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
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 - Sunday, 02 October 2011
National Gallery, London
As part of a programme of summer shows focusing on the National Gallery’s collection, Devotion by Design explores the function, the original location, and the development of altarpieces in Italy during the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. Devotion by Design showcases altarpieces by well-known artists such as Piero della Francesca, but includes many which are less familiar. It revisits works in the National Gallery Collection in a fresh and innovative light, drawing on the wealth of scholarship undertaken in this field in recent years.
Saturday, 02 July 2011 - Thursday, 02 February 2012
Scottish National Gallery
One of Scotland’s most popular artists, Blackadder is celebrated for her paintings, watercolours and drawings, and in particular for her depictions of plants and animals. As well as featuring her much-loved still lifes, this retrospective will be a rare chance to see lesser known works, such as the vibrantly coloured, large-scale paintings from earlier in her career.
Monday, 27 June 2011 - Sunday, 30 October 2011
National Gallery, London
This exhibition illuminates the life and work of the Gallery’s first director, Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793–1865), a man described by one contemporary as ‘the Alpha and Omega’ of the Victorian art world. Art for the Nation coincides with the publication of Eastlake’s travel notebooks, along with a biography of Eastlake and his wife by Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, Research Curator in the History of Collecting at the National Gallery, and Dr Julie Sheldon, Reader in Art History at Liverpool John Moores University.