Stories of Art

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135206597

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Stories of Art is James Elkins's intimate history of art. Concise and original, this engaging book is an antidote to the behemoth art history textbooks from which we were all taught. As he demonstrates so persuasively, there can never be one story of art. Cultures have their own stories - about themselves, about other cultures - and to hear them all is one way to hear the multiple stories that art tells. But each of us also has our own story of art, a kind of private art history made up of the pieces we have seen, and loved or hated, the effects they had on us, and the connections that might be drawn among them. Elkins opens up the questions that traditional art history usually avoids. What about all the art not produced in Western Europe or in the Europeanized Americas? Is it possible to include Asian art and Indian art in ‘the story?’ What happens when one does? To help us find answers, he uses both Western and non-Western artworks, tables of contents from art histories written in cultures outside the centre of Western European tradition, and strangely wonderful diagrams of how artworks might connect through a single individual. True multiculturalism may be an impossibility, but art lovers can each create a ‘story of art’ that is right for themselves.

Stories of Art and Artists

Author: Diana Secker Tesdell

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9780375712494

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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"A collection of short stories about art and artists from the past two centuries and from around the world"--

Knights of Art: Stories of the Italian Painters

Author: Amy Steedman

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508013306

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 125

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Then came the time which is called 'The Renaissance,' a word which means being born again, or a new awakening, when men began to draw real pictures of real things and fill the world with images of beauty. Now it is the stories of the men of that time, who put new life into Art, that I am going to tell you--men who learned, step by step, to paint the most beautiful pictures that the world possesses. In telling these stories I have been helped by an old book called The Lives of the Painters, by Giorgio Vasari, who was himself a painter. He took great delight in gathering together all the stories about these artists and writing them down with loving care, so that he shows us real living men, and not merely great names by which the famous pictures are known. It did not make much difference to us when we were little children whether our pictures were good or bad, as long as the colours were bright and we knew what they meant. But as we grow older and wiser our eyes grow wiser too, and we learn to know what is good and what is poor. Only, just as our tongues must be trained to speak, our hands to work, and our ears to love good music, so our eyes must be taught to see what is beautiful, or we may perhaps pass it carelessly by, and lose a great joy which might be ours. So now if you learn something about these great artists and their wonderful pictures, it will help your eyes to grow wise. And some day should you visit sunny Italy, where these men lived and worked, you will feel that they are quite old friends. Their pictures will not only be a delight to your eyes, but will teach your heart something deeper and more wonderful than any words can explain.

Living My Life As an Artist, an Autobiography: True Stories of Art, Love, Family & the Creative Process Told in Poetic Form

Author: Rick Doble

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1105974804

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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Living My Life As an Artist, an Autobiography: True Stories of Art, Love, Family & the Creative Process Told in Poetic Form By Rick Doble Lifelong stories about finding an art form, romance, struggles, friendships, failure, success, discovery, inspiration, courage, adventure, peak experiences and personal growth, from the age of 6 to 66. The stories cover high school, learning, college, divorce, travel, hitchhiking, writing, photography, painting, music, theater, film, book authoring and marriage. Quotes from Robert Frost, Albert Einstein, William Faulkner, Jack Kerouac, Vincent van Gogh, Robert Graves, Baudelaire, Dostoevsky, Wilfred Owen, Thoreau, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Neruda, e.e. cummings, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Claude Monet. Doble, author of 6 books by major publishers, e.g. Random House, commented, "I believe this is one of the first times an artist has told a complete story from childhood to old age about his artistic and emotional development."

STORIES OF ART & ARTISTS

Author: Clara Erskine Clement 1834-1916 Waters

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781374258594

Category: History

Page: 382

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Knights of Art

Stories of the Italian Painters

Author: Amy Steedman

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512308778

Category:

Page: 98

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Then came the time which is called 'The Renaissance, ' a word which means being born again, or a new awakening, when men began to draw real pictures of real things and fill the world with images of beauty. Now it is the stories of the men of that time, who put new life into Art, that I am going to tell you--men who learned, step by step, to paint the most beautiful pictures that the world possesses. In telling these stories I have been helped by an old book called The Lives of the Painters, by Giorgio Vasari, who was himself a painter. He took great delight in gathering together all the stories about these artists and writing them down with loving care, so that he shows us real living men, and not merely great names by which the famous pictures are known. It did not make much difference to us when we were little children whether our pictures were good or bad, as long as the colours were bright and we knew what they meant. But as we grow older and wiser our eyes grow wiser too, and we learn to know what is good and what is poor. Only, just as our tongues must be trained to speak, our hands to work, and our ears to love good music, so our eyes must be taught to see what is beautiful, or we may perhaps pass it carelessly by, and lose a great joy which might be ours. So now if you learn something about these great artists and their wonderful pictures, it will help your eyes to grow wise. And some day should you visit sunny Italy, where these men lived and worked, you will feel that they are quite old friends. Their pictures will not only be a delight to your eyes, but will teach your heart something deeper and more wonderful than any words can explain

