What Great Paintings Say

Author: Rose-Marie Hagen,Rainer Hagen

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822821008

Category: Art

Page: 494

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These are the kinds of question Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen ask when faced with world-famous masterpieces. In the language of today they comment on the fashions and attitudes, trends and intrigues, love, vice and lifestyles of past times. Book jacket.

What Paintings Say

100 Masterpieces in Detail

Author: Rose-Marie Hagen,Rainer Hagen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836559263

Category: Art

Page: 788

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Under the microscope: Paintings' hidden secrets revealed This important addition to our understanding of art history's masterworks puts some of the world's most famous paintings under a magnifying glass to uncover their most small and subtle elements and all they reveal about a bygone time, place, and culture. Guiding our eye to the minutiae of subject and symbolism, authors Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen allow even the most familiar of pictures to come alive anew through their intricacies and intrigues. Is the bride pregnant? Why does the man wear a beret? How does the shadow of war hang over a scene of dancing? Along the way, we travel from Ancient Egypt through to modern Europe, from the Renaissance to the Roaring Twenties. We meet Greek heroes and poor German poets and roam from cathedrals to cabaret bars, from the Garden of Eden to a Garden Bench in rural France. As we pick apart each painting and then reassemble it like a giant jigsaw puzzle, these celebrated canvases captivate not only in their sheer wealth of details but also in the witness they bear to the fashions and trends, people and politics, loves and lifestyles of their time. About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis -- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite!

Masterpieces in Detail

Author: Rose-Marie Hagen,Rainer Hagen

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836515498

Category: Art

Page: 769

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From ancient Egyptian papyrus scrolls to 20th century works: painting's hidden secrets revealed Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen provide answers to these and other questions about world-famous works of art. Guiding our eye to revealing details, they also shed fascinating light on fashions and lifestyles, loves and intrigues, politics and people, and transform our encounter with art into exciting adventure.

Art in Detail

100 Masterpieces

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500239544

Category: Art

Page: 432

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A comprehensive yet accessible sourcebook for curators and amateurs alike that examines the finer points of 100 well-known works of art

What Great Paintings Say

Faces of Power

Author: Rainer Hagen,Rose-Marie Hagen

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836569767

Category:

Page: 96

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Behind the Mask The intrigue, drama, and covert messages hidden in the faces of powerful men and women Byzantine empresses, French revolutionaries, and Spanish generals: history's most impressive figures stare boldly out of the canvases in this collection of formidable paintings. Each individual represented in these images radiates with strength and splendor; be they an aristocratic widow in mourning, a murdered politician, or a jovial group of Ukrainian rebels. Authors Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen tease out the stories and secrets of 13 masterpieces by artists including Goya, Titian, Vel�zquez, and Ilya Repin. Regal, holy, and wise, the men and women in these works will inspire you with their conquests and resilience. TASCHEN reproduces these masterworks in stunning quality, working in collaboration with esteemed art collections all over the world, including in Brussels, St. Petersburg, New York, and Naples. Combining astute analysis with magnified painting details, this book is a unique historical investigation in tribute to the movers and shakers of the past.

What Great Paintings Say

Italian Renaissance

Author: Rose-Marie Hagen,Rainer Hagen

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836569675

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Classics Under the Magnifying Glass Italy's most precious painting treasures dissected Surreptitious messages, concealed myths, and historical truths lie hidden in the great works of the Italian Renaissance, behind heavy gold leaf and religious symbology. Although often obscured by the archaic language of historical painting, careful analysis and expert interpretation bring these images to life. Discover masterpieces of the most beloved creative epoch in this fascinating art historical inquiry. Images of war, romance, birth, and knowledge, works of the Italian Renaissance have much to say, when given a voice. Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen do just that--pulling apart each of the 12 featured paintings with all the talent of true detectives to offer an illuminating portal to the past. From Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam to Ucello's The Battle of San Romano, from Antonello da Messina's St. Jerome in His Study to Pinturicchio's Penelope with the Suitors, the artworks under investigation are a diverse representation of the period's innovation and brilliance, sourced directly from some of the most impressive collections in the world, including the Uffizi, Prado, and National Gallery London.

