By Howard Simon
Starting with 16th-century woodcuts by means of Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein, the chronological presentation beneficial properties works by way of Goya, Hogarth, Blake, Morris, Doré, Toulouse-Lautrec, Beardsley, and different masters. a short textual content introduces every one part, and the quantity concludes with a world roster of recent artists, classified by way of state. All that's most sensible and remarkable within the box of representation appears to be like right here, during this massive booklet of sketches, engravings, woodcuts, and lithography.
Read Online or Download 500 years of illustration : from Albrecht Dürer to Rockwell Kent PDF
Similar individual artists books
Morandi is frequently outlined in the traditions of nonetheless existence and panorama portray, and is understood for the family and native resource of his material. despite the fact that, the unconventional nature of his paintings addresses topics that experience develop into primary inside modern creative perform. An exploration of the effect of his paintings on generations of British artists, this attention-grabbing exhibition will juxtapose work and drawings via Morandi with signature works by way of artists reminiscent of David Hockney, Tony Cragg, Patrick Caulfield, Euan Uglow and Ben Nicholson.
Respected this present day as, probably, the best of Renaissance painters, Leonardo da Vinci used to be a scientist at center. The artist who created the Mona Lisa additionally designed functioning robots and electronic desktops, built flying machines and equipped the 1st middle valve. His intuitive and creative approacha new mode of thinkinglinked hugely diversified components of inquiry in startling new methods and ushered in a brand new period.
An impressive collection of drawings by way of one of many maximum artists of the 17th century, for the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), drawing used to be a basic job. starting from pleasant renderings of youngsters and chic pix of aristocrats and girls to full of life animal stories and lovely landscapes, Rubenss drawings are well known for his or her great caliber and diversity.
This paintings consultant examines the existence and paintings of Giotto and analyses his masterpieces intimately, putting them of their social and old context.
- El Greco
- The Brutality of Fact: Interviews with Francis Bacon
- Under Blue Cup
- Venetian Prints and Books in the Age of Tiepolo
Additional info for 500 years of illustration : from Albrecht Dürer to Rockwell Kent
ISBN-13: 978-0-486-48465-5 ISBN-10: 0-486-48465-3 1. Illustration of books. 2. Illustrators. I. Title. II. Title: Five hundred years of illustration : from Albrecht Dürer to Rockwell Kent. com To Mina A NOTE OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT I AM GRATEFUL to artists, authors and publishers who have graciously and generously cooperated in the making of this book. Special acknowledgment is made here to The Macmillan Company of New York and London for permission to reproduce the illustrations of Boris Artzybasheff from Behind Moroccan Walls by Henriette Celaire; for permission to reproduce the illustrations of Wilfred Jones from The Rise of American Civilization by Charles A.
For convenience, grouping among the moderns has been made by nationality, although such a grouping, it is easily seen, has its limitations, for national boundary lines often are not barriers against current prevailing thought. It frequently happens that two artists working far apart geographically are nevertheless bound together in a kinship of style and genre and even medium. Since the early books, the techniques of illustration have varied little. The mediums most generally employed have been woodcut and copper engraving.
Their mystical content has not prevented the twenty engravings of this series from becoming the most widely known of his work. Other examples of his industry and genius are his illustrations for Young’s Night Thoughts, Jerusalem, and Blair’s Grave. He was one of the first illustrators to design his engravings with geometrical precision, sometimes sacrificing the individual form to the effect in its entirety. The things of everyday life have no place in the works of William Blake. He actually believed that the visions revealed in his work came directly to him from God, and that this imagery was the only reality.