In August 2006 Tony Bevan travelled to Venice, at the suggestion of Marlborough Fine Art and the Paupers Press, to work at the Scuola de Grafica as part of an ongoing Artists international Print Project.
Emin’s use of intensely personal, everyday materials gives her work an intimate quality, combining avant-garde ideas with feminine traditions of craft. This book presents Emin’s art in clear, accessible language, with full-color reproductions throughout. It provides a highly informed key to understanding one of the most hotly discussed artists at work today, responsible for some of the most iconic works of recent times.
Making art is quite therapeutic, Tracey Moffatt once said of herself. This brief statement reveals much of the artist’s personality and above all about her manner of interpreting the artistic experience, a practice that frequently refers to her personal episodes and events.
In the work of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) lies an impact akin to a sudden acquisition of sight. His landscapes and seascapes scorch the eye with such ravishing light and color, with such elemental force, it is as if the sun itself were gleaming out of the frame.
One of the most popular painters of all time, J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851) created a remarkable collection of sketchbooks over the course of his career. Thoughtful, revealing, and beautifully rendered, Turner’s sketchbooks offer an unparalleled window into his creative process.
Turnerâ€™s lifetime was also the classic age of English watercolour, and his mastery and perfection of the medium coincided with its establishment as an independent art form. Turner was at the forefront of these developments, but he also stood apart from them.
Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) is one of the most important names in British pre-eighteenth-century art. Born in Antwerp, he was a precocious talent, rising swiftly to become a leading assistant to Peter Paul Rubens, then Northern Europe’s most prominent painter. Van Dyck’s imporatnce to British art cannot be overstated; during the turbulent years of…
Today, the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) are among the most well known and celebrated in the world. In Sunflowers, The Starry Night, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, and many paintings and drawings beyond, we recognize an artist uniquely dexterous in the portrayal of mood and place through paint, pencil, charcoal, or chalk.
Vincent van Gogh’s story is one of the most ironic in art history. Today, he is celebrated the world over as one of the most important painters of all time, recognized with sell-out shows, feted museums, and record prices of tens of millions of dollars at auction. Yet as he was painting the canvases that…
Meet Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, the leading light of the Spanish Golden Age and a giant of Western art history. From humble genre scenes to the ever-mysterious Las Meninas, this introductory book charts the compositional expertise, natural figuration, and masterful handling of tone that secured Velázquez’s place as “the greatest painter of all.” For more information click here
Victor Willing first came to prominence in 1955 and his mature work, based on the operations of the subconscious and with reference to writers and theorists such as Nietzsche, Sartre, and Tristan Tzara, was both responsive to and influential on the contemporary London art scene.
Vito Acconci (b.1940) is a key late twentieth-century pioneer of performance, video, installation and the exploration of architectural space. His work has expanded art’s boundaries, moving beyond the gallery or museum into shared public spaces. Initially a poet, Acconci began making Conceptual art and Body art in the late 1960s. He devised actions, enacted them and documented them with texts, photographs or video.
Andy Warhol (1928–1987) is hailed as the most important proponent of the Pop art movement. A critical and creative observer of American society, he explored key themes of consumerism, materialism, media, and celebrity.
When Marina Abramovic Dies examines the extraordinary life and death-defying work of one of the most pioneering artists of her generation?and one who is still at the forefront of contemporary art today. This intimate, critical biography chronicles Abramovic’s formative and until now undocumented years in Yugoslavia, and tells the story of her partnership with the German artist Ulay?one of the twentieth century’s great examples of the fusion of artistic and private life.