The vast spaces of the Karoo abound with images pecked, incised or engraved onto rock surfaces. These landscape markings, generally known simply as 'rock engravings', were created in the pre-colonial period by San hunter-gatherers who roamed this land in search of sustenance and water.
An artistÆs canvas reflects the face he chooses to show to the world, but the place in which that art is made is seldom revealed. Paul Duncan was given unparalleled access into the homes and lives of fifteen of South AfricaÆs most revered artists.
Originally published by the Standard Bank as part of a curated exhibition in May 2011, this prestigious volume celebrates the life and works of Peter Clarke (1929û2014), one of South AfricaÆs foremost artists. A mere 500 copies were originally published, all taken up at the exhibition, and continued demand has led to its re-release.
Notorious bad boy of Italian Baroque painting, Caravaggio (1571-1610) is finally getting the recognition he deserves. In this book you'll find over 50 of Caravaggio's best paintings; we think you'll agree that he was a genius beyond his time.
Focuses on early Medieval art. This title features over two hundred rare early medieval gold and precious stonework objects, including brooches, buckles, shields, clasps, spoons and other "grave goods," that were interred as status symbols with their owners in burials mounds across Europe.