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Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900
Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900
By National Gallery London
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ean: 9781857095616, isbn: 1857095618,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews
During the great flourishing of modern art in fin-de-siècle Vienna, artists of that city focused on images of individuals. Their portraits depict artists, patrons, families, friends, intellectual allies, and society celebrities from the upwardly mobile middle classes. Viewed as a whole, the images allow us to reconstruct the subjects’ shifting identities as the Austro-Hungarian Empire underwent dramatic political changes, from the 1867 Ausgleich (Compromise) to the end of World War I. This

Portraits of the Renaissance (Classics)
Portraits of the Renaissance (Classics)
By Brand: Assouline
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mpn: 70 colour paintings, ean: 9782843238901, isbn: 2843238900,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
Memling, Van Eyck, Antonello da Messina, Raphael, Holbein, Titian, Leonardo . . . these are the greatest names of the Renaissance which symbolize the ultimate in artistic achievement. Whether Italian, Flemish, or German, all were masters of the portrait, a style that was popular and much appreciated during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The genius of these artists allowed them to overcome the limits of the genre and inscribe the art of portraiture into the universal history of mankind.

Artists' Self-Portraits
Artists' Self-Portraits
By Brand: Abbeville Press
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ean: 9780789208941, isbn: 0789208946,

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In his fascinating survey, art historian Omar Calabrese reveals that self-portraits through the ages are both a reflection of the artist and of the period in which the artist lived. Organized thematically, the author first presents a basic definition of the genre of the self-portrait, interpreting the picture to be a manifestation of self identity, and including examples from an Egyptian tomb painting and pictures on stained glass during the Middle Ages and continuing to modern times. The next

Bare Life: From Bacon to Hockney - London Artists Painting from Life, 1950-80
Bare Life: From Bacon to Hockney - London Artists Painting from Life, 1950-80
By Hirmer Publishers
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mpn: 295 colour illustrations, ean: 9783777422541, isbn: 3777422541,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 149 reviews
In the mid-twentieth century, a pioneering group of painters began pursuing new directions in figurative art, investing representations of the human body with unprecedented expressiveness and depth. Among these painters who sought to more accurately capture the truth of human existence were the “School of London” artists, including Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Leon Kossoff, and Lucian Freud, but the tradition also extended beyond this core group of painters to include a

Mother: Portraits by 40 Great Artists
Mother: Portraits by 40 Great Artists
By Frances Lincoln
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ean: 9780711229655, isbn: 0711229651,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
Artists paint their mothers for many reasons — as a loving tribute, of course, but also to capture a memorable face, to work through conflicting emotions, as a family legacy, or the simple availability of a model. Looking at each work and considering its individual history reveals much about the relationship, the artist, and about the time and place in which it was created. Mother collects more than 40 of these fascinating portraits. Selected by art historian Juliet Heslewood, the portraits

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