the art of rivalry

The Art Of Rivalry
Book Title: The Art of Rivalry
Author: Sebastian Smee
Publisher: Profile Books
Release Date: 2016-10-13
Pages: 390
ISBN: 9781847659873
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French

This is a story about rivalry among artists. Not the kind of rivalry that grows out of hatred and dislike, but rather, rivalry that emerges from admiration, friendship, love. The kind of rivalry that existed between Degas and Manet, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, and Freud and Bacon. These were some of the most famous and creative relationships in the history of art, driving each individual to heights of creativity and inspiration - and provoking them to despair, jealousy and betrayal. Matisse's success threatened Picasso so much that his friends would throw darts at a portrait of his rival's beloved daughter Marguerite, shouting 'there's one in the eye for Matisse!' And Willem de Kooning's twisted friendship with Jackson Pollock didn't stop him taking up with his friend's lover barely a year after Pollock's fatal car crash. In The Art of Rivalry, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee explores how, as both artists struggled to come into their own, they each played vital roles in provoking the other's creative breakthroughs - ultimately determining the course of modern art itself.

Art And Rivalry
Book Title: Art and Rivalry
Author: Carol Bishop-Gwyn
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Release Date: 2019-10-08
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780345808448
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French

The unauthorized biography of Canada's most famous artist couple and the rivalry that drove them. She painted as if with pure light, radiant colours making quotidian kitchen scenes come alive with sublimated drama. He painted like clockwork, each stroke precise and measured with exquisite care, leaving no angle unchecked and no subtlety of tone unattended. Some would say Mary Pratt was fire and Christopher, ice. And yet Newfoundland's Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera (or Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner...) presented their marriage as a portrait of harmony and balance. But balance off the canvas rarely makes great art, and the Pratts' art was spectacular. As a youth at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Mary pursued her future husband, a prodigious art talent, and supported his determination to study painting instead of medicine. They married and removed themselves to a Newfoundland outport where his painting alone provided the means to raise a family. But as Mary's own talents became evident and she sought her own hours at the easel, when not raising their four children, and as rumours of Christopher's affair with a young model spread, the Pratts' harmonious exterior slowly cracked, to scandal in Newfoundland and fascination across the country. A marriage ended, and gave way to a furious competition for dominance in Canadian art.

A Brief History Of The Artist From God To Picasso
Book Title: A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso
Author: Paul Barolsky
Publisher: Penn State Press
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 147
ISBN: 9780271036755
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French

Explores art history and imaginative literature to show how fiction and history inform each other. Traces the modern idea of the artist to the epic tradition from Homer and Ovid to Dante, leading to Michelangelo. Examines how Vasari shaped Balzac's idea of the artist, and Balzac influenced Picasso's --Provided by publisher.

Bad Blood
Book Title: Bad Blood
Author: Clayton Schuster
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Release Date: 2019-05-28
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0764357301
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French

Why is there so much bad blood involved in the stories of artists and their artworks? Immerse yourself in 18 infamous artistic rivalries, dramatized with gripping moments of narrative, to understand how the rivalries that art fans love to gossip about serve a larger purpose in the way cultures approach the idea of art and the artist. Why did Michelangelo loathe Raphael for decades after the latter had died? How did Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse balance their perpetual competition with a lifelong friendship? What transgression pitted the notorious titans of the London graffiti scene, Banksy and King Robbo, in a rivalry that ended with a tragic and unforeseeable death? An investigative journey transforms some of the "big names" of the art world into real people--often grumpy, ornery, antagonistic, and flawed--and better reveals how all of us respond to art.

Revelry Rivalry And Longing For The Goddesses Of Bengal
Book Title: Revelry Rivalry and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal
Author: Rachel Fell McDermott
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2011-05-31
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780231527873
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French

Annually during the months of autumn, Bengal hosts three interlinked festivals to honor its most important goddesses: Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri. While each of these deities possesses a distinct iconography, myth, and character, they are all martial. Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri often demand blood sacrifice as part of their worship and offer material and spiritual benefits to their votaries. Richly represented in straw, clay, paint, and decoration, they are similarly displayed in elaborately festooned temples, thronged by thousands of admirers. The first book to recount the history of these festivals and their revelry, rivalry, and nostalgic power, this volume marks an unprecedented achievement in the mapping of a major public event. Rachel Fell McDermott describes the festivals' origins and growth under British rule. She identifies their iconographic conventions and carnivalesque qualities and their relationship to the fierce, Tantric sides of ritual practice. McDermott confronts controversies over the tradition of blood sacrifice and the status-seekers who compete for symbolic capital. Expanding her narrative, she takes readers beyond Bengal's borders to trace the transformation of the goddesses and their festivals across the world. McDermott's work underscores the role of holidays in cultural memory, specifically the Bengali evocation of an ideal, culturally rich past. Under the thrall of the goddess, the social, political, economic, and religious identity of Bengalis takes shape.

Cratinus And The Art Of Comedy
Book Title: Cratinus and the Art of Comedy
Author: Emmanuela Bakola
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2009-12-17
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780191610011
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French

Cratinus, one of the lost great poets of fifth-century Athenian comedy, had a formative influence on the comic genre, including Aristophanes himself. Using a methodologically innovative approach, Emmanuela Bakola studies the surviving fragments of Cratinus' plays and offers a thorough analysis of the multifaceted art of this poet and his place in the history of comedy. Issues which she addresses include the creation of a poetic personality within a performative tradition of fierce interpoetic rivalry; the play at the boundaries of the comic genre and the interaction with satyr drama and tragedy, especially Aeschylus; stagecraft and dramaturgy; comic plot-construction and characterization; the author's reflection on his immediate political, social and intellectual context. As well as providing insight into Cratinus, her book enriches our understanding of fifth-century Athenian comedy in a dynamic evolving environment.

The Art Journal
Book Title: The Art Journal
Release Date: 1862
ISBN: MINN:31951000749183X
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French

Vol. for 1867 includes Illustrated catalogue of the Paris Universal Exhibition.

The Illustrated Catalogue Of The Universal Exhibition Published With The Art Journal
Book Title: The Illustrated Catalogue of the Universal Exhibition Published with the Art Journal
Author: Art Journal (London)
Release Date: 1868
Pages: 329
ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000081607
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French

The Art Of Life
Book Title: The Art of Life
Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0801489792
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French

The art of life, according to John Kekes, consists in living a life of personal and moral excellence. This art requires continuous creative effort, drawing on one's character, circumstances, experiences, and ideals.

Lessons In The Art Of Illuminating A Series Of Examples Selected From Works In The British Museum Lambeth Palace Library And The South Kensington Museum
Book Title: Lessons in the Art of Illuminating A Series of Examples Selected from Works in the British Museum Lambeth Palace Library and the South Kensington Museum
Author: William John Loftie
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Release Date: 1885
Pages: 34
ISBN: 9781465543455
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French