Ortrud Westheider (4)

Impressionism: The Art of Landscape

ISBN: 9783791356297

Authors: Ortrud Westheider, Michael Philipp    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This magnificently illustrated book draws on the latest scholarly research to reveal new perspectives on the techniques and influences of Impressionist landscap...


This magnificently illustrated book draws on the latest scholarly research to reveal new perspectives on the techniques and influences of Impressionist landscapes. This breathtaking survey takes a multi-faceted approach in its study of 90 seminal works of Impressionist art. Accompanying the inaugural exhibition of the new Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, the book features contributions by six leading scholars who examine a wide range of themes, from the use of repetition and variation to the ecological climate in which the artists worked. Underlying and unifying these perspectives is the inexorable change of the landscape itself. Poised on the brink of the Modern Era, the Impressionists documented the effects of industrialization on French landscapes. Amid these transitions, the artists used the landscape itself to advance their own explorations into the field of color theory. The book also explores the influence of modern poetry and photography on the creation of these paintings. With beautiful reproductions from the masters—including Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, and Renoir—this volume takes an exciting new approach to the study of Impressionism, while introducing audiences to the holdings of a remarkable new museum.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2017


$110.00
From Hopper to Rothko

ISBN: 9783791356938

Author: Ortrud Westheider    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Rarely seen outside the United States, The Phillips Collection's American masterworks trace the development and diversity of modern art in America from the end ...


Rarely seen outside the United States, The Phillips Collection's American masterworks trace the development and diversity of modern art in America from the end of the nineteenth century through the post-war decades after World War II. Organised into thematic sections, the story unfolds chronologically from the great romantic realist painters, like Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer, to the psychological insights of Edward Hopper, the abstract landscapes of Arthur Dove and Georgia O'Keefe, and finally, to the heroic triumphs of the abstract expressionists, like Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko. Assembled over half a century by Duncan Phillips, the collection is not only a reflection of one man's personal taste, but also a continuous snapshot of the changing character of American art in the twentieth century, including essays by European and American scholars, this publication of 68 works by 50 artists tells the story of nearly a century of dynamic vision and innovation in American modern art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2017


$125.00
Picasso : The Late Work

ISBN: 9783791358116

Author: Ortrud Westheider    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Featuring rarely and never-before-seen works from the collection of Picasso’s wife and muse, Jacqueline, this book celebrates the sheer force of Picasso’s c...


Featuring rarely and never-before-seen works from the collection of Picasso’s wife and muse, Jacqueline, this book celebrates the sheer force of Picasso’s creativity in his final years. In his late years, Picasso embraced painting, drawing, and sculpture with renewed vigor. His obsession with the female form grew more intense as he portrayed Jacqueline Picasso, his second wife, in hundreds of works, more than any of his other muses. This book offers the public the first chance to view neverbefore exhibited works and many that are rarely seen, all dating from the late period of Picasso’s career. Beautifully reproduced images reveal the ways Picasso continued to reinvent his art as he aged. This book also features fascinating insights into how Picasso’s contemporaries reacted to this stage of his oeuvre, his relationships with younger artists and with popular culture, and the pivotal role played by Jacqueline Picasso within the artist’s enduring legacy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


$120.00
Van Gogh Still Lifes

ISBN: 9783791358727

Author: Ortrud Westheider    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Learn how Vincent van Gogh’s still life paintings, alive with ecstatic color and emotional exuberance, hold the key to understanding this complex artist’s l...


Learn how Vincent van Gogh’s still life paintings, alive with ecstatic color and emotional exuberance, hold the key to understanding this complex artist’s life and work. From his first compositions to the colorful flower images of his late years, Vincent van Gogh repeatedly painted still lifes. In this genre, he could try out various pictorial techniques – from depicting space through light and shadow to experimentation with color. Although many of his still life compositions employed traditional approaches to the genre, he ultimately formulated an unmistakably unique artistic style. This lavishly illustrated book revisits the development of Van Gogh’s career and focuses on his still-life paintings, offering new insights into the working process and creative evolution of one of the most radical innovators in the history of modern art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 22-11-2019


$120.00
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