By John Shannon Hendrix
POD ISBN: 9781646994243
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

This book explains and celebrates the richness of English churches and cathedrals, which have a major place in medieval architecture. The English Gothic style developed somewhat later than in France, but rapidly established its own architectural and ornamental codes. The author, John Shannon Hendrix, classifies English Gothic architecture in four principal stages: the Early English Gothic, the Decorated, the Curvilinear, and the Perpendicular Gothic. Several photographs of these architectural testimonies allow us to understand the whole originality of Britain during the Gothic era, in Canterbury, Wells, Lincoln, York, and Salisbury. English Gothic architecture is a poetic one, speaking both to the senses and to the spirit. 

By Alexander Stepanov
POD ISBN: 9781646994274
215.9 x 270 mm – 200 pages

Lucas Cranach (1472-1553) was one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, as shown by the diversity of his artistic interests as well as his awareness of the social and political events of this time. He developed a number of painting techniques which were afterwards used by several generations of artists. His somewhat mannered style and spending palette are easily recognized in numerous portraits of monarchs, cardinals, courtiers and their ladies, religious reformers, humanists and philosophers. A part of the Great Painters Collection, translated from the Russian by Paul Williams. 109 full color plates and numerous black and white and two-color illustrations interspersed by text. Includes a chronological table of the work of Cranach and his notable contemporaries.

By Veretta Cobler
POD ISBN: 9781646991389
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

 

À la fin des années 1970, Veretta Cobler explore avec son appareil photo le véritable monde de la nuit new-yorkaise, dans lequel se mêlent gays, drag-queens et jeunesse huppée. Cet univers interlope saisi sur le vif offre une image extravagante et bigarrée de New York. Ces photos reportages sont le témoignage d’une époque encore épargnée par la tragédie du sida qui allait bientôt endeuiller cette génération underground.

By Veretta Cobler
POD ISBN: 9781646991372
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

 

In the late 1970s, with only her Hasselblad and a telephoto lens, Veretta visited many of New York City’s infamous nightclubs and captured the erotic energy of the peak disco era. Culled from over one thousand images, this collection of black and white photos is an entertaining, often breathtaking documentary of a unique moment in our history.

Remington
By Emerson Hough & Frederic Remington
POD ISBN: 9781646991334
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

Frederic Remington (1861-1909) was one of the last American artists to offer his contemporaries a vision of the American Old West, that wild terrain with its immense prairies, herds of bison and the last American Indians. A painter, but above all an illustrator popular in his time, Remington skilfully captivated the public’s attention by presenting a realistic view of this primitive way of life on the brink of submitting to invading civilisation. Authentically capturing its roughness, force and also its colours, Remington quickly became the representative of American painting in the eyes of the world. Though he mainly concentrated on the attitudes of his characters and animals and not on his landscapes, his photographic style, with a nearly impressionist touch, renewed a genre and lent an added realism to his subjects. Painter and sculptor, Remington also knew how to sculpturally express the ardour of these strong men and wild animals battling with the evolution of a new continent. The galloping horse, still recognized today as his signature subject, magnificently illustrates the power of freedom emanating from these masterpieces.

Edward Hopper - pod
By Gerry Souter
POD ISBN: 9781646991877
215.9 x 270 mm – 200 pages
 

In his works, Hopper poetically expressed the solitude of man confronted to the American way of life as it developed in the 1920s. Inspired by the movies and particularly by the various camera angles and attitudes of characters, his paintings expose the alienation of mass culture. Done in cold colours and inhabited by anonymous characters, Hopper’s paintings also symbolically reflect the Great Depression.

Through a series of different reproductions (etchings, watercolours, and oil-on-canvas paintings), as well as thematic and artistic analysis, the author sheds new light on the enigmatic and tortured world of this outstanding figure.

