John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age

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Art Institute of Chicago #ad - Richly illustrated, john singer sargent and chicago’s Gilded Age is an original and engaging examination of the complex relationship between one of the most cosmopolitan artists of his generation and the city of Chicago. This groundbreaking study focuses on John Singer Sargent’s sustained, yet largely overlooked, involvement with Chicago’s vibrant Gilded Age culture.

Documenting the artist’s personal connections to the city and the prominence of his work in Chicago collections, Annelise K. With scholarly rigor, this volume also delves into the taste and scope of midwestern patronage at the turn of the century, offering valuable insights into Chicago’s civic and cultural ambitions.

John Singer Sargent and Chicago's Gilded Age #ad - Madsen explores sargent’s various contributions to Chicago’s artistic life, including his long-standing participation in local exhibitions.  .

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Manet and Modern Beauty: The Artist's Last Years

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J. Paul Getty Museum #ad -  . Often dismissed as too pretty and superficial by critics, these later works reflect Manet’s elegant social world, propose a radical new alignment of modern art with fashionable femininity, and record the artist’s unapologetic embrace of beauty and visual pleasure in the face of death. This stunning examination of the last years of Édouard Manet’s life and career is the first book to explore the transformation of his style and subject matter in the 1870s and early 1880s.

The name manet evokes the provocative, heroically scaled pictures he painted in the 1860s for the Salon, delicate pastels, luscious still lifes, but in the late 1870s and early 1880s the artist produced quite a different body of work: stylish portraits of actresses and demimondaines, intimate watercolors, and impressionistic scenes of suburban gardens and Parisian cafés.

Manet and Modern Beauty: The Artist's Last Years #ad - This volume is published to accompany exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago May 26 to September 8, 2019 and the J. Paul getty museum at the getty center October 8, 2019, to January 12, 2020. Featuring nearly three hundred illustrations and nine fascinating essays by established and emerging Manet specialists, a selection of the artist’s correspondence, a technical analysis of the late Salon painting Jeanne Spring, and more, a chronology, Manet and Modern Beauty brings a diverse range of approaches to bear on a little-studied area of this major artist’s oeuvre.

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Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

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Rizzoli Electa #ad - As the only female member of the impressionist group at its founding in late 1873, Morisot played a major and multifaceted part in the movement, and her works were prized by pioneering dealers and collectors. Lush illustrations from throughout morisot’s career depict her daring experimentations and her embrace of modern subjects in the city and at the seaside: fashionable young women, and intimate, domestic interiors.

Texts examine her in the context of her contemporaries, the subjects and settings she chose, the critical reception of her work, and the state of Morisot scholarship. Berthe morisot, with never-before-published letters, interdisciplinary scholarship, Woman Impressionist makes an important contribution to the field, and a specific focus on Morisot’s pioneering developments as a painter first, woman second.

Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist #ad - Today berthe morisot 1841–1895 is considered a major impressionist artist, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, a recent development despite the respect received in her lifetime from peers Edgar Degas, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, painterly innovations, this comprehensive volume examines Berthe Morisot’s remarkable body of work, and leading role within the Impressionist canon.

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Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Sargent’s women has a distinct elegance and potency―Lucey’s writing propels you forward, straight to the heart of the story, along the vibrant ties that linked this fascinating artist to the women he made infamous. Christene barberich, based on original letters and diaries, Refinery29In this seductive, multilayered biography, global editor-in-chief and cofounder, Donna M.

8 pages of color illustrations Norton. And the iron-willed isabella Stewart Gardner scandalized Boston society and became Sargent’s greatest patron and friend. Like characters in an edith Wharton novel, these women challenged society’s restrictions, risking public shame and ostracism. Elsie hid labyrinthine passions, including her love for a man who would betray her.

Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas #ad - Lucey illuminates four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent. All had forbidden love affairs; Lucia bravely supported her family despite illness, while Elsie explored Spiritualism, defying her overbearing father. As the veiled sally fairchild―beautiful and commanding―emerged on Sargent’s canvas, the power of his artistry lured her sister, Lucia, into a Bohemian life.

