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Five Centuries of British Painting: From Holbein to Hodgkin

Five Centuries of British Painting: From Holbein to Hodgkin

by: Andrew Wilton

 

Britain has played a key role in the history of the last five centuries, and its art reflects this in absorbing but complex ways. At first, foreign artists and influences were dominant - for example, Holbein, Van Dyck, Lely and Kneller. In the century of Hogarth, Reynolds and Gainsborough,...


ISBN: 9780500203491

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Painting

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Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue: The National Gallery's Grand Tour

Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue: The National Gallery's Grand Tour

by: Andrew Graham-Dixon

 

This is a unique juxtaposition of streetscape and paintings that shows how classic works of art resonate with contemporary culture. It is introduced by art critic and journalist, Andrew Graham-Dixon. It is an inspiring commentary on the response of the public to the National Gallery's collection....


ISBN: 9781857094282

Publisher: National Gallery Company Ltd

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Painting

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A Tour of the English Lakes: With Thomas Gray and Joseph Farington RA

A Tour of the English Lakes: With Thomas Gray and Joseph Farington RA

by: John R. Murray

 

In 1769 Thomas Gray (best known for his 'Elegy in a Country Chuchyard') made a tour of the English Lakes, and recorded it in a journal that is now widely accepted as the first example of modern travel writing. He delighted in what he saw and conveys vividly to us the lakes and the mountains...


ISBN: 9780711232808

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Subject: People and Places, Travel and tourism, Painting

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Windows in Art

Windows in Art

by: Christopher Masters

 

A window provides access to two of life's essentials, light and air, but it is more than just a means to an end. Windows also have symbolic, expressive and architectural qualities that have for centuries inspired some of the world's greatest artists. In this engaging new study, Christopher...


ISBN: 9781858945545

Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Art, Painting

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Paintings from Mughal India

Paintings from Mughal India

by: Andrew Topsfield

 

A unique style of court painting, combining Persian, Indian and European elements, developed in India under the Mughal emperors in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Originally an art of book illustration, it soon gave rise to highly naturalistic portraiture and scenes of court life, among...


ISBN: 9781851240876

Publisher: The Bodleian Library

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Painting, Art

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The Art of Peter Prendergast

The Art of Peter Prendergast

by: Richard Cork

 

Peter Prendergast (1946-2007), painter of bold, expressionist landscapes, seascapes and self-portraits, was an outstanding artist - as celebrated in this important new publication.Much like his compatriot Kyffin Williams, Prendergast was fiercely proud of his Welsh heritage. Yet while his...


ISBN: 9781848221253

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Art, Design, Painting

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Just Draw It!: The Dynamic Drawing Course for Anyone with a Pencil & Paper

Just Draw It!: The Dynamic Drawing Course for Anyone with a Pencil & Paper

by: Sam Piyasena

 

The drawing course that sets free your creativity Aimed at anyone who would like to be able to pick up a pencil and just draw, this book provides a foolproof way to pick up the skills - and most importantly the confidence - to sketch and experiment without the hang-ups and inhibitions that can...


ISBN: 9781844488988

Publisher: Search Press Ltd

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Painting

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