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  • Max Beckmann. Selbst- und Weltbild in den Themen "Caféhaus" und "Tanz"by Astrid Becker

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 30.27

    Max Beckmann zählt zu den großen Künstlern des 20. Jahrhunderts. Sein Schaffen ist Gegenstand zahlreicher Publikationen und Ausstellungen. Wenig bekannt ist hingegen die komplexe Bedeutung des Ortes "Café" für den Menschen und Künstler Beckmann. Zeit seines Lebens verweilte Max Beckmann zahllose Stunden in Cafés, Bars, Nachtclubs, Hotelcafés... more...

  • Basic Techniques and Special Effects for Watercolorby Joe Garcia

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 5.99

    Take your watercolor paintings to the next level with these great techniques. Build a foundation with basic techniues like using wet-into-wet washes and glazing and layering before moving right along to using blooms, backruns, salt and wax to create great effects. Not only will you create gorgeous paintings, but you'll have fun doing them. more...

  • Composition, Color and Popular Subjects for Watercolorby Joe Garcia

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 5.99

    Learn great lessons about how you can incorporate great design elements into your composition, including five easy formulas that will ensure a strong image every single time. But don't let your great design be ruined by muddy colors! These lessons go beyond color wheel instruction to teach how to achieve tones from skin color to sky and foliage, all... more...

  • Sargent's Daughtersby John Singer Sargent; Erica E. Hirshler

    MFA Publications 2011; US$ 29.95

    One of the most celebrated painters of his day, John Singer Sargent defines for many the style, optimism and opulence of turn-of-the-century America. Among his renowned portraits, "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" stands alongside "Madame X" and "Lady Agnew of Lochnaw" as one of Sargent's immortal images. This painting depicts four young sisters... more...

  • Lee Hammond's Big Book of Acrylic Paintingby Lee Hammond

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 31.24

    Basic Acrylic Instruction?Amazing Results! This resource is packed with the best of Lee Hammond's lessons and tips on working with acrylics, including more than 80 step-by-step exercises and demonstrations that will have you creating amazing paintings in no time flat. Success is easy?just follow along with Lee! With just seven to nine pigments,... more...

  • Jan van Eyckby Craig Harbison

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    The surviving work of Flemish painter Jan van Eyck (c. 1395?1441) consists of a series of painstakingly detailed oil paintings of astonishing verisimilitude. Most explanations of the meanings behind these paintings have been grounded in a disguised religious symbolism that critics have insisted is foremost. But in Jan van Eyck , Craig Harbison sets... more...

  • Im Spiegel der »Meninas«by Reinhard Liess

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2003; US$ 18.20

    Das Gemälde »Las Meninas« oder »Die Hoffräulein« im Museo del Prado zu Madrid gilt als das Hauptwerk des Diego Velázquez. Vom Spiegel der »Meninas« ist in einem gegenständlichen und einem übertragenen Sinn die Rede. Zum einen ist der an der Rückwand des Raums aufgehängte Spiegel gemeint, der das Doppelbildnis des spanischen Königs Philipps IV. und... more...

  • Wassily Kandinskys frühe Bühnenkompositionenby Naoko Kobayashi-Bredenstein

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    In his synthetic stage art known as ?stage composition? Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) revealed his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk . This formed the foundation of his world view which saw the artist in a missionary role. In the ?stage composition? he experimented with possibilities of portraying the mental realm on the stage and sought... more...

  • 1793-1843by France Nerlich; Bénédicte Savoy

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 238.00

    From 1800 onward young artists from the German-speaking world flocked to the Paris studios of Jacques-Louis David, Paul Delaroche and Thomas Couture. The encyclopedia's individual articles make available previously unknown data and facts and provide new insights into the importance of Paris as place of artist's training, the career of... more...

  • Beckmannby Ashley Bassie

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Dem Grafiker, Maler, Bildhauer und Lehrer Max Beckmann (1884-1950) gelang mit seinem Lebenswerk etwas, um dass sich viele Künstler vor und nach ihm vergeblich bemüht haben: Ein ?uvre zu schaffen, das den großen Kunsttraditionen huldigt ohne dabei nachahmerisch zu wirken, das expressionistisch ist ohne dabei die Realität ins Unkenntliche oder Lächerliche... more...