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Collecting any kind of art is dependent on several criteria: knowledge of the artist, an interest in their work, how much of their work comes up for auction and frequency. For most of us, cost is a prime factor, but, it's also important that you LIKE the pictures you choose!

Much can be learned about artists and the various forms of visual art by visits to galleries, museums, private collections, dealers and auctions. Books abound with detailed pictures of artwork from around the world and artists biographies.

For art collectors, English watercolour remains highly prized, as British artists have become much admired both at home and abroad. Many paintings and watercolours take on extraordinary significance to family members and collecting work that you like is incredibly rewarding.


Antique Paintings and Prints


Antique Maps: From the Vatican Collection
1290-1700
Don Wigal
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Richly illustrated with full-color artwork and maps, this informative look at cartographic history explores the use of maps during the age of exploration, focusing especially on the late thirteenth century through the seventeenth century, explaining how maps were used in navigation, how they were created, the art of map-making, and more.



Pablo Picasso
Liz Gogerly
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Pablo Picasso was born in Spain in 1881. As a child he went to study at the prestigious art schools in Barcelona and Madrid. For years he was a penniless artist, but eventually his fortunes changed and people began to buy and collect his art. This book charts Pablo's life, looking at his early struggles, his rise to success and his relationships, and examines the work of the artist who invented "cubism".



Fintan Cullen explores the contradictions within national art. Politics, geography, religion, commerce, class, gender and the affiliations of artists and sitters all play a part in how we read and respond to portraiture. "The Irish Face" includes chapters on the production of portraiture about Ireland, the political, family, biographical portrait, and the relationship between portraiture and success.


The Irish Face: Redefining Irish Portrait 1700-2000 Fintan Cullen
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Taking its inspiration from the Phaidon volume published in 1937 with the same title, this book presents, without commentary, 500 of the world's greatest self-portraits, arranged in a chronological sequence from ancient Egypt to the late 20th century. Included are works by many of the world's greatest painters and sculptors, such as Durer, Rembrandt, Picasso and Andy Warhol.



500 Self-portraits
Julian Bell
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Gilbert Stuart
Carrie Rebora Barratt
Ellen G. Miles
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Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) possessed enormous natural talent, bringing his witty and irascible manner to bear on each of his works. This handsome book highlights Stuart's achievements by presenting more than ninety portraits of exceptional quality, ranging from the early works he produced in Newport, Rhode Island, to those he executed just before his death in Boston.



Portraits of Coleridge
Morton D. Paley
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Morton Paley's Portraits of Coleridge lists, discusses,, describes, and (where possible) reproduces all the known images of STC. The detail is absorbing, often comical; and the subject turns out to be oddly central, for Coleridge thought his face dismayingly symbolic of his character, so his remarks about these many portraits constitute an oblique kind of self-commentary.



No other woman in world history has been of such compulsive interest as Elizabeth Tudor. While the rest of the 16th century Europe was subject to the bloodshed of religious war, Tudor peace brought England its great flowering of the arts. Central to that was the enigmatic legend of the Queen herself, a myth deliberately created and sustained over four decades by public spectacle and courtly chivalry, by private sonnet and official oration.


Elizabethan Portraiture and Pageantry
Sir Roy Strong
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600 colour illustrations and essays by three art historians celebrate the exceptional collection of paintings found in the National Gallery, London. Includes works by Titan, Rubens, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Botticelli, Constable, Degas, van Gogh, Monet, Goya, and others.


Paintings in the National Gallery, London
William L. Barcham
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Monet in the 20th Century Paul Hayes Tucker
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By the beginning of the twentieth century, Claude Monet was a figure of national importance in France, the "patriarch" of impressionism and the country's foremost landscape painter. This richly illustrated book examines for the first time the rich body of work that Monet completed from 1900 until his death in 1926, a period during which he was enormously productive.


Monet at Giverny
Caroline Holmes
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Claude Monet spent the last 43 years of his life at Giverny creating the beautiful gardens: the most famous in France and one of the most visited in the world. This beautiful book shows the artist as a consummate plantsman who composed his gardens with an Impressionist's care for colour and form, later to be reinterpreted into paintings of beautiful abstraction.



Whilst these three great artists have been the subject of numerous exhibitions and publications, the relationship between them has never fully been explored. Now, for the first time, a team of specialists examine this artistic triangle. Exhibition at Tate Britain, Spring 2004.


Turner, Whistler, Monet
Katherine A. Lochnan
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The British Artists series is a major collection of fully illustrated guides to the lives and careers of influential British artists, from the eighteenth century onwards.


Francis Bacon
Andrew Brighton
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The Great Masters of Italian Art: 52 Artists - 250 Masterpieces
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This book offers a highly comprehesive overview to the art that flourished in Italy between the end of the thirteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth, a period during which great master followed great master; producing masterpiece upon masterpiece. The result is a succinct and powerful vision of Italian art. Divided by century, each chapter explores the true artistic greats of that era.


Lucian Freud
Lucian Freud, Bruce Bernard
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Lucian Freud is regarded by many as the greatest living painter in Britain, and by others as one of the greatest figurative painters in the world. This book profiles his work to date.



A now-classic biography of poet and painter William Blake (1757-1827), first published in 1863 and reprinted in 1907. (This edition is an unabridged republication of the latter.) Includes over 40 b&w illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.


The Life of William Blake Alexander Gilchrist
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Product details
Paperback: 740 pages
Publisher: Taschen GmbH (Sep 2001)
Language: English, German, French
ISBN-10: 3822812153
ISBN-13: 978-3822812150
Dimensions: 26.2 x 20.2 x 4.4 cm


Van Gogh
Ingo F. Walther
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Renoir and Algeria
Roger Benjamin
David Prochaska
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was the only Impressionist artist to paint Orientalist themes, yet little has been written about the two journeys he took to the French North African colony of Algeria in 1881 and 1882. More than two dozen stunning works, depicting exotic scenes of ancient stone mosques, milling crowds at a festival in the Casbah, and spectacular palm fronds in the botanical garden.


J.M.W.Turner: Romantic Painter of the Industrial Revolution W S. Rodner
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A guide to the paintings of Turner, showing how he drew inspiration from the new forces of the Industrial Revolution. The author assesses the range of Turner's industrial art and the context of its creation, examining facets of Turner's concern with industrialism.



Product details
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New Ed edition (Jan 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486281817
ISBN-13: 978-0486281810
Dimensions: 30.7 x 23.6 x 1.5 cm


The Complete Etchings of Rembrandt: Reproduced in Original Size
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Covers Picasso's formative years from 1881 through 1916, including his invention of Cubism with Georges Braque. Piot explores period 1917 through 1952. Marie-Laure Bernadac discusses Picasso's later years, '53 until his death in 1973. Over 1200 magnificent reproductions, 798 in full color, illustrate Picasso's breathtaking range of artistic expression, including paintings, drawings, lithographs, ceramics, and sculpture.


The Ultimate Picasso