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Portrait and Narrative Paintings from Worcester City Museums' Historical Art Collection By Philippa Tinsley
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Explore ten paintings from Worcester City Museums' historical art collection. Includes information about the artists, the portrait sitters and the stories pictured.
The Painted Sun By Jason MacCannell
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The story of California real estate developer Brad Shiner and his efforts to reassemble the Great Canvas of 19th-century French painter Adolphe Marchand. An alcoholic tortured by his memories of... More > fighting in Napoleon's army, Marchand depicted all of history as a single, monumental battle, but was displeased with his creation and cut it into small pieces, which he sold off one by one to buy wine. As Shiner, himself a strange and troubled soul, begins to track down and collect the pieces, the narrative shifts among Napoleonic France, 1990s California, and many times and places in between, following the paths of these bizarre and possibly cursed artistic abortions. By turns humorous and horrifying, realistic and fantastical, mundane and metaphysical, this novel echoes Pynchon, Borges, and Philip K. Dick in its themes of obsession, paranoia, fetishism, time, and death.< Less
Rembrandt: Paintings By Daniel Coenn
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Rembrandt van Rijn is commonly regarded as one of the greatest painters and etchers in European art and the most important in Dutch art history. Having accomplished success as a portrait painter in... More > his youth years, Rembrandt's later were suffered by personal tragedy and financial hardships. Among the more famous characteristics of Rembrandt's work are his use of chiaroscuro, the theatrical employment of light and shadow derived from Caravaggio, but adapted for very personal means. His wife Saskia, his son Titus and his common-law wife Hendrickje often figured significantly in his paintings, many of which had mythical, biblical or historical themes. In his paintings and prints he exhibited knowledge of classical iconography, which he molded to fit the requirements of his own experience. Because of his understanding for the human being, he has been called "one of the great prophets of civilization."< Less
survey of premiums for historical art By Martin Myrone
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A survey of competition entries for the premiums awarded for historical art by the Society of Arts in the 18th century.
Lioslaith: Last of the Painted Ones By George C. Myles
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Lioslaith, Last of the Painted Ones is a historical fiction adventure about 9th century Picts amidst the turmoil of events shaping the birth of the Scottish nation. It is a love story about a... More > spirited woman struggling to rise above the brutality and prejudices of the age in which she lives. The mysterious customs of her thousand year old culture are buffeted by winds of change that propel her and her fellow Picts headlong to their destiny. Lioslaith struggles to preserve the traditions that define her while a formidable seafaring foe and a new religion sweep across her homeland. Power lust, treachery, and revenge combine to test the strength of love and the human spirit in a tale where lives and Scottish history entwine.< Less
Lioslaith, Last of the Painted Ones By George C. Myles
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Lioslaith, Last of the Painted Ones is a historical fiction adventure about 9th century Picts amidst the turmoil of events shaping the birth of the Scottish nation. It is the story of a spirited... More > woman’s struggle to rise above the brutality of the age and its prejudices. The mysterious customs of her thousand year old culture are buffeted by winds of change that propel her and her fellow Picts headlong to their destiny. Lioslaith struggles to preserve the traditions that define her while a formidable seafaring foe and a new religion sweep across her homeland. Power lust, treachery, and revenge combine to test the strength of love and the human spirit in a tale where lives and Scottish history entwine.< Less
Surikov: 154 Paintings and Drawings By Maria Tsaneva
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Vasily Surikov was the foremost Russian painter of large-scale historical subjects. His major pieces are among the best-known paintings in Russia. In his canvases Surikov dealt with many dramatic... More > episodes of Russian history such as the reformation of the church in the mid 17th century and Peter the Great's reforms of the 18th century. In Surikov's own time, the late 19th century, there were numerous flashbacks to those events in Russia. The Russian people were the main characters of Surikov’s works and courage and daring were the artist's principal subject matters. In his paintings, Surikov always focused on fine portraiture. His female images are particularly elaborate and masterful. Surikov was a master of monumental historical compositions, depicting national tragedies and powerful human characters. He executed only nine historical canvases out of hundreds of portraits, studies, and sketches but that canvases are really monumental paintings.< Less
Vasily Surikov: Paintings and Watercolors By Daniel Coenn
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Vasily Surikov was the foremost Russian painter of large-scale historical subjects. His major pieces are among the best-known paintings in Russia. In his canvases Surikov dealt with many dramatic... More > episodes of Russian history such as the reformation of the church in the mid 17th century and Peter the Great's reforms of the 18th century. In Surikov's own time, the late 19th century, there were numerous flashbacks to those events in Russia. The Russian people were the main characters of Surikov’s works and courage and daring were the artist's principal subject matters. In his paintings, Surikov always focused on fine portraiture. His female images are particularly elaborate and masterful. Surikov was a master of monumental historical compositions, depicting national tragedies and powerful human characters. He executed only nine historical canvases out of hundreds of portraits, studies, and sketches but that canvases are really monumental paintings.< Less
Jan Matejko: Paintings By Daniel Coenn
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Jan Matejko (1838 – 1893) was a Polish artist famous for paintings of remarkable historical Polish political and military events. His most famous works include oil on canvas paintings like... More > Battle of Grunwald, paintings of numerous other battles and court scenes, and a gallery of Polish kings. In addition to historical events Matejko made also several portraits. Altogether he authored 320 oil paintings and several thousands drawings and watercolours. Finally he painted a monumental polychrome in St. Mary's Basilica, Kraków (1889–1891). His most important paintings were hidden during World War II. After 1945 majority of his works was found and subject to restoration. His works, disseminated in thousands of reproductions, have made him one of the most famous painters in Poland, and became almost standard illustrations of many key events in Polish history.< Less
Francine LeClercq: The Painting and the Gorgon By francine leclercq
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Francine LeClercq: The Painting and The Gorgon Exhibition catalogue Introduction by Ali Soltani. In these works, Francine LeClercq continues her exploration of the language of painting with a deeper... More > focus on the complementary dialogue between content, the space of the exhibition, and the perceptual process. Displacement, sequences, stratification, viscosity, morphological and semantic registers, curatorial and historical operations, are the elements with which Francine LeClercq explores these notions.< Less