The Art of Rivalry Book PDF

The Art of Rivalry

  • Author : Sebastian Smee
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2016-10-13
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 9781847659873

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The Art of Rivalry Book Description :

This is a story about rivalry among artists. Not the kind of rivalry that grows out of hatred and dislike, but rather, rivalry that emerges from admiration, friendship, love. The kind of rivalry that existed between Degas and Manet, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, and Freud and Bacon. These were some of the most famous and creative relationships in the history of art, driving each individual to heights of creativity and inspiration - and provoking them to despair, jealousy and betrayal. Matisse's success threatened Picasso so much that his friends would throw darts at a portrait of his rival's beloved daughter Marguerite, shouting 'there's one in the eye for Matisse!' And Willem de Kooning's twisted friendship with Jackson Pollock didn't stop him taking up with his friend's lover barely a year after Pollock's fatal car crash. In The Art of Rivalry, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee explores how, as both artists struggled to come into their own, they each played vital roles in provoking the other's creative breakthroughs - ultimately determining the course of modern art itself.

Art and Rivalry Book PDF

Art and Rivalry

  • Author : Carol Bishop-Gwyn
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780345808448

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Art and Rivalry Book Description :

The unauthorized biography of Canada's most famous artist couple and the rivalry that drove them. She painted as if with pure light, radiant colours making quotidian kitchen scenes come alive with sublimated drama. He painted like clockwork, each stroke precise and measured with exquisite care, leaving no angle unchecked and no subtlety of tone unattended. Some would say Mary Pratt was fire and Christopher, ice. And yet Newfoundland's Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera (or Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner...) presented their marriage as a portrait of harmony and balance. But balance off the canvas rarely makes great art, and the Pratts' art was spectacular. As a youth at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Mary pursued her future husband, a prodigious art talent, and supported his determination to study painting instead of medicine. They married and removed themselves to a Newfoundland outport where his painting alone provided the means to raise a family. But as Mary's own talents became evident and she sought her own hours at the easel, when not raising their four children, and as rumours of Christopher's affair with a young model spread, the Pratts' harmonious exterior slowly cracked, to scandal in Newfoundland and fascination across the country. A marriage ended, and gave way to a furious competition for dominance in Canadian art.

Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty Book PDF

Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty

  • Author : Thomas P. Campbell
  • Publisher : Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN : IND:30000116777131

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Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty Book Description :

"Campbell sheds light on Tudor political and artistic culture and the court's response to Renaissance aesthetic ideals. He challenges the predominantly text-driven histories of the period and offers a fresh perspective on the life of Henry VIII"--OCLC

The Art of Teaching Book PDF

The Art of Teaching

  • Author : John Ogden
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • Genre : Teaching
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B300728

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The Life of Josiah Wedgwood Book PDF

The Life of Josiah Wedgwood

  • Author : Eliza Meteyard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1866
  • Genre : Potters
  • Pages : 643
  • ISBN : WISC:89054773148

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Instructions on the Art of Swimming Book PDF

Instructions on the Art of Swimming

  • Author : Esq. C. RICHARDSON (of London.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1857
  • Genre : Swimming
  • Pages : 51
  • ISBN : BL:A0018743480

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A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing Book PDF

A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing

  • Author : Thomas Hillgrove
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1864
  • Genre : Dance
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433011367319

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A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing Book Description :

New York dancing master Hillgrove acknowledges that he has "availed himself of all the books from which he might elicit any valuable information." Indeed, very little of the manual is original. Divided into six parts, Hillgrove discusses the benefits of dance, dress, deportment and etiquette in the ballroom and the supper room. The second part focuses on bows and courtesies, positions of the feet, and provides exercises for the feet and legs. The third and fourth parts discuss the quadrille and provide many figures. The fifth part is devoted to round dances such as the waltz, polka, schottisch, galop, and polka mazurka. The last section focuses on more quadrille figures and other group dances such as the "Virginia Reel," "Money Musk," and College Hornpipe.

The Life of Josiah Wedgwood Book PDF

The Life of Josiah Wedgwood

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1866
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : ONB:+Z255072306

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Mount Auburn Book PDF

Mount Auburn

  • Author : Wilson Flagg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1861
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044004817284

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The Art of War Book PDF

The Art of War

  • Author : Antoine Henri baron de Jomini
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1863
  • Genre : Military art and science
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN : WISC:89055669667

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The Art of Entertaining Book PDF

The Art of Entertaining

  • Author : Mary Elizabeth Wilson Sherwood
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Genre : Entertaining
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044087501987

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A History of the Art of Printing Book PDF

A History of the Art of Printing

  • Author : Henry Noel Humphreys
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1867
  • Genre : Printing
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000008508

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A History of the Art of Printing Book Description :

First edition. With the section on references at the end of the book. This section was suppressed in the second issued of 1868 because of errors. (Bigmore & Wyman I, 350). Contains 100 facsimiles in photolithography produced by Day & Son which are the highlight of this book. The text contains numerous errors but the fine color work done in the plates make the book a worhtwhile addition to a printing history library.

The Art of the Saracens in Egypt Book PDF

The Art of the Saracens in Egypt

  • Author : Stanley Lane-Poole
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1886
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : UOM:39015007569349

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A Portrait of Rivalry Book PDF

A Portrait of Rivalry

  • Author : Douglas G. Waters
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-08-26
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9781480801370

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A Portrait of Rivalry Book Description :

American colonial artists John Copley and Benjamin West were both born into humble circumstances in 1738. As young boys, they both wanted to be artists. As teenagers, they embarked on their artistic careers. They met each other for the first time in London in 1774, clashing as they sought the same goals: wealth and artistic fame. In A Portrait of Rivalry, author Douglas G. Waters examines the histories of these two eighteenth-century American painters and their competition to achieve artistic dominance in London. Their struggle began against the backdrop of America’s fight to gain independence from the realm of King George III, coincidently born the same year as the two artists. Filled with colorful characters—including a wax lady and spy, a noble Englishman with too many wives, a preacher unworthy of the cloth, and a con artist—A Portrait of Rivalry focuses on the lives of the two artists, revealing why they created the paintings they did and who achieved everlasting fame.