Although Goya (1746–1828) received no portrait commissions until he was 37, such works make up nearly a third of his painted oeuvre. Produced to accompany an exhibition of more than 60 portraits, this volume reveals the range of Goya’s technical and stylistic achievements. In particular, it shows how the artist built on the model of earlier court painters, including Velázquez, while giving new psychological depth to depictions of the royalty, philosophers and military men of his own revolutionary times.
Wall Calendar 2020
These land- and seascapes from the Tate collections include Dryburgh Abbey, The Thames near Walton Bridges and Scarborough. Envelope not included. Please note: the May bank holiday has been moved since 2020 calendars were printed; each calendar contains an addendum slip with information on the new holiday.
Masterpieces of Art
Described as having a ‘wilful secrecy and eloquent grace’, the paintings of William Blake (1757–1827) seem at first straightforward and accessible, yet in works such as The Ancient of Days (1793), Nebuchadnezzar (1795) and Newton (1795), there is something unfathomable beyond their obvious subjects. Kerrigan provides a background to Blake’s art, discussing his life and poetry, before presenting over 80 reproductions of his gothic, mythological, biblical and visionary paintings.
Nineteenth-Century European Painting
From Barbizon to Belle Époque
Influenced by waves of political, military and social change, 19th-century Europe saw a greater range of artistic subjects and styles than any era before it. In this magnificent volume, William Rau presents a comprehensive guide to this age of 'remarkable artistic dynamism and diversity', with lavishly illustrated chapters on movements ranging chronologically from the Barbizon School and Romanticism to Post-Impressionist painting; and on motifs including landscape, maritime, costume and Belle Époque painting. Slipcased.
JMW Turner (Masterpieces of Art)
Masterpieces of Art
From early topographical watercolours to the great masterpieces of expression and light such as The Fighting 'Temeraire' (1839) and Rain, Steam and Speed (1844), this book offers a lucid introduction to the work of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851). Ormiston's illustrated text is followed by around 90 full page reproductions of Turner's paintings, arranged thematically in sections on landscape and light, the sea, and history and mythology.