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.
Scarfe has produced a number of costume and set designs, caricatures, sketches, paintings and photographs for theatre, television and film. He has written, directed and starred in television programmes, and he has drawn satirical cartoons. This volume illustrates the breadth of his work.
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.
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.
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.
Born in the UK in 1965, Adam Chodzko is an artist who works directly with the people and places that surround him, often peripheral communities that define themselves through their own rituals and folklore. This book offers a survey of his work, including important video works, and a major new commission produced for the Tate St Ives exhibition.
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.
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.
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.
Joan Miro (1893-1983) is one of the most significant Spanish painters of the 20th century. This work depicts the evolution of his work - from the early influence of Fauvism and Cubism to the later sculpture, murals and the development of his characteristic flowing calligraphic style.
The Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), who later lived in Germany and France, is one of the pioneers of 20th-century art. This book covers the work of the painter who nowadays is regarded as the founder of abstract art.
It has been said that James Ensor appropriated the subject matter of a Bosch or Bruegel and revisioned them using the techniques of Manet or Rubens. This work shows that Ensor was a genuine maverick with his own merit.