Kahlo used to be one of many daughters of an immigrant German photographer and a Mexican girl of Indian foundation. Her existence and paintings have been extra inextricably interwoven than on the subject of virtually the other artist. occasions in her existence have been of the most important significance. while she used to be eighteen, a bus coincidence positioned her in medical institution for a 12 months with a smashed spinal column and fractured pelvis, and it was once in her unwell mattress that she first began to paint. She was once to endure the results of the coincidence her entire existence lengthy, and used to be quite pained via her lack of ability to have kids. Then, elderly twenty-one, she married the world-famous Mexican mural artist Diego Rivera.
Kahlo’s arresting photos, such a lot of them small-format self-portraits, show the burdens that weighed upon her soul: her insufferable actual discomfort, the grief that Rivera’s occasional affairs caused, the sorrow her childlessness prompted her, her homesickness whilst dwelling in a foreign country, her longing to consider that she had positioned down roots, and a profound loneliness. yet additionally they claim her passionate love for her husband, her said sensuousness, and her unwavering survival instinct.
every one booklet in TASCHEN’s simple artwork sequence features:
- a certain chronological precis of the existence and oeuvre of the artist, masking his or her cultural and historic importance
- a concise biography
- approximately a hundred illustrations with explanatory captions
This entire publication explores Michelangelo’s lifestyles and paintings with a richly illustrated biographical essay, and a whole four-part stock of his work, sculptures, constructions, and drawings. Full-page reproductions and enlarged info permit readers to understand ins and outs within the artist’s huge repertoire, whereas the book’s biographical insights give some thought to a formerly unseen quantity to Michelangelo’s extra own qualities and situations, corresponding to his solitary nature, his thirst for funds and commissions, his large wealth, and his ability as a estate investor. furthermore, the booklet tackles the arguable factor of the attribution of Michelangelo drawings, a space within which judgements stay urged by way of the pursuits of the artwork marketplace and the main collections.
this is often the definitive paintings approximately Michelangelo for generations to come back, to be delved into and wear demonstrate, with its slipcase smartly changing right into a e-book stand.
By Janet Abramowicz
By Stephan Koja
Monet was once a real magician of sunshine and of color. but it's not in simple terms his portray that fascinates us, but additionally the attention-grabbing lifestyles he led together with his relatives and lots of pals. This ebook tells the story of an strange artist and his images. this can be one publication within the sequence "Adventures in artwork" that is aimed toward the younger and the younger at center. It takes us on a voyage of discovery, exploring the area of paintings and exhibiting us easy methods to examine photographs in a peaceful, light-hearted means. Aiming to open up the area of artwork to childrens of every age all over the place, those books current well-known artists and their works in a manner that are meant to stimulate our personal creativity.
By Bob Colacello
Within the Nineteen Sixties, Andy Warhol’s work redefined sleek paintings. His motion pictures provoked heated controversy, and his manufacturing unit used to be a hangout for the avant-garde. within the Nineteen Seventies, after Valerie Solanas’s try on his existence, Warhol develop into extra entrepreneurial, aligning himself with the wealthy and well-known. Bob Colacello, the editor of Warhol’s Interview journal, spent that decade through Andy’s facet as worker, collaborator, wingman, and confidante.
In those pages, Colacello takes us there with Andy: into the manufacturing facility place of work, into Studio fifty four, into wild celebrity-studded events, and into the early-morning cell calls the place the mysterious artist was once at his so much sincere and weak. Colacello supplies us, as nobody else can, a riveting portrait of this impressive guy: exceptional, controlling, shy, insecure, and immeasurably influential. while Holy Terror used to be first released in 1990, it used to be hailed because the better of the Warhol debts. Now, a few 20 years later, this portrayal keeps its carry on readers—as does Andy’s undying strength to fascinate, provoke, and movement us.
That blue: The artist who owned ultramarine
In the mid-Fifties, Yves Klein (1928–1962) declared that “a new international demands a brand new man”. together with his idiosyncratic kind and enormous aura, this daring artist may move directly to pursue a quick yet bountiful profession, generating greater than a thousand work over seven years, now thought of modernist masterpieces.
Klein made his identify peculiarly along with his huge, monochrome canvases in his personal, patented hue of blue. International Klein Blue, composed of natural pigment and binding medium, is immediately wealthy and luminous, evocative and ornamental, and was once conceived by means of Klein as a method of evoking the immateriality and infinitude of the world.
A pioneer of bold portray options, Klein was once additionally popular for his deployment of “living paintbrushes”, within which bare girls, daubed in overseas Klein Blue, may make imprints in their our bodies on huge sheets of paper. frequently, those Anthropométries have been staged as problematic performances, entire with blue cocktails or Klein's personal Monotone Symphony.
About the series:
Each ebook in TASCHEN’s simple paintings sequence features:
- a close chronological precis of the existence and oeuvre of the artist, masking his or her cultural and old value
- a concise biography
- nearly a hundred illustrations with explanatory captions
By Salvador Dali
This is often one of many "Great smooth Masters" sequence on 20th-century artists. This e-book covers the paintings of Salvador Dali (1904-1989). It offers seventy four reproductions of works from his profession, starting with canvases infrequently obvious - his earliest work created whereas nonetheless in his adolescents. even supposing Dali labored in lots of types - realist, summary, Cubist - he's generally considered a pacesetter within the Surrealist circulate of the 1920 and 30s. certainly, the phrases Surrealism and Dali are nearly synonymous, regardless of his stormy break up from the circulate to release his personal sort, portraying an imagined global of symbols projecting visions steeped in sexual and spiritual photographs. The publication deals commentaries on every one color plate, offering insights into Dali's output of phantasmagoric work, drawings, and pictures. Dali additionally created theatre, opera, and ballet units, used to be a pioneer in Surrealist film-making, illustrated quite a few books, wrote an autobiography and a singular, and designed style and jewellry. examples of the latter are integrated right here.
By Martin Gayford
A self-portrait of this significant artist, advised via a wide-ranging sequence of interviews and conversations with Martin Gayford.
David Hockney’s exuberant paintings is largely enjoyed and greatly praised, yet he's additionally an incisive and unique philosopher on paintings. according to a chain of conversations among Hockney and the artwork critic Martin Gayford, this ebook distills the essence of the artist’s lifelong meditations at the difficulties and paradoxes of representing a 3-dimensional international on a flat surface.
How does drawing make one “see issues clearer and clearer and clearer still”? What importance do differing media, from a Lascaux cave wall to an iPad, have for the photographs we see? what's the dating among the photographs we make and the truth round us? and the way do we absolutely benefit from the pleasures of simply looking―at bushes, or faces, or sunrises?
those conversations are punctuated through clever and witty observations by way of either artist and interviewer on many different artists―Vermeer, Tiepolo, Caravaggio, Van Gogh, and Monet between them―and enlivened by means of wise insights into the contrasting social and actual landscapes of California, the place Hockney spent such a lot of years, and East Yorkshire, his birthplace, to which he has now back. a hundred+ full-color illustrations