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              Mondrian
                

              Mondrian (EPUB ebook)

              By Calosse, Jp. A.

              Pieter Cornelis (Piet) Mondriaan werd geboren in Amersfoort op 7 maart 1872 en stierf in New York op 1 februari 1944. Hij was een Nederlandse kunstschilder en kunsttheoreticus, die echter een groot deel van zijn leven in het buitenland woonde en werkte. Mondriaan wordt algemeen g...ezien als een pionier van de abstracte en non-figuratieve kunst. Vooral zijn latere geometrisch-abstracte werk, met de kenmerkende horizontale en verticale zwarte lijnen en primaire kleuren, is wereldberoemd en dient als inspiratiebron voor vele architecten en ontwerpers van toegepaste kunst. Hij was een van de belangrijkste medewerkers van het tijdschrift De Stijl en ontwikkelde een eigen kunsttheorie, die hij Nieuwe Beelding of Neo-plasticisme noemde.
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              ISBN 9781781608128
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              Language nl
              Released NZ 22 Dec 2011
              Publisher Parkstone International
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Perfect Square
              Language (Dutch; Flemish)
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              Claude Monet
               

              Claude Monet (EPUB ebook)

              By Kalitina, Nina; Brodskaya, Nathalia

              For Monet, the act of creation was always a painful struggle. His obsession to express emotions and to transmit light effects over nature was much more intense than his contemporaries.

              ISBN 9781783101849
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              Released NZ 17 Jan 2012
              Publisher Parkstone International
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              Michelangelo
               

              Michelangelo (EPUB ebook)

              By Muntz, Eugene

              Az e-konyv a Kossuth Kiado altal nyomtatasban megjelentetett nagysikeru Vilaghires festok cimu sorozat azonos cimu kotetenek szoveganyagat tartalmazza, az illusztraciok nelkul. Michelangelo neve egyet jelent a muveszi geniusz" fogalmaval. Egyfelol mert monumentalis eletmuve a... szobraszattol a festeszeten es az epiteszeten at a kolteszetig szinte valamennyi muveszeti agat atfogja, masfelol mert egyszerre volt alkotomuvesz mester, eszteta es gondolkodo, vagyis a reneszansz ember tokeletes megtestesitoje. O volt az a muvesz, akinek szemelyeben es muveiben, hosszu es teljes eleteben a reneszansz humanizmus torekvesei maradektalanul kiteljesedhettek. Ez a humanizmus a legkevesbe sem pusztan valamifele doktrina volt, sokkal inkabb mentalitas, gondolkodasmod, kozeppontjaban az elvont fogalmak es az eszmek mellett elsosorban maga az ember allt. A humanistak a let nagy kerdeseit fogalmaztak ujra, az ember szemszogebol. Honnan ered az ember? Hol a helye a vilagegyetemben? Letezik-e tokeletesseg a Foldon? Megannyi olyan kerdes, amelyekre vegleges, dogmatikus valasz nem letezik.
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              ISBN 9781783105410
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              Language hu
              Released NZ 30 Dec 2013
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              Raphael
               

              Raphael (PDF ebook)

              By Muntz, Eugene

              Discover the Renaissance through the lens of one of the greatest Italian artists of all time. Raphael offers an introduction to the breadth of this artist's work, providing an array of his paintings, drawings, and frescos for the reader's enjoyment.

              ISBN 9781780422237
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              Released NZ 1 Jul 2011
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              Series Mega Square
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              Dali
               

              Dali (PDF ebook)

              By Charles, Victoria

              The Mega Square Dal offers a brand new perspective on the self-proclaimed geniuss work thanks to the close-ups on specific details. Victoria Charles, Parkstones most prolific author, once more delivers a great text about this Surrealist painter. The Mega Square's small and practi...cal format is bound to make a perfect gift.
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              ISBN 9781780422091
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              Released NZ 1 Jul 2011
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              Vincent van Gogh
               

              Vincent van Gogh (PDF ebook)

