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Download E-books Frida Kahlo, 1907-1954: Pain and Passion PDF

Suffering and the feminine experience

The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is likely one of the most crucial 20th-century painters, and one of many few Latin American artists to have completed a world popularity. In 1983 her paintings used to be declared the valuables of the Mexican state.

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.

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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

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Download E-books Michelangelo: Complete Works PDF

Il divino: a wonderful exploration of Michelangelo’s works

ahead of attaining the delicate age of 30, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) had already sculpted David and Pietà, of the main well-known sculptures within the complete historical past of artwork. As a sculptor, painter, draftsman, and architect, the achievements of this Italian grasp are unique—no artist ahead of or after him has ever produced any such enormous, multifaceted, and wide-ranging œuvre.

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.

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Download E-books Giorgio Morandi: The Art of Silence PDF

By Janet Abramowicz

Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964), an Italian painter and printmaker well known for his easy but attractive nonetheless lifes, is additionally recognized for his mythical recognition as a recluse, an artist who resided in a global sure by means of the partitions of his Bologna studio. Giorgio Morandi: The paintings of Silence dispels this fantasy and is the 1st and in simple terms learn in English to hide Morandi’s occupation in its entirety in addition to within the sociopolitical and cultural context of Italian art.
Janet Abramowicz, Morandi’s former instructing assistant, takes the reader via part a century of Italian artwork historical past and its most important movements—Futurism, Pittura Metafisica, Valori Plastici, Strapaese, Novecento—most of that have bought scant consciousness from English-language students. Abramowicz exhibits how Morandi labored in shut proximity to mainstream modern ecu artwork and tells the tale of his dating to the Fascist politics and consumers of his time, illustrating how his connections to this era have been muted after the autumn of the regime in post–World conflict II Italy with a purpose to identify the artist as apolitical. Morandi was once the one Italian modernist to emerge from Fascism unscathed.
An very important new addition to scholarship on twentieth-century Italian artwork historical past, this ebook positive factors many infrequent and formerly unpublished photos and may fascinate admirers of Morandi and his transcendent work.

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Download E-books Claude Monet: The Magician of Colour (Adventures in Art) PDF

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.

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Download E-books Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up PDF

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.  

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Download E-books Marc Chagall on Art and Culture PDF

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed an extended path from a boy within the Jewish light of cost, to a commissar of artwork in innovative Russia, to the location of a world-famous French artist. This booklet offers for the 1st time a finished number of Chagall's public statements on artwork and tradition. The records and interviews make clear his wealthy, flexible, and enigmatic paintings from inside of his personal psychological global. The ebook increases the issues of a multi-cultural artist with a number of intersecting identities and the tensions among modernist shape and cultural illustration in twentieth-century artwork. It unearths the travails and achievements of his lifestyles as a Jew within the 20th century and his perennial issues with Jewish id and future, Yiddish literature, and the country of Israel. This assortment comprises annotations and introductions of the Chagall texts by way of the popular pupil Benjamin Harshav that elucidate the texts and produce the altering cultural contexts of Chagall's lifestyles. additionally featured is the interpretation through Benjamin and Barbara Harshav of the 1st ebook approximately Chagall's paintings, the 1918 Russian The artwork of Marc Chagall.

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Download E-books Yves Klein PDF

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

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Download E-books Dali (Great Modern Masters) PDF

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.

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Download E-books A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney PDF

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

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Download E-books Dalí: The Paintings PDF

The seminal surrealist: Exploring Dalí's grandiose and gruesome oeuvre
Picasso known as Dalí "an outboard motor that’s continually running." Dalí notion himself a genius with a correct to delight in no matter what lunacy popped into his head. Painter, sculptor, author, and filmmaker, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) used to be one of many century’s maximum exhibitionists and eccentrics—and used to be rewarded with fierce controversy anywhere he went. He was once one of many first to use the insights of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis to the paintings of portray, coming near near the unconscious with remarkable sensitivity and imagination.

This book provides the complete painted oeuvre of Salvador Dalí. After a long time of research, Robert Descharnesand Gilles Néret finally positioned all of the work of this hugely prolific artist. a number of the works have been inaccessible for years—in truth such a lot of that nearly part the illustrations during this booklet had infrequently been seen.

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Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural partners celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!
Since we begun our paintings as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the identify TASCHEN has turn into synonymous with available, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings jointly approximately a hundred of our all-time favourite titles in a neat new structure so that you can curate your personal cheap library of paintings, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
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