Fine Art: Traditional Painting & Sculpture/Art History

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Author: Jacobsen, Claus
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
Year Published: 2000
No. of pages: 72
Illustrations: 33 Color Illustrations. 12 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 8 1/2” sq
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 8711129034
Biblio/Bio: Bibl. Bio.
Code: 5171

Price: $49.50

A pictorial monograph of the art and life of the Danish turn of the century painter Michael Ancher (1865-1927). Focusing mainly on his genre paintings, Ancher used diverse technique with color, brushstroke, and mood to create his intimate pieces in oil as well as with his drawings. This book provides background of Ancher’s life along with his paintings and subjects.

ANCIENT SCULPTURES IN THE ROYAL MUSEUM. The Eighteenth-Century Collection in Stockholm, Vol. 1

Author: Touati, Anne-Marie Leander
Country: Sweden
Language: English
Year Published: 1998
No. of pages: 219
Illustrations: 7 Color Illustrations. 89 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Clothbound w/ jacket
Size: 11 1/2”x 8 1/2”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 9171005676
Biblio/Bio: Index.
Code: 3991

Price: $99.50

This is a beautifully illustrated study of the collection of ancient sculptures in the Royal Museum in Stockholm and the Swedish Institute in Rome, both were closely connected to the life of King Gustav III of Sweden. Not only does this book make the collection and related documents accessible, but it also provides you with the tools and the background to acquire a better understanding of them. Contains a very complete concordance and index of the museum, the Royal museum and a general index - a highly intellectual and very comprehensive study.


Author: Heltoft, Kjeld
Country: Denmark
Language: Englsh
Year Published: 2005
No. of pages: 224
Illustrations: 100 Color Illustrations. 120 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound with Jacket
Size: 10”x 7”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 8772410477
Biblio/Bio: Bio. Index.
Code: 6440

Price: $75.00

This is the largest selection of Hans Christian Andersen's visual art ever presented in one book. Without having had any knowledge of Andersen's visual art, van Gogh was convinced that only a visual artist could write the way Andersen did. In a warm, precise style, Heltoft emphasizes the connection between Andersen's writing and his visual art, and presents the book's wealth of illustrative material in an entirely original way within a framework of excerpts from Andersen's works, correspondence and diary entries. We cannot help being moved by the originality and charm of Andersen's visual art, but not until modernism's expansion of the concept of art have we come to understand the values in his naive drawings, surrealistic collages and subtly executed paper cuts. They are all based on a pronounced ability to observe and an uncompromising artistic instinct. By means of modern reproduction techniques, the drawings in this book have been restored to their original graphic beauty, and the festive coloring of the paper cuts has been re-created. New material has been added, and works that have been lost have now been reproduced from the author's archives and in this way serve to make the book additionally interesting. It represents the best starting-point for an appreciation of Andersen's gifts as a visual artist.

ANDREASSEN, KARALE EN ØSTGRØNLANDSK KUNSTNER (Karale Andreassen - An Artist from East Greenland). Eqqumiitsuliortoq Tunumiu

Author: Geertsen, Ib
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
Year Published: 1990
No. of pages: 163
Illustrations: 12 Color Illustrations. 234 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 9 1/2” x 12”
Weight: 3.00
ISBN: 8755805140
Biblio/Bio: Bibl.
Code: 1807

Price: $59.50

Andreassen was himself an Inuit from Greenland, who lived at the turn of the century. Although he produced some marvelous paintings in the naive style, he produced more black and white drawings, which are at once sinister and exciting for their portrayal of the mythology of the Inuit peoples and the extreme hardships of their daily lives.

ANGSTEN OG DENS SUBLIMERING (The Sublimation of Angst). Billeder af Døden i Europæisk Malerkunst 1780-1830 (Pictures of Death in European Painting 1780-1830)

Author: Alena Marchwinski
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
Year Published: 1995
No. of pages: 192
Illustrations: 17 Color Illustrations. 58 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Clothbound
Size: 11”x 9”
Weight: 3.00
ISBN: 8721003548
Biblio/Bio: Bibl. Index.
Code: 1871

Price: $59.50

The enshrinement of death, its aesthetic, erotic and metaphysical sublimation and the recognition of the psychological and political brutality of death are all aspects of the romantic vision. This is a study of a fascinating idea in European art, of Goya, Jacques Francois Joseph, Claude Louis Desrais, Gericault, Delacroix, and the ever mysterious Caspar David Friedrich.