              By Charles, Victoria

              Van Gogh's life and work are so intertwined that it is hardly possible to distinguish the two. While observing his paintings we see a panorama of his life story-a story that is now considered a legend. Van Gogh is the incarnation of the suffering, misunderstood martyr of modern a...rt, the emblem of the unconventional artist.
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              ISBN 9781780427393
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              Released NZ 17 Jan 2012
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              Series Best of
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              Paul Gauguin
               

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              By Charles, Victoria

              Paul Gauguin was first a sailor, then a successful stockbroker in Paris. In 1874 he began to paint at weekends as a Sunday painter. Nine years later, after a stock-market crash, he felt confident of his ability to earn a living for his family by painting and he resigned his posit...ion and took up the painter's brush full time. Following the lead of Cezanne, Gauguin painted still-lifes from the very beginning of his artistic career. He even owned a still-life by Cezanne, which is shown in Gauguin's painting Portrait of Marie Lagadu. The year 1891 was crucial for Gauguin. In that year he left France for Tahiti, where he stayed till 1893. This stay in Tahiti determined his future life and career, for in 1895, after a sojourn in France, he returned there for good. In Tahiti, Gauguin discovered primitive art, with its flat forms and violent colours, belonging to an untamed nature. With absolute sincerity, he transferred them onto his canvas. His paintings from then on reflected this style: a radical simplification of drawing; brilliant, pure, bright colours; an ornamental type composition; and a deliberate flatness of planes. Gauguin termed this style "synthetic symbolism".
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              ISBN 9781780424866
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              Released NZ 1 Jul 2011
              Publisher Parkstone International
              Interest Age Adults / General
              Series Great Masters
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              Burne-Jones
               

              Burne-Jones (PDF ebook)

              By Bade, Patrick

              Burne-Jones' oeuvre can be understood as an attempt to create in paint a world of perfect beauty, as far removed from the Birmingham of his youth as possible. At that time Birmingham was a byword for the dire effects of unregulated capitalism - a booming, industrial conglomeratio...n of unimaginable ugliness and squalor. The two great French symbolist painters, Gustave Moreau and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, immediately recognised Burne-Jones as an artistic fellow traveller. But, it is very unlikely that Burne-Jones would have accepted or even, perhaps, have understood the label of 'symbolist'. Yet he seems to have been one of the most representative figures of the symbolist movement and of that pervasive mood termed "fin-de-siecle". Burne-Jones is usually labelled as a Pre-Raphaelite. In fact he was never a member of the Brotherhood formed in 1848. Burne-Jones' brand of Pre-Raphaelitism derives not from Hunt and Millais but from Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Burne-Jones' work in the late 1850s is, moreover, closely based on Rossetti's style. His feminine ideal is also taken from that of Rossetti, with abundant hair, prominent chins, columnar necks and androgynous bodies hidden by copious medieval gowns. The prominent chins remain a striking feature of both artists' depictions of women. From the 1860s their ideal types diverge. As Rossetti's women balloon into ever more fleshy opulence, Burne-Jones' women become more virginal and ethereal to the point where, in some of the last pictures, the women look anorexic. In the early 1870s Burne-Jones painted several mythical or legendary pictures in which he seems to have been trying to exorcise the traumas of his celebrated affair with Mary Zambaco. No living British painter between Constable and Bacon enjoyed the kind of international acclaim that Burne-Jones was accorded in the early 1890s. This great reputation began to slip in the latter half of the decade, however, and it plummeted after 1900 with the triumph of Modernism.
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              ISBN 9781780424149
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              Released NZ 22 Dec 2011
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              Series Perfect Square
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              Miguel Angel
                

              Miguel Angel (PDF ebook)