Edward Hopper
By Gerry Souter
POD ISBN: 9781646992324
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages
In his works, Hopper poetically expressed the solitude of man confronted to the American way of life as it developed in the 1920s. Inspired by the movies and particularly by the various camera angles and attitudes of characters, his paintings expose the alienation of mass culture. Done in cold colours and inhabited by anonymous characters, Hopper’s paintings also symbolically reflect the Great Depression. Through a series of different reproductions (etchings, watercolours, and oil-on-canvas paintings), as well as thematic and artistic analysis, the author sheds new light on the enigmatic and tortured world of this outstanding figure.
Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1887-1918)
By Pedro Lapa
POD ISBN: 9781646994151
215.9 x 270 mm – 200 pages

Emporté prématurément par la maladie, cet artiste avant-gardiste encore peu connu laissa quelque cent-cinquante toiles et reste considéré comme l’un des plus grands artistes portugais de sa génération.

Pedro Lapa est le directeur artistique du Musée Coleção Berardo et est également professeur à la Faculté de Lettres de l’Université de Lisbonne, où il a obtenu son doctorat en Histoire de l’Art. Il a organisé de nombreuses expositions parmi lesquelles « Picabia » au Centre Culturel de Belém, à Lisbonne en 1997 ; « Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso », au Musée Pouchkine, à Moscou en 2003 ; « James Coleman », au Musée National d’Art Contemporain à Lisbonne, en 2004 ; « Cinco Pintores da Modernidade Portuguesa » (« Cinq peintres de la modernité portugaise ») à La Fondation Caixa Catalunga, à Barcelone, ainsi qu’au Musée d’Art Moderne de São Paulo. Il est aussi le co-auteur d’un catalogue raisonné dédié à l’œuvre de Joaquim Rodrigo paru en 1999 et a publié de nombreux ouvrages sur l’art moderne et contemporain. Parmi les plus récents : Pedro Barateiro, Fictionnalising the Object et Creating Other Links, publiés aux éditions Bom Dia Books en 2015, ainsi que History and Interregnum: Three Works by Stan Douglas, paru la même année aux éditions Archive Books.

By Edmund von Mach
POD ISBN: 9781646996421
215.9 x 270 mm – 276 pages

If the Soul is Christian, Beauty is Greek. Freud defines aesthetics as the intellectual construction of personal parameters that express themselves in sublime emotions. In Greek sculpture, man becomes God, and the gods lend their image to humanity. Defying the laws of gravity, Greek sculptors explored the harmony, forms, and spaces that have shaped our unconscious according to the canons of eternal beauty for more than two thousand years.

Art historian Edmund von Mach reflects on the epic story of how the hand of man came to transform marble into works of art, art that contributed substantially to the permanent legacy of civilisations. This work is a study of Greek sculpture between the seventh and the first centuries B.C., based on an extensive examination of iconography and presented as an erudite, yet accessible text for everyone. 

Medieval Art in the Christian West
By Klaus H. Carl, Victoria Charles
POD ISBN: 9781646991785
185 x 230 mm – 396 pages

September 4, 476 A. D. marked the end of the Western Roman Empire. After several centuries of prosperity, Europe sank into chaos. With Charlemagne, a new dynamic begins that of a civilising reconstruction. The Romanesque period is part of the rediscovery of this Roman Empire, lost in memories, but living on in the architectural testimonies of the cities and the countryside. In art history, Romanesque art refers to the period between the beginning of the 11th and the end of the 12th century. This era was characterised by a great diversity of regional schools, each practising their own unique style. In architecture as well as in sculpture, Romanesque art is marked by raw forms. Through its rich iconography and captivating text, this work endeavours to restore the importance of this art which is often overshadowed by the later Gothic style.

Gothic art is defined by the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that evolved throughout Europe over 200 years. Abandoning curved Roman forms, the architects started using flying buttresses and pointed arches to open cathedrals to daylight. A period of great economic and social change, the Gothic era incorporated new iconography celebrating the Holy Mary — a drastic contrast  to the dismal themes of Roman times. Full of rich changes in all of the various art forms (architecture, sculpture, painting, etc.), Gothic art paved the way for the Italian Renaissance and the International Gothic movement.  

By Victoria Charles
POD ISBN: 9781646991495
195 x 238 mm – 256 pages

Covering 27 museums throughout 27 European capitals, here you can discover some of the most beautiful museum collections in Europe, their creation, and the story of their acquisitions led by the most well-known curators and art enthusiasts. Additionally, it highlights the various cultural policies and points of view concerning the promotion of artistic heritage in Europe. The most emblematic European museums are presented along with some well-kept and fascinating secrets, such as in Nicosia of Cyprus and Sofia in Bulgaria.