The Painter's Secret Geometry

A Study of Composition in Art

Author: Charles Bouleau

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486795500

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Richly illustrated examination of Western visual arts shows how great masters and modern painters employed the "golden mean" and other geometrical patterns. Cult classic and essential guide for art history students.

Movies of the 80s

Author: Jürgen Müller

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822817377

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 863

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This book's 140 A-Z entries include synopses, film stills, and production photos.

What Great Paintings Say: Beautiful Nudes

Author: Rainer Hagen,Rose-Marie Hagen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836569736

Category:

Page: 96

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Secrets of the Flesh Nude masterworks under the magnifying glass It might seem like the sitters and subjects of art history's greatest nude paintings have little left to show, but don't be fooled: there is more than meets the eye in these naked masterworks. Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen guide us into the secrets of the flesh, coupling extended discussions with crisp, enlarged details of 12 iconic works from the canon of art history. Biblical tales of morality or modern portrayals of leisure, works such as Tintoretto's Susanna and the Elders or Manet's The Luncheon on the Grass offer diverse visions of natural beauty. Each artwork is presented in reproductions of the highest quality, sourced directly from the original, located in collections of the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Uffizi, and many others. From works depicting ultimate feminine grace, like Velázquez's Rokeby Venus, to Hans Baldung's mesmerizing image of the body's decline in The Three Ages of Man and Death, these paintings are unified in their masterful rendering of the bare human form--both in life and beyond. Through this exploration into the covert secrets of nude works, they cease to be two-dimensional and come to full hot-blooded life.

The Grid Book

Author: Hannah Higgins

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262512408

Category: Art

Page: 300

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Ten grids that changed the world: the emergence and evolution of the most prominent visual structure in Western culture.

Modern Art, 1870-2000

Impressionism to Today

Author: Hans Werner Holzwarth

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836555395

Category: Art

Page: 680

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Modern matters: A blow-by-blow account of groundbreaking modernism The modern art adventure began roughly 150 years ago in Paris. A circle of painters, whom we now know as Impressionists, began painting pictures with rapid, often impasto, strokes. They turned to everyday street life for subjects, instead of overblown heroic scenes, and they escaped the power of the establishment salon by organizing their own independent exhibitions. After this first assault on standard academic practice, there was no holding back. In a constant desire to challenge, innovate, and inspire, one modernist style supplanted the next: Symbolism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dada, Abstract Art, renewed Realism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimal and Conceptual Art. This indispensable overview traces the restless energy of modern art with a year-by-year succession of the groundbreaking artworks that shook standards, and broke down barriers. Each of these stand-out pieces is accompanied by a text profiling the artist and discussing the importance of their work. Introductory essays, meanwhile, explain the most significant modernist movements.

Why Your Five-year-old Could Not Have Done that

Modern Art Explained

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 9783791347356

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Come on, you know you've thought it--while viewing a "masterpiece" of abstract art, you mutter, "A kid could do that." Here Susie Hodge, author of How to Survive Modern Art, explains why the best examples of modern art are actually the result of sophisticated thought and serious talent. From Marcel Duchamp's notorious Fountain and the scribbles of Cy Twombly to Mark Rothko's multiforms and Carl Andre's uncarved blocks, Hodge addresses critical outrage with a revealing insight into the technical skill, layering of ideas, and sheer inspiration behind each work. In cleverly organized chapters such as "Objects/ Toys," "Provocations/Tantrums," and "People/Monsters," Hodges thoughtfully and definitively lays bare the perception that modern art is mere child's play.

The Grand Tour

Travelling the World with an Architect's Eye

Author: Harry Seidler

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836544603

Category: Architecture

Page: 575

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Window on the world: Travelling the world with an architect's eye ArchitectHarry Seidlerspent more than 50 years traveling the globe, extensively photographing the peak achievements in architecture from 3000 B.C. to the present day. Thanks to sound advice given to him early on by his photographer brother Marcell ( Only use Leica cameras and Kodachrome film, which is archival ), Seidler s hobby quickly developed into a passion and, finally, an impressive archive of world architecture.Including, of course, many of the world s most famous architectural structures, Seidler s photographs illustrate thehistory and style country by country of architecture in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. Divided into chapters by country, each with a brief introduction outlining its architectural history, The Grand Touroffers armchair travelers, students, architecture buffs, and historians the opportunity to browse the buildings of the world through one man s photographs the fruits of a passionate, half-century endeavor. About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite! "

The Louvre

All the Paintings

Author: Vincent Pomarde

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1579128866

Category: Art

Page: 766

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Collects photographs of all of the 3,022 paintings from the permanent collection of the Louvre currently on display, with introductions to each of the four main museum collections, as well as descriptive and analytical text for over four hundred of the paintings.

