Published by Guggenheim Museum Publications. Edited with text by Tracey Bashkoff. Contributions by Tessel M. Bauduin, Daniel Birnbaum, Briony Fer, Vivien Greene, David Max Horowitz, Andrea Kollnitz, Helen Molesworth, Julia Voss.
Hilma af Klint's daring abstractions exert a mystical magnetism
This box set presents a selection of 16 notecards featuring several of the most enduring icons of Pre-Raphaelite art, including Jane Morris, Annie Miller and Fanny Cornforth. The characteristic intricate detailing and lustrous colours in works by artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones, as well as underappreciated women artists such as Joanna Wells, provide the perfect accompaniment for any correspondence.
Published by Skira Paris. By Beatrice Vingtrinier. Foreword by Michel Lis.
Featuring floral-inspired works from the Louvre collection, this book offers a novel perspective on the world’s most visited museum. From the noble iris to the humble bloom-filled meadow, flowers are a natural subject for artists, whether painted in nature or carefully arranged in the studio. This book is a colorful promenade through the flower-strewn collection of the Louvre, which includes masterpieces such as Archimboldo’s Spring and Dürer’s Flower. Selected works, encompassing a variety of art forms from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and furniture, demonstrate the continued significance of flowers in art from the ancient Persians to the European masters. This volume includes full-page illustrations and close-up details of fifty works in the museum collection. Designed to help a broad readership discover the world’s greatest art collection, this series presents a selection of well-known and more obscure works from the Louvre. Art lovers will be pleased to discover their favorite works in a new light while flower enthusiasts and historians will be equally enchanted by this collection.
Michel Lis is editor-in-chief of a monthly home and gardening magazine and contributes to Rustica in France, where he is a popular gardening presenter on radio and television. Béatrice Vingtrinier is an art historian and a lecturer at the Louvre.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7.75 x 7.75 in. / 80 pgs / 70 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/12/2010 Active
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Published by La Fábrica. Foreword by Esteban Manrique.
This majestic book presents the full-color prints, made by various artists, of the flora found during José Celestino Mutis' famous 1783 botanical expedition to New Granada (modern Colombia). José Celestino Mutis (1732–1808) was a Spanish priest, botanist, geographer, mathematician, doctor and professor. On three occasions he proposed a botanical expedition to New Granada, where he had arrived in order to serve as the viceroy's doctor. After many years without a positive answer from the Spanish Crown, King Charles III, who had studied botany, accepted.
The expedition started in 1783 and spanned three decades. It did not generate spectacular scientific findings, but the drawing school that was created to record the flora produced prints of exceptional quality. Among the artists, Salvador Rizo and Francisco Javier Matís were the most outstanding; Matís in particular was described by polymath Alexander Humboldt as the best botanical illustrator in the world.