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Outstanding for his varied style and technique Max Ernst (1891-1996) is one of the most important figures of Dadaism and Surrealism. As a student in Bonn, he found himself drawn to the Dada movement that had arisen in counter-reaction to the mass slaughter of World War I. The closing of the famed Dada exhibit in Cologne for obscenity led Ernst to decide to spend the rest of his life in Paris, where he came in contact with the Surrealists.
The North vs. South revisited with this richly detailed, hand painted collection of Confederate and Union soldiers. Each replica is set in an action pose, is sure to spark a child's desire to learn more about this important period of American history.
This luminous story begins in the present day, when a professor invites a colleague to his home to see a painting that he has kept secret for decades. The professor swears it is a Vermeer-but why has he hidden this important work for so long? The reasons unfold in a series of events that trace the ownership of the painting back to World War II and Amsterdam, and still further back to the moment of the work's inspiration.
Saint Germain des Pres is a very important book about a street and a small district in Paris during a particularly vital decade?1945 to 1955. A great period of ideas, Saint-Germain-des-Prï ½s between 1944-1945 was the site of unparalleled artistic explosion in Paris. The end of the war in Paris brought about a veritable creative explosion in the arts, from literature, to music, from philosophy to dance, from theatre to painting and much more.
British artist Francis Bacon (1909-1992) was one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Here, Martin Hammer presents him as a "painter of modern life," whose concern was to distill the feelings associated with living through the rise of Fascism in the 1930s, World War II, the revelations of the Holocaust, and then the early Cold War period.
Apples of New York is a book that tells the rousing good story of how New York State became the Big Apple. It starts with the colonists importing their beloved apples from Europe. Onto the Revolutionary war, Civil war, both World wars and it reveals the surprising connection with the Harlem Renaissance, Russia, so much more. Included are 26 full color, full page Botanical paintings of Heritage apples by the renowned artist A.
Gerhard Richter is one of the most important and influential artists of the post-war era. For decades he has sought innovative ways to make painting more relevant, often through a multifaceted dialogue with photography. Today Richter is most widely recognized for the photo-paintings he made during the 1960s that rely on images culled from mass media and pop culture.
An in-depth look at the changing status of American artists in the 18th and early 19th century This fascinating book is the first comprehensive art-historical study of what it meant to be an American artist in the 18th- and early 19th-century transatlantic world. Susan Rather examines the status of artists from different geographical, professional, and material perspectives, and delves into topics such as portrait painting in Boston and London; the trade of art in Philadelphia and New York; the negotiability and usefulness of colonial American identity in Italy and London; and the shifting representation of artists in and from the former British colonies after the Revolutionary War, when London remained the most important cultural touchstone.
Although most renowned for his dazzling society portraits, Sargent took greatest pleasure in escaping his studio to paint out of doors. In the past, his far-flung expeditions have been dismissed as little more than tourist jaunts. But with this book-the first significant study of the figures and landscapes that Sargent painted from 1900 (after he had established himself as one of the foremost portraitists of the age) through 1914 (when World War I changed his world)-it becomes clear that his travel paintings constitute a far larger and more important aspect of his work than previously realized.