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, 10 April 2012 - Sunday, 05 August 2012
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
During the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods (ca. 4000–2650 B.C.), people in the Nile Valley began recording their beliefs through paintings, sculptures and reliefs made for their shrines and tombs. These works of art capture the evolving world view of these early Egyptians, and include forms and iconography that remained in use throughout the Pharaonic period. This exhibition brings together objects gathered from the Metropolitan's collection and from the collections of twelve other museums to illustrate the origins and early development of ancient Egyptian art.
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 - Sunday, 02 September 2012
National Gallery, London
Titian’s First Masterpiece: The Flight into Egypt examines the young artist’s creation of this ambitious and innovative work, believed to be one of his earliest paintings. The choice of his subject allowed Titian to display his skills in landscape painting and reveals bold brushwork and exhilarating use of colour. The painting, which has been generously lent by the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, will go on display after years of skilled restoration. This exhibition is accompanied by the National Gallery book Titian: A Fresh Look at Nature.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 - Sunday, 08 July 2012
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Eastern Mediterranean, from Syria across North Africa, comprised the wealthy southern provinces of the Byzantine Empire at the start of the 7th century. By that century's end, the region was central to the emerging Islamic world. This exhibition is the first to display the complex character of the region and its exceptional art and culture during the era of transition. The dialogue between established Byzantine and evolving Islamic styles and culture will be shown through images of authority, religion and especially commerce.