The Art of Rivalry
Score: 4.5
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The Art of Rivalry


  • Author: Sebastian Smee
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 16815331 Bytes


Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights. Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationships in history. The Art of Rivalry follows eight celebrated artists, each linked to a counterpart by friendship, admiration, envy, and ambition. All eight are household names today. But to achieve what they did, each needed the influence of a contemporary—one who was equally ambitious but possessed sharply contrasting strengths and weaknesses. Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas were close associates whose personal bond fra...

I Know This Much Is True
Score: 4.5
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I Know This Much Is True


  • Author: Wally Lamb
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Family
  • File Size: 3357611 Bytes


#1 New York Times Bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection"Thoughtful . . . heart-wrenching . . . . An exercise in soul-baring storytelling—with the soul belonging to 20th-century America itself. It's hard to read and to stop reading, and impossible to forget."  — USA Today Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation. Dominick is forced to care for his brother as well as confront dark secrets and pain he has buried deep within himself—a journey of the soul that takes him beyond his blue-collar New England town to Sicily’s Mount Etna, t...

The Art of Rivalry
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Art of Rivalry


  • Author : Sebastian Smee
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2016-10-13
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847659873


The Art of Rivalry Book Description :

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...

Art and Rivalry

Art and Rivalry


  • Author : Carol Bishop-Gwyn
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345808448


Art and Rivalry Book Description :

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 prodigiou...

Freud

Freud


  • Author : Sebastian Smee
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-01-15
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3836560631


Freud Book Description :

Witness unapologetic portraits and precision worthy of a laboratory in this exploration into the oeuvre of renowned figurative painter Lucian Freud. A master of the human form who applied the same frank style and psychological rigor to sitters as varied as the Queen, Kate Moss, and an obese and naked job center supervisor. Direct and disarming, .....

Bad Blood

Bad Blood


  • Author : Clayton Schuster
  • Publisher : Schiffer Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0764357301


Bad Blood Book Description :

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 ...

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting


  • Author : Adriaan E. Waiboer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0300222939


Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting Book Description :

A landmark exploration of the engaging network of relationships among genre painters of the Dutch Golden Age The genre painting of the Dutch Golden Age between 1650 and 1675 ranks among the highest pinnacles of Western European art. The virtuosity of these works, as this book demonstrates, was achieved in part thanks to a vibrant artistic rivalry among numerous first-rate genre painters working in different cities across the Dutch Republic. They drew inspiration from each other's painting, and then tried to surpass each other in technical prowess and aesthetic appeal. The Delft master Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is now the most renowned of these painters of everyday life. Though he is frequently portrayed as an enigmatic figure who worked largely in...

Matisse and Picasso
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Matisse and Picasso


  • Author : Jack Flam
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2008-08-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786723836


Matisse and Picasso Book Description :

Matisse and Picasso achieved extraordinary prominence during their lifetimes. They have become cultural icons, standing not only for different kinds of art but also for different ways of living. Matisse, known for his restraint and intense sense of privacy, for his decorum and discretion, created an art that transcended daily life and conveyed a sensuality that inhabited an abstract and ethereal realm of being. In contrast, Picasso became the exemplar of intense emotionality, of theatricality, of art as a kind of autobiographical confession that was often charged with violence and explosive eroticism. In Matisse and Picasso , Jack Flam explores the compelling, competitive, parallel lives of these two artists and their very different attitudes toward ...

The Rivalry
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Rivalry


  • Author : Nikki Sloane
  • Publisher : Shady Creek Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-11-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


The Rivalry Book Description :

This tight end is at the top of his game. He’s good with his hands, even better with his sexy mouth, and the best at making me forget my own name. His—ahem—stats are perfect. But I can’t fall for him. He might be everything I want, all rolled into a glorious package of gridiron god, but there’s one teeny-tiny problem. The vile, loathsome team I’ve spent my entire life hating—my beloved school’s arch-rival? This guy is their star player....

Matisse and Picasso

Matisse and Picasso


  • Author : Yve-Alain Bois
  • Publisher : Flammarion-Pere Castor
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004622383


Matisse and Picasso Book Description :

Fiercely competitive, Matisse and Picasso engaged in one of the most formidable artistic dialogues of this century. The intense beginning of the relationship between the two artists - from the time they met in 1906 until 1917, when Matisse left for Nice - has already been amply studied, but their continuous exchange during the second part of their careers has never been examined in detail. In Matisse and Picasso, Yve-Alain Bois stages the intertwined evolution of the two giants of modern art as if it were an ongoing game of chess between two masters. As Joachim Pissarro points out in the foreword of this volume, Matisse and Picasso's dense plot and rich narrative make this work read more like a suspense novel than a traditional art history treatise. ...

Rivalry

Rivalry


  • Author : Nagai Kafu
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231141192


Rivalry Book Description :

Komayo is a former geisha who, upon the death of her husband, returns to the "world of flower and willow" to escape poverty. A chance encounter with an old patron, Yoshioka, leads to a potentially profitable relationship: Yoshioka believes Komayo can restore his lost innocence; Komayo uses Yoshioka's patronage to compete in elaborate music and dance performances. As Komayo considers Yoshioka's offer, she falls in love with Segawa, a young actor who promises to turn the talented geisha into the finest dancer in the Shimbashi quarter. Komayo is eager to become the lead performer among her peers. Her ambition even tempts her to assume a third patron known as the "Sea Monster," a repellent but wealthy antiques dealer. As she grows to realize a glittering...

War and Peace in International Rivalry

War and Peace in International Rivalry


  • Author : Paul F. Diehl
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2001-10-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0472088483


War and Peace in International Rivalry Book Description :

How do enduring rivalries between states affect international relations?...