“For Millet and Modern Art, the essays are its heart and soul, down to earth and of course, modern.”
“Monet: The Garden Paintings makes a charming exhibition souvenir and a perfect memento in reverence to a prominent and beloved artist.”
“Yayoi Kusama: All About My Love showcases the imagery and portrays the artist’s personal story.”
Art history in the Golden Age is not the exclusive domain of Michelangelo’s Italy or Bruegel’s Netherlands. Other countries in Europe also produced prominent artists during that era.
“Line after line and scene after scene delight the reader with its account of a world gone by but well worth the returning to, if only as a tourist.
“offers one of the most well-rounded, entertaining, and creative presentations of Gaugin biographies on the shelves.”
Paula Rego: The Art of Story is an extensive monograph covering the breadth of a 60-year artistic career which, for all intents and purposes, could be summed up in one word: intense.
The history of drawing wrapped up in a pleasant and readable text, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age is a fantastic discussion of the many purposes of the drawing
“Packed with 155 images of paintings, sketches, and copies of handwritten letters, Van Gogh's Inner Circle is a unique and welcome perspective on Van Gogh’s varied behaviors and ch
Detective fiction author Dorothy L.
Louise Bourgeois: An Intimate Portrait is an art book in the way an antique rococo picture frame might be art.
Mostly known for his naturalist work with birds (the National Audubon Society is, after all, dedicated specifically to protecting birds and their habitats), John James Audubon (1785–1851) wandered
“Lucy Jones has earned a place of distinction among contemporary expressionist visionaries.”
“succeeds in providing documentation for how thinking is changing, debating, and making ideological accommodations over time, as understandings deepen, and relationships are strengthened.”
“there was courage and conviction in his decision to eschew the title of abstraction that so many of his peers pursued in favor of a lifelong commitment to the tradition of representational
To say that Christopher Wood’s A History of Art History is erudite would be a serious understatement.
After Leonardo Di Vinci there was Rembrandt and before Picasso there was Rembrandt.
“A $450 million price tag. And what of that? Was it 500 years of history that warranted that exorbitant amount? Or was it the spiritual aura?”
“Ward wants to break down any veil of time, any patina of history, and to confront these art works, to argue and quarrel with them.
“No matter whom Jones treats, he tells the tale of each artist with verve.”
“Paint[s] an engaging picture of an artistic master who, for a figurative painter, was as generous with precise detail, symbolism and personal motives, as he was with color, while never dis
“Edvard Munch: Love and Angst is clear and deliberate in its scope and raises awareness of a highly prolific, yet mostly hidden side of the artist, ultimately just
Jean-Michel Basquiat was a cryptic figure in the 1980s art scene, and he remains enigmatic 30 years after his death from an accidental overdose in 1988.
So much about Iraq has been destroyed over the last few decades. The country has suffered great indignities. Rampage, war, revolution, and still, to this day, misunderstanding on a global scale.
“Awaken is a gem for students and practitioners of art, meditation, Buddhism, and/or Asian culture.”