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354 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
This richly illustrated volume explores mystical themes in European, Scandinavian, and North American landscape paintings from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. This book features works by Emily Carr, Marc Chagall, Arthur Dove, Paul Gauguin, Lawren Harris, Wassily Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georgia O Keeffe, Vincent van Gogh and James McNeill Whistler, among others. Common to their work is the expression of the spiritual crisis that arose in society and the arts in reaction to the disillusionments of the modern age, and against the malaise that resulted in the Great War. Many artists turned their backs on institutional religion, searching for truth in universal spiritual philosophies. This book includes essays investigating mystical landscape genres and their migration from Scandinavia to North America, with a focus upon the Group of Seven and their Canadian and American counterparts. Accompanying an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Musee d Orsay, this book offers a penetrating look at the Symbolist influence on the landscape genre.".
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2. Wayne Thiebaud [2014]

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358 pages : illlustrations (some color), portraits ; 31 cm
The most comprehensive and deluxe monograph on Wayne Thiebaud, a celebrated and active American artist, spanning the length of hiscareer, from the mid-1950s to the present. Wayne Thiebaud is one of the world s most popular and respected painters. Born in 1920, he has lived for most of his life in Sacramento, with much of his youth spent in Long Beach; Southern California, in particular Laguna Beach, remains an area of great sentimentality. For this book he has selected the works himself, an act of autobiography in a sense. At age 94, he looked back over his life and his work, rich with breakthroughs in painting and masterful individuality.This deluxe volume, with more than 200 illustrations, covers Thiebaud s career as a painter and draftsman from 1959 to 2014. It features many of the still lifes of pies, cakes, desserts, candies, and other objects lusciously painted, brightly colored, perfectly composed, and gently comic for which he is best known. Such works brought national recognition in 1962 with a seminal exhibition at the Allan Stone Gallery in New York, attracting rave reviews and, to the discomfort of the artist himself, leading critics to see him as part of the Pop Art movement. The other artistic genres that he cultivated most avidly since then are landscape and cityscape, with special interests in the Sacramento River valley and San Francisco. New essays by a wide range of writers give a fresh perspective on his life and work.".
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3. Peter Doig [2014]

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1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 x 31 cm
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176 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm. + 1 DVD.
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216 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
Tom Thomson developed an artistic language that captured the unique qualities of the Canadian landscape - dazzling in colour and in tune with the subtle changing of the seasons. After his untimely death, Thomson's friends organised a memorial exhibition, and followed this up by forming probably the most famous artistic force in Canadian art history: the Group of Seven. Lawren Harris, J.E.H. MacDonald, Arthur Lismer, Frederick Varley, Frank Johnston, Franklin Carmichael and A.Y. Jackson created - along with Thomson - a landscape style that to this day influences the way Canadians visualise their own country. Highly revered in Canada, these great artists are virtually unknown outside. This spectacularly illustrated book, arranged according to the geographical areas depicted, with scholarly essays investigating different aspects of the painters' craft, aims to redress that imbalance. With contributions by Anna Hudson, Katerina Atanassova, Nils Ohlsen and MariA"tta Jansen.
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271 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
In 1966 an exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art grabbed the headlines. The artist was an unusual one to find in a modern art gallery: JMW Turner. While that exhibition's presentation of Turner as an influence on Abstract Expressionism is contentious, it succeeded both in presenting his work in a contemporary context and in introducing him to a new audience. In a similar spirit, Turner Monet Twombly argues the modernity of both Turner and Monet, while revealing the centrality of classical themes in the work of one of the twentieth century's greatest artists, the American abstract painter Cy Twombly (1928-2011). Monet's interest in Turner is well documented; Twombly's passion for both artists less so. Focusing on each artists' later paintings, marked in all three cases by strong colour and an intensity and confidence borne of age, author Jeremy Lewison highlights interests and themes they share, despite the differences in time and geography that separated them. These include Romanticism, the sublime, memory and mourning; and in Turner and Twombly's cases, an interest in myth, classicism and the landscape of Italy. Extensively and beautifully illustrated, this major survey sheds new light on the achievements of three of the greatest artists of the past 200 years, never presented together before. Lewison's insightful text also make wider points about inspiration and the nature of so-called 'late style': a combination of physical changes to the artist's body, a preoccupation with posterity and a growing sense of the diminishment of time.
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255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
Even though France is the birthplace of Impressionism, German artists also played a crucial role in shaping this style of painting. This book examines the work of the three great German painters of the late 19th and early 20th century: Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth and Max Slevogt. Inspired by French artists such as Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir and Cezanne as well as Van Gogh, Liebermann, Corinth and Slevogt, these German artists produced paintings that bore their own distinctive signatures, at once sensitive and forcefully expressive: Liebermann's paintings of his garden on Wannsee, Corinth's landscapes depicting the foothills of the Alps and the shores of Walchensee and the Neukastel county seat where Slevogt lived in the Rhenish Palatinate are world-famous. However, unfamiliar, even exotic and hitherto little known paintings as well as works by German contemporaries of the three painters are presented to provide interesting material for comparison and an intriguing new look at German Impressionist landscape painting.
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79 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm.
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255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 33 cm.
The highlights of this book are: - Important works of Turner - Illustrations with an index for each work - Details on each illustration with its size and where it is displayed.
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10. Anselm Kiefer [2007]