With uncanny intuition, Sargent hinted at the mysteries and passions that unfolded in his subjects’ lives. Elsie palmer traveled between her father’s Rocky Mountain castle and the medieval English manor house where her mother took refuge, surrounded by artists, writers, and actors. The saintly elizabeth Chanler embarked on a surreptitious love affair with her best friend’s husband.

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Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light

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National Gallery London #ad - His monumental early works established the artist’s reputation as an unflinching social realist. An illustrated chronology by Blanca Pons Sorolla, the artist’s great-granddaughter, provides additional information. Sending pictures strategically to major exhibitions across Europe, fishermen, and sail-makers eking out meager existences; young women forced into prostitution; and naked, Sorolla depicted peasants, disabled orphans.

Norton. The bravura impressionist works of the premier spanish painter of a century ago, showcased and explored in detail by an international team of renowned scholars Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida 1863–1923 was the leading Spanish painter of his day, world-famous when Picasso was still struggling to establish a name.

These include portraits, landscapes, the bathers and seascapes for which he is most famous, and genre scenes of Spanish life. As sorolla found a wealthy clientele toward the turn of the century, his focus turned to sun-drenched scenes of leisure and elegant sociability: beautiful women stroll in fashionable resorts and children gambol on the seashore.

Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light #ad - Here, leading scholars offer a contemporary assessment of his career and explore Sorolla’s relations with the most famous bravura painters of the day, including John Singer Sargent and the Swedish artist Anders Zorn. Rarely had Impressionist technique been turned to such provocative ends. This sumptuously illustrated book traces Sorolla’s career at home and abroad, focusing on more than 60 canvases.

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Charles White: A Retrospective

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Art Institute of Chicago #ad - Tracing white’s career from his emergence in chicago to his mature practice as an artist, leading experts provide insights into White’s creative process, and educator in New York and Los Angeles, the relationship between his art and his teaching, activist, his political activism and interest in history, his work as a photographer, and the importance of feminism in his work.

. With handsome reproductions of white’s finest paintings, reclaims his place in the art-historical narrative, the volume introduces his work to contemporary audiences, drawings, and prints, and stresses the continuing relevance of his insistent dedication to producing positive social change through art.

Charles White: A Retrospective #ad - A preface by kerry james marshall addresses White’s significance as a mentor to an entire generation of practitioners and underlines the importance of this largely overlooked artist. A revelatory reassessment of one of the most influential american artists of the 20th century  Charles White 1918–1979 is best known for bold, large-scale paintings and drawings of African Americans, meticulously executed works that depict human relationships and socioeconomic struggles with a remarkable sensitivity.

Norton. This comprehensive study offers a much-needed reexamination of the artist’s career and legacy.

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Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice

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Yale University Press #ad - An international group of scholars led by robert echols and frederick ilchman explores Tintoretto’s artistic activity and situates his life and work in the context of his contemporaries’ work and of the Renaissance in Italy, providing a fundamental point of reference for modern scholarship and an essential introduction to the artist’s career and oeuvre.

His bold and expressive brushwork, which made his paintings seem unfinished to his contemporaries, is now recognized as a key step in the development of oil-on-canvas painting. Published on the 500th anniversary of tintoretto’s birth, this unprecedented publication celebrates one of Renaissance Italy’s greatest painters Jacopo Tintoretto 1518 or 1519–1594 was known for the remarkable energy of his work.

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice #ad - This lavishly illustrated study, including many large-scale pieces that convey the breadth and power of his narrative works, published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the artist’s birth, features more than forty of Tintoretto’s paintings, along with a sample of his finest drawings. Norton.

His contemporary giorgio Vasari described him as the “most extraordinary brain that painting has ever produced. Considered to be one of the three great painters of 16th-century Venice, along with Titian and Paolo Veronese, Tintoretto is admired for his dramatic treatments of sacred and secular narrative subjects and his insightful portraits of the Venetian aristocracy.

