Category «Art History»

Download E-books At Home in Estranged Dreams: Contemporary Hollywood and the Uncanny PDF

By Kevin Patrick McDonald

This examine examines modern Hollywood via concentrating on motion pictures made
between 1990 and 2010. With chapters at the double, battle trauma, the undead, and
automata, I delineate facts of the uncanny inside person movies besides the
underlying contradictions that symptomatically reply to the bigger financial conditions
and business practices that form the modern interval. all the 4 chapters
also function an get together to investigate theoretical and thematic issues drawn from
Sigmund Freud’s 1919 essay at the uncanny. in the course of the venture there's a strong
effort to hyperlink Freud’s preliminary account to next theoretical advancements with a
particular emphasis on introducing the paintings of Jacques Derrida. The cumulative objective of
these efforts is supply a serious beginning for interpreting the latent disorientation within
the practices of up to date Hollywood and capitalist society extra mostly.

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Download E-books Giunti: Hopper (Art Dossier) PDF

By Orietta Rossi Pinelli

Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – could 15, 1967) was once a popular American realist painter and printmaker. whereas he was once such a lot popularly identified for his oil work, he used to be both expert as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. either in his city and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings mirrored his own imaginative and prescient of contemporary American life.

Un file dedicato a Hopper.
Come tutte le monografie della collana "Dossier d'art", una pubblicazione agile, ricca di belle riproduzioni a colori, completa di un utilissimo quadro cronologico e di una ricca bibliografia.

Sommario:
La lunga storia del successo
Opere "Cinematografiche"
Scene di vita americane
La difesa del realismo
Quadro cronologico
Bibliografia

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Download E-books The Future of Art in a Digital Age: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness PDF

This booklet develops the thesis that the transition from premodernism to postmodernism in artwork of the electronic age represents a paradigm shift from the Hellenistic to the Hebraic roots of Western tradition. Semiotic and morphological research of paintings and visible tradition display the modern confluence among the deep constitution of Hebraic cognizance and new instructions in paintings that come up alongside the interface among medical inquiry, electronic applied sciences, and multicultural expressions. Complementing those analytic methodologies, replacement methodologies of kabbalah and halakhah offer postmodern tools for extending into electronic age paintings types. Exemplary artistic endeavors are defined within the textual content and should be illustrated with pictures.

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Download E-books Auguste Rodin (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) PDF

By Rainer Maria Rilke

"Rilke's observations are splendidly astute. For readers drawn to both [sculpture or poetry], this quantity is a treat." — The Christian technological know-how Monitor
During the early 1900s, the nice German poet lived and labored in Paris with Auguste Rodin. In a piece as revealing of its writer because it is of his recognized topic, Rainer Maria Rilke examines Rodin's lifestyles and paintings, and explains the usually elusive connection among the artistic forces that force undying literature and nice art.
Rilke served for numerous years as Rodin's secretary — residing within the sculptor's workshops, observing the shaping of his creations, and discussing his perspectives and ideas. Written in 1903 and 1907, those essays in regards to the master's paintings and improvement as an artist mark Rilke's access into the area of letters. Rodin himself paid the poet the last word tribute, mentioning those meditations the ideal interpretation of his paintings. this glorious translation, complemented via 33 illustrations, will fascinate scholars of literature, philosophy, and artwork history.

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Download E-books Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Thinker and Man of Science (Great Masters) PDF

By Eugène Müntz

Great Masters: a chain of biographies of mythical artists with choices from their ouevre

Eugène Müntz (1845 - 1902) used to be a super artwork historian who studied the lives and output of some of the world's maximum artists. Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, philosopher and guy of Science is one among his maximum contributions to the literature of the intense and designated da Vinci. This generation recreates that unique booklet and explores the drawings and work of da Vinci as richly as a person who has written subsequently.

What makes this quantity so specified is the style within which Müntz marries the clinical brain of this genius with the reason of the way he understood anatomy and in flip how he accelerated his insatiable brain with mechanical innovations and info the like of which we have now but to determine in the other artist. however the fascination of this writing doesn't cease there. Even for the period of this writing Müntz is unafraid to process the character of da Vinci, concentrating on how gracious a instructor he was once in addition to exploring the relationships he had with the lads in his lifestyles - whatever that even at the present time writers worry approaching.