By Robert de la Sizeranne
POD ISBN: 9781683259336
205 x 260 mm – 72 pages

In Victorian England, with the country swept up in the Industrial Revolution, the Pre-Raphaelites, close to William Morris’ Arts and Crafts movement, yearned for a return to bygone values. Wishing to revive the pure and noble forms of the Italian Renaissance, the major painters of the circle such as John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt, in opposition to the academicism of the time, favoured realism and biblical themes over the affected canons of the 19th-century. This work, with its captivating text and rich illustrations, describes with enthusiasm this singular movement which notably inspired Art Nouveau and Symbolism.

l'art gothique -pod
By Victoria Charles, Klaus H. Carl
POD ISBN: 9781683259237
205 x 260 mm – 72 pages

Développé à travers l’Europe pendant plus de 200 ans, l’art gothique est un mouvement qui trouve ses racines dans la puissante architecture des cathédrales du nord de la France. Délaissant la rondeur romane, les architectes commencèrent à utiliser les arcs-boutants et les voûtes en berceau brisé pour ouvrir les cathédrales à la lumière. Période de bouleversements économiques et sociaux, la période gothique vit aussi le développement d’une nouvelle iconographie célébrant la Vierge, à l’opposé de la thématique terrifiante de l’époque romane. Riche de changements dans tous les domaines (architecture, sculpture, peinture, enluminure, etc.), l’art gothique s’effaça peu à peu face à la Renaissance italienne.

By Robert de la Sizeranne
POD ISBN: 9781646995349
215.9 x 270 mm – 200 pages

In Victorian England, with the country swept up in the Industrial Revolution, the Pre-Raphaelites, close to William Morris’ Arts and Crafts movement, yearned for a return to bygone values. Wishing to revive the pure and noble forms of the Italian Renaissance, the major painters of the circle such as John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt, in opposition to the academicism of the time, favoured realism and biblical themes over the affected canons of the 19th-century. This work, with its captivating text and rich illustrations, describes with enthusiasm this singular movement which notably inspired Art Nouveau and Symbolism.

By Jennifer Margell
POD ISBN: 9781646995288
215 x 270 mm – 200 pages

Encaustic painting is one of the world’s most venerable art forms, having been practised consistently around the world since the ancient Egyptians first used it to decorate sarcophagi, and enjoying continuing popularity in the modern era with artists such as Paul Klee and Diego Rivera. In this new text, Jennifer Margell offers readers a comprehensive introduction to the technique, featuring instructive how-tos for encaustic art beginners, revealing interviews with some of the most celebrated practitioners of the medium, and a gallery featuring one of the largest published collections of encaustic art.

By Henri Hymans
POD ISBN: 9781683259312
205 x 260 mm – 72 pages

Ce qui caractérise la peinture française sous le Second Empire, entre les deux Révolutions de 1848 et de 1870, c’est le triomphe du réalisme. Il nous faut donc définir ce terme lancé par l’écrivain Champfleury. Esthétiquement parlant, le réalisme est le contraire de l’idéalisme et consiste à reproduire les choses telles qu’elles sont, sans prétendre les épurer, les ennoblir ou les embellir par le travail de l’esprit. L’artiste ne doit représenter que ce qu’il a vu. 

 

D’un point de vue historique, le réalisme nous apparaît avant tout comme une réaction contre les excès du romantisme. Courbet et après lui les impressionnistes ne se soucient plus d’évoquer par le pinceau les scènes de la légende et de l’histoire ou d’illustrer les visions des poètes : leur seule ambition est de peindre leur temps. Le chef de file de ce mouvement était sans conteste Gustave Courbet,  suivi par des peintres aussi prestigieux que Jean-Baptiste Corot, Honoré Daumier , Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet et Jean-François Millet dont les œuvres sont à classées dans le réalisme social.

