An Eye for Art

This treasure trove of artwork from the National Gallery of Art includes, among others, works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck Close, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing a wide ...

Author: National Gallery of Art

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613748978

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full-color images, this family-oriented art resource introduces children to more than 50 great artists and their work, with corresponding activities and explorations that inspire artistic development, focused looking, and creative writing. This treasure trove of artwork from the National Gallery of Art includes, among others, works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck Close, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing a wide range of artistic styles and techniques. Written by museum educators with decades of hands-on experience in both art-making activities and making art relatable to children, the activities include sculpting a clay figure inspired by Edgar Degas; drawing an object from touch alone, inspired by Joan Miro’s experience as an art student; painting a double-sided portrait with one side reflecting physical traits and the other side personality traits, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de' Benci; and creating a story based on a Mary Cassatt painting. Educators, homeschoolers, and families alike will find their creativity sparked by this art extravaganza.

Great Artists of the World

Provides biographical sketches of sixty of the world's great artists, including illustrations of some of their works.

Author: Larissa Branin

Publisher: Todtri Book Pub

ISBN: 1577170504

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Provides biographical sketches of sixty of the world's great artists, including illustrations of some of their works.

The Top 5 Greatest Artists

*Includes pictures of important people and places, as well as the artists' most famous works. *Discusses the relationships between the artists. *Includes a Bibliography on each artist for further reading.

Author: Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979569975

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*Includes pictures of important people and places, as well as the artists' most famous works. *Discusses the relationships between the artists. *Includes a Bibliography on each artist for further reading. It would be hard to determine which field Leonardo had the greatest influence in. His "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper" are among the most famous paintings of all time, standing up against even Michelangelo's work. But even if he was not the age's greatest artist, Leonardo may have conducted his most influential work was done in other fields. His emphasis on the importance of Nature would influence Enlightened philosophers centuries later, and he sketched speculative designs for gadgets like helicopters that would take another 4 centuries to create. It's possible that Michelangelo is the most famous artist in history, but it's also possible that he's an underrated artist. The vast influence of his career is reflected by the fact that he is not only known for his own art but has also come to embody an entire epoch of Western art. Along with Leonardo da Vinci, there are no other artists who so fully capture the spirit of scientific and artistic discovery that characterized art during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Moreover, Michelangelo's career is distinguished from that of his peers through his seamless ability to work within different art forms, receiving acclaim regardless of the medium. After first rising to fame as a sculptor, he also painted and served as an architect, and since his death, Michelangelo has also become decorated for his prolific output as a poet. The diversity and high standard of his work, no matter the medium, make it difficult to even arrive at a most famous work. Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known across the world simply by the name Raphael, stands as one of the main pillars of the High Renaissance, an iconic example of the balance between spirituality and Humanistic inquiry that characterized the time period. Although he lived just 37 years, his career produced an amazingly rich output, and he completed more works than many artists do over careers spanning twice the length. At the same time, Raphael's art combined central tropes associated with the Renaissance while remaining remarkably original. Vincent van Gogh is undoubtedly one of the most famous artists of all time, and though the critical establishment may not consider him the greatest artist who ever lived, there may be no artist with whom the public has a greater familiarity. Unfortunately, a great deal of that familiarity comes from the circumstances leading up to his death, and the manner in which they have been linked to his painting career. In 1882, Vincent would hauntingly and somewhat prophetically write to his brother Theo, "What am I in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person - somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then - even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart." In their biography of Pablo Picasso, Hans Ludwig and Chris Jaffe note that "for him, art was always adventure: 'To find is the thing.'" Indeed, there is perhaps no artist who produced more art than Picasso, whose enormous oeuvre (which spanned most of his 91-year life) contained a countless number of paintings and drawings. Picasso also worked in other mediums as well, notably sculpture and lithography, and his constant experimentation with form makes him a useful case study through which to chart the growth of Modernism as an artistic movement and many of the artistic trends that would dominate the 20th century.

