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              Hieronymus Bosch
               

              Hieronymus Bosch (PDF ebook)

              By Pitts Rembert, Virginia

              Hieronymus Bosch was painting terrifying, yet strangely likeable, monsters, long before computer games were invented, often with a touch of humour. His works are assertive statements about the mental dangers that befall those who abandon the teachings of Christ. With a life that ...spanned from 1450 to 1516, Bosch was born at the height of the Renaissance and witnessed its wars of religion. Medieval traditions and values were crumbling, thrusting man into a new universe where faith had lost some of its power and much of its magic. Bosch set out to warn doubters of the perils awaiting all and any who lost their faith in God. Believing that everyone had to make their own moral choices, he focused on themes of hell, heaven and lust. He brilliantly exploited the symbolism of a wide range of fruits and plants to lend sexual overtones to his themes.
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              ISBN 9781780427485
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              Released NZ 17 Jan 2012
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              Vincent van Gogh
               

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              By Charles, Victoria

              La vida y obra de Vincent van Gogh estan tan entremezcladas que es practicamente imposible observar una sin pensar en la otra. Van Gogh se ha convertido en la encarnacion del sufrimiento, en el martir incomprendido del arte moderno, el emblema del artista como alguien ajeno. En 1...890 se publico un articulo que daba detalles acerca de la enfermedad de van Gogh. Su autor consideraba que el pintor era "un genio demente y terrible, con frecuencia sublime, en ocasiones grotesco, siempre al borde de lo patologico". Se sabe muy poco de la ninez de Vincent. A la edad de once anos, tuvo que abandonar "el nido humano", como lo llamaba el mismo, para ir a vivir a una serie de escuelas con internado. Su primer retrato nos muestra a van Gogh como un joven serio de diecinueve anos. Para entonces ya llevaba tres anos trabajando en La Haya y posteriormente trabajo tambien en Londres, en la galeria Goupil & Co. En 1874, su amor por Ursula Loyer termino en desastre y un ano despues, fue transferido a Paris en contra de su voluntad. Despues de una discusion particularmente acalorada durante las vacaciones navidenas, en 1881, su padre, que era pastor, ordeno a Vincent que se marchara. Con esta ruptura final, decidio dejar de lado su apellido y comenzo a firmar sus lienzos simplemente con "Vincent". Se marcho a Paris y jamas volvio a Holanda. En Paris conocio a Paul Gauguin, cuyas pinturas admiraba mucho. De 1886 a 1888, el autorretrato fue el principal tema de la obra de Vincent. En febrero de 1888, Vincent dejo Paris; se marcho para Arles y trato de convencer a Gauguin de que hiciera lo mismo. Los meses durante los cuales espero que llegara Gauguin fueron los mas productivos de la vida de van Gogh. Queria mostrarle a su amigo tantos cuadros como le fuera posible y decorar la Casa Amarilla. Sin embargo, Gauguin no compartia sus puntos de vista artisticos y finalmente volvio a Paris. El 7 de enero de 1889, catorce dias despues de su famosa auto mutilacion, Vincent dejo el hospital donde
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              ISBN 9781780422589
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              Released NZ 1 Jul 2011
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              Vincent van Gogh
               

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              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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              Gustav Klimt
               

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              By Rogoyska, Jane; Bade, Patrick

              Monography on the Austrian painter, Gustan Klimt.

              ISBN 9781780420233
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              Alphonse Mucha
               

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              By Bade, Patrick; Charles, Victoria

              Revised and enhanced edition. Patrick Bade and Jean Lahor, authors.

              ISBN 9781783100767
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              Ivan Chichkine
               

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              By Charles, Victoria; Shuvalova, Irina

              La campagne russe est l'une des plus charmantes du monde pour ses celebres etendues de fleurs sauvages qui lui donnent un air de foret au printemps, pour les hivers polaires de la toundra qui triompherent sur l'avancee de Napoleon ou Hitler et qui seront le cadre de nombreuses sc...enes celebres de la litterature russe. Qui d'autre ne put mieux les immortaliser qu'Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898), peintre paysagiste russe. Dans cet ouvrage exhaustif, Irina Shuvalova et Victoria Charles font une analyse approfondie de l'oeuvre de Shishkin.
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              ISBN 9781783100828
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              Released NZ 17 Jan 2012
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              Ivan Shishkin
               

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              By Charles, Victoria; Shuvalova, Irina

              Victoria Charles, editor. Irina Shuvalova and Peter Leek, authors. Related to 'Ivan Shishkin' and 'Russian painting' --Provided by publisher.

              ISBN 9781783100811
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              Iwan Schischkin
               

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              By Charles, Victoria; Shuvalova, Irina

              Die russischen Landschaften gehoren zu den schonsten der Welt, mit den beruhmten Wildblumenteppichen in den Waldern im Fruhling und der eisigen Wintertundra, die das Vordringen Napoleons und Hitlers vereitelte, bilden sie die Kulisse fur so viele bekannte Szenen der russischen Li...teratur. Und doch wurden sie erst durch die Hand des Malers Iwan Schischkin (1832-1898) unsterblich, indem er wie kein anderer vor oder nach ihm den Zauber und die Majestat der russischen Landschaften auf die Leinwand bannte. Irina Shuvalova und Victoria Charles untersuchen in dieser umfassenden Studie die herausrageenden Werke Schischkins.
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              ISBN 9781783100835
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              Pierre Paul Rubens
               

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              By Varshavskaya, Maria; Yegorova, Xenia

              Mondialement celebre pour ses nus sensuels, aux formes genereuses, Pierre Paul Rubens (1577-1640), etait un artiste dont la preoccupation premiere etait la sensualite. Ce maitre baroque, celebrera toute sa vie les plaisirs et l'emerveillement que procure le corps. Il estimait que... le corps humain etait tout aussi naturel que les nombreux paysages qu'il peignait lorsqu'il etait jeune. Dans ce texte brillamment illustre, Maria Varshavskaya et Xenia Yegorova observent le maitre au travail, mettant l'accent de maniere unique sur la vie et l'oeuvre de Rubens.
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              ISBN 9781783100736
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              Released NZ 17 Jan 2012
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              Gustav Klimt
               

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              By Rogoyska, Jane; Bade, Patrick

              Monography on the Austrian painter, Gustan Klimt.

              ISBN 9781783102716
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