              By Muntz, Eugene

              Miguel Angel, al igual que Leonardo, fue un hombre de muchos talentos: escultor, arquitecto, pintor y poeta; logro expresar la apoteosis del movimiento muscular, que para el era la manifestacion fisica de la pasion. Llevo el arte del dibujo a los limites extremos de sus posibilid...ades, estirandolo, moldeandolo y hasta retorciendolo. En las pinturas de Miguel Angel no hay paisajes de ningun tipo. Todas las emociones, todas las pasiones, todos los pensamientos de la humanidad estan personificados, para el, en los cuerpos desnudos de hombres y mujeres. Rara vez concibio formas humanas en poses de inmovilidad o reposo. Miguel Angel se convirtio en pintor para poder expresar en un medio mas maleable lo que su alma de titan sentia, lo que su imaginacion de escultor veia, pero que la escultura le negaba. Asi, este admirable escultor se convirtio en el creador de la decoracion mas lirica y epica jamas contemplada: la Capilla Sixtina en el Vaticano. La vastedad de su ingenio esta plasmada sobre esta vasta superficie de mas de 900 metros cuadrados. Cuenta con 343 figuras principales con una prodigiosa variedad de expresiones, muchas de ellas en tamano colosal, y ademas un gran numero de personajes secundarios que se introdujeron como efecto decorativo. El creador de este gigantesco diseno tenia solo treinta y cuatro anos cuando comenzo su trabajo. Miguel Angel nos obliga a ampliar nuestro concepto de lo que es la belleza. Para los griegos se trataba de la perfeccion fisica, pero a Miguel Angel poco le importaba la belleza fisica, salvo en ciertas ocasiones, como en el caso de su pintura de Adan en la capilla Sixtina y de sus esculturas de la Pieta. Aunque era maestro en anatomia y en las leyes de la composicion, se atrevio a hacer caso omiso de ambas cuando le era necesario para expresar sus ideas: exageraba los musculos en sus figuras y hasta las colocaba en posiciones que el cuerpo humano no puede asumir naturalmente. En una de sus ultimas pintura, El juicio final en el muro
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              ISBN 9781780420806
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              Released NZ 1 Jul 2011
              Publisher Parkstone International
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              Series Mega Square
              Language (Spanish)
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              Francisco Goya
                

              Francisco Goya (PDF ebook)

              By Carr-Gomm, Sarah

              Goya es tal vez el pintor mas accesible. Su arte, al igual que su vida, es un libro abierto. Nada oculto a sus contemporaneos y les ofrecio su obra con la misma franqueza. La puerta a su mundo no esta oculta detras de grandes dificultades tecnicas. Fue la prueba de que si un homb...re tiene la capacidad de vivir y multiplicar sus experiencias, de luchar y trabajar, puede producir grandes obras de arte sin el decoro clasico y la respetabilidad tradicional. Nacio en 1746 en Fuendetodos, un pequeno pueblo montanes de un centenar de habitantes. De nino trabajo en los campos con sus dos hermanos y su hermana, hasta que su talento para el dibujo puso fin a su miseria. A los catorce anos recibio el apoyo de un mecenas adinerado y se marcho a Zaragoza a estudiar con un pintor de la corte y, posteriormente, cuando cumplio diecinueve anos, se fue a Madrid. Hasta los treinta y siete anos, sin contar algunos disenos de tapiceria de modesta calidad decorativa y cinco pequenas pinturas, Goya no pinto nada de gran importancia, pero una vez que domino su temperamento, produjo obras maestras con la misma velocidad que Rubens. Tras su nombramiento en la corte siguio una decada de actividad incesante, anos de pinturas y escandalos, con intervalos de salud deteriorada. Los grabados de Goya demuestran su gran pericia como dibujante. En la pintura, al igual que Velazquez, depende en mayor o menor medida del modelo, pero no de la manera objetiva del experto en naturalezas muertas. Si una mujer era fea, la convertia en un horror despreciable; si era atractiva, dramatizaba su encanto. Preferia terminar sus retratos en una sola sesion y era un tirano con sus modelos. Al igual que Velazquez, se concentraba en los rostros, pero dibujaba las cabezas con pericia, construyendolas con varios tonos de grises transparentes. Su mundo en blanco y negro esta habitado por formas monstruosas: se trata de las producciones en las que demuestra una reflexion mas profunda. Sus figuras fantasticas, como solia ll
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              ISBN 9781780420752
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              Released NZ 1 Jul 2011
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              Series Great Masters
              Language (Spanish)
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