Most popular Portraits in art books
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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.
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-...
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.
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.
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.
A practical easy-to-follow guide, which shows how to observe and draw portraits of children and adults - and how to capture a likeness.
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'.
Intimate portraits from one of the most innovative figurative artists of the twentieth century and the master of painted flesh.
A fascinating look at how Elizabethan England was transformed by its interactions with cultures from around the world
A lifetime's encounter with artists: from prehistoric cave painting to the present
The first in-depth investigation of Gauguin's portraits, revealing how the artist expanded the possibilities of the genre in new and exciting ways
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.
Explores different formal ways of representing the passage of time and at the same time the unavoidable but marvellous stillness of portraits.
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.
Features a survey of figure paintings renaissance in the art world. This book introduces over 85 artists and puts their work and the themes they explore in historical, social and artistic context. It also includes a history of the genre and biographies of all the artists featured.
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.
An intimate collection of Vincent van Gogh's portraits and self- portraits--perhaps the work for which he is best known
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
This visually stunning volume offers perceptive examinations of several renowned German and Austrian Expressionist artists who redefined modern self-portraiture.
This wide-ranging collection of 50 iconic portraits includes works by many of the world's most renowned artists, each with their own style, technique, and story to tell.
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.
Offering a rich and lively history, this is an essential read for all those interested in this most enduringly popular and humane of art forms.
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.
'The sheer variety of this ongoing series is breathtaking, as is the quality that seems to improve with time.' Artbookreview.netA concise, authoritative guide to drawing portraits of babies and children by bestselling, world renowned life-drawer Giovanni Civardi.
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
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.
Examines the sight-size portrait method, in which the artist stands back at a distance to view the picture and sitter side by side and to scale. This book demonstrates the technique in the projects that culminate in portrait painting. It includes sections on the history of sight-size, early treatises on portraiture, and the 'philosophy' of seeing.
Expert answers to the questions every artist asks.
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.
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.
"Les portraits de Rembrandt first published in France by aEditions du Seuil, 2019"--Colophon.
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.
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.
Starting with the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1867, at which a distinct Russian school of painting was recognised, this title examines developments in theatre and music, the rising Realist aesthetic and the powerful voices of wealthy patrons from the worlds of industry and commerce, such as Pavel Tretyakov.
Claude Cahun and Gillian Wearing came from different backgrounds and different times - about a century apart. Together with her female partner Marcel Moore, Cahun was imprisoned in German-occupied Jersey during the Second World War as a result of her role in the French Resistance. This book includes reproductions of over 100 key works.
"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...
`Splendid ... a tour de force ... Its lucid prose, evocative illustrations and handsome production make it a joy to read and savour' Times Higher Education
A compelling collection of self-portraits from throughout recorded history, revised to include captivating contemporary works