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By Patrick Marnham, Diego Rivera. 1998
Vast in scope, this biography details the life of the late Mexican painter, best known for his complex, highly symbolic… and politically charged murals. Descriptions of his early life, participation in the Communist party of the 1920s and his marriage to artistic giant, Frida Kahlo help to bring understanding to this complex man. 1998.
By Desmond Seward. 1998
Biography of the Italian painter Michelangelo da Caravaggio, born in 1571. Explores what is known about his life; investigates his… world, his acclaim as an artist, the fatal duel that made him an outlaw, and his untimely death in 1610. Presents a portrait of a tortured soul. c1998.
By Maria Tippett. 2003
Bill Reid was at the forefront of the modern-day renaissance of Northwest Coast Native art, but his art, and his… life, was not without controversy. Born to a partly Haida mother and a father of German and Scottish descent, his public persona as a Haida Indian seems to have been as much a product of journalists, art patrons, museum curators, and others in the non-Native establishment as of Bill Reid himself. Reid's art also arose from the tension that existed between his Native and white artistic perceptions. 2003.
By Jacques Poitras. 2007
From humble beginnings, Max Aitken, later Lord Beaverbrook, rose to the heights of politics and business, as well as philanthropy.… In the late 1950s, he built the Beaverbrook Art Gallery as a gift to the people of New Brunswick, stocking it with a large collection of masterworks that form the core of the Gallery's prestigious collection. Today, the paintings are at the centre of a bitter battle between the Gallery and the two charitable Beaverbrook foundations - a battle that has rocked the art world on both sides of the Atlantic. Some strong language. c2007.
By David Adams Leeming. 1998
Biography of the African American modernist painter who was born in 1901 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and died in Paris in… 1979. Describes his family's religious background, his upbringing in the segregated South, and his later problems with alcoholism and mental illness. Traces his artistic career through Boston, New York, and Paris, where his friends included James Baldwin and Henry Miller. 1998.
By John Richardson, Marilyn McCully. 1991
Spans the years before cubism, from 1881 when Picasso was born in southern Spain, to 1906 when he was about… to begin work on "Les demoiselles d'Avignon", the canvas that Richardson sees as a breakthrough of historical significance. Bestseller. 1991.
By John Richardson, Marilyn McCully. 1996
Depicts the artist's life and work during the crucial decade of 1907-17, a period during which Picasso and Georges Braque… devised cubism, and in doing so engendered modernism. Portrays Picasso as a revolutionary, but also as a compassionate man who experienced disappointments in love, as well as horror at the outbreak of World War I and the wounds it inflicted on his closest friends, Braque and Apollinaire. Sequel to "A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906" (DC09677). Followed by "A life of Picasso: the Triumphant Years, 1917-1932" (DC32873). Some descriptions of sex, some strong language. c1996. The prodigy, 1881-1906 -- The cubist rebel, 1907-1916 -- Triumphant years, 1917-1932.
By John Richardson, Marilyn McCully. 1991
A life of Picasso, the Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 Covers Picasso's diverse artistic enterprises before age fifty, from his adventures with… Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and marriage to ballerina Olga Khokhlova to his welded sculptures and Surrealism. Describes Picasso's interactions with other artists and affair with young Marie-Thérèse Walter. Some descriptions of sex. Sequel to "A Life of Picasso: Volume 2, 1907-1916" (DC32872). 2007, c1991. The prodigy, 1881-1906 -- The cubist rebel, 1907-1916 -- Triumphant years, 1917-1932.
By Doris McCarthy. 1990
Doris McCarthy, a distinguished Canadian landscape artist, describes her early years. At the age of 15, she won a scholarship… to study at the Ontario College of Art. Upon graduation, she became a teacher and pioneered imaginative approaches to teaching art.
By André Brassard, Guillaume Corbeil. 2010
Lorsqu'on naît d'une fille-mère, qu'on se trouve indigne d'amour et qu'on fréquente les cinémas et les toilettes de la Gare… centrale pour compenser, on est un bâtard et on s'appelle André. Lorsqu'on monte 88 spectacles en quarante ans, dont plusieurs ont tracé le chemin de la modernité pour la dramaturgie québécoise, qu'on est le bras droit de Michel Tremblay pour de nombreuses productions théâtrales, on est metteur en scène et on s'appelle Brassard. Mais lorsqu'on s'appelle André Brassard, on vit le drame d'être les deux à la fois. -- 4e de couv.