Stealing Rembrandts

The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists

Author: Anthony M. Amore,Tom Mashberg

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230337428

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

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A spellbinding journey into the high-stakes world of art theft Today, art theft is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world, exceeding $6 billion in losses to galleries and art collectors annually. And the masterpieces of Rembrandt van Rijn are some of the most frequently targeted. In Stealing Rembrandts, art security expert Anthony M. Amore and award-winning investigative reporter Tom Mashberg reveal the actors behind the major Rembrandt heists in the last century. Through thefts around the world - from Stockholm to Boston, Worcester to Ohio - the authors track daring entries and escapes from the world's most renowned museums. There are robbers who coolly walk off with multimillion dollar paintings; self-styled art experts who fall in love with the Dutch master and desire to own his art at all costs; and international criminal masterminds who don't hesitate to resort to violence. They also show how museums are thwarted in their ability to pursue the thieves - even going so far as to conduct investigations on their own, far away from the maddening crowd of police intervention, sparing no expense to save the priceless masterpieces. Stealing Rembrandts is an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind look at the black market of art theft, and how it compromises some of the greatest treasures the world has ever known.

Rembrandts Hut

Erzählungen

Author: Bernard Malamud

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462411101

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Mit »Rembrandts Hut« liegt der dritte Band Erzählungen von Bernard Malamud vor. Er enthält 8 Geschichten, die meisten wurden vor der Buchausgabe in amerikanischen Zeitschriften vorabgedruckt, in The Atlantic, Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker und Playboy.Bernard Malamuds Geschichten sind einfach aber kunstvoll, sie sind ohne Pathos, aber mit trockenem Witz erzählt, sie sind oft märchenhaft, legendär und zugleich von bitterer Wahrheit.In fast jeder Geschichte von »Rembrandts Hut« versucht jemand, einen unmöglichen Wunsch möglich zu machen und das, was in seiner Phantasie vorgeht, als Wirklichkeit zu erleben.

Apples of Gold in Settings of Silver

Stories of Dinner as a Work of Art

Author: Carolin C. Young

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743222024

Category: Cooking

Page: 364

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The author answers the question "what does it mean to dine?" by focusing on twelve historic dinner parties, deconstructing each to describe the personalities who attended each banquet, the food served, and the general ambience.

Lost, Stolen Or Shredded

Stories of Missing Works of Art and Literature

Author: Rick Gekoski

Publisher: Profile Books(GB)

ISBN: 9781846684913

Category: Art thefts

Page: 284

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Like Sherlock Holmes's dog in the night time, sometimes the true significance of things lies in their absence. Rick Gekoski tells the very human stories that lie behind some of the greatest losses to artistic culture - and addresses the questions such disappearances raise. Some of the items are stolen (the Mona Lisa), some destroyed (like Philip Larkin's diaries, shredded, then burnt, on his dying request) and some were lost before they even existed, like the career of the brilliant art deco architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which foundered amid a lack of cash - but behind all of them lies an often surprising story which reveals a lot about what art means to us. Gekoski explores in depth the greater questions these tremendous losses raise - such as the rights artists and authors have over their own work, the importance of the search for perfection in creativity, and what motivated people to queue to see the empty space where the Mona Lisa once hung in the Louvre.

Glorious Slow Going

Maine Stories of Art, Adventure and Friendship : the Art of Marguerite Robichaux

Author: Elizabeth Peavey,Marguerite Robichaux

Publisher: Pucker Gallery

ISBN: 9781879985247

Category: Art

Page: 119

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Celebrated Maine painter, Marguerite Robichaux, joins award-winning Maine writer, Elizabeth Peavey, on adventures through the woods and towns of Maine. Glorious Slow Going consists of nine humorous stories written in Peaveys voice illustrated with Robichauxs oil paintings and water colors

Mughal Paintings

Art and Stories, the Cleveland Museum of Art

Author: Sonya Rhie Quintanilla,Dominique DeLuca

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907804892

Category:

Page: 368

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A captivating and vibrant reflection of the art history of one of the greatest empires of the early modern period

Bronx Tales

Stories of Public Art, Architecture, and Urban Renewal

Author: Constance Rosenblum

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479856320

Category: History

Page: 35

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In these vignettes of life along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, the New York Times’s Constance Rosenblum examines the place of art in this community— its installation, its reception by local residents, and the debates that often surround it. From the growing popularity of European-style Art Deco in the 1930s and '40s, to the opinion of some Bronx residents that these modern additions were “ugly as hell,” and from public art criticized for controversial content to buildings revered for their innovative design, the reception of art and architecture along the Concourse serves as a way to explore the role, function, and place of art in urban spaces.

