American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent Author Kathleen A. Foster
ISBN-10 9780300225891
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press

The fascinating story of the transformation of American watercolor practice between 1866 and 1925 The formation of the American Watercolor Society in 1866 by a small, dedicated group of painters transformed the perception of what had long been considered a marginal medium. Artists of all ages, styles, and backgrounds took up watercolor in the 1870s, inspiring younger generations of impressionists and modernists. By the 1920s many would claim it as "the American medium." This engaging and comprehensive book tells the definitive story of the metamorphosis of American watercolor practice between 1866 and 1925, identifying the artist constituencies and social forces that drove the new popularity of the medium. The major artists of the movement - Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, William Trost Richards, Thomas Moran, Thomas Eakins, Charles Prendergast, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Charles Demuth, and many others - are represented with lavish color illustrations. The result is a fresh and beautiful look at watercolor's central place in American art and culture.

Awash in Color

Awash in Color Author Sue Welsh Reed
ISBN-10 0821226193
Year 1999-09-01
Pages 266
Language en
Publisher Bulfinch Press

Celebrating the great American watercolor, this unique collection of images features the work of Sargent, Homer, LaFarge, Prendergast, Demuth, Marin, Burchfield, and Hopper, among others. Original.


MASTERS COLOR   LIGHT Author Linda S. Ferber
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038562693
Year 1998-03-17
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Smithsonian Inst Press

Highlighting 150 paintings that span nearly two centuries, this richly illustrated volume documents the origin and development of one of the nation's finest collections by investigating for the first time aspects of American watercolor's patronage and critical reception.

Marsden Hartley s Maine

Marsden Hartley s Maine Author Donna M. Cassidy
ISBN-10 9781588396136
Year 2017-03-13
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marsden Hartley had a lifelong personal and aesthetic engagement with Maine, where he was born in 1877 and where he died at age sixty-six. As an important member of the artistic circle promoted by Alfred Stieglitz, Hartley began his career by painting the mountains of western Maine. He subsequently led a peripatetic life, traveling throughout Europe and North America and only occasionally visiting his native state. By midlife, however, his itinerant existence had taken an emotional toll, and he confided to Stieglitz that he wanted “so earnestly a ‘place’ to be.” Finally returning to the state in his later years, he transformed his identity from urbane sophisticate to “the painter from Maine.” But while Maine has played a clear and defining role in Hartley’s art, not until now has this relationship been studied with the breadth and richness it warrants. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana} Marsden Hartley’s Maine is the first in-depth discussion of Hartley’s complex and shifting relationship to his native state. Illustrated with works from throughout the painter’s career, it provides a nuanced understanding of Hartley’s artistic range, from the exhilarating Post-Impressionist landscapes of his early years to the late, roughly rendered paintings of Maine and its people. The absorbing essays examine Hartley’s view of Maine as a place of light and darkness whose spirit imbued his art, which encompassed buoyant coastal views, mournful mountain vistas, and portraits of Mainers. An illustrated chronology provides an overview of Hartley’s life, juxtaposing major personal incidents with concurrent events in Maine’s history. For Hartley, who was strongly influenced by such artists as Paul Cézanne, Winslow Homer, and Albert Pinkham Ryder, Maine was an enduring source of inspiration, one powerfully intertwined with his past, his cultural milieu, and his desire to create a regional expression of American modernism.

Princely Armor in the Age of D rer

Princely Armor in the Age of D  rer Author Pierre Terjanian
ISBN-10 0300176317
Year 2012-02-01
Pages 54
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press

Examines two German armors for man and horse recently acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art which demonstrate the superior design and craftsmanship of princely armor in the early 16th century, discussing the function, design, decoration and manufacture of these masterpieces. Original.

American watercolors

American watercolors Author Christopher Finch
ISBN-10 UOM:49015001223487
Year 1986
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Abbeville Press

An eye-dazzling delight, celebrating some of the greatest masters of the watercolor medium with an extravagant and beautiful selection of illustrations. 398 illustrations, 247 in full color.

A is for Art Museum

A is for Art Museum Author Katy Friedland
ISBN-10 1592139639
Year 2008
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Temple University Press

Presents a different word and work of art involving that word for each letter of the alphabet and invites young readers to answer questions about each work of art.

