"This catalog accompanies the exhibition Sublime Beauty: Raphael's Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn on display at Cincinnati Art Museum from October 3, 2015-January 3, 2016 and at The Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco from January 9-April 10, 2016."
The author has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. In this book, he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes.
With the emergence of a contemporary desire for nostalgic interior style, "Retro" has inevitably become a highly valuable branch of interior design. Examining themes from production and consumption to cultural and social impacts on gender and class, Retro Style provides the essential critique of the modern vintage revival.
Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their inventions and textiles, they inspired a new variety of art. This book traces their genius right to the source.
On a dark night in Provence in December 1888 Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. The author sets out to discover exactly what happened that night in Arles. Why would an artist at the height of his powers commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious 'Rachel' to whom he presented his macabre gift? Was it just his lobe, or his entire ear?
The towering sculptures of Dylan Lewis are becoming well-known landmarks in South Africa, where they grace botanical gardens, golf courses, grand hotel foyers and the halls of discerning collectors. Increasingly, they are being snapped up by galleries and institutions abroad.