Most popular Portraits in art books
The most popular Portraits in art books currently available. Updated weekly.
The Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2019 calendar features stunning portraits of thirteen incredible women who have helped change the world. Illustrated by female artists from around the globe, the calendar captures the individual spirits of authors, scientists, activists, artists, athletes, and other heroic women-both past and present-who have pushed boundaries to expand options and encourage bigger dreams for girls and women everywhere.
Drawing the Head for Artists teaches time-honored techniques for drawing the human head and portrait in charcoal, graphite, and other classic drawing mediums-from accomplished artist, veteran art instructor, and LucasArts alumnus Oliver Sin.
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-...
An exercise book that will challenge all levels of artist in their pursuit of a true likeness, letting them hone their own personal style and skills.
A practical easy-to-follow guide, which shows how to observe and draw portraits of children and adults - and how to capture a likeness.
The story of the victorian model rumoured to be one of the subjects of Leighton's Flaming June, and the story of the painting itself.
Intimate portraits from one of the most innovative figurative artists of the twentieth century and the master of painted flesh.
Paul Cezanne (1839 - 1906) painted almost 200 portraits, including twenty - six of himself and twenty - nine of his wife . This book presents twenty - four `highlights' from a major international exhibition that explores the portraiture of this remarkable artist, whom both Matisse and Picasso called `the father of us all'.
`Splendid ... a tour de force ... Its lucid prose, evocative illustrations and handsome production make it a joy to read and savour' Times Higher Education
The first in-depth investigation of Gauguin's portraits, revealing how the artist expanded the possibilities of the genre in new and exciting ways
The National Portrait Gallery's series of compact, fully illustrated, historical guides to literary and artistic personalities and themes. Written by well-known contemporary writers, they use works from the Gallery's Collection to examine the lives, thoughts and relationships within each selected group.
Featuring the luminescent, evocative art of Italian born, American painter John Singer Sargent, the celebrated late-nineteenth-century portraitist of the wealthy and their privileged world. Renowned for his exquisite naturalism, this beautiful new book also offers his most delightful landscapes, travel scenes and watercolours.
A vivid portrait of Queen Victoria's childhood, offering new insights into one of the most celebrated, but often misunderstood, monarchs in British history, 200 years after her birth
A treat for Frida Kahlo aficionados everywhere, this compilation of lost, destroyed, or inacces- sible paintings adds much to our understanding and appreciation of this iconic artist.
The BP Portrait Award is the world's leading showcase for painters working in portraiture. This revised and updated edition of 500 Portraits brings together more than 500 portraits from twenty---five years of the Award. Featuring works by the world's leading figurative artists, this book celebrates our enduring fascination with the human face.
An intimate collection of Vincent van Gogh's portraits and self- portraits--perhaps the work for which he is best known
A compelling collection of self-portraits from throughout recorded history, revised to include captivating contemporary works
This beautiful new book looks in depth at some of Victoria Crowe's own favourite portraiture, examining the psychology of her subjects and of herself in painting them.
Saved from the drudgery of a working-class existence by a young Pre-Raphaelite artist, Lizzie Siddal rose to become one of the most famous faces in Victorian Britain and a pivotal figure of London's artistic world, until tragically ending her young life in a laudanum-soaked suicide in 1862. This book tells her story.
To coincide with the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death ( and her appearance on English banknotes ) in July 2017, this illuminating account of the novelist's life is told with particular reference to the great men and women who inspired and influenced her, and whose portraits, along with her own, are now in the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery
"Les portraits de Rembrandt first published in France by aEditions du Seuil, 2019"--Colophon.
Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, June 28-October 21, 2018; Grand Palais, Paris, November 21, 2018-February 20, 2019; Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, March 15-July 14, 2019; EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland, August 21, 2019-January 26, 2020.
From 1874 to 1882, John Singer Sargent produced more than 200 paintings and water-colours aside from portraiture, including figures in landscape settings, architectural studies, seascapes, subject paintings, and studies after old masters. This book discusses these pictures. Each painting is documented with exhibition history and bibliography.
Explores different formal ways of representing the passage of time and at the same time the unavoidable but marvellous stillness of portraits.
This visually stunning volume offers perceptive examinations of several renowned German and Austrian Expressionist artists who redefined modern self-portraiture.
Focuses on foundational principles of art. This book gives serious beginners to professional artists an understanding of the old masters' unparalleled approach to paint application. It includes ten step-by-step portrait demonstrations.
Portrait Revolution showcases 450 portraits by 200 artists, in a wide variety of media from oil painting to iPad art, watercolour to ballpoint, linocut to mosaic.
This revealing, highly illustrated biography of Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) by a leading authority on the Bloomsbury Group accompanies a major exhibition of portraits of the world-renowned British novelist, essayist, biographer and critic and her circle at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
All artists are tired of persuading their nearest and dearest to look sad...look glad...look mad...madder...no, even madder...okay, hold it. For those artists (and their long-suffering friends), here is the best book ever.
Stabin demonstrates step-by-step how the watercolour artist can capture the figure by painting simply, directly and with focus on the "essence" of a person. He provides techniques and tips for painting portraits, people in an environment and groups, as well as people from photographs.
Expert answers to the questions every artist asks.
The National Portrait Gallery in London houses a unique collection of famous faces from the late Middle Ages to the present day. This handsomely produced volume presents the highlights of that collection, featuring over 200 works and informative texts by the Gallery's Director and expert curators.
Think the 'selfie' is a modern phenomenon...? Think again!
"This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition Murillo: The Self-Portraits, on view at The Frick Collection (October 31, 2017-February 4, 2018) and at the National Gallery, London (February 28-May 21, 2018)."
Discover the hidden details concealed within depictions of powerful figures of the past, from the sixth-century prostitute turned Byzantine Empress Theodora to military leader and famous co-author of history's rudest letter Ivan Sirko. Part detectives, part historians, Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen dissect 13 historical masterworks, complete with...
Jim Davis explores the relationship between comic performance and the visual arts in England c.1780-1830, focussing on the influence of Hogarth and Wilkie on theatre criticism and portraiture, caricature as critique and the contribution of comic actors to notions of national identity.
The Italian-born, American painter of the late nineteenth century John Singer Sargent was a celebrated portraitist of the wealthy and their world. This beautiful Tate calendar offers a wide range of his most delightful portraits and landscapes. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views