By Klaus H.Carl
POD ISBN: 9781646995424
215.9 x 270 mm – 200 pages

La peinture académique désigne la peinture créée sous l’influence de l’Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture inaugurée en 1648. Philippe de Champaigne, peintre académique majeur du XVIIe siècle français, a dispensé plusieurs conférences à ce sujet. Elles sont illustrées par de nombreuses peintures, du XVIIe siècle à la fin du XIXe siècle. Ces discours ont permis de fixer les canons de l’Académie, dont les caractéristiques sont la pureté, l’harmonie et la simplicité. Ces mêmes lignes directrices se retrouvent dans les pays d’Europe qui voient apparaître des Académies au cours des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles (Académie de Saint-Luc à Rome, Royal Academy of Arts à Londres par exemple). Cette peinture atteint son paroxysme à la fin du XIXe siècle, avec les peintres dits « pompiers » qui, appliquant fidèlement les règles classiques, affrontent l’approche moderne des impressionnistes.

By William Hogarth
POD ISBN: 9781646991327
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

William Hogarth wrote his Analysis of Beauty in 1753, during the Age of Enlightenment. Through this captivating text, he tends to define the notion of beauty in painting and states that it is linked, per se, to the use of the serpentine lines in pictorial compositions. He calls it the “line of beauty”. His essay is thus dedicated to the study of the composition of paintings, depending on the correct use of the pictorial lines, light, colour, and the figure’s attitudes. These timeless concepts have been applied by several artists through the centuries. Paintings from every period have here been chosen to support this demonstration. They allow us to explore the various manners in which beauty can be expressed in painting. 

TS German Painting
By Klaus H.Carl
POD ISBN: 9781646991730
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

In a country only unified since 1871, the German culture and art derived from ancient tradition. Studying German painting requires viewing it on a different scale, larger than the current geographical frontiers. From the early Renaissance through the Expressionism of the 20th century, we introduce you to the German artists who have marked history: Albrecht Dürer, the Romantic Caspar David Friedrich, and the Expressionist Otto Dix. German painting, original in its themes, is always harmony-seeking, yet inquisitive.

Naive art - pod
By Nathalia Brodskaia, Viorel Rau
POD ISBN: 9781683259275
205 x 260 mm – 72 pages
 

Naive 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, naive painting is distinguished by the fluidity of its lines, vivacity, and joyful colours, as well as by its rather clean-cut, simple shapes.

Naive art is represented by such artists as Henri Rousseau, Séraphine de Senlis, André Bauchant, and Camille Bombois. This movement has also found adherents abroad, including such prominent artists as Joan Miró, Guido Vedovato, Niko Pirosmani, and Ivan Generalic.

By Nathalia Brodskaia
POD ISBN: 9781646995318
215.9 x 270 mm – 200 pages

Naive 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, naive painting is distinguished by the fluidity of its lines, vivacity, and joyful colours, as well as by its rather clean-cut, simple shapes.

Naive art is represented by such artists as Henri Rousseau, Séraphine de Senlis, André Bauchant, and Camille Bombois. This movement has also found adherents abroad, including such prominent artists as Joan Miró, Guido Vedovato, Niko Pirosmani, and Ivan Generalic.

By Elie Faure, Klaus H. Carl
POD ISBN: 9781683259244
205 x 260 mm – 76 pages

Greek art, at the very moment that it was breaking up in depth, was scattering over the whole material surface of Hellenic antiquity. After the movement of concentration that had brought to Athens all the forces of Hellenism, a movement of dispersal began, which was to carry from Athens to southern Italy, to Sicily, to Cyrenaica, Egypt, the Islands, and Asia Minor the passion and, unfortunately, the mania, for beautiful things—in default of creative genius. Dilettantism and the diffusion of taste multiply and at the same time weaken talent. It is the Hellenistic period, perhaps the richest in artists and in works of art that history has to show, but possibly, also, one of the poorest in power of emotion.

The ideal of the Greek is wisdom. He also has a strong feeling for what is just, but what is beautiful and what is true is to the same degree the object of his passion. He finds in each of these ideas the echoes of the other two, and completes, tempers, and broadens each one through the others. Phidias is in Pythagoras, and Socrates is in Phidias.

The “Greek miracle” was necessary. The whole ancient world had prepared, had willed its coming. During the fruitful silence when the Dorians were “accumulating within themselves the strength of their soil, Egypt and Assyria kept their lead. But they were discouraged and stricken by the cold of age. They were to become the initiators of the Hellenic Renaissance, as they had been the guides for the childhood of the peoples of the Archipelago. Greek Art, the perfume of the Greek soul, is preserved until our time, through Pompeii.