By Gabriel García Márquez, Jean-Claude Masson. 1986
Miguel Littín est chilien et metteur en scène de cinéma. Il fait partie des 5 000 Chiliens qui sont interdits… de séjour dans leur pays. Au début de l'année 1985, pourtant, Miguel Littín est rentré clandestinement au Chili. Pendant six semaines, grâce à la résistance intérieure, il a réussi à diriger trois équipes de nationalités différentes pour filmer clandestinement, jusque dans le palais présidentiel, la réalité du pays sous la dictature militaire. Le résultat visible de cette aventure est un film de quatre heures pour la télévision et une version de deux heures pour les salles de cinéma. Le résultat lisible est autre chose encore: l'aventure de Miguel Littín, c'est de retrouver son pays sans avoir le droit de s'y montrer autrement qu'en étranger; c'est aussi de confronter ses opinions d'exilé avec la réalité de la résistance d'aujourd'hui. C'est enfin de s'interroger sur la validité et sur l'utilité de la création dans une lutte politique. On comprend dès lors les raisons pour lesquelles Gabriel Garcia Marquez a tenu à écrire ce récit. 1986. Titre uniforme: La aventura de Miguel Littin clandestino en Chile.
By Jacques Darriulat, Raphaël Enthoven. 2017
Une jeune fille rêve près de la fenêtre. Le jour entre à flots, caresse les surfaces, épouse les reliefs et… dore son visage... Dans cette intimité ouverte et recluse à la fois, les murs et les êtres reçoivent, comme une grâce, l'ondoiement de la lumière, et tout évoque un ailleurs dont le chemin s'est perdu. En un mot, le monde est beau. C'est l'unique leçon de Vermeer. Encore faut-il ouvrir les yeux... Mais comment faire ? Comment regarder ce qu'en général nous voyons sans y prêter attention ? Ou comment voir ce qu'ordinairement nous regardons sans y penser ? En donnant la parole à ces éducateurs du regard qui empruntent le chemin de la connaissance pour en venir à la simplicité même. Au bout du savoir, c'est l'évidence qui nous attend. Et la saveur inaltérée d'un monde stupéfiant, lumineux et serein : le nôtre. 2017.
By Vincent Van Gogh, Pascal Bonafoux, Louis Roëdlant. 1988
La première lettre de Vincent Van Gogh à Théo, datée d'août 1872, est envoyée de La Haye. Il a dix-neuf… ans. Il ne sait pas qu'il va peindre. La dernière lettre, inachevée, Théo la trouve dans la poche de Vincent qui s'est tiré une balle dans la poitrine le 27 juillet 1890. Durant dix-huit ans, Vincent écrit à Théo à propos de tout, comme il lui envoie toutes ses toiles. Il lui montre ce qu'il peint comme ce qu'il est. Van Gogh n'est pas un peintre fou. Au contraire, solitaire, déchiré, malade, affamé, il ne cesse d'écrire, lucide, comme il traque la lumière. -- 4e de couv.
By Emily Carr, Ann-Lee Switzer. 2007
Carr began to write these stories in the last two years of her life. Enter Emily's world with stories like… "Father's Temper," "The First Snow" and "Smoking with the Cow," stories in which she reveals details of her family life, school days, her fascination with nature, animals she loved and how she learned to smoke. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2007.
By William N Zulu. 2005
The life story of William Zulu, a linocut artist, highly acclaimed for his evocative art-works. Having contracted spinal TB as… a baby, William underwent misplaced corrective surgery to his spine in his late teens which left him paralysed and permanently wheelchair bound. But William's story is no victim's litany; it recounts with zest and humour the events of his life, his unfolding artistic development and the world of deep rural Africa in which he is rooted. 2005.
By N. Chabani Manganyi. 1996
Drawing on a series of interviews with Gerard Sekoto and on Sekoto's extensive correspondence with art historian Barbara Lindop, this… book explores the life of an artist who left South Africa for exile in France in order to remain true to his creative talents. This narrative of exile explores the impact on Sekoto's artistic output, specifically on scenes from his native South Africa, of the artist's tenuous relation to his adopted environment and his dependence on memory. 1996.
By Catharine M Mastin. 2002
In 1920, when the Group of Seven was founded, free rail passes were still available to Canadian artists so they… would make images that would familiarize Eastern Canadians with the West - and almost all of the Group's members used the perk. Commentary by six Canadian scholars and curators explores the deep importance of the West for the artists and their work. Includes insights into A.Y. Jackson and Edwin Holgate's interpretations - and misinterpretations - of the Skeena people, and Frederick Varley's troubled relationships with his wife and lovers. Some descriptions of sex. 2002.
By Walter Isaacson. 2017
Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Isaacson weaves a… narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius. Bestseller. 2017.
By James Hamilton. 2017
Thomas Gainsborough was a gentle and empathetic family man, but had a volatility that could lead him to slash his… paintings, and a loose libidinous way of speaking, writing and behaving that shocked many deeply. James Hamilton reveals Gainsborough in his many contexts: the easy-going Suffolk lad; the rake-on-the-make in London; and the top society-portrait painter. 2017.
By Linda Johns. 2000
Linda Johns, a full-time painter and sculptor, has opened her heart and the doors of her woodland home and studio… in rural Nova Scotia to a constant stream of stray and wounded creatures - some of them have moved in permanently. In "Wild and Woolly", she records a year lived in harmony with the seasons and - not always harmoniously - with her many furred and feathered companions. 2000.