This booklet is wealthy in examples of da Vinci's figurative and anatomical drawings, work, and photos, but it truly is both respectful of the various architectural renderings and stories of material and initial sketches hardly obvious. there's even a slightly remarkable replica of a telling drawing 'The Incarnate Angel' (1513-1514) from a personal assortment in Germany. although this e-book is still one among historic significance, it's apparently intellectually past a lot of what's being shared in today's biographies. hugely suggested.

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Download E-books Treasuring the Gaze: Intimate Vision in Late Eighteenth-Century Eye Miniatures PDF

By Hanneke Grootenboer

The finish of the eighteenth century observed the beginning of a brand new craze in Europe: tiny snap shots of unmarried eyes that have been exchanged through fanatics or relatives. Worn as brooches or pendants, those minuscule eyes served a similar emotional want as extra traditional mementoes, equivalent to lockets containing a coil of a enjoyed one’s hair. the style lasted just a couple of a long time, and by means of the early 1800s eye miniatures had pale into oblivion. Unearthing those pictures in Treasuring the Gaze, Hanneke Grootenboer proposes that the trend for eye miniatures—and their abrupt disappearance—reveals a knot within the unfolding of the background of vision.
 
Drawing on Alois Riegl, Jean-Luc Nancy, Marcia Pointon, Melanie Klein, and others, Grootenboer unravels this knot, getting to know formerly unseen styles of taking a look and techniques for displaying. She exhibits that eye miniatures painting the subject’s gaze instead of his or her eye, making the recipient of the memento an specific beholder who's forever watched. those precious pix consistently go back the appearance they obtain and, as such, they bring about a reciprocal mode of viewing that Grootenboer calls intimate imaginative and prescient. Recounting tales approximately eye miniatures—including the position one performed within the scandalous affair of Mrs. Fitzherbert and the Prince of Wales, a portrait of the spell binding eye of Lord Byron, and the loss and longing included in crying eye miniatures—Grootenboer indicates that intimate imaginative and prescient brings the gaze of one other deep into the guts of personal experience.
 
With a number of attention-grabbing imagery from this eccentric and normally forgotten but deeply inner most memento, Treasuring the Gaze presents new insights into the paintings of miniature portray and the style of portraiture.

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Download E-books Images of Leprosy: Disease, Religion, and Politics in European Art (Early Modern Studies) PDF

By Christine M. Boeckl

From biblical occasions to the onset of the Black loss of life within the fourteenth century, leprosy was once thought of the worst human sickness, either medically and socially. basically fifty years in the past, leprosy, or Hansen s affliction, was once an incurable infectious ailment, and nonetheless continues to be a grave worldwide situation. lately, leprosy has generated cognizance in scholarly fields from clinical technology to the visible arts. This interdisciplinary art-historical survey on lepra and its visualization in sculpture, work of art, stained glass, and different media presents new info at the heritage of paintings, medication, faith, and eu society. Christine M. Boeckl continues that some of the terrifying features of the illness ruled the visible narratives of old and mythical figures with leprosy. For rulers, beggars, saints, and sinners the metaphor of leprosy turns into the historical past opposed to which their appealing tales are projected.

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Download E-books The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta & Claribel Cone PDF

By Mary Gabriel

For 4 and a part a long time, Etta and Claribel Cone roamed artists' studios and paintings galleries in Europe, construction one of many biggest, most crucial artwork collections on the earth. At one time, those independently prosperous Jewish girls from Baltimore got bargains from almost each well-liked paintings museum on this planet, all fearful to deal with their hitherto inner most assemblage of recent paintings. In 1949, they presented all their holdings to the Baltimore Museum of artwork. In 2002, that assortment used to be worth approximately $1 billion, making them of the main philanthropic artwork creditors of our age. but, for advanced purposes, the tale of the Cone sisters hasn't ever been totally or thoroughly told.

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