Most popular Art & design styles: Baroque books
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No other 17th-century artist played the self-portrait game as extravagantly as the Dutchman Rembrandt. Spanning from his youth until just a year prior to his death, this unprecedented collection gathers the entirety of Rembrandt's self-portraiture in impeccable reproductions. The works are an intimate glimpse into the artist's lifelong self-...
The brilliance of Peter Paul Rubens' career changed forever the perceptions of painting and painters. These three biographies of the artist show the impact of his life and art on three very different observers.
An insightful biography and showcase of the celebrated and influential Baroque painter, sumptuously illustrated throughout.
A multi-disciplinary study of the notion of the baroque, using examples of music, art, visual culture, literature and architecture, revealing it to be a global phenomenon -- .
An expert look at the life and captivating work of the Dutch painter Nicolaes Maes, Rembrandt's most famous pupil
Now available in a reduced format edition, here is the ultimate book on Rembrandt's art and life by one of the world's best-known writers on Dutch art.
A gripping and beguiling blend of art history, memoir and travel writing which delves into the mysteries and meanings of Las Meninas, Vel zquez's iconic masterpiece
The latest addition to Flame Tree's highly successful Masterworks series, this wonderful new book highlights the work of the Dutch Masters, including Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Eyck, Frans Hals and their compatriots.
The exhibition and catalogue cast a fresh light on this innovative 'artists' artist', who continues to inspire and engage artists and audiences three and a half centuries after his death.
Accompanying an exhibition of drawings by Guercino from the collection of the Morgan Library & Museum, Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman offers an overview of the artist's graphic work.
A new approach to late Ottoman visual culture and its relationship with the West.
The outstanding collection of European bronze scupltures formed by Peter Marino, which focuses especially on French and Italian bronzes of the High Baroque, includes masterpieces by some of the greatest sculptors of their age, among them Ferdinando Tacca, Giovanni Battista Foggini, Robert le Lorrain, and Corneille van Cleve.
Just 35 works make up the complete known oeuvre of Johannes Vermeer but in their combination of mimesis and mystery they have secured his place as one of the most admired artists in history. This jumbo-sized monograph presents his astonishing catalogue with numerous spreads, ravishing details, and an essay exploring his outstanding ability to...
Artemisia Gentileschi, widely regarded as important woman artist before the modern period, was a major Italian Baroque painter of the seventeenth century and the only female follower of Caravaggio. This work shows that her original treatments of mythic-heroic female subjects depart radically from traditional interpretations of the same themes.
An in-depth study of the artist in context, with a gallery of 300 celebrated paintings.
This book takes its start from a series of attempts to use Caravaggio's works for contemporary humanitarian communications.
This book presents masterworks of Italian painting and sculpture from the 16th through 18th centuries drawn from the largest private American collection of Florentine Baroque painting, featuring works by key artists such as Cesare Dandini, Jacopo da Empoli, and Francesco Furini.
His early works suggest a fascination with his own youth and sexuality and the trancience of love and beauty his later religious art speaks of violence, passion, solitude and death. the prototype anti-social artist, he moved between the worlds of powerful patrons and the street life of boys and prostitutes.
A new look at work by Caravaggio, one of the most famous and fascinating artists of all time.
Provides an exploration of the rivalry that existed between the artists of the Renaissance & Baroque eras. This title features essays on Renaissance and Baroque art that reveal the paragone to be a crucial motive and key to the interpretation of some of the most celebrated works of art such as Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece and Michelangelo's Pieta.
Caravaggio was a force to be reckoned with. Precise in technique, violent in temper, the notorious bad boy of Italian Baroque is now considered one of the greatest artistic influences of all time. This book presents an accessible introduction to the life and times of the dramatic master, exploring Caravaggio's most famous and revolutionary...
This gorgeously illustrated book explores how Rembrandt achieved mastery by systematic exploration of the 'foundations of the art of painting'.
This book brings together fifty exquisite observational portrait drawings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods , including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Durer, Holbein, Bernini, Carracci, Clouet , Rubens and Rembrandt . More than a record of the sitters ' appearance, these works capture a moment of connection between artist and sitter: an encounter
An homage to the 17th-century Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum's prestigious Gallery of Honour, with over 60 iconic paintings.
Covering literature, film, interior design, architecture, photography, fashion, ballet, and flower arranging, Baroque between the Wars offers a new take on modernism that explores how baroque offered a whole new way of being modern.
This is the first book-length biography of Romeyn de Hooghe, the most inventive and prolific etcher of the later Dutch Golden Age. The study narrates how his reputation became badly tarnished when he was accused of pornography, fraud, larceny, and atheism.
A beautiful book which will be a useful reference for all those interested in Vermeer, and a perfect gift
The iconic paintings of the 17th century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer have been the source of admiration and controversy ever since they were rediscovered in the 19th century. Amazingly, there is still no agreement amongst experts as to how they were produced.
Presents detailed studies and superb illustrations of eighty-two of Rubens's most eloquent oil sketches, and two essays explaining the historical context from which they emerged, their salient features and how they were viewed by contemporaries.
An extraordinary history of Netherlandish drawing, focused on the training and skill of artists during the long 17th century
This first monograph of Pedro de Mena shows incredible details and remarkable images of the artist's hyper-realistic sculptures
A third book in the three volume survey of Italian Baroque art and architecture which focuses on the arts in every centre between Venice and Sicily in the early, high, and late Baroque periods.
A first book in the three volume survey of Italian Baroque art and architecture which focuses on the arts in every centre between Venice and Sicily in the early, high, and late Baroque periods.
This study presents the complete works of the great Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. The text includes a short essay and commentaries on each of the paintings, and incorporates new research on Vermeer's life and extraordinary artistic achievements.
A second book in the three volume survey of Italian Baroque art and architecture which focuses on the arts in every centre between Venice and Sicily in the early, high, and late Baroque periods.
Delivered three times between 1898 and 1902 and subsequently revised with an eye towards publication, Alois Riegl's lectures on the origins of Baroque art in Rome broke new ground in its field. This English translation brings Riegl's compelling vision of the Baroque to life and amply illustrates his celebrated magnetism as a lecturer.
This book concentrates on a few crucial years of Caravaggio's development, in order to cast light on what made the artist such a revolutionary figure.
This generously illustrated volume on the work of Jan Vermeer makes the world's greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation.
The paintings of Bartolome Esteban Murillo depict women and children of the artist's world, as well as religious subjects and constitute an extensive and appealing record of the everyday life of his times. Taking the Dulwich Picture Gallery's collection of masterpieces as a starting point, this book demonstrates Murillo's popularity and influence.
By the age of just twenty-two, Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641) had produced over 160 paintings, many of them ambitious compositions of remarkable quality. This book offers a study of the artists early career, spanning the eight years between 1613, when the artist was just fourteen, to his departure for Italy from Antwerp in October 1621.
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-64) was perhaps the most innovative and technically brilliant Italian draftsman of his time. This book reveals the story of the artists scandalous private life, in fascinating contrast to the ethereal beauty of his art.
In this stunningly illustrated study, Junko Aono reconsiders the long-dismissed genre painting from 1680-1750