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507 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
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11. Turner watercolours [2007]

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128 p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 27 cm.
Turner's lifetime was also the classic age of English watercolour, and his mastery and perfection of the medium coincided with its establishment as an independent art form. Turner was at the forefront of these developments, but he also stood apart from them. This volume examines the unique body of watercolours Turner produced throughout his lifetime. In an extensive and illuminating introduction, world-acclaimed Turner expert David Blayney Brown provides a context to the watercolours and a background to the Tate's unrivalled collection of Turner's work. Aspects considered include, 'From Architecture to Landscape: Early Work', 'Nature and the Ideal: Work in England to 1815', 'Home and Abroad: Watercolour and Gouache in the 1820s', 'The Annual Tourist: Designing for the Engraver in the 1830s' and 'Hand and Heart: the Late Watercolours'.
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12. L'art fauve [2006]

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197 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
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416 p. : col. ill. ; 34 cm.
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14. Watteau [2002]

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149 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
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15. Liu Xiaodong [2000]

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121 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
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79 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
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v. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
  • v. 1. John Singer Sargent : the early portraits
  • v. 2. Portraits of the 1890s
  • v. 3. The later portraits
  • v. 4. Figures and landscapes, 1874-1882
  • v. 5. Figures and landscapes, 1883-1899
  • v. 6. Venetian figures and landscapes, 1898-1913
  • v. 7. Figures and landscapes, 1900-1907
  • v. 8. Figures and landscapes, 1908-1913
  • v. 9. Figures and landscapes, 1914-1925.
The first part of the catalogue raisonne of the works in oil, watercolour and pastel of John Singer Sargent, this volume catalogues portraits from 1874, when he began training in Paris, early years in England and Sargent's first professional visit to America in 1887.
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This is the third volume of the catalogue raisonne of the work of the American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Comprising over 200 portraits and portrait sketches in oil and watercolour, painted between 1900 and the artist's death in 1925, this work completes the trilogy of portrait volumes. The catalogued works have been grouped into two chronological sections, each with its own introduction to set the particular group in context. There is also a section of undated portraits and an appendix listing previously unrecorded works. Each work is documented in depth: entries include traditional data about the painting or watercolour; details of the work's provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography; a short biography of the sitter; a discussion of the circumstances in which the work was created; and a critical discussion of its subject matter, style and significance in Sargent's career. With very few exceptions, all the works are reproduced in colour. There is also an illustrated inventory of Sargent's studio props and accessories and a cross-referenced checklist of the portraits in which they appear.
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This is the second volume of the catalogue raisonne of the work of the American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). It comprises over 150 formal portraits and portrait sketches in oil and watercolour that he painted between 1889 and 1900. The catalogued works have been grouped into chronological sections, each with its own introduction to set the particular group in context. In addition, an overall introduction places Sargent in the context of European portraiture of the past and of his own time. Each work is documented in depth: entries include traditional data about the painting or watercolour; details of the work's provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography; a short biography of the sitter; a discussion of the circumstances in which the work was created; and a critical discussion of its subject matter, style, and significance in Sargent's career. With very few exceptions, all the works are reproduced in colour. There is also an illustrated inventory of Sargent's studio props and accessories and a cross-referenced checklist of the portraits in which they appear.
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18. Cézanne [1995]

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271 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 35 cm.
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63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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71 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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