Download E-books Devouring Frida: The Art History and Popular Celebrity of Frida Kahlo PDF

By Margaret A. Lindauer

Starting within the past due 1970’s Frida Kahlo completed cult heroine prestige much less for her richly surrealist self-portraits than through the popularization of the occasions of her tumultuous existence. Her photographs have been splashed throughout billboards journal advertisements, and postcards; type designers copied the so-called “Frida” glance in hairstyles and get dressed; and “Fridamania” even prolonged to T-shirts, jewellery, and nail polish. Margaret A. Lindauer argues that this mass marketplace assimilation of Kahlo’s identification has continuously detracted from appreciation of her paintings, prime in its place to slim interpretations according to “an entrenched narrative of suffering.” whereas she consents that Kahlo’s political and feminist activism, her stormy marriage to fellow artist Diego Reviera, and the tragic fact of a steadily debilitated physique did characterize a biography coloured via emotional and actual upheaval, she questions an “author-equals-the-work” serious culture that assumes a :one-to-one organization of lifestyles occasions to the that means of a painting.” In kahlo’s case, Lindauer says, such assumptions created a devouring mythology, an iconization that separates us from instead of leads us to the true value of the oeuvre. observed through 26 illustrations and deep research of Kahlo’s vital topics, this provocative, semiotic research recontextualizes an immense determine in paintings historical past even as it addresses key questions about the language of interpretation, the character of veneration, and the truths inside self-representation.

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Download E-books 1,000 Artist Journal Pages: Personal Pages and Inspirations (1000 Series) PDF

By Dawn DeVries Sokol

Over 1,000 magazine pages provided in a single appealing full-color book

Journals supply their makers a secure position to dream, doodle, rant, and reinvent themselves. they provide audience wealthy, visible concept. there's a fascination with those revealing and sometimes appealing pages of self-exploration and private expression. Journals provide a tantalizing, voyeuristic view of an inside lifestyles. Journaling has seeped into pop culture in a tremendous means and this assortment offers a wide range of principles, suggestions and topics to encourage and tell combined media and journaling enthusiasts.

This is the 1st booklet to provide examples of over one thousand magazine pages in a single crowd pleasing, visible structure. Artists can include and scan with this medium and should reap the benefits of this wealthy collection.

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Download E-books Through the Eyes of Vincent Van Gogh PDF

By Barrington Barber

Vincent Van Gogh took as his topics the locations and other people round him. This number of his so much touching and intimate works spans his complete lifetime and springs with insightful commentaries via artist-teacher, Barrington Barber. Van Gogh was once effective as an artist for a trifling ten years yet his output was once prodigious and sundry, starting from photos of operating humans appearing uncomplicated initiatives, landscapes infused with the intense gentle of the Midi to daily items. in the course of the Eyes of Vincent Van Gogh provides examples of those genres and locations them within the context of the artist's lifestyles on the time. it's a appealing creation to the artist, his lifestyles and his legacy. a gorgeous creation to the oeuvre of 1 of the most well-liked artists of all time. Insightful commentaries accompany the works of art, supplied by way of recognized artist-teacher, Barrington Barber. a close biography of the artist is incorporated. Over a hundred beautiful photographs in complete color. * Insightful commentaries accompany the artistic endeavors, supplied via famous artist-teacher, Barrington Barber. * a close biography of the artist is integrated. * Over a hundred beautiful pictures in complete color.

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Download E-books Beautiful Geometry PDF

By Eli Maor

If you have ever concept that arithmetic and paintings do not combine, this lovely visible historical past of geometry will swap your brain. As a lot a piece of paintings as a ebook approximately arithmetic, Beautiful Geometry provides greater than sixty beautiful colour plates illustrating quite a lot of geometric styles and theorems, observed via short money owed of the attention-grabbing heritage and folks in the back of each one. With paintings by means of Swiss artist Eugen Jost and textual content through acclaimed math historian Eli Maor, this distinctive get together of geometry covers a number of matters, from straightedge-and-compass structures to interesting configurations regarding infinity. the result's a pleasant and informative illustrated travel in the course of the 2,500-year-old historical past of 1 of crucial and lovely branches of mathematics.

