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De arte series There are 27 products.

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  • Agnes Martin (1912–2004) was an American painter associated with the 1960s art form known as minimal art. She developed her distinctive style in the 1950s in New York. It was based on the most elementary linear rhythms of recurring horizontals and geometrical structures, which she discovered even before the famous representatives...

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  • Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966), the most significant Swiss sculptor and painter living in Paris was influenced by neo-impressionism as well as cubism and surrealism, however, the most important part of his work is linked with suprematism. Giacometti’s primary concern was with preserving the infinity in space. His sculptures are often solitary objects that...

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  • Architect and writer Aldo Rossi (1930–1999) belongs to the most significant postmodern architects. Since the very beginning, he was noted with a unique expression consisting in simple geometric shapes and rational solutions. He designed mostly schools, terraced houses, museums and galleries. This book unites his travel experiences and impressions...

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  • Painter and theorist Barnett Newman (1905–1970) had been long known as a curator and theorist only. He developed his individual artistic expression based on minimal geometric elements in an advanced age. He encountered an immediate incomprehension when working close with other New York artists associated predominantly with abstract expressionism...

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  • A selection of interviews by one of the most influential art historians, David Sylvester, focuses on five outstanding figures in American fine art of the second half of the 20th century. David Smith was one of the most important, pioneering American sculptors of the 20th century...

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  • Emil Filla (1882–1953) was a renaissance type of artist. He embodied a painter, graphic designer, sculptor, historian and art theorist, philosopher, poet and prose writer. His articles can be perceived as not only theoretical bases to his artwork but first and foremost belle-letters. This anthology contains Filla’s monographic portrayals of such figures...

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  •  the post-war rise of op-art, monochrome painting and conceptual art, Francis Bacon (1909–1992), aged 35, chooses to return to the traditional techniques, figures and action. He created a monumental work, unique in the context of the second half of the 20th century. De arte series presents the translation of Bacon’s interviews with a famous...

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  • French painter Georges Braque (1882–1963) is, together with Picasso, considered to be the founder and the most prominent representative of cubism. He had long lived in the shadow of Picasso’s fame, one of the causes being his restrained nature which did not allow him to participate in the life of artistic circles. It was only after World War II that he...

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  • Georges Rouault (1871–1958) was not only an outstanding artist but also a great man of letters. His literary reflections give insight to his art which represents a special phenomenon within the French context. Rouault favoured the kind of expressionism typical of Scandinavian or German sensitivity; moreover, he was a deep believer which made him rather...

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  • The selected correspondence of Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880) reflects the trajectory of his life – letters to his sister Caroline, Chevaliér, Alfred le Poittevin, Maxime du Camp, his mother, uncle Parain, Louise Colet…, letters from his travels in Palestine, Syria, Greece, Italy, Turkey…, letters related to his novels; enable us to analyse the backdrop of...

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  • Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was the leader of Fauvism who used bright splashes of colour and their rhythm to construct shape and space. Later, in addition to the colour, he started to gradually employ the line. He was the master of colour and painting abbreviation. He was not fond of theorising, however, under the pressure of circumstances he was forced to...

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  • Igor Stravinsky (1182-1971) is rightly considered as one of the founders of modern music. The quality of his works grew with time. His natural musical and artistic talent sprang from a clear conceptual background. His life and art were interconnected in an indestructible and inseparable whole. This is exactly why Stravinsky became one of the most...

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  • A sauce can accommodate a smelly fish just as an excessive décor can accommodate kitsch. A work of art strives for concentration. Works of art should inspire awe in us. Edouard Jeanneret also known as Le Corbusier, 1925...

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  • The work of Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) has a special position in post-war American and international architecture. It sits on the borderline between two distinct periods: the International style and postmodernism. It is so unique that it forbids any imitation or further elaboration. Khan found his unique style when he was nearly 50; in a period of nascent ...

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  • Architecture expresses how man protects himself from the external world and how he controls it. It is a mental act translated into space. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1928...

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  • The work of the French writer, dramatist, script writer and film director Marguerite Duras (1914-1996) is associated with the Noveau roman movement. The protagonists of her works are trying in vain to find the meaning of life, to escape from loneliness and establish communication – in short, to live a normal life. Her most acclaimed literary work is...

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  • Max Beckmann (1884-1950) can be classed as an expressionist; his initiatory influences were William Blake and Edgar Munch, however, he never belonged to any particular group or school. He approached his subjects with an enormous tension. No aspects of the real world or the imagined were foreign to him. He painted ancient battles and love scenes ...

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  • Nicolas Poussin’s (1594-1665) work represents one of the pinnacles of world art; like his contemporaries, the philosopher Descartes and the dramatist Corneille, he left his mark on the whole era affected by the Thirty Years’ War. He spent most of his life in Rome surrounded by ancient culture, where he painted pictures of Arcadian clarity; harmonious ...

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  • Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) is one of the key figures in European art. Together with Gaugin, van Gogh and Seurat he belonged to the generation of Post-Impressionist painters who ushered in the principal movements in the 20th century French art. The painting ceases to represent reality in its atmospheric and colour transformations and volatile natural moods...

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  • Paul Klee (1879-1940) belonged to the first and most original artistic generation of the 20th century, that of fauvists, cubists, expressionists and early exponents of abstract art. He neither established an art movement nor did he belong to any. He was an independent artist whose value was equivalent to that of the founders of modern..

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  • Philip Johnson (1906-2005) was one of the pre-eminent figures in the 20th century American culture. He made his name as an architect, although considering himself more of a writer and historian. As an architect he was for many years connected with Mies van der Rohe. Among the results of their collaboration were Johnson’s own residence in New Canaan...

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  • Actually, I wanted to add one more thing about Cézanne: no one has ever demonstrated in the way he did to what extent painting takes place amongst colours, how we should leave it to them to arrange their relations. The mutual contact of colours: that’s what painting is all about...

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  • Antoine Pevsner (1886 Belarus – 1962 Paris) and his brother Naum Gabo in 1919 together laid the foundations of a new art that sought to abandon the traditional aesthetic of dense matter and replace it with an aesthetic of empty space and articulated spatial depth. It considered the mass of matter and the mass of space to be two different, concretely...

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  • In his memoirs, Jimmi Ernst (1920–1984), son of the famous painter Max Ernst, describes the avant-garde are scene in the United States during and after the Second World War. Having fled Nazi Europe, Ernst found himself in a milieu peopled with the stars of world culture – Breton, Chagall, Duchamp, Kiesler, Leger and many others...

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  • Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956) was a major figure on the international art scene. His artworks are associated with the New York School, belonging to the abstract expressionist movement. Pollock completely changed the course of history by splashing a bucket of paint right into the face of the general public. He discovered the technique of action ...

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  • When towards the end of his life Pierre Reverdy (1889–1960) looked back and took stock of his poetry, he wrote: ‘I think I’m not a poet or a writer or an artist; but a man who never found any other way to stay in touch with life, to keep my head above water. I wrote in the way that we catch hold of a safety belt.’ There are two qualities to Reverdy’s...

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  • Oscar Schlemmer (1888-1943) was an outstanding representative of the European avant-garde between the World Wars. His name is connected with the famous Bauhaus school, within which he established an experimental theatre, Triadisches Ballett...

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