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, 14 March 2012 - Friday, 15 June 2012
National Gallery, London
Turner created a revolution in painting at the beginning of the 19th century, responding to a modern industrial landscape with a freer style and new approaches to composition. Yet a lasting dialogue with the 17th century painter Claude lay at the heart of these developments. This exhibition, accompanied by a beautiful exhibition catalogue, offers the chance to compare closely related works by Turner and Claude and discover the extent to which Turner was inspired by Claude's mastery of light and landscape.
Saturday, 10 March 2012 - Sunday, 10 June 2012
Royal Acamdey of Arts, London
'Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed' features some seventy oil paintings and a selection of drawings and prints, many of which have been rarely or never exhibited, from public and private collections around the world. Incorporating revelatory new research carried out over the past decade, the exhibition constitutes a timely and radical re-evaluation of the extraordinary life and career of this brilliant and enigmatic artist. This exhibition is accompanied by Yale's catalogue Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed.
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.