Francis Bacon 1909 1992 possessed the rare ability to transform unconscious compulsions into figurative, human like forms that seem to evoke the raw emotions that bore them Mixing realism and abstraction, Bacon delves deep beneath the surfaces of things, opening up the human body to reveal the ch
From the charismatic star of The Learning Channel s number one program L.A Ink comes a rich view of contemporary tattoo culture, as only a true insider can offer Full color throughout.
Ansel Adams 400 Photographs presents the full spectrum of Adams work in a single volume for the first time, offering the largest available compilation from his legendary photographic career Beautifully produced and presented in an attractive landscape trim, Ansel Adams 400 Photographs will appea
A lavishly illustrated pocket history of painting in its extraordinary varied course from cave art to Pop Art, from the Old Masters to the Neo Impressionists.
An A to Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times, it debunks art historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions and techniques Each artist is represented by a full page colour plate of a definitive work, accompani
Modern Art gives a unique insight into the lives of some of the twentieth century s most gifted artists, covering a diverse selection of works from the Expressionists and the Cubists to the Pop artists and the Post Modernists This superb new book provides the reader with an informative and richly i
Presenting the work of young British artists from the Saatchi Collection, this volume features work by over 40 of the most radical artists working in Britain in the 1990s Essays analyse the phenomenon of the British art scene from the late 1980s, assessing the critical reaction of the work, placing
British artist Lucian Freud is widely considered the most important figurative painter working today Master portraitist and specialist in nudes, Freud uses impasto to create depth and intensity while restraining his color palate to mostly muted hues His portraits may be physically unflattering to
Tracey Emin is one of the famous artists working in Britain Her teenage years provided the inspiration for much of her later work, which is autobiographical and often shockingly frank This book covers the range of her work over the past twenty years, including embroidered blankets, paintings, scul
The intimate memoirs of one of the most acclaimed and controversial artists of her generation.Here I am, a fucked, crazy, anorexic alcoholic childless, beautiful woman I never dreamt it would be like this n nTracey Emin s Strangeland is her own space, lying between the Margate of her childhood, the
The most highly publicized of the infamous Young British Artists, Emin has stirred as much controversy as she has acclaim, being both highly personal and extremely original in her art Emin s work is engaging, titillating, disturbing, and startlingly confessional One of her most famous pieces is Ev
Banksy, Britain s now legendary guerilla street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world Not only did he smuggle his pieces into four of New York City s major art museums, he s also hung his work at London s Tate Gallery and adorned Israel s W