James Mcneill Whistler
By Patrick Chaleyssin
POD ISBN: 9781646995486
215.9 x 270 mm – 200 pages

Whistler’s work can be divided into four periods. The first was a research period in which the artist was influenced by the Realism of Gustave Courbet and by Japanese art. Whistler then discovered his own originality in the Nocturnes and the Cremorne Gardens series, thereby coming into conflict with the academics who wanted a work of art to tell a story. When he painted the portrait of his mother, Whistler entitled it Arrangement in Gray and Black, and this is symbolic of his aesthetic theories.

Nicolas Poussin
By Youri Zolotov, Natalia Serebriannaïa
POD ISBN: 9781646995769
215.9 x 270 mm – 200 pages

Nicolas Poussin (1594 – 1665) was undoubtedly a highly significant master of the historical genre. He shaped its aesthetics which, regrettably, subsequently became regarded as a set of hard-and-fast rules (a trap which the Russian followers of the founder of classicism also fell into). We know that Poussin attributed prime significance to the actual choice of matter for depiction, giving preference to subjects which provided food for profound thought.

Creatively reworking the aesthetic legacy of the Ancients, he introduced into the realm of painting the concept of the “modus” (mood of depiction), which established the functional unity of three components: the idea, the structure of the depiction, and its perception by the viewer. Composition assumed a predominant significance in his artistic system. In a letter of 1665, Nicolas Poussin put forward three main theses: firstly, painting is simply imitation; secondly, it aims to bring delight; Thirdly, the artist is endowed with a natural talent that no one can give him or deprive him of.

By Émile Bayard
POD ISBN: 9781646995776
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

Have you ever wondered why your ceiling is shaped like the arches in a Gothic cathedral? Or why your office building looks so different from its neighbouring counterparts? The ABC of Style invites you to explore the many different architectural and decorative interior styles from their ancient origins to the beginning of the 20th century. Take a journey through history to see how the French aristocracy styled their palaces and castles to the simple designs of the Dominican monastic churches during the Middle Ages.

Often, political changes implicate a stylistic transformation. Thus, the different European styles were frequently named after a sovereign or a historical period (Renaissance style, Medieval style). Until the end of the 19th century, the stylistic mutations of the time were generally based on the tastes of royalty. Stylistic expression was, therefore, an affirmation of power.

By Michael Siebenbrodt, Lutz Schöbe
POD ISBN: 9781646995844
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

The Bauhaus movement is one of the most significant cultural developments of the 20th century. Walter Gropius founded this institute of design in 1919; it was active first in Weimar, then in Dessau and Berlin. Several renowned architects of the time period served as directors of the school: Walter Gropius from 1919 to 1928, Hannes Meyer from 1928 to 1930 and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe from 1930 to 1933. The works of the Bauhaus artists, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Gerhard Marcks, Oskar Schlemmer and László Moholy-Nagy, as well as those of the students and young faculty members, Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Gunta Stölzl and Joost Schmidt, were greatly admired and aroused the interest of museums across the world. Bauhaus was founded to explore new aesthetic perspectives and creative teaching programmes for the education of architects, designers and artists for a post-war democratic society.

The school’s syllabus featured a combination of creative training, basic artistic knowledge, workshop production, and learning to work as a team. Animated by an acute social awareness, the Bauhaus would soon combine its creativity with industrialisation and mass production, and conceive numerous products which were not only beautiful but useful, durable and affordable. In 1933 the Nazi closure of the Bauhaus triggered the emigration of many of its members, and thus the ideas produced there were spread worldwide. The design standards created by the Bauhaus are still observed in today’s architecture and design schools, as well as in general art classes. The products of the Bauhaus, such as Marcel Breuer’s well-known steel pipe furniture, became classic, inexpensive design standards. The Bauhaus buildings have made architectural history and now are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  This book features an overview of the history of the Bauhaus, accompanied by numerous images, and sheds light on its evolution and connection with other movements.

