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Old Master Portrait Drawings

Author : James Spero
ISBN : 9780486141237
Genre : Art
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Masterpieces of drawing from the great schools and traditions of Italy and northern Europe, spanning four centuries from Filippino Lippi, Andrea del Sarto, and Titian to Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Ingres. 47 plates.
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Old Master Life Drawings

Author : James Spero
ISBN : 0486252337
Genre : Art
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Reproduced from rare portfolios, these 44 masterpieces date from the 15th through 19th centuries. Featured artists include Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Rubens, Tintoretto, Titian, Raphael, Ingres, and many others.
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Sargent Portrait Drawings

Author : John Singer Sargent
ISBN : 0486245241
Genre : Art
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Portraiture is a demanding art requiring the artist to capture a likeness and render it revealing some hint of the personality behind the image. A two-pronged task, it requires great technical skill and an intuitive eye. In both these respects, John Singer Sargent stands out as a portrait artist of major stature. Born in 1856 in Florence of American parents, Sargent showed artistic aptitude at an early age and was enrolled at the Academia delle Belle Arti in that city. Later he studied with Parisian artist Carolus Duran, acquiring the loose, painterly style for which he is renowned. International acclaim as a portrait artist came early in his life and followed him throughout his career. Sargent's portraits done in oil are well known; they appear in major museums throughout the world. A lesser-known but no less respected aspect of his oeuvre, his portrait drawings are the focus of this collection. Included here are early works in pencil and pastels, and later renderings in charcoal, a medium Sargent favored after 1910. They have been selected from both public and private collections by art historian Trevor J. Fairbrother and attest to Sargent's technical skill, versatility, and dexterity in three different mediums. In addition, these works reveal Sargent's ability to treat a diverse group of subjects; he handles the languorous beauties of the Edwardian age, members of the aristocracy, and the great literary and artistic figures of his day with equal virtuosity, capturing their characteristic mood and style. This collection includes portraits of Lord and Lady Spencer, Henry James, William Butler Yeats, Vaslav Nijimsky, Tamara Karsavina, Dame Ethel Smyth, and Jascha Heifetz. Artists, students, historians, and lovers of portraiture will appreciate this selection of drawings by Sargent. Anyone interested in trying his hand at portraiture will find this volume both instructional and inspirational.
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Chagall Drawings

Author : Marc Chagall
ISBN : 0486412229
Genre : Art
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Splendid, imaginatively conceived works by one of the most distinctive artists of the 20th century range from fanciful fiddlers hovering above rooftops to enchanting depictions of bareback riders and other circus performers.
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Pre Raphaelite Drawings By Burne Jones

Author : Edward Coley Burne-Jones
ISBN : 0486241130
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Finest drawings (1865–1895) by brilliant 19th-century English artist. 44 drawings.
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Ingres Portrait Drawings

Author : Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
ISBN : 048627621X
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Ingres’ portrait drawings rank among the art’s supreme achievements, exhibiting the artist’s brilliant draftsmanship and rare ability to capture character and personal style. This splendid volume presents Ingres portraits of many affluent and distinguished men and women of his age, among them the celebrated French composer Charles Gounod. Sources include the Louvre Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Rembrandt Etchings

Author : Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
ISBN : 0486256774
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Portraits, self-portraits, nudes, still lifes, biblical scenes and landscapes that splendidly reveal Rembrandt's unsurpassed etching technique and range of surface tone.
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