Known for his expressive portraits and London landscapes, draftsman, printmaker, and painter Leon Kossoff is one of the significant British artists. This book features essays that discuss how Kossoff used a body of drawings to inform his original paintings and analyze how the particular influence of Old Masters has been incorporated into his work.
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is widely regarded as epitomizing the "painter as poet". Chagall's paintings, steeped in mythology and mysticism, portray colourful dreams and tales that are deeply rooted in his Russian Jewish origins. This art album presents Chagll's work.
Offering an exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work, this book identifies what it was that made him so unique. It offers insights into the 'real' meaning behind masterpieces, such as "The Mona Lisa" and the "Last Supper". It also talks about his unfulfilled dreams, relationships with patrons, and the truth about his religious views.
Between 1951 and 1961 the author, biographer of Picasso, lived in Provence at the Chateau de Castille with art historian Douglas Cooper. This is a memoir of Richardson's ten years in the chateau, a ruined colonnaded folly which became a private museum.
Focuses on the artist's large-scale sculptures in latex and fiberglass and provides an opportunity to look at Eva Hesse's artistic achievement within the historical context of her life in family diaries and photographs. This work examines Hesse's works within the context of the art and aesthetic theories of the 1960s.
Recognized as a major figure in postwar American painting, Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was an artist strongly identified with California but whose work is beloved throughout the United States and the rest of the world. This catalogue covers Diebenkorn's career and focuses on the artist's inner life and purposes as revealed in his paintings.
Spanning six centuries and 73 painters, this book examines what makes a painter one of the 'greats'. Their life and career, style and artistic approach are all described, and their work placed within the development of art history.
This tasty morsel of a book lays bare the secret to baking cakes so good you'll want to strip off to eat them. Illustrated with Beryl Cook's vibrant paintings of British life in all its eccentric glory, baking has never been more fun! Contains 30 simple but delicious cake recipes.
Henri Matisse was one of the most important and beloved artists of the twentieth century, rivalled only by his friend - and competitor - Pablo Picasso. This title reveals the origins of Matisse's astonishing talent and provides an insight into his life and work.
A SUNDAY TIMES, TELEGRAPH, ROUGH TRADE, PITCHFORK AND UNCUT MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZEMusician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades.
Canadian-born Agnes Martin was one of the pre-eminent painters of the second half of the twentieth century, whose work has had a significant influence both on artists of her own time and for subsequent generations.
Illustrator and artist Oliver Jeffers gives readers an unprecedented and intimate window into his creative process, weaving his popular works with never-before-seen art and illustrations, alongside his personal story of how he came to art, his love of books, and his bookmaking, fashioned from his personal sketchbooks.
This revelatory publication features a selection of beautifully reproduced images from his sketchbooks. Most of the sketches - which include works in pencil, pastel and watercolour from across the artist's long career - are published here for the first time. These fascinating images extend our understanding of Freud's work and demonstrate the scrutiny he brought to his subjects.
I have practised and taught T’ai Chi for over 40 years, and it has guided and supported me throughout my adult life. My teacher Pytt, (Gerda Geddes) made a special study of the origins of the names and symbols of the T’ai Chi sequences and developed her own personal expression of them as an allegorical journey through life.
In due course I wrote a story of Everywoman’s mythical life journey, from childhood to death and beyond, woven around Pytt’s allegory. The story then led me to the images, which gradually developed into the suite of etchings, inspired by what I learnt from Pytt. Everyone has their own journey and their own story. The archetypal symbols in my prints leave space for each person’s interpretation, and may well resonate with the viewer’s own experience.
The etchings were made on zinc plates and printed in my studio on my 1960’s Littlejohn etching press. Each print measures 20 x 15 cm, and is in an edition of 20.
'Must surely be the definitive life of Francis Bacon ... A biography that no Bacon fan - or indeed foe - can afford to overlook ... Mesmerising' THE TIMES
'A magnificent triumph ... I was captivated by every line' OBSERVER