London, 2013. Cm. 29x25, pp. 221, figg. 160 a col. n. t., tela e sovrac.
Catalogo della mostra: Londra, Royal Academy of Arts, 2013-2014.
Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) is perhaps best known for his political and social caricatures, precise and witty observations of life in nineteenth-century France. This authoritative new study provides a long-overdue assessment of his entire oeuvre, bringing together his paintings, sculptures, watercolours, drawings and lithographs, all of which were greatly admired in his lifetime. Later feted by Van Gogh and Picasso, Daumier's art continues to be appreciated by such contemporary artists as Paula Rego and Peter Doig. Lavishly illustrated with works from throughout Daumier's career, including the satirical lithographs that made his name, the book focuses on the innovative paintings and drawings that formed his more private output. These lesser-known works reveal the artist's ambitious range of subject-matter, from Cervante's Don Quixote to the complete s apectrum of Parisian Street society, and confirm Daumier's unique place in nineteenth-century French art.
London, 1985. Cm. 28x22, pp. 216, tavv. e figg. a col. e in nero n. t., br.
Catalogo della mostra: London, Royal Academy of Arts, 1985.
London, 2006. Cm. 29x23, pp. 158, tavv. e ill. a col. e in nero n. t., tela e sovrac.
Catalogo della mostra: Londra, Royal Academy of Arts, 2006.
London, 1967. Cm. 24x18, pp. 97, tavv. 1 a col. e 40 in nero f. t. e figg. in nero n. t., br.
London, 2014. Cm. 29x24, pp. 349, figg. a col. e in nero n. t., tela e sovrac.
Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) is undoubtedly the most influential of Flemish painters. Through reproductions in print, his compositions had an immense impact, even during his lifetime. Himself indebted to Titian, Rubens became a role model to van Dyck, Rembrandt and Velazquez, and influenced artists well beyond his time, including such well-known figures as Cézanne and Picasso, Gainsborough and Constable. Rubens and His Legacy also identifies the master's impact in unexpected quarters, such as the oeuvres of Bocklin, Kokoschka and Klimt. The stunning book explores Rubens's legacy thematically, through a series of sections devoted to Violence, Power, Lust, Compassion, Elegance and Poetry. Illustrating some of the master's most famous paintings alogside great works that bear his influence, each section links artists across the centuries in their references to Rubens, from Watteau to Delacroix, Manet, Daumier and Renoir, as well as Gainsborough, Constable and Turner.