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
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
Over the past decade, shoe design has become increasingly central to fashion, with fashion companies paying ever more attention to shoes and other accessories. High-heeled shoes, in particular, have become the fashion accessory of the 21st century. This title explores western culture's fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes.
Extravagent and Fashionable Footwear
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 - Sunday, 13 May 2012
The Frick Collection, New York
This exhibition of nine iconic Impressionist paintings by Renoir offers the first comprehensive study of the artist's engagement with the full-length format. The exhibition (accompanied by a stunning exhibition catalogue) explores Renoir's portraits and subject pictures of this type from the mid-1870s to mid-1880s. Intended for public display, these vertical grand-scale canvases are among the artist's most daring and are today considered masterpieces of Impressionism.
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 - Sunday, 06 May 2012
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Vincent van Gogh was an artist of exceptional intensity, not only in his use of color and exuberant application of paint, but also in his personal life. Drawn powerfully to nature, his works—particularly those created in the years just before he took his own life—engage the viewer with the strength of his emotions. This exhibition focuses on these tumultuous years, a period of feverish artistic experimentation that began when van Gogh left Antwerp for Paris in 1886 and continued until his death in Auvers in 1890.
Saturday, 14 January 2012 - Sunday, 22 April 2012
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years is a mid-career retrospective of the acclaimed photographer’s work and the first critical assessment of her ten-year project to exhibit her photographs annually in a space beneath a section of Interstate-95 in South Philadelphia. Strauss’s subjects are broad but her primary focus is on working-class experience, including disenfranchised people and places. Her photographs offer a poignant, troubling portrait of contemporary America. This exhibition is accompanied by the catalogue Zoe Strauss: Ten Years.