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Lucas Cranach the Elder: Paintings and Drawings By Narim Bender
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Lucas Cranach the Elder was a German Renaissance painter and graphic artist who shined in portraits and in female nudes. He was the foremost member of the family of artists by that name active in... More > Saxony during the 16th century. From about 1501 to 1504 Cranach lived in Vienna, and his earliest known works date from this period. His work at this time, lyrical and spirited with landscape setting, was influenced by that of Albrecht Durer. In 1505 Cranach became court painter to the electors of Saxony at Wittenberg, a position he held until 1550. For his patrons he painted biblical and mythological scenes with decorative sensual nudes that were new to German painting. Cranach was a friend of Martin Luther, and his art expresses much of the spirit and feeling of the German Reformation. His portraits of Protestant leaders are sober and meticulously drawn. Cranach ran a large workshop and worked with great speed, producing hundreds of works.< Less
The Art of Auguste Rodin: Illustrated By C. R. Mobet
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François-Auguste-René Rodin (1840–1917), known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set... More > out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic recognition, although he was never accepted into Paris's foremost school of art. He is considered to be the founder of Impressionist style in the art of the sculpture. Sculpturally, Rodin possessed a unique ability to model a complex, turbulent, deeply pocketed surface in clay. Many of his most notable sculptures were roundly criticized during his lifetime. They clashed with the predominant figure sculpture tradition, in which works were decorative, formulaic, or highly thematic. Rodin's most original work departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory, modeled the human body with realism, and celebrated individual character and physicality.< Less
Tintoretto: 150 Paintings By Jessica Findley
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For his phenomenal energy in painting Tintoretto was termed Il Furioso. His work is characterized by its muscular figures, dramatic gestures, and bold use of perspective in the Mannerist style, while... More > maintaining color and light typical of the Venetian School. His nickname derives from his father's profession of dyer (tintore). He is said to have trained very briefly with Titian, but the style of his immature works suggests that he may also have studied with Veronese or Schiavone. Almost all of his life was spent in Venice and most of his work is still in the churches or other buildings for which it was painted. He appears to have been unpopular because he was unscrupulous in procuring commissions and ready to undercut his competitors. As well as religious works, Tintoretto painted mythological scenes and he was also a fine portraitist, particularly of old men.< Less
The Angel and the Lawyer: Luck, love . . . and a twist of Fate! By Allan Jon Kretzmar, JD
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1. unexpected Angel. A modern-urban love story with a supernatural twist. 2. CUPID’S ARROWS A mini-romance mythological fable. 3. WILD HORSE TALE$ A mini-paranormal-action adventure set in... More > Santa Barbara, California. 4. WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD A mini-paranormal-action adventure. 5. set the world on fire! A mini-paranormal-action adventure. 6. ying-yang love A mini-romance. Vickie Ying lives in New York, Christian Yang lives in Hong Kong. 7. ONLY LOVE MATTERS: INTERCEPTION A sweet mini-romance. Katherine Potter lives in London, waiting for her husband to return after his military mission failed. 8. what yA gonna do when the angel comes? A mini-travel-adventure-romance. 9. WHEN ANGELS COME HOME TO ROOST A mini-travel-adventure-romance. 10. DEVIL’S ADVOCATE. Continuation of the regression analysis.< Less
Mothers, Sisters & Other Lovers By Simone Mondesir
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Mother-daughter relationships can be difficult enough, but what if your mother still acts like the 60s wild-child she once was and has affairs with men half her age? When her mother’s latest... More > relationship threatens to turn her orderly world upside down, Grace Hamilton sets off to Greece to rescue her. There, she is caught up in a battle between village politics and some very contemporary “goddesses”, whilst like the lotus eaters of ancient mythology, a handsome poet almost makes her lose her reason. Seduced by the heat and languor of a Greek summer into shedding her inhibitions, Grace at last discovers the truth about herself as well as about the father she has never known. Shirley Valentine meets k.d. lang! Praise for other books by Simone Mondesir: ‘A witty love story laced with raunchy sex and moments of insight’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ‘Summer sizzler’ WOMAN’S OWN ‘A light-hearted comedy with bonk-busting tendencies’ TIME OUT< Less
Seven Seeds of Summer By Chantal Gadoury
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Seven Seeds of Summer follows the story of Summer, a college art student who has grown up in a house full of Greek mythology and legends. Summer grew up with a love for the darkest of all Gods:... More > Hades, which caused tension between her and her mother. Summer comes home to Point Judith, Rhode Island, to find a mysterious figure on their family beach. The figure comes to her with questions about a familiar myth of her childhood: of Persephone and Hades. He proceeds to tell her of a new version of the story with a different ending that Summer never knew; an ending that includes herself. A trip to Greece leads to tragic twists, leaving Summer in the arms of the strange figure whom she had met before. The Underworld. Determined to find out the secret of herself and her piece in the story, Summer goes with him, and tries to make herself at home in his world. Summer has to decide to follow her heart or same footsteps of the mysterious woman in her past life.< Less
The Infinite Shadow of the Truth By Giacomo Adoncecchi
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Giacomo Adoncecchi creates a connection between the world of facts and the one of dreams. It leads us where the dream confuses with the reality, where everything we believe in, suddenly becomes a... More > delusion. The dream has always been one of the most fascinating mysteries that have plagued humans since ancient times, from the Greek mythology to biblical dreams, ending up to psychoanalysis and modern medicine. A dream is now the instrument of God to influence the lives of men, and it’s now, the way to analyze and understand the unconscious. Adoncecchi casts doubts on the very border between dream and reality; he compels us to ask ourselves what is really true and what is not. And, after showing us how thin the line is, he asks us one last question. What is the real power of our mind? What effects can dreams have on our real life? Can they tell us the future? Or they may even create it? Undoubtedly a stimulus to reflect on one of the worlds most unexplored: our mind.< Less
The Great Gatsby By Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful,... More > intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind.< Less
The Were-Wolf By Clemence Housman
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“... a moment might bring about the revelation of a monstrous horror—a ghastly, deadly danger, set loose and at bay, in a circle of girls and women and careless defenseless men: so... More > hideous and terrible a thing as might crack the brain, or curdle the heart stone dead.” Originally published in 1896, Clemence Housman’s "The Were-Wolf" is a supernatural tale set in the long, cold winter of Norway. The story of a mysterious stranger named White Fell and the twin brothers whose lives she will forever change, "The Were-Wolf" incorporates elements of both Norse mythology and Christian allegory. Charlotte Otten, editor of "The Literary Werewolf" and "A Lycanthropy Reader," said of "The Were-Wolf": “Housman's story of an erotic female werewolf is often referred to as ‘the greatest story of lycanthropy ever written.’” Clemence Annie Housman (1861–1955) was a British novelist, wood engraver and suffragette who wrote The Were-Wolf while studying art in London in 1890.< Less