraits of Gilbert Stuart and the sublime landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, the series paintings of Monet and the monotypes of Degas, the richly patterned canvases of Vuillard and the golden extravagances of Klimt, the cryptic triptychs of Beckmann, the personal graffiti of Mir , the verbal-visual puzzles of Magritte, and the monumental Pop of Oldenburg and Lichtenstein. The book ends with a consideration of recent works by a living American master, the steely sculptural environments of Richard Serra. John Updike was a gallery-goer of genius. Always Looking is, like everything else he wrote, an invitation to look, to see, to apprehend the visual world through the eyes of a connoisseur.
The "Splash" series showcases the very best of watercolor art currently being created in America. In each brilliant gallery, 100 or more of the finest artists comment on the techniques and insights behind their masterpieces.
Each work of art is presented in full color and as large as possible so that every luminous detail stands out. The resulting treasure trove is a visual treat for anyone who appreciates art.
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 S 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:- One hardcover copy of Sacred Mirrors - One hardcover copy of Transfigurations - Portfolio of six new paintings suitable for framing - The protective case acts as an altar - Contains over 250 color paintings
Some damage to slipcase but books and prints are in very good condition.
A study of American commercial artist, Will H. Bradley (1868-1962). It brings together all of his finest printed work, with nearly 200 illustrations from The Inland Printer, The Chap Book, Colliers Weekly and other periodicals, books, advertising and ephemera.