Nicolas Poussin – The Master of a Pictorial Universe with a Richness of Inspiration and Spiritual Depth
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).
The Art of the Eternal – In search of the expression of the infinite
An unlimited source of inspiration where artists can search for the expression of the infinite, death remains the object of numerous rich illustrations, as various as they are mysterious. In this work, Victoria Charles analyses how, through the centuries, art has become the reflection of these interrogations linked to mankind’s fate and the hereafter.
Trick or treat, bag of sweets, Halloween is coming
When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween...
The Devil holds the strings which move us!
Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer… the Devil has many names and faces, all of which have always served artists as a source of inspiration. Often commissioned by religious leaders as images of fear or veneration, depending on the society, representations of the underworld served to instruct believers and lead them along the path of righteousness.
Art of India: A Mirror of India’s Incredible Culture
From Hinduism, with its pantheon of imagery of gods, goddesses, animals and many other figures, to Islam, with its astounding architecture and intricate calligraphy, the many facets of India have given rise to a fascinating and beautiful collection of artworks.
A representative selection of ICONS from the 11th century to the late Baroque period
This art is appealing because of its great openness to other influences – the obedience to the rules of Orthodox Christianity in its early stages, the borrowing from Roman heritage or later to the Western breakthroughs – combined with a never compromised assertion of a distinctly Slavic soul and identity.
Christmas presents come and go, a good book lasts a lifetime.
Christmas is the best time for family reunions, for giving gifts, and for showing attachment and love for our loved ones. Offering an art book that recalls the history of Christianity and reading it on a cold snowy night is the ideal gift and the height of pleasure.
Top must-read Easter books for you to enjoy
Easter is not just about such traditional games and customs. It is the celebration that has profound religious connection. On that day, nothing could make a better gift than a book. Choose some egg-cited books for your basket.
Christ in Art – Temporis Collection
This richly illustrated book explores the various ways that Christ is rendered in art, from Cimabue’s Nativity scenes and Fra Angelico’s paintings of the Crucifixion to the provocative portraits of Salvador Dalí and Andres Serrano. Author Ernest Renan guides the reader through the most iconic representations of Christ in art.
The Virgin in Art
“To Our Lady of Guadalupe Madonna of the Old and the New World with gratitude.”
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