The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent

The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent Author Carl Little
ISBN-10 9780520219700
Year 1998
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press

A generously illustrated gathering of many rarely-seen watercolors by a painter best known for his oils who was also a master of the very difficult medium of watercolor. The book includes 150 4-color images, along with an introductory essay and brief section introductions.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors

John Singer Sargent Watercolors Author John Singer Sargent
ISBN-10 0878467912
Year 2012
Pages 247
Language en
Publisher Mfa Publications

John Singer Sargents approach to watercolour was unconventional. Disregarding late-nineteenth-century aesthetic standards that called for carefully delineated and composed landscapes filled with transparent washes, his confidently bold, dense strokes and loosely defined forms startled critics and fellow practitioners alike. One reviewer in England, where Sargent spent much of his adult life, called his work swagger watercolours. For Sargent, however, the watercolours were not so much about swagger as about a new way of thinking. In watercolour as opposed to oils his vision became more personal and his works more interconnected. Presenting nearly 100 works of art, this book is the first major publication of Sargents watercolours in twenty years. Each chapter highlights a different subject or theme that attracted the artists attention during his travels through Europe and the Middle East: sunlight on stone, figures reclining on grass, patterns of light and shadow. Insightful essays by the worlds leading experts enhance this book and introduce readers to the full sweep of Sargents accomplishments in the medium, in works that delight the eye as well as challenge our understanding of this prodigiously gifted artist.

Audubon to Warhol

Audubon to Warhol Author Mark D. Mitchell
ISBN-10 0300204116
Year 2015-10-02
Pages 350
Language en

An engaging survey of American still-life painting that reinterprets beloved works and introduces lesser-known ones, providing a compelling new synthesis of the genre

Sargent s Watercolours

Sargent s Watercolours Author Richard Ormond
ISBN-10 1911282077
Year 2017-05
Pages 168
Language en

A beguiling study of John Singer Sargent's works in watercolor, which highlights his audacious, unorthodox and modernist technique.

Turner s Modern and Ancient Ports

Turner s Modern and Ancient Ports Author Susan Grace Galassi
ISBN-10 9780300223149
Year 2017
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press

An engaging look at one of the central motifs in the work of the great 19th-century painter Widely considered Britain's greatest painter, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) is best known for his light-filled landscapes and seascapes. A relentless traveler, Turner often turned his artistic attention to the theme of modern and ancient ports. In the mid-1820s, Turner exhibited two monumental, and controversial, paintings of ports: Cologne and Dieppe. Shocking for their intense luminosity and yellow tonality, as well as for Turner's unorthodox handling of paint, these works marked a transition in the artist's career as he moved away from naturalism and toward a new, poetic topography. This in-depth study of these two seminal paintings also addresses a wide selection of Turner's works in both oil and watercolor from the 1820s, placing them in the context of radical changes in British social and economic structures taking place at the time. Drawing from period travel accounts, contemporary critical commentary, and new technical analyses of Turner's work, this magnificently illustrated book brings a fresh, new perspective to the pivotal middle years of Turner's career.

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Author Geoff Dyer
ISBN-10 1743364539
Year 2015-03-01
Pages 960
Language en
Publisher Pier 9

With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of '1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die' brings you right up to date with an incisive look at the world's best paintings. From Ancient Egyptian wallpaintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in its scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created. Remarkably, more than 400 twentieth- and twenty-first century paintings are reproduced in these pages, including newly discovered works from contemporary galleries. Entertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting - an envable art collection to dip into whenever you please. Organised chronologically, you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities as you turn the sumptuous pages. The paintings are listed by artist and by title, maing it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work. Accompany Professor Stephen Farthing on his personal guided tour of the paintings everyone should strive to see in a lifetime. Many are easily accessible - in well-known galleries, such as the Louvre in Paris or MoMA in New York, and in smaller collections across the far reaches of the globe. Every one of them is worth planning to see.

William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase Author Elsa Smithgall
ISBN-10 9780300206265
Year 2016-06-28
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press

A landmark retrospective that examines William Merritt Chase and his lasting contribution to the history of modern art