Through its thematic organization into six chapters―realism and beyond, constructed realities, and complicated vistas―the book affords a generous window into the very best of contemporary landscape painting, from Cecily Brown’s sensual, Alexis Rockman’s mural-sized, postapocalyptic dioramas, Abstracted Topographies, Post-Pop Landscapes, Maureen Gallace’s serene views of beach cottages and the foaming ocean, Julie Mehretu’s dynamically cartographic abstractions, fleshy landscapes to Peter Doig’s magic realist renderings of Trinidad, New Romanticism, David Hockney’s radiant capturings of seasonal change in the English countryside, and far beyond.
Landscape painting now features an extensive essay by Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation. Schwabsky’s text weaves throughout the book, through its transformation in the 20th century, tracing the history of landscape painting from its origins in Eastern and Western art, to its present flourishing.
Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism #ad - With over 400 color reproductions, including many details, this ambitious survey makes a compelling case for the continued relevance of landscape painting in our time. Featured artists are etel adnan, cecily brown, gillian carnegie, amy bennett, adrian ghenie, pat de groot, tim eitel, francis alÿs, alfredo and isabel aquilizan, verne dawson, maureen gallace, franz gertsch, Richard Estes, Genieve Figgis, Nigel Cooke, Cynthia Daignault, Lois Dodd, Noa Charuvi, Inka Essenhigh, Andreas Eriksson, Mamma Andersson, Ayman Baalbaki, Hurvin Anderson, Peter Doig, Barnaby Furnas, Jules de Balincourt, Ali Banisadr, April Gornik, Will Cotton, Daniel Heidkamp, Jane Freilicher, Lucas Arruda, Tim Gardner, Vincent Desiderio, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Rackstraw Downes, Hernan Bas, John Beerman, Barkley L.
From fantastical worlds to political topologies: a global survey of landscape painting in the 21st centuryAlthough the fact may be surprising to some, landscape painting is positively thriving in the 21st century―indeed, the genre has arguably never felt as vital as it does today.
Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted WorldSchiffer #ad - Helping art lovers, collectors, and artists approach and understand this compelling new phenomenon, it includes the works of 38 artists whose paintings respond to the subjectivity and disruptions of modern experience. Widely published author and blogger john seed, who believes that we are “the most distracted society in the history of the world, ” has selected artists he sees as visionaries in this developing movement.
Six sections lay out and analyze common themes: "toward abstraction, " "Myths and Visions, Planes, " "Emotions and Identities, and Formations, " "Patterns, " "Disrupted Bodies, " and "Between Painting and Photography. Interviews with each artist offer additional insight into some of the most incisive and relevant painting being created today.
Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted World #ad - Disrupted realism is the first book to survey the works of contemporary painters who are challenging and reshaping the tradition of Realism. The artists’ impulses toward disruption are as individual as the artists themselves, but all share the need to include perception and emotion in their artistic process.
Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature - HockneyThames & Hudson #ad - Presenting paintings, ipad drawings, and including work both old and new, and sketchbook reproductions, this book examines the ways in which both artists use formal elements to create their particular view of the world. An exclusive interview with hockney and an essay by writer and art critic Hans den Hartog Jager provide a rich analysis of Van Gogh’s influence on Hockney.
Nature has been a substantial theme for both david hockney and vincent van gogh, one that draws their work together―Hockney’s Yorkshire landscapes are especially reminiscent of Vincent van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows and The Harvest―and now, for the first time, art lovers can study their pieces side by side.
Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature - Hockney #ad - Illustrated in color throughout. A collection of two extraordinary artists’ landscape paintings, with new insight into Vincent van Gogh’s influence on David Hockney. Hockney ― van gogh: the joy of Nature presents unique insights into the influences of two world-renowned artists.
Matthew Wong: BlueKarma Books, New York #ad - The dusky and nocturnal scenes were intended as the coda to a previous series of day-lit oil and gouache paintings. Luminous nocturnal paintings from acclaimed painter matthew wong’s final exhibitionThis volume compiles oil and gouaches by the self-taught Canadian painter Matthew Wong 1984–2019 developed for his 2019 solo exhibition Matthew Wong: Blue at Karma Gallery in New York.
