Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is often considered to be a genius in a class of his own, an exceptional self-taught artist who paid little attention to the art world around him. This book explores the workmanship behind his artistry.
Van Gogh at Work
The sensational development of the artist
The Art Institute of Chicago was the first American museum to exhibit works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) when it hosted the Armory Show in February 1913. This title presents one hundred of Picasso's finest works, including "Mother and Child" (1921), "Head of a Woman (Fernande)" (1909), "Woman Washing Her Feet" (1944), and "The Frugal Meal" (1904).
Picasso and Chicago
100 Works, 100 Years
British artist Michael Landy is known primarily as an installation artist. His work, along with others associated with the Young British Artists (YBAs), was catapulted to the world spotlight when it was featured in the notorious Sensation exhibition. This book includes drawings, collages and interactive sculptures with moving parts and sounds.
Michael Landy at the National Gallery
Hieronymus Cock (1518-1570) was an Antwerp painter and printmaker. Together with his wife, he was one of the first to establish a publishing house for prints. From 1548 their firm "At the Sign of the Four Winds" issued hundreds of important etchings and engravings.
The Renaissance in Print
Six hundred thousand lives were lost between 1861 and 1865, making the conflict between North and South the nation's deadliest war. This title features images that include haunting battlefield landscapes strewn with bodies, studio portraits of armed Confederate and Union soldiers (sometimes in the same family) preparing to meet their destiny.
Photography and the American Civil War
An eye-opening study of battlefield art
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 - Sunday, 23 September 2012
National Gallery, London
A multi-faceted experience celebrating British creativity across the arts, 'Metamorphosis: Titian 2012' brings together a group of specially commissioned works responding to three of Titian’s paintings – Diana and Actaeon, The Death of Actaeon and Diana and Callisto – which depict stories from Ovid’s epic poem 'Metamorphoses'. The paintings, displayed at the heart of the exhibition, will be seen together for the first time since the 18th century. Fourteen leading poets were also invited to respond to Titian's works. These poems are published in Metamorphosis: Poems Inspired by Titian, a beautiful little book that shows how the Old Master's paintings continue to inspire living artists.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 - Sunday, 28 October 2012
Watts Gallery, Guildford
Dickens and the Artists at the Watts Gallery explores the significant connection between Charles Dickens and visual art. Dickens grew out of a tradition where illustration formed a significant part of both serial and book. He admired artists, and had long and close friendships with several, including Clarkson Stanfield, Daniel Maclise, Frank Stone and William Powell Frith. The influence of Dickens was widespread and many artists chose to depict scenes from his novels as well as being influenced by the subjects and characterization in his novels. The exhibition will be accompanied by the catalogue Dickens and the Artists.
Thursday, 10 May 2012 - Sunday, 19 August 2012
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations (accompanied by a lavish exhibition catalogue) explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias's "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles are presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches.