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Essential Hieronymus Bosch By Ann Kannings
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In the primary identified description of Bosch's artworks, in 1560 Felipe de Guevara wrote that Bosch was regarded simply as "the originator of monsters and chimeras". In the beginning... More > 17-th century, the Dutch Karel van Mander explained Bosch's art as "marvelous and extraordinary fantasies"; nevertheless, he finished that the paintings are "frequently less enjoyable than frightening to look at." In the 20-th century, researchers have come to sight Bosch's vision as fewer unbelievable, and acknowledged that his art reflects the conventional religious faith systems of his time. His images of sinning people, his view of Heaven and Hell are now perceived as consistent with those of late medieval didactic literature and habits. Nerveless, some critics notice Bosch as example of medieval surrealist, and parallels are repeatedly made with the modern Spanish artist Salvador Dali. Other scholars try to interpret his images using the words of Freudian psychology.< Less
Essential Boldini By Ann Kannings
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Boldini's works demonstrated his topic object in soft-focus, stretched out, in movement, living, and stylish. He was even named the King of Swish, and if you look at his portraits of women, you can... More > notice why. His portraits were pleasing. The brush work on his masterpieces was quick and bold. It is the almost genius brushwork that gives his paintings the sense of movement.< Less
William Merritt Chase: 190 Masterpieces By Ann Kannings
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William Merritt Chase was an American painter, notorious as an supporter of Impressionism and also fonder of the Chase School. He worked in all media but was excellent in pastel drawing. He as well... More > created a lot of watercolor paintings and etchings. Highly proficient in pastel as well as oils, Chase is perhaps best known for his portraits, including some of the most important people of his time and members of his own family. In addition to painting portraits, he began painting landscapes in an impressionist manner. Chase was a member of the Ten (Ten American Painters), and also devoted much of his time to teaching, first at his New York studio, than at the Students League. His students included Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth , Edward Hopper , Georgia O'Keeffe , and Charles Sheeler.< Less
Frida and Diego: Quotes By Ann Kannings
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When Frida Kahlo married Diego Rivera, Diego was 42 years old, and 300 pounds; Frida was 22 years old,and just 98 pounds. Her mother did not approve of the union and did not attend the wedding... More > ceremony. She said that Diego was too old, too fat and worse yet he was a Communist and an atheist. She described the marriage as "… between an elephant and a dove." On one of Diego's frequent visits to the Kahlo home, Frida's father took Diego aside and said: "She is a devil". "I know…" Diego replied. Although Frida lived in the shadow of Diego, and shared his ideals, she created a painting entirely personal, metaphorical and naive derived from her exalted sensibility. The Quote Book "Frida and Diego" is anthology of the important phrases of Frida and Diego. It provides their thoughts on topics ranging from love and art to death and revolution. This carefully researched and edited collection of quotations provides insight into their philosophy on a variety of topics.< Less
Marilyn Monroe: Her Words By Ann Kannings
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"I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love." Marilyn Monroe was an famous American actress who... More > became a sex symbol and American icon. Her "stupid and sweet blonde" persona was used to comic effect in various films but restricted by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range. After that she received a Golden Globe nomination, BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award and a Golden Globe Award for her cast in Some Like It Hot (1959). Few people know that Marilyn was a passionate reader, owning hundreds books at the time of her death. This book is a collection of the bright and colorful quotes of Marilyn Monroe. It grants her reflections on topics ranging from men and women to sex, love and friendship. The well researched and edited anthology of phrases provides approaching into the way of thinking of Marilyn Monroe.< Less
Ayn Rand: Her Words By Ann Kannings
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"A person who exists only for the sake of his loved one is not an independent entity, but a spiritual parasite. The love of a parasite is worth nothing." Alisa Rosenbaum was born in St.... More > Petersburg before revolution. In 1926 she immigrated to America. On arrival here, she changed her name into Ayn Rand and started a new philosophy recognized as Objectivism, opposed to state interference of all kinds. In her famous novel Atlas Shrugged (1957) Rand describes a group who attempt to escape America's scheme of mediocrity. Objectivism has been an influence on various other movements such as Libertarianism, and Rand's vocal support for the free market has earned her a distinct spot among philosophers. This book is a collection of the fundamental quotes and aphorisms of Ayn Rand. It grants her reflections on subjects ranging from freedom and love to man and life. The well researched and edited compilation of phrases provides approaching into the way of thinking of Ayn Rand.< Less
Agatha Christie: Her Words By Ann Kannings
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“It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within - not without." This book is a collection of the smart and colorful quotes of Agatha... More > Christie. It grants her reflections and bright sense of humor on topics ranging from men and women to crime, love, friendship, life and death. The well researched and edited anthology of phrases provides approaching into the way of thinking of Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie was born in Torquay, Devon, England. Her first novel was published in 1920 and after that Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories. To tribute her literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956. The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club. In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire; three years after her husband who was archeologist had been knighted for his archeological work in 1968.< Less
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
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
Essential Van Gogh By Ann Kannings
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This Art Book contains annotated reproductions of Van Gogh's paintings, drawings and watercolors. The book includes Table of Contents, Chronology of Van Gogh's life and some of his famous... More > Quotations. It is useful and entertaining reading for both people who like and know the artistic heritage of Van Gogh, as well as for absolute beginners in this field. The Impressionists and Post-impressionists of his time influenced Van Gogh to a great extent once he moved to Paris. The bright innovative palette dominated deeply over Gogh's earlier gloomy color palette. Van Gogh's utilization of this original impressionist and post impressionist style changed fundamentally not only his art work, but as well all of art history.< Less