Great Artists and Their Works

The prime purpose of this book is to present, in small compass, clearly reasoned opinions of men who have treated the philosophy of art not less with simplicity of language than depth of understanding -- novelist and essayist not less than ...

Author: Alfred Mansfield Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006956661

Category: Art

Page: 267

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The prime purpose of this book is to present, in small compass, clearly reasoned opinions of men who have treated the philosophy of art not less with simplicity of language than depth of understanding -- novelist and essayist not less than professed critic. A further purpose is to present a brief series of most brilliant descriptions of specific and famous works of art, architecture, sculpture, and painting, by men whose names are synonyms for all that is brilliant. Considered as a whole the collection centres upon a single point, namely, increase of appreciation and love of art behind which, said Rossetti, lies "passionate emotion," and the condition of which is "fundamental brain work." It is a book about men who live, eternal, in their buildings, pictures, sculptures. It is a book by men who have, for the most part, already eternalized themselves in their writings. - Foreword.

Great Artists and Their Works

Excerpt from Great Artists and Their Works: By Great Authors In the course of long reading about art, artists and works of art, the passages gathered into this volume have, for the editor, come to stand out with peculiar force and ...

Author: Alfred Mansfield Brooks

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330280636

Category: Architecture

Page: 285

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Excerpt from Great Artists and Their Works: By Great Authors In the course of long reading about art, artists and works of art, the passages gathered into this volume have, for the editor, come to stand out with peculiar force and directness of meaning, and to contain singularly enlightening comment. It is hoped that students of art, as well as the general reader, will find them equally inspiriting and delightful. The prime purpose of this book is to present, in small compass, clearly reasoned opinions of men who have treated the philosophy of art not less with simplicity of language than depth of understanding; - novelist and essayist not less than professed critic. A further purpose is to present a brief series of most brilliant descriptions of specific and famous works of art, architecture, sculpture, and painting, by men whose names are synonyms for all that is brilliant. Considered as a whole the collection centres upon a single point, namely, increase of appreciation and love of art behind which, said Rossetti, lies "passionate emotion," and the condition of which is "fundamental brain work." It is a book about men who live, eternal, in their buildings, pictures, sculptures. It is a book by men who have, for the most part, already eternalized themselves in their writings. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Famous Artists Biography Coloring Book

This is not just a coloring book. Children will actually learn about the lives of famous artists! Perfect for Young Artists This book is a great choice for budding artists.

Author: Marisa Boan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798589644272

Category:

Page: 96

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This biography coloring book is all about teaching kids about the lives of famous artists while encouraging their own creativity through coloring and creating. Almost 100 coloring pages include 15 original biographies written just for children with age approximate language and content. After they learn about each incredible artist, they can color a portrait of the artist and use two more coloring pages to create their own work in the style of the artist. Famous Artists: Children will learn about the lives of a diverse group of artists including: Hilma af Klint, Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci, Keith Haring, Frida Kahlo, Wassily Kandinsky, Yayoi Kusama, Rene Magritte, Henri Matisse, Michelangelo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh. And Andy Warhol. Features & Highlights: Large black and white line drawings allow children to create original artwork and designs Age appropriate easy to read biographies written by a former teacher contain simple language and explain art concepts to children Designed to teach and inspire creativity in girls and boys ages 5-12, while giving them an opportunity to express themselves creatively A Great Gift for Any Child If you're looking for an activity for your kindergartner or school-aged child, this educational activity book is a great way to engage children in the arts. This is not just a coloring book. Children will actually learn about the lives of famous artists! Perfect for Young Artists This book is a great choice for budding artists. The paper is heavier than most coloring books and works well with art supplies like crayons, colored pencils, gel pens and most markers. Lots of pages where young artists can create their own original works of art!

Art

From the influential craftsmen of the high renaissance to the Dutch masters, and from the rococo and neoclassical movements of the 18th century to romanticism, modernism and contemporary art, the lives of the great artists are as varied and ...