By Albert Jacquemart
POD ISBN: 9781646996384
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

From the Middle Ages to contemporary times, decorative art can be defined by the artistic materials, designs and objects used in both architecture and interior design. Similar to many art forms, decorative art continues to evolve, originating with pieces as simple as a chair, noted for its utility, to purely ornamental objects, celebrated for their aesthetic beauty. Decorative Art aims to eulogise these often undervalued objects by giving praise to all mediums of decorative art throughout the centuries.

Never originally considered as fine art, their artistic potential was not acknowledged until the 20th century, when industrial production replaced artisanal creation. The age, authenticity and above all the uniqueness of these precious objects have now become the new standards of quality and beauty found in decorative art. Join us in discovering the evolution of decorative art through this enticing survey of major masterpieces throughout time.

By Sun Tzu, Victoria Charles
POD ISBN: 9781646995837
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

The history of mankind has always gone hand in hand with the history of war. War has elevated empires to blinding heights only to bring them crashing down again. It has immortalised brilliant individuals but traumatised entire generations of people. For better or worse, war has helped shape civilisation and society as we know it today.

Only recently, in the last century, has man’s perspective on war changed fundamentally. No longer a glorious undertaking, it has become the impersonation of the worst that humanity has to offer. Nowhere is this drastic change more visible than in war-inspired art. The art of war has come a long way, from the boasting of Ramesses II about his victory at Kadesh in the reliefs of Abu Simbel to Picasso’s famous anti-war painting Guernica.

This book will trace and illustrate this development with fascinating artwork from two millennia of art history along with textual accounts of battle, written by contemporary and early modern scholars, compiled by Victoria Charles. Additionally, the book features excerpts from a well-known treatise written by the greatest military thinker of mankind: Sun Tzu

By Margo Thompson
POD ISBN:  9781646995783
215.9 x 270 mm – 200 pages

The first appearances of graffiti “tags” (signatures) on New York City subway trains in the early 1970s were disregarded as incidents of vandalism or the rough, violent cries of the ignorant and impoverished. However, as the graffiti movement progressed and tags became more elaborate and ubiquitous, genuine artists emerged whose unique creativity and unconventional media captured the attention of the world.

Featuring gallery and street works by several contributors to the graffiti scene, this book offers insight into the lives of urban artists, describes their relationship with the bourgeois art world, and discusses their artistic motivation with unprecedented sensitivity.

American Realism
By Gerry Souter
POD ISBN:  9781646995790
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

Realism is a monolithic, lockstep, strictly governed method of painterly visualisation shattered into nuances of interpretation. Where you paint can make you a Regional Realist. What you paint might label you a Genre Realist, while who you paint might classify your work as Portrait Realist—or maybe a Portrait Regionalist Realist if you paint Native Americans in the West, or sea captains on the East Coast. Of the variations cited, there are even further nuances that mock the concept of “American Realism” as an all-embracing style. What remains are American Realist artists, each facing subject matter that is part of the fabric of the American scene. The result of their efforts is determined by the filtering of their perceptions through their individual intellects, skill sets, training, regional influences, ethnic influences and basic nurturing.

If there is any binding together it is within the tradition of Realist Art in the United States, which accepts such a range from Winslow Homer’s poetic watercolours of the 1860s to the haunting minutiae of Andrew Wyeth and melancholy light of Edward Hopper in the 1950s and 1960s. This book presents a cross-section of American Realist artists spanning more than 100 years of art. It begins as some artists struggle with the influences of Europe and other home-grown painters bring their nineteenth-century American scenes to life, and ends as today’s generation of Realist painters co-exist with American Modernism and absorb this new freedom into the latest incarnation of their art.

By Ernest Chesneau
POD ISBN:  9781646996391
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

The English school of painting was officially recognised at the beginning of the 18th century through the work of William Hogarth. It includes works by the most famous English artists, such as Thomas Gainsborough, Joseph Mallord William Turner, John Constable, Edward Burne-Jones, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. This subject is introduced with a very unique text, published in 1882: a French study of English pictorial art.

The author, Ernest Chesneau, was highly-cultured, an art historian and inspector of Fine Arts. He explains the beginnings of this school which excels in portraiture and landscapes, and reminds us of the English brilliance regarding watercolours, not forgetting to include the work of the Pre-Raphaelites.

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