For this body of work, and its uncanny ability to “activate nostalgia, Wong concerned himself with the “blueness of blue”: its fluidity, completed over the past year of his life, its affect, both personal and collective. With the sensibility of a flaneur, wong’s semi-fictional subject matter refers to the sights he witnessed on walks while traveling in Sicily with his mother during the fall of 2018 and winter of 2019.
Matthew Wong: Blue #ad - The fully illustrated catalog is introduced with a short story titled 1996–2001, 2020, n. D. By brad Phillips. All share a watery treatment, awash in blue and its proximal colors.
Lois Dodd Contemporary Painters SeriesLund Humphries #ad - Emerging from the shadow of Abstract Expressionism, Dodd and this circle cleaved to an observational painting based in the early modernist tradition. Dodd’s works capture the intangible character of changing seasons or particular hours of day in locations throughout New York City, rural New Jersey and Maine, but the paintings betray no mark of era.
They are curiously timeless. She is widely admired as a ‘painter’s painter’ whose landscapes and city scenes display subtle effects of place, light and weather within graphically distilled compositions. Beginning in the 1950s, lois Dodd has steadfastly pursued her observational painting, remaining aloof from passing trends.
Lois Dodd Contemporary Painters Series #ad - . It provides invaluable analysis and contextualisation of her work alongside such New York City contemporaries as Alex Katz, Philip Pearlstein and other denizens of the Tenth Street milieu of the 1950s. This book is the first monograph on the paintings of Lois Dodd. Through extensive studio visits and interviews, places and impulses behind Dodd’s paintings and reveals her outwardly peaceful, Faye Hirsch considers the processes, reflective canvases to be the product of an alert and forceful eye and a powerfully efficient execution.
California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne ThiebaudRizzoli #ad - Richard diebenkorn and wayne Thiebaud were close friends; they shared the inspiration of California and experimented with perspective to capture their surroundings. The book includes important examples from Diebenkorn’s Berkeley series in addition to several works from the artist’s Ocean Park series.
Included are his works from the early 1970s through 2017, including his dramatic depictions of San Francisco, flattened aerial views of the Sacramento River Delta, and close-ups and cross-section views of mountains and beaches. Inspired by the environs of the ocean park neighborhood in Santa Monica, where he lived at this time, these works from the 1960s are characterized by geometric abstractions of subtle line and suffused with Californian luminosity.
California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne Thiebaud #ad - Wayne thiebaud began producing landscapes in the 1960s, experimenting with perspective to capture his Californian surroundings. A must-have for anyone interested in these two beloved West Coast artists, best known for their geometric abstractions of the California landscape. Featuring the pairings of more than 50 paintings, this book shows the connection of these two artists like never before.
Cecily Brown: Where, When, How Often and with WhomLouisiana Museum of Modern Art #ad - Combining abstraction and figuration, she creates vivid, atmospheric depictions of fragmented bodies, often in erotic positions in the midst of swells of color and movement. This catalog is published for an exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, comprising paintings as well as drawings and monotypes from the past 20 years.
. The british painter cecily brown born 1969, based in New York since the 1990s, is one of the central figures internationally in the resurgence of painting since the turn of the century. Brown pays tribute to the potential of painting for seduction, Goya and Hogarth, and draws on references ranging from pornography to elements from the visual worlds of Bosch, and most recently motifs from the human disasters of our own time.
Cecily Brown: Where, When, How Often and with Whom #ad - Having also been compared to painters like Bacon and de Kooning, Brown’s work offers a female artist’s gaze at a world dominated by male artists.
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of MemoryTate #ad - Focusing on his work from 1912 to 1947, this lavishly illustrated book presents landscapes and intimate domestic scenes that capture the passage of time, often conveying a sense of sensuality or melancholy. . As a painter, bonnard preferred to work from memory—imaginatively capturing the spirit of a moment and expressing it through his unique handling of color and unconventional choice of composition.
Pierre bonnard 1867–1947 was of the generation of artists that helped transform painting during the first half of the 20th century. Published to accompany a major exhibition, the book reveals Bonnard’s transition from great colorist to Modernist master and emphasizes his place within 20th-century art.
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory #ad - Along with looking at bonnard’s processes, his reliance on photography, and his ability to work on different subjects side-by-side, this book sets Bonnard in the turbulent history of his times.
Sorolla: Painted GardensRizzoli Electa #ad - Valencian master sorolla's Impressionist paintings depict the most beautiful gardens and architecture in Spain. Like claude monet's celebrated plein air landscapes at giverny, the series collected in this book represents among the best-loved examples of Joaquín Sorolla's 1863-1923 work, and a window into the Spanish painter's quest to capture the essence of a garden.
Described by monet as "the master of light, " Sorolla and his landscapes, formal portraits, and historically themed canvases drew comparisons to contemporary American painter John Singer Sargent. Sorolla had achieved renown on both sides of the Atlantic for grand scenes of Spanish life when he began a personal series of garden works, presented completely for the first time in this publication.
Sorolla: Painted Gardens #ad - Painted at the palaces of la granja and the alcázar in seville, these impressionist works allowed Sorolla to apply his signature loose brushwork and training as a photographer's lighting assistant to gardens and the sculptures, the Alhambra and Generalife in Granada, and at the painter's home in Madrid, architecture, and sitters that frame and animate them.
. Sorolla depicted reflections in fountains and pools, sprays of orange blossoms, the sunlight dappling his glamorous sitters, and shaded blue-and-white tile as he endeavored to render the radiant peace of a summer afternoon.
David Park: A RetrospectiveUniversity of California Press #ad - In the immediate postwar years, like many avant-garde American artists, he engaged with Abstract Expressionism and painted non-objectively. In 1958–59 park reached his expressive peak, psychologically charged, reveling in the sensuous qualities of paint to create intensely physical, and deeply felt canvases.
Best known as the founder of bay area figurative art, Park moved from Boston to California at the age of seventeen and spent most of his adult life in and around San Francisco. This generously illustrated volume is the first comprehensive publication devoted to the powerfully expressive work of David Park 1911–60
David Park: A Retrospective #ad - This fertile period cut short by illness in 1960, Park transferred his creative energy to other mediums when he could no longer work on canvas. Published in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Published to accompany the first major museum exhibition of park’s work in more than thirty years, David Park: A Retrospective traces the full arc of the artist’s career, from his early social realist and cubist-inspired efforts of the 1930s to his mature figurative paintings of the 1950s and his astounding final works on paper.
In a moment of passion in 1949, he made the radical decision to abandon nearly all of his abstract canvases at the Berkeley city dump and return to the human figure, in so doing marking the beginning of the Bay Area Figurative movement. The astonishingly powerful paintings he made in the decade that followed brought together his long-held interest in classic subjects such as portraiture, musicians, rowers, domestic interiors, and bathers with lush, gestural paint handling and an extraordinary sense of color.
An overview of park’s full body of work by janet bishop, richard diebenkorn, sfmoma’s thomas weisel family curator of painting and sculpture, will be joined by approximately ninety full-color plates of paintings and works on paper; an essay by Tara McDowell on the figure drawing sessions held by Park, Elmer Bischoff, and others in their studios starting in 1953; short essays on Park’s scroll, his gouaches, Frank Lobdell, and the portraits that Imogen Cunningham and Park made of each other; and an illustrated chronology.
Exhibition schedule: modern art museum of fort worth: june 2–september 8, 2019–march 15, 2019 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts: December 21, 2020 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: April 11–September 7, 2020 .
Matisse/DiebenkornPrestel #ad - Though they never met, palette, and their works share surprising similarities in subject, Matisse was an enduring source of inspiration for the Californian artist, composition, and technique. Essays by janet bishop and katherine rothkopf explore how this influence evolved over time, connecting the work of the two painters and highlighting the ways Diebenkorn drew from Matisse’s example to forge a style entirely his own.
The volume is rounded out by an introduction by john elderfield, who knew Diebenkorn personally and has curated exhibitions of both artists’ work; an essay by Jodi Roberts on parallels between the artists’ drawings; and a bibliography documenting Diebenkorn’s collection of books about the French artist.
Matisse/Diebenkorn #ad - The first in-depth examination of the relationship between the work of Diebenkorn and Matisse, this publication offers new ways of understanding both artists. Prestel Publishing. This sumptuously illustrated book brings together the work of Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn as never before, illuminating unexpected resonances that connect the two artists across time and space.
Featuring stunning pairings of more than 80 paintings and drawings, this book charts the evolution of Matisse’s impact on Diebenkorn over the course of Diebenkorn’s career.