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Gerhard Richter's oeuvre embraces in excess of three thousand individual works. Over a period of five decades he has created a stylistically heterogeneous, complex body of work that testifies to his status as the most important living artist of our time. This long-awaited first volume of the catalogue raisonne is being released on the occasion of the artist's eightieth birthday in February 2012.Dietmar Elger, director of the Gerhard Richter Archive at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, has spent years researching and preparing this publication. The six-volume catalogue raisonne of all of Richter's paintings and sculptures will be published over the next seven years. Aside from the richly colored illustrations, many of them full-page, it includes full technical details, information about the artist's handwritten notes, and the provenance, bibliography, and exhibitions of each individual work. This information is supplemented by commentary, quotes, and comparison images.
For years, Scotland has nurtured the connection between literature and art. This collection adds a further dimension to this flowering connection between poetry and painting. Topping the list of Scotland's favourite paintings is Salvador Dali's Christ of St John of the Cross, but also included are poignant classics such as Avril Paton's Windows in the West and Sir Henry Raeburn's Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch. Edwin Morgan, Scotland's National Poet, was so fascinated and inspired by the paintings that he wrote a poem to honour each one. The result is a wonderfully moving collection.
Ken White's career spans an impressive six decades. He is perhaps best known for his murals, sited in a wide variety of locations. To date, he has painted over one hundred murals. For over twenty years Ken was the personal artist to Virgin boss Richard Branson and has completed works for him in Virgin establishments throughout the world, including recording studios, record shops, hotels and airport lounges. With the launch of Virgin Atlantic in 1984, Ken produced what is probably his most well know work: the `Scarlet Lady' emblem, which features on all the airline's aircraft. Ken's early career as a graphic designer in the swinging sixties saw his work grace a variety of music and arts magazines, including the legendary underground magazine Oz. Through the 1970s and 1980s, Ken designed a vast amount of concert posters and, most notably, the cover of XTC's Black Sea album. Although mural work has provided a living, Ken has always been, first and foremost, a painter and is now gaining recognition for his works on canvas. Latterly, his work is concerned with depicting industrial landscapes and the lives of working men, strongly influenced by life in the railway workshops where he worked in his youth.
This striking calendar showcases the bewitching art of Robert John Thornton, with 12 examples of `The Temple of Flora' plates from his book A New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus Von Linnaeus. Dark, brooding and mysterious, these gloriously unusual depictions show a different side of botany and highlight the primal power of the kingdom of plants. Informative text accompanies each work in this art calendar and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
This comprehensive collection of Dutch masters was bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum in 1940. It features artists such as Balthasar van der Ast, Abraham Mignon and Ambrosius Bosschaert. The paintings continue to fascinate artists and designers, inspired by their deep colours and rich, luxurious feel. Informative text accompanies each work in this art calendar and the datepad features previous and next month's views. Created by Flame Tree Studio - The Art of Fine Gifts.
The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge is home to a significant collection of botanical artwork, and this calendar draws together twelve stunning pieces from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Beautifully laid out, this calendar showcases some of the best flower paintings from masters of the art including Jan van Os, James Holland and Valentine Bartholomew. Informative text accompanies each work in this art calendar and the datepad features previous and next month's views. Created by Flame Tree Studio - The Art of Fine Gifts.
The Ashmolean Museum owns some of the finest collections of Chinese art in Europe. This beautiful calendar showcases traditional Chinese painting from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, featuring such artists as Qi Baishi and Ren Xiong and their delicate work depicting flowers and birds across the seasons. Informative text accompanies each work in this art calendar and the datepad features previous and next month's views. Created by Flame Tree Studio - The Art of Fine Gifts.
With the most popular artists and art works on display from the National Gallery's collections, this calendar is an exciting celebration of Britain's Favourite Art. The calendar includes The Cornfield and The Hay Wain by Johan Constable, The Fighting Temeraire by J.M.W. Turner, Whistlejacket by George Stubbs and Mrs Siddons by Thomas Gainsborough. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next months views. Created by Flame Tree Studio - The Art of Fine Gifts.
Virgil Finlay was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator. While he worked in a range of media, from gouache to oils, Finlay specialized in detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratchboard techniques. This calendar showcases 12 such intricate and atmospheric line pen and ink drawings in all their glory. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.