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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2019 Square Wall Calendar
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.
Lunch with the FT: A Second Helping
Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth 1922 - 1968
Rembrandt. The Self-Portraits
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: Techniques for Mastering Expressive Portraiture
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.
BP Portrait Award 2019
Portrait Sketchbook: Learn the art of drawing from the masters
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.
Flaming Dene
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.
Art of Drawing: Drawing Portraits: Faces and Figures
A practical easy-to-follow guide, which shows how to observe and draw portraits of children and adults - and how to capture a likeness.
Cezanne Portraits
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'.
100 Writers
Lucian Freud: Naked Portraits
Intimate portraits from one of the most innovative figurative artists of the twentieth century and the master of painted flesh.
100 Fashion Icons
Elizabethan Globalism - England, China and the Rainbow Portrait
A fascinating look at how Elizabethan England was transformed by its interactions with cultures from around the world
Portraits: John Berger on Artists
A lifetime's encounter with artists: from prehistoric cave painting to the present
Gauguin: Portraits
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: Inspiration, Tips and Techniques for Creating Portraits from the Artists of Julia Kay's Portrait Party
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.
William Coldstream: Catalogue Raisonne
Eileen Hogan: Personal Geographies
Hockney's Portraits and People
Explores different formal ways of representing the passage of time and at the same time the unavoidable but marvellous stillness of portraits.
Victoria Crowe: Beyond Likeness
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.
Gainsborough's Family Album
Painting People: The State of the Art
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.
Pre-Raphaelite Circle
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.
How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal
Vincent's Portraits: Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh
An intimate collection of Vincent van Gogh's portraits and self- portraits--perhaps the work for which he is best known
Young Victoria
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
Self-Portrait, from Schiele to Beckmann
This visually stunning volume offers perceptive examinations of several renowned German and Austrian Expressionist artists who redefined modern self-portraiture.
50 Portraits You Should Know
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.
John Singer Sargent Masterpieces of Art
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.
Self-Portrait: A Cultural History
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.
Lizzie Siddal
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.
Art of Drawing: Portraits of Babies & Children
'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.
Jane Austen and her World
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
Drawing Portraits: A Practical Course for Artists
Michael Jackson: On The Wall
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.
Sight-Size Portraiture
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.
Art Answers: Portrait Painting: Expert Answers to the Questions Every Artist Asks
Expert answers to the questions every artist asks.
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
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.
National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain
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.
Rembrandt by Rembrandt: The Self-Portraits
"Les portraits de Rembrandt first published in France by aEditions du Seuil, 2019"--Colophon.
Figure In Watercolor
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.
John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1874-1882; Complete Paintings: Volume IV
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.
Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky
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.
Roman Portraits - Sculptures in Stone and Bronze in the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask
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.
Murillo: The Self-Portraits
"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)."
What Great Paintings Say. Faces of Power
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...
Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-Portraits
`Splendid ... a tour de force ... Its lucid prose, evocative illustrations and handsome production make it a joy to read and savour' Times Higher Education
500 Self-Portraits
A compelling collection of self-portraits from throughout recorded history, revised to include captivating contemporary works