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher:

ISBN: 1681449420

Category: Art

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From the influential craftsmen of the high renaissance to the Dutch masters, and from the rococo and neoclassical movements of the 18th century to romanticism, modernism and contemporary art, the lives of the great artists are as varied and multifaceted as the works of creative genius they produced. The Great Art Guide introduces readers to 100 of the world's most important artists, from the 13th century to the present. Works by artists such as Caravaggio, Vermeer, van Gogh and Warhol are arranged chronologically and set in their historical context by Susie Hodge's authoritative narrative. Succinct and insightful artist profiles are accompanied by high-quality reproductions of the individual's most significant works of art. Including a glossary of key terms and a comprehensive list of the most important art institutions from across the globe, this concise and readable guide is a joy for students of art or anyone wanting to know more about great works of art.

Great Artists Explained

A compendium of fifty great artists and their most important works spans six centuries and includes biographical profiles, information on style, movements, influences, and identifiable techniques for such artists as Michelangelo, Van Gogh, ...

Author: Robert Cumming

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 0756628709

Category: Art

Page: 112

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A compendium of fifty great artists and their most important works spans six centuries and includes biographical profiles, information on style, movements, influences, and identifiable techniques for such artists as Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and Matisse.

Great Artists and Their Works

By Great Authors Alfred Mansfield Brooks. ཡབ་ཡཁས་ ལས་ཡར་ ( Brooke
MAS Gni ilin BOOK REVIEWS - GREAT ARTISTS.

Author: Alfred Mansfield Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081904934

Category: Art

Page: 267

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The prime purpose of this book is to present, in small compass, clearly reasoned opinions of men who have treated the philosophy of art not less with simplicity of language than depth of understanding -- novelist and essayist not less than professed critic. A further purpose is to present a brief series of most brilliant descriptions of specific and famous works of art, architecture, sculpture, and painting, by men whose names are synonyms for all that is brilliant. Considered as a whole the collection centres upon a single point, namely, increase of appreciation and love of art behind which, said Rossetti, lies "passionate emotion," and the condition of which is "fundamental brain work." It is a book about men who live, eternal, in their buildings, pictures, sculptures. It is a book by men who have, for the most part, already eternalized themselves in their writings. - Foreword.

Discovering Great Artists

"Discovering Great Artists" has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children.

Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl

Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing

ISBN: 9780935607284

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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"Discovering Great Artists" has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O'Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full "click-to" resource guide at Bright Ring's website to show each artist's most famous works. Some activity examples are: Da Vinci - Invention Art Michelangelo - Fresco Plaque Rembrandt - Shadowy Faces Monet - Dabble in Paint Degas - Resist in Motion Picasso- Fractured Friend Van Gogh - Starry Night Pollock - Action Splatter 1997 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Education 2003 Practical Homeschooling Award, 3rd Place 2007 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category, 3rd place. 2009 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category,1st Place

History s Greatest Artists

Let them understand above all that the artist works from necessity; that he, too, is a minute element of the world to whom one should ascribe no more importance than so many things in nature which charm us but which we do not explain to ...

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1543274722

Category:

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*Includes pictures of more than 25 of Picasso's most famous works, including an explanation of his techniques and influences. *Includes pictures of Picasso and important people in his life. *Explains the artistic influences and legacy of Picasso's life and art. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "Everyone wants to understand painting. Why don't they try to understand the song of the birds? Why do they love a night, a flower, everything which surrounds man, without attempting to understand them? Whereas where painting is concerned, they want to understand. Let them understand above all that the artist works from necessity; that he, too, is a minute element of the world to whom one should ascribe no more importance than so many things in nature which charm us but which we do not explain to ourselves. Those who attempt to explain a picture are on the wrong track most of the time." - Pablo Picasso, 1934 In their biography of Pablo Picasso, Hans Ludwig and Chris Jaffe note that "for him, art was always adventure: 'To find is the thing.'" Indeed, there is perhaps no artist who produced more art than Picasso, whose enormous oeuvre (which spanned most of his 91-year life) contained a countless number of paintings and drawings. Picasso also worked in other mediums as well, notably sculpture and lithography, and his constant experimentation with form makes him a useful case study through which to chart the growth of Modernism as an artistic movement and many of the artistic trends that would dominate the 20th century. At the same time, one of the challenges involved in examining Picasso's body of work is the sheer breadth of it all. In addition to the many different mediums involved, Picasso's works within each medium also vastly differed. For example, placing the paintings of Picasso's Blue Period (1901-1904) against his analytic cubist compositions reveals little similarities, and in many ways, he also anticipated artistic movements such as Abstract Expressionism and Neo-Expressionism. And though he is most famous for his contributions to the Cubist genre, there is a wide disparity between his early analytic cubist works and the later synthetic cubist style. Picasso is one of the world's most famous artists, which adds to the challenge of examining his career, but it's necessary to examine his entire career because of the way art was intertwined with his life. Even from an early age, it was clear that he subordinated any external concerns relating to his life in the interest of making art, which may have been the cause of the spirit of melancholy that can be found in his artwork. At the same time, the somber tone of some of his work can be directly contrasted against his playful formal experimentation. History's Greatest Artists: The Life and Legacy of Pablo Picasso examines Picasso's life and career, while analyzing his painting style, artistic themes, and his legacy. Along with pictures of some of his most famous work, a bibliography, and a Table of Contents, you will learn about one of history's greatest painters like you never have before, in no time at all.

Famous Artists

This is a beautifully presented introduction to the lives and works of 35 of the world's best-known artists. It includes photographs of the artists at work, their personal belongings, homes and places that were important to them.

Author: Mark Beech

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN: 1409523284

Category: Artists

Page: 95

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This is a beautifully presented introduction to the lives and works of 35 of the world's best-known artists. It includes photographs of the artists at work, their personal belongings, homes and places that were important to them. It also illustrates timelines that provide the key dates in each artist's life.

Artists

Exploring the vision and techniques of the greatest painters and sculptors throughout history, Artists tells the fascinating stories behind each masterpiece, including the historical context in which each artist worked, their influences, ...

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 1465463283

Category: Art

Page: 360

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501 Great Artists

Students of art and non-specialist readers alike will find 501 Great Artists an informative and entertaining read. Concise and comprehensive, the book is an accessible guide to both major and lesser-known artists from around the world.

Author: Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Apple Press

ISBN: 1845433114

Category: Art

Page: 640

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Great art has the power to express emotions, to provoke arguments, to change the way we see the world, or simply to entertain. 501 Great Artists is a comprehensive, single-volume guide to the artists down the centuries who have influenced our world through their art and whose achievements have shaped the course of art history. Students of art and non-specialist readers alike will find 501 Great Artists an informative and entertaining read. Concise and comprehensive, the book is an accessible guide to both major and lesser-known artists from around the world. Each entry provides a concise description of a particular artist’s life and work, and assesses the nature of their creative insight and cultural impact. An insightful image of the artist accompanies the text, which is also supplemented by a galleries and museums listing of the artist’s most famous works, and an illuminating quotation by the artist or an art critic. Superb reproductions of many of the masterpieces discussed are also featured throughout the book. About the General Editor Steven Farthing is a painter and the Rootstein Hopkins Research Professor in Drawing at the University of Arts, London. He has been teaching fine art since 1977. His paintings are exhibited in galleries throughout the world.

History s Greatest Artists

Understandably, the sheer volume of work meant that many had an unfinished, primal quality that seems to be commensurate with the type of person who would paint 800 paintings (in addition to numerous drawing and studies) over 10 years, ...