Hieronymus Bosch - Complete Works

Author: Stefan Fischer

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836538350

Category:

Page: 300

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Devil in the details: The symbols, monsters, and morals of a Netherlandish radical A bird-monster devouring sinners, naked bodies in tantric contortions, a pair of ears brandishing a sharpened blade: with nightmarish details and fantastical painterly schemes, Netherlandish visionary Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) secured his place as an art historical magnet. 500 years on from his death, his extraordinary works continue to enthrall scholars, artists, designers, and musicians. This large-scale TASCHEN monograph presents the complete Bosch oeuvre, celebrating the artist's staggering compositional scope and most bizarre and intricate details through full-page reproductions, abundant details, and a fold-out spread drawn from The Last Judgement. With guidance from art historian and Bosch expert Stefan Fischer, we explore the many compelling elements that populate each scene, from hybrid creatures of man and beast, to painterly assaults on the body, and a pictorial use of proverbs and idioms. Particular attention is given to Bosch's most famous work, the mesmerizing, terrifying triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Graphic Work

Author: Frank Zöllner,Johannes Nathan

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836554411

Category: Art

Page: 768

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One of the most accomplished human beings who ever lived, Leonardo da Vinci remains the quintessential Renaissance genius. This title features top quality reproductions of 663 of Leonardo's drawings, from anatomical studies to architectural plans, from complex engineering designs to pudgy infant portraits.

What Great Paintings Say

Author: Rose-Marie Hagen,Rainer Hagen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822847909

Category: Painting

Page: 353

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Masterpieces under the microscope: from ancient Egyptian papyrus scrolls to 20th century works Did the Greek gods play tennis? What is the ambassador from the land of Alchemy telling us? What secrets are being told on the shores of the Island of Venus? What is a monk doing on the Ship of Fools? What Great Paintings Say has the answers to these and many other burning questions asked about the most important and famous paintings of all time. In two volumes, a selection of history's greatest masterpieces is presented chronologically, including works by Botticelli, Breughel, Chagall, Courbet, Degas, Delacroix, D?rer, Goya, Monet, Raphael, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rubens, Tiepolo, Titian, and many others. Each chapter focuses on one painting, with enlarged details and in-depth texts describing their significance. Taking apart each painting and then reassembling it again like a huge jigsaw puzzle, the authors reveal the history of art as a lively panorama of forgotten worlds.

The Short Story of Art

A Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes & Techniques

Author: N.A

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780679686

Category: Art

Page: 224

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The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes, and techniques. The design of the book allows the student or art enthusiast to easily navigate their way around key periods, artists and styles. Accessible and concise, it simplifies and explains the most important and influential concepts in art, and shows how they are linked. The book explains how, why, and when art changed, who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and whether they matter. It demystifies artistic jargon, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of art.

Leonardo Da Vinci: the Complete Paintings

Author: Frank Zollner

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836569828

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Stroke of Genius The complete painted oeuvre of Leonardo da Vinci The paintings of a renaissance master Inventor, painter, sculptor, scientist, architect, and engineer Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was nothing short of a quintessential Renaissance genius. No other artist of his generation has left behind such an extensive, authentic, and innovative oeuvre--yet Leonardo remains the most enigmatic of them all. From the beguiling Last Supper to the showstopping Mona Lisa, discover the complete painted oeuvre of one of history's most insatiable creative masters. This collection draws from our extensive best-selling XXL edition, one of the most complete explorations of Leonardo to date, to trace his life and work across 10 chapters. All known paintings are featured, gathering some of the finest treasures of the Louvre, Prado, and National Gallery, as well as works lost to time, but no less startling in their precision and poise. This definitive volume is complete with crisp details, accessible essays situating Leonardo's approach within its socio-cultural context and pictorial traditions of the time, the latest scientific insights, as well as an updated foreword that illuminates one of the most sensational art historical discoveries of our time: the record-breaking Salvator Mundi.