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Download E-books Acting: The First Six Lessons PDF

In his cherished vintage, Acting: the 1st Six Lessons, grasp appearing instructor Richard Boleslavsky offers his appearing idea and method in a full of life and obtainable narrative shape. extensively thought of vital for starting in addition to confirmed actors, Boleslavsky's paintings has lengthy helped actors larger comprehend the craft of performing and what it takes to develop as an artist. This superior variation comprises extra routines from Samuel Seldon's First Steps in Acting, which offer extra chance to perform the concepts mentioned in Acting: the 1st Six Lessons.

Richard Boleslavsky's wisdom of the theater was once according to a powerful intensity and breadth of adventure. A member of the Moscow artwork Theater and director of its First Studio, he labored in Russia, Germany, and the US as an actor, director and instructor. He was once a number one Hollywood director as well as generating performs and musical comedies on Broadway.

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Download E-books Jung on Active Imagination PDF

All the inventive artwork psychotherapies (art, dance, track, drama, poetry) can hint their roots to C. G. Jung's early paintings on energetic mind's eye. Joan Chodorow right here deals a set of Jung's writings on energetic mind's eye, accrued jointly for the 1st time. Jung constructed this idea among the years 1913 and 1916, following his holiday with Freud. in this time, he was once disoriented and skilled excessive internal turmoil --he suffered from lethargy and fears, and his moods threatened to weigh down him. Jung hunted for a mode to heal himself from inside, and eventually determined to have interaction with the impulses and pictures of his subconscious. It used to be in the course of the rediscovery of the symbolic play of his adolescence that Jung was once capable of reconnect along with his inventive spirit. In a 1925 seminar and back in his memoirs, he tells the amazing tale of his experiments in this time that resulted in his self-healing. Jung discovered to improve an ongoing courting along with his energetic inventive spirit during the strength of mind's eye and fantasies. He termed this healing procedure "active imagination."

This approach is predicated at the common therapeutic functionality of the mind's eye, and its many expressions. Chodorow essentially offers the texts, and units them within the right context. She additionally interweaves her dialogue of Jung's writings and ideas with contributions from Jungian authors and artists.

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Download E-books The Philosophies of Richard Wagner PDF

In addition to being an exceptional composer, Richard Wagner was once additionally a major thinker. Julian younger starts by way of studying the philosophy of paintings and society Wagner constructs in the course of his time as a progressive anarchist-communist. Modernity, Wagner argued, is to be rescued from its present anomie throughout the rebirth of Greek tragedy (the unique Gesamtkunstwerk) within the type of the “artwork of the future," an art of which his personal operas are the prototype.

Young then examines the totally varied philosophy Wagner constructs after his 1854 conversion from Hegelian optimism to Schopenhauerian pessimism. “Redemption” now turns into, now not a destiny utopia during this global, yet fairly “transfigured” lifestyles in one other international, possible in simple terms via dying. Viewing Wagner’s operas throughout the lens of his philosophy, the ebook deals frequently novel interpretations of Lohengrin, The Ring cycle, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger, and Parsifal.

Finally, younger clothes the reason for Friedrich Nietzsche’s transformation from Wagner’s intimate good friend and disciple into his so much savage critic. Nietzsche’s basic accusation, it's argued, is considered one of betrayal: that Wagner betrayed his early, “life putting forward” philosophy of paintings and lifestyles in desire of “life-denial." Nietzsche’s statement and the ultimate end of the e-book is that our job, now, is to “become higher Wagnerians than Wagner.”

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Download E-books Drawn to Speed: The Automotive Art of John Lander PDF

For car artist John Lander, automobiles are greater than simply transportation: "Some are attractive examples of rolling sculpture. i attempt to do greater than simply draw lovely photographs of automobiles; I contain attention-grabbing humans, backgrounds, and take a look at to set a temper or inform a story." The paintings of years, this number of Lander's classic automobile artwork contains greater than a hundred colour illustrations with a quick description, together with reviews through the artist, for every photograph.

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