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979569967

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*Includes pictures of 20 of van Gogh's most famous works, including an explanation of his techniques and influences. *Includes pictures of van Gogh and excerpts of his letters to brother Theo. *Explains the artistic influences and legacy of van Gogh's life and art. *Discusses the mysteries and controversies surrounding van Gogh's mental illnesses and death. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "A weaver who has to direct and to interweave a great many little threads has no time to philosophize about it, but rather he is so absorbed in his work that he doesn't think but acts, and he feels how things must go more than he can explain it." - Vincent van Gogh, 1883 Vincent van Gogh is undoubtedly one of the most famous artists of all time, and though the critical establishment may not consider him the greatest artist who ever lived, there may be no artist with whom the public has a greater familiarity. Unfortunately, a great deal of that familiarity comes from the circumstances leading up to his death, and the manner in which they have been linked to his painting career. Of all the things that occurred in van Gogh's tumultuous life and career, the best known thing about it might be that he cut off the lower left lobe of his ear, and much of the general public is familiar with his painting "Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear." In 1882, Vincent would hauntingly and somewhat prophetically write to his brother Theo, "What am I in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person - somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then - even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart." Across much of the world, van Gogh's body of work is so commonplace that virtually everyone is familiar with at least some element of his life. Reproductions of his paintings populate offices, calendars, t-shirts, and the like, and his paintings continue to have the potential to affect people. On the surface, it might appear as though van Gogh is a very familiar figure, and yet people have spent nearly 125 years wondering just what compelled him to harm himself, just how tortured he was mentally, and what kind of effects it had on his art. In addition to dying a premature (and still controversial) death, van Gogh was 27 before beginning his 10-year painting career, meaning he painted for a comparably short period of his life. Nevertheless, he produced an extraordinary amount of art, and much of the myth of van Gogh surrounds the fact that he painted over 800 paintings (and many more drawings and watercolors) in such a short time. Understandably, the sheer volume of work meant that many had an unfinished, primal quality that seems to be commensurate with the type of person who would paint 800 paintings (in addition to numerous drawing and studies) over 10 years, building to a feverish crescendo at the end of his life. On top of that, van Gogh also managed to find time to write nearly 900 letters during that same period. Given the way his art and life blend together, it's no surprise that van Gogh and his work continue to deeply affect viewers to this day. While van Gogh's painting career is the period of greatest interest, it was in many ways a response to his upbringing and the events of his youth. History's Greatest Artists: The Life and Legacy of Vincent Van Gogh examines van Gogh's life before his career, a close analysis of his painting style and artistic themes, and his controversial death. Along with pictures of some of his most famous work, excerpts from his letters, a bibliography, and a Table of Contents, you will learn about one of history's greatest painters like you never have before, in no time at all.

Great Artists

Discusses what makes a great artist, art collecting, and the works of of fifty artists, from Van Eyck to Pollock

Author: Robert Cumming

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: PSU:000032821543

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Discusses what makes a great artist, art collecting, and the works of of fifty artists, from Van Eyck to Pollock

Painters and Their Works Vol 3 Of 3

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Ralph N. James

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0265993717

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Excerpt from Painters and Their Works, Vol. 3 of 3: A Dictionary of Great Artists Who Are Not Now Alive, Giving Their Names, Lives, and the Prices Paid for Their Works at Auctions; Sabbatini to Zyl, and Appendixes Sacchi (andrea), called Andruccio. - B. Rome, 1598; Rome, 1661; s. Albano; r. History and portraits. The real name of this artist is said to have been Ouche. Although Sacchi studied the works of Raphael and other great masters in Rome, he formed for himself a style which was peculiarly his own. He competed successfully in fresco with Pietro da Cortona. The ideas of Sacchi were always elevated, and he excelled in sim plicity of composition and correctness of drawing. To these characteristics he added a delicacy yet force of colouring which, combined with high finishing, rendered his works very elegant. His most famous picture represents S. Romualdo Recoun ting his Vision to his Brethren. Nicolas Poussin declared it was the fourth great picture in Rome, the others being The Trans figuration, by Raphael; The Descent from the Cross, by Volterra and The Communion of S. Jerome, by Domeni chino and posterity has admitted the soundness of Poussin' s judgment. Carlo Maratti painted a fine portrait of Andrea Sacchi, which was engraved by Vallet in 1662. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.