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Delacroix

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Metropolitan Museum of Art #ad - This in-depth monograph, written by french and american experts, studies the effect of the artist’s prodigious life on his work, examines Delacroix’s engagement with the work of his predecessors, and explores his impact on Western painting. Norton. The artist’s fascination with the natural world, his interest in the Ottoman Empire, and the profound influence of his voyage to North Africa are analyzed and provide new insights into understanding and appreciating his unconventional subjects.

Presenting many of delacroix’s iconic canvases, as well as a generous selection of lesser-known works and rarely seen drawings and prints from international collections, and Lion Hunt, this revelatory volume captures the full range and diversity of Delacroix’s genius, such as The Women of Algiers in their Apartment, Liberty Leading the People, showing how this prolific and groundbreaking artist changed the course of European painting.

Delacroix #ad - A comprehensive monograph on the preeminent french romantic artist whose work changed the course of European painting Eugène Delacroix 1798–1863 created extraordinary paintings that were known for their dynamic color, brushwork, and movement as well as their original subject matter.

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John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal

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GILES #ad - This volume presents over sixty superb portrait drawings, showcasing sitters famous for their roles in politics, society, and the arts. John singer sargent 1856-1925 was one of the greatest portrait artists of his time. Norton. These drawn portraits represent a substantial, and they demonstrate the same sense of immediacy, yet often overlooked, part of his practice, psychological sensitivity, and mastery of chiaroscuro that animate Sargent’s sitters on canvas.

. While he is best known for his powerful paintings, he largely ceased painting portraits in 1907 and turned instead to charcoal drawings to satisfy portrait commissions. It also explores the friendships and the networks of patronage that underpinned Sargent’s practice as a portrait draftsman in Edwardian Britain and Progressive Era America.

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Great English Interiors

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Prestel #ad - Anglophiles, architects, armchair tourists, and lovers of grand interiors will enjoy these gorgeous photographs while discovering more about the designers, and trends that have made British style so alluring and enduring over the centuries. Step into british history with this marvelous collection of photographs of the country's greatest homes.

Famed photographer derry moore and renowned interior designer David Mlinaric offer a panoramic tour inside some of Britain's finest manor houses, castles, halls, and public buildings. Including houghton hall from the 18th century and waddesdon manor from the 19th century, and David Hicks, Pauline de Rothschild, the book continues into the 20th century to feature the homes of such influential figures as Nancy Lancaster, guiding readers through the finest examples of English interior design.

Great English Interiors #ad - . The work of british masters including inigo Jones, William Kent, and Robert Adam is beautifully portrayed in striking photographs while complementary essays enlighten readers on the events and personalities that lend each site cultural significance. Norton. Bridging five centuries, and knole, this lavishly illustrated book looks at houses such as Haddon Hall, Chastleton, each with superb examples of Tudor and Stuart interiors.

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Van Gogh and Japan

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Mercatorfonds #ad - Gradually this enchanted world became his main artistic reference point. This gorgeous publication offers a detailed reassessment of the impact Japanese printmaking had on Van Gogh’s creative output. From then on, he positioned himself as an artist in the Japanese tradition in order to gain a reputation with the avant-garde of the day.

He enthusiastically assembled a collection of the prints with the idea of dealing in them, and soon was captivated by their colorful and cheerful imagery and style, which began to exert a dramatic influence on his own work. Brand new, never Read, Edition was bought by mistake. All my work is based to some extent on Japanese art.

Van Gogh and Japan #ad - Vincent van gogh vincent van gogh’s 1853–1890 encounter with Japanese ukiyo-e prints during his time in Paris was decisive for the direction that his art would take in the years to come. Featuring essays by the world’s leading van gogh experts, this book details the ways in which the artist constructed his understanding of a Japanese aesthetic and his utopian ideal of a so-called primitive society, and incorporated these into his own vision and practice.

The size, nature, and importance of Van Gogh’s own collection of Japanese prints are also explored. Lavish illustrations include oil paintings and drawings by Van Gogh as well as a selection of the Japanese works that so captured his imagination. Norton.

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