“This book is for art lovers, and lovers of beauty and truth who value the human spirit that will not be denied by the destructive forces that humans have created.
“The King’s Painter is an outstanding publication that requires and repays a very close and careful reading.”
“Why do humans make images?” John-Paul Stonard might as well be asking why do humans breathe, eat, walk, or talk. Because we need to? Because we can? Because we do?
“No detail escapes Dauber. . . . A master storyteller . . .”
“From whimsical, wacky, pop culture, to the traditional classical artists, to those things-that-make-you-go-huh?
“In these pages, ideas and creativity still matter, making this welcome book a cause for celebration.”
Renaissance thinking was not just about making men smarter, more intellectual, and open minded (although who would complain about that happening!).
“With detailed notations and interesting reflections on themes, symbolisms and iconography, this book is a pleasure from start to finish.”
“For Millet and Modern Art, the essays are its heart and soul, down to earth and of course, modern.”
“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.”
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
Detective fiction author Dorothy L.
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
“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.
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.
“through the lens of the women they depicted in their work, women as warriors, as workers, as prostitutes, as mothers, as lovers, ever present even in absence, every work shining a light on
“Throughout these tumultuous decades, artists have sought to express themselves in harrowing circumstances. John J.
“How did a sickly kid from a poor family in Pittsburgh become Andy Warhol, the cultural superstar?”
“The Short Story of Modern Art will allow the reader to feel more at ease, more confident, and more educated about the world of art.”