The Art of Inclusion

Success Stories of African Americans in the Nonprofit Sector

Author: Norris Dorsey

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581123078

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Success Stories of African Americans in the Nonprofit Sector presents the stories of 6 executives whose stories define African-American business success. Thriving in spite of multiple obstacles, they have enjoyed extraordinary careers at (and helped build the fortunes of) nonprofit organizations. In remarkably candid interviews, these exemplary professionals reveal not only the secrets of their successes, but the sources of their fears, their most difficult challenges, and their hopes for the future. Their experiences are presented according to what they reveal about the black experience in the white-centric workplace, from uncertainty to confidence, from struggle to strength, and from enjoying success to giving back in the name of those whose fortunes have yet to turn.

The Art of Narrative Psychiatry

Stories of Strength and Meaning

Author: SuEllen Hamkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019998204X

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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The Art of Narrative Psychiatry is the first book to comprehensively show narrative psychiatry in action. Lively and engaging, it offers psychiatrists and psychotherapists detailed guidance in collaborative narrative approaches to healing.

The Unfinished Palazzo

Life, Love and Art in Venice

Author: Judith Mackrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500518663

Category:

Page: 408

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Commissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power and wealth of a great Venetian family, but the fortunes of the Venier family waned and the project was abandoned with only one storey complete. Empty, unfinished, and in a gradual state of decay, the building was considered an eyesore. Yet in the early 20th century the Unfinished Palazzo's quality of fairytale abandonment, and its potential for transformation, were to attract and inspire three fascinating women at key moments in their lives: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim. Each chose the Palazzo Venier as the stage on which to build her own world of art and imagination, surrounded by an amazing supporting cast, from d'Annunzio and Nijinsky, via Noel Coward and Cecil Beaton, to Yoko Ono. Luisa turned her home into an aesthete's fantasy where she hosted parties as extravagant and decadent as Renaissance court operas - spending small fortunes on her own costumes in her quest to become a 'living work of art' and muse to the artists of the late belle �poque and early modernist eras. Doris strove to make her mark in London and Venice during the glamorous, hedonistic interwar years, hosting film stars and royalty at glittering parties. In the postwar years, Peggy turned the Palazzo into a model of modernist simplicity that served as a home for her exquisite collection of modern art that today draws tourists and art-lovers from around the world. Mackrell tells each life story vividly in turn, weaving an intricate history of these legendary characters and the Unfinished Palazzo that they all at different times called home.

Stories of Transformative Learning

Author: Michael Kroth,Patricia Cranton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462097917

Category: Education

Page: 118

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"Stories of Transformative Learning is intended to encourage people to explore the potential for transformative learning in their lives, practices, and communities. This book illustrates the transformative learning process through ten stories of individuals from both inside and outside of the classroom. Adult educators and adult learners will find the book to be personally insightful and professionally useful. There have been many accounts of transformative learning experiences, but it is not often that we have the opportunity to hear first-hand personal stories of transformative learning. Here, ten stories are told directly by the people who experienced them, with additional commentary from the authors. These stories are intended to resonate with readers and to inspire people to create the conditions where transformative learning can occur in their lives and professional practice. Storytelling is one way in which both educators and learners can understand the process of transformative learning. Telling stories, reading others’ stories, and contemplating our own stories all help us to become aware of alternative perspectives, a process that is at the heart of critical reflection and critical self-reflection, which is, in turn, central to transformative learning. We hope to increase readers’ sense of agency and more self-directed, self-fulfilling lives. By demonstrating how others have examined and reconsidered otherwise hidden assumptions that constrained the quality and potential of their lives, we show readers how they may do the same."

Modern Theories of Art 2

From Impressionism to Kandinsky

Author: Moshe Barasch

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814739482

Category: Art

Page: 401

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In this volume, the third in his classic series of texts surveying the history of art theory, Moshe Barasch traces the hidden patterns and interlocking themes in the study of art, from Impressionism to Abstract Art. Barasch details the immense social changes in the creation, presentation, and reception of art which have set the history of art theory on a vertiginous new course: the decreased relevance of workshops and art schools; the replacement of the treatise by the critical review; and the interrelation of new modes of scientific inquiry with artistic theory and praxis. The consequent changes in the ways in which critics as well as artists conceptualized paintings and sculptures were radical, marked by an obsession with intense, immediate sensory experiences, psychological reflection on the effects of art, and a magnetic pull to the exotic and alien, making for the most exciting and fertile period in the history of art criticism.