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Jane Austen: Her Words By Ann Kannings
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“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” This book is a collection of the sharp and brilliant quotes of Jane Austen. It grants her reflections and good sense... More > of humor on various topics. The well researched and edited collection of phrases provides approaching into the way of thinking of Jane Austen. Jane Austen was an English writer whose romantic fiction novels and works have won her a place as one of the most widely popular novelists in English literature among readers, researchers and critics. The devoted support of her family was important to her growth as a professional writer. During her artistic career, she experimented with different literary forms. Her plots, although deeply humorous, draw awareness to the dependence of women on marriage to secure social and economic security. Her novels brought Austen only a few encouraging critic reviews during her life, but by the 1940s she had become widely accepted as a great English writer.< Less
Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Words By Ann Kannings
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"A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water." This book is a collection of the fundamental quotes and aphorisms of Eleanor Roosevelt. It grants her... More > reflections on subjects ranging from freedom, confidence, self-determination and love to man, woman, sexism and life. The well researched and edited compilation of phrases provides approaching into the way of thinking of Eleanor Roosevelt. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an active First Lady from 1933 to 1945. She promotes the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, taking an important role as a supporter for civil rights. Eleanor Roosevelt was a suffragist who worked to develop the status of working women, even though she believed Equal Rights Amendment would negatively affect women. President Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in acknowledgment to her human rights achievements.< Less
Charlotte Bronte: Her Words By Ann Kannings
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Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood, whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre... More > under the pen name Currer Bell. Of this, Brontë later wrote: "Averse to personal publicity, we veiled our own names under those of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell; the ambiguous choice being dictated by a sort of conscientious scruple at assuming Christian names positively masculine, while we did not like to declare ourselves women, because--without at that time suspecting that our mode of writing and thinking was not what is called 'feminine'--we had a vague impression that authoresses are liable to be looked on with prejudice." This book is a collection of the bright quotes of Charlotte Brontë. It grants her reflections on topics ranging from men and women to love marriage and friendship.< Less
Edouard Manet: 128 Masterpieces By Ann Kannings
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French painter and printmaker, Edouard Manet was important figure in the advancement from Realism to Impressionism. He was a significant painter who left his own unique model on the world of... More > painting. In his youth Manet was influenced by Frans Hals, Diego Velazquez, and Francisco Goya. After he opened his own studio, Manet began painting in a realist technique, which soon changed to an Impressionist style when he met the Berthe Morisot. She represented him to her circle of Impressionist painter friends, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas, and their plein air painting techniques. Many of Manet’s works rotated around interpretations of leisure activities, including observations of social life in all of the classes, from bourgeois horse racing to prostitutes drinking, to the streets of Paris and boating scenes, many of which were made from sketches done on the spot. Although his work was Impressionistic, he resisted involvement with any specific style of painting.< Less
Alma-Tadema: 117 Masterpieces By Ann Kannings
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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836 – 1912) was a Dutch born British painter. Trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A... More > classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky. Though admired during his lifetime for his draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, his work fell into disrepute after his death, and only since the 1960s has it been revaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century English art. He is now regarded as one of the principal classical-subject painters of the nineteenth century whose works demonstrate the care and exactitude of an era mesmerized by trying to visualize the past, some of which was being recovered through archaeological research.< Less
Ilya Repin: 248 Masterpieces By Ann Kannings
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Ilya Repin was a leading Russian painter and sculptor of the Peredvizhniki artistic school. An important part of his work is dedicated to his native country, Ukraine. His realistic works often... More > expressed great psychological depth. In 1870, Repin made his first sketches for Baurge Haulers on the Volga, while being on a boat trip. Throughout his career, Repin was drawn to the common people from whom he traced his origins. He frequently painted country folk, both Ukrainian and Russian, though in later years he also painted members of the Imperial Russian elite, the intelligentsia, and the aristocracy, including Tsar Nicholas II. He is the author of many portraits, but he never painted faces, he painted real people. Repin rarely painted historical paintings. The most popular in this genre is The Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mahmoud IV. He never painted anything substantial on the subject of the 1917 revolutions or the Soviet experiment that followed.< Less
François Boucher: 130 Masterpieces By Ann Kannings
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François Boucher was a French artist, advocate of Rococo style, famous for his idyllic paintings on classical topics and allegories representing the pastoral life. He was the most celebrated... More > decorative artist of the 18th century. He was admired by the François Lemoyne, whose apprentice Boucher became, but after few months he went to work for the engraver Jean-François Cars. Reflecting inspiration gained from the Watteau and Rubens, Boucher's early paintings celebrates the idyllic, portraying nature and landscape but his art typically depict scenes with a definitive style of eroticism, and his mythological scenes are passionate and intimately romantic. Marquise de Pompadour, the mistress of King Louis XV, was a great admirer of Boucher's, and had the painter under her protection. His name, along with that of his patron Madame de Pompadour, had become synonymous with the French Rococo style.< Less
Edward Burne-Jones: 198 Masterpieces By Ann Kannings
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Sir Edward Burne-Jones was the greatest painter of the second generation Pre-Raphaelites. His aim in art is best given in some of his own words, written to a friend: "I mean by a picture a... More > beautiful, romantic dream of something that never was, never will be - in a light better than any light that ever shone - in a land no one can define or remember, only desire - and the forms divinely beautiful - and then I wake up, with the waking of Brynhild." He considered that art should be valued as an object of beauty engendering a sensual response, rather than for the story or moral implicit in the subject matter. In many ways this was antithetical to the ideals of Ruskin and the early Pre-Raphaelites. The earth, the sky, the rocks, the trees, the men and women of Burne-Jones are not those of this world; but they are themselves a world, consistent with itself, and having therefore its own reality.< Less
Berthe Morisot: 166 Masterpieces By Ann Kannings
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Berthe Morisot (1841 – 1895) was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. She was described by Gustave Geffroy in 1894 as one of... More > "les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Mary Cassatt. Morisot painted what she experienced on a daily basis. Her paintings reflect the 19th-century cultural restrictions of her class and gender. She avoided urban and street scenes as well as the nude figure and, like her fellow female Impressionist Mary Cassatt, focused on domestic life and portraits in which she could use family and personal friends as models. Paintings like The Cradle (1872), in which she depicted current trends for nursery furniture, reflect her sensitivity to fashion and advertising, both of which would have been apparent to her female audience. Her works also include landscapes, portraits, garden settings and boating scenes.< Less
John William Waterhouse: 176 Masterpieces By Ann Kannings
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John William Waterhouse was an English painter who worked several decades after the break-up of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which had seen its zenith in the mid-nineteenth century, leading him to... More > have gained the moniker of "the modern Pre-Raphaelite". Borrowing stylistic influences not only from the earlier Pre-Raphaelites but also from his contemporaries, the Impressionists, his artworks were known for their depictions of women from both ancient Greek mythology and Arthurian legend. He was a painter of classical, historical, and literary subjects. His early works were of classical themes in the spirit of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Frederic Leighton. The latter works reveals Waterhouse's growing interest in themes associated with particularly tragic or powerful femmes fatales (Circe Invidiosa, Cleopatra, La Belle Dame Sans Merci and several versions of Lamia), as well as plein-air painting. In the 1890s he began to exhibit portraits.< Less