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By Loukonine, Vladimir Grigor evich; Brodskaya, Nathalia; Degas, H. G. E.; Ivanov, Anatoli
The story of the magnificent Persian Empire is told by way of an artistic tradition on a small but vibrant scale. This unique collection of colorful images comes in a convenient portable size.
By Brodskaya, Nathalia; Translated by Perez, Celia Cordero
Nathalia Brodskaya has been a curator at the State Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg since 1961. In this beautifully illustrated book, she brings her wide experience with art to bear on Impressionism. She analyzes its origins in Paris in the eventful years leading up to 1874, ...when a group of artists broke away from neo-Renaissance painting to record what they actually saw, the immediate impressions on their eyes. This thoughtful, informed history of the movement also examines Impressionism's influence on later schools of art, along with profiles of its greatest talents, including Renoir, Monet, Degas, and many others.Read more
By Brodskaya, Nathalia
Symbolism appeared in Europe and the United States between the 1880s and the early 20th century. The Symbolists, fascinated with ancient mythology, attempted to escape the reign of rational thought imposed by science. They wished to transcend the world of the visible and the rati...onal in order to attain the world of pure thought, constantly flirting with the limits of the unconscious.Read more
Nave art first became popular at the end of the 19th century. Until that time this form of expression, created by untrained artists and characterised by spontaneity and simplicity, enjoyed little recognition from professional artists and art critics. Influenced by primitive arts,... nave painting is distinguished by the fluidity of its lines, vivacity, and joyful colours, as well as by its rather clean-cut, simple shapes.Read more
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