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-...
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.
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.
`Splendid ... a tour de force ... Its lucid prose, evocative illustrations and handsome production make it a joy to read and savour' Times Higher Education
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.
An intimate collection of Vincent van Gogh's portraits and self- portraits--perhaps the work for which he is best known
A practical easy-to-follow guide, which shows how to observe and draw portraits of children and adults - and how to capture a likeness.
A fascinating look at how Elizabethan England was transformed by its interactions with cultures from around the world
Explores different formal ways of representing the passage of time and at the same time the unavoidable but marvellous stillness of portraits.
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.
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 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.
Hodgkin's art can be seen as providing memorials for people, many of whom are friends, whose absence is countered by the corresponding physical presence of particular paintings. This book, like the exhibition it accompanies, surveys the development of Hodgkin's portraiture from its beginnings in 1949 to the present, including new paintings.
This beautiful volume focuses on a five-year period in Elizabeth Peyton s evolving career to suggest not only a visual chronicle of an age, its heroes, heroines, and interests, but also of an individual s life that of Peyton herself.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Expert answers to the questions every artist asks.
Think the 'selfie' is a modern phenomenon...? Think again!
'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.
"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)."
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.
Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) produced some of the most powerful and expressive portraits of modern times. Accompanying a major London exhibition that focuses on one of Soutine's most important series of portraits - of cooks, waiters and bellboys - this is the first time that this outstanding group of masterpieces has ever been brought together.
"National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. in association with Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford."