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
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 - Sunday, 03 June 2012
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Steins were important patrons of modern art in Paris during the early 20th century. This exhibition unites some two hundred works of art to demonstrate the significant impact the Steins' patronage had on artists and the way in which the family disseminated a new standard of taste for modern art. Beginning with the art that Leo Stein collected when he arrived in Paris in 1903, the exhibition traces the evolution of the Steins' taste through the years. While focusing on works by Matisse and Picasso, the exhibition also includes works by Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Juan Gris, Jacques Lipchitz, Henri Manguin, André Masson, Elie Nadelman and Francis Picabia.
Monday, 20 February 2012 - Sunday, 29 April 2012
Jeu de Paume, Paris
This exhibition reveals for the first time in France the various stages of the career of the renowned American photographer Berenice Abbott. This retrospective, accompanied by a beautiful exhibition catalogue from Editions Hazan, features over 120 photographs, original works and a series of unpublished documents. By presenting portraits, photographs and architectural shots scientists, the exhibition shows the many facets of a work often reduced to merely a few images.
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 - Sunday, 06 May 2012
Asia Society Museum, New York
Delhi has served as a cultural center of North India for more than a millennium. This exhibition focuses on the 18th century to the mid-19th century, the crucial period when Delhi moved from being the heart of the late Mughal Empire to becoming the jewel in the crown of the British Raj. The exhibition highlights the interwoven nature of Mughal, European and regional patronage networks within which Delhi artists operated. Approximately 100 objects include works by Delhi-based court artists Nidha Mal and Chitarman, and less familiar works by Ghulam Murtaza Khan, Ghulam Ali Khan and Mazhar Ali Khan.