DATE 12/24/2015

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DATE 12/18/2015

The Bauhaus: #itsalldesign, Marcel Breuer Children's Chair

DATE 12/15/2015

Henri Matisse, 'White Alga on Red and Green Background' (1947)

DATE 12/14/2015

Picasso Sculpture, Bull

DATE 12/13/2015

ARCANA Launch and Signing for 'The Soviet Photobook'

DATE 12/11/2015

We Go to the Gallery

DATE 12/10/2015

Andy Warhol: Prints, Marilyn Monroe

DATE 12/9/2015

Andy Warhol: Prints, Electric Chair

DATE 12/8/2015

Agnes Martin, Untitled 1959 purple and grey painting

DATE 12/7/2015

International Pop

DATE 12/6/2015

Peter Schlesinger: A Photographic Memory 1968-1989, Amanda Lear

DATE 12/5/2015

Peter Schlesinger: A Photographic Memory 1968-1989, Reto Guntli backflip

DATE 12/4/2015

Hans J. Wegner: Just One Good Chair

DATE 12/3/2015

Martin Hyers and William Mebane's "HERE – 77070019" (2010)

DATE 12/2/2015

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty

DATE 12/2/2015

Jenny Holzer: War Paintings, Formica 3086

DATE 12/2/2015

Jordan Wolfson & Laura Owens Joint Book Launch at Ooga Booga, LA

DATE 12/1/2015

Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935, Simone Kahn, Man Ray 1926 portrait

DATE 11/30/2015

Philippe Halsman's Jump Book, Brigitte Bardot

DATE 11/29/2015

Strand Books presents Dan Martensen, Author of 'Wolves Like Us: Portraits of the Angulo Brothers'

DATE 11/29/2015

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, Lake Superior, Eagle River

DATE 11/27/2015

Vogue: Like a Painting, Paolo Roversi

DATE 11/27/2015

Vogue: Like a Painting, Peter Lindbergh

DATE 11/26/2015

Vogue: Like a Painting, Grant Cornett Still Life

DATE 11/26/2015

Vogue: Like a Painting, Grant Cornett Still Life

DATE 11/25/2015

Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Courtyard of a House in Delft

DATE 11/25/2015

Hiroshi Sugimoto Talk & Book Signing at The Strand

DATE 11/24/2015

Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer, Gift Kitty

DATE 11/23/2015

Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer

DATE 11/22/2015

Henry Leutwyler: Ballet

DATE 11/21/2015

Don McCullin, Sunday Morning, Chapel Market

DATE 11/20/2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For Kids (& Parents)

DATE 11/19/2015

Leendert Blok: Silent Beauties, Color Photographs from the 1920s, TULIPA, Bleu celeste

DATE 11/18/2015

Artbook Corporate and Executive Gifts

DATE 11/18/2015

ARCANA Presents 'Photography is Magic' Multi-Photographer Signing with Charlotte Cotton

DATE 11/17/2015

Hans Schärer 'Madonnas & Erotic Watercolors' Opens at Swiss Institute

DATE 11/15/2015

Japanese Inspirations

DATE 11/14/2015

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, Sunday on the banks of the Marne

DATE 11/14/2015

Barbara Kasten: The Diazotypes

DATE 11/13/2015

Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler, ESP Practitioner with Coins

DATE 11/12/2015

Peter Schlesinger: A Photographic Memory 1968-1989 at BOOKMARC

DATE 11/11/2015

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DATE 11/11/2015

Don McCullin, US Soldier Rescuing Vietnamese Woman

DATE 11/10/2015

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DATE 11/10/2015

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, Punjab India

DATE 11/9/2015

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, Christian Bérard, Jean-Paul Sartre

DATE 11/9/2015

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DATE 11/8/2015

Richard Learoyd: Day for Night, Agnes with Eyes Closed

DATE 11/7/2015

Richard Learoyd: Day for Night, Nancy with Tears

DATE 11/6/2015

Alvin Baltrop: The Piers

DATE 11/5/2015

Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern, Construction in White and Black



Swooning Over Caravaggio

I have been a long-time admirer of the work of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio ever since my fateful introduction in Art History 101. How could I resist swooning over his moody bravura!! And I swooned all over again when I picked up this handsome monograph from Silvana Editoriale. Caravaggio: The Complete Works will whet any Caravaggio-appreciator’s appetite, presenting gorgeous high quality reproductions of the master’s complete works (which totals about 80 paintings in existence today), accompanied by thorough analysis from Rossella Vodret, one of the foremost specialists on the artist. It’s a must have!
Caravaggio At First Sight
Working in Italy at the turn of the seventeenth century, notorious fighter, drinker and all around bad-boy Caravaggio set the art world ablaze, and his legacy endures to this day--despite his tragically premature death in 1610 (at the age of 38).
Caravaggio At First Sight
Art critic Roberto Longhi noted of Caravaggio: "Ribera, Vermeer, Le Tour and Rembrandt could never have existed without him. And the art of Delacroix, Courbet and Manet would have been utterly different."
Caravaggio At First Sight
Caravaggio’s compositions are instantly recognizable. He revolutionized a style of painting known as tenebrism, which employs chiaroscuro or the dramatic contrast of light and dark to convey intense mood and emotion. My favorite example of this (studied on end as an art history undergrad) is "The Calling of Saint Matthew," 1600--this painting all but vibrates with theatricality.
Caravaggio At First Sight
Caravaggio was also known, quite controversially, for endowing his paintings with an air of realism, which marked a sensational shift away from his predecessors who favored the idealized rendering of the human form. Caravaggio, on the other hand, frequently used courtesans as models for the Virgin Mary, had street urchins posing as angels, and depicted saints as balding peasants with dirty feet.
Caravaggio At First Sight
One of my favorite stories about the artist’s contentious nature is in regards to his painting "The Conversion of St. Paul" (1601). A church official, incensed by Caravaggio’s iconographic irreverence, asked: "Why have you put a horse in the middle, and Saint Paul on the ground... Is the horse God?" To which Caravaggio shrewdly replied: "No, but he stands in God's light!"
Caravaggio At First Sight
Sealing the deal on his legacy and perfectly timed for the release of Caravaggio: The Complete Works, Michael Kimmelman reports in a New York Times article from March 3, 2010 that Caravaggio has now bumped Michelangelo from his 500-year run at the top of Italian art charts. Long live the “hyperrealist antihero”!
Caravaggio At First Sight
Caravaggio At First Sight

Caravaggio: The Complete Works

Caravaggio: The Complete Works

Hbk, 9.75 x 11.25 in. / 216 pgs / 150 color.

DATE 8/23/2015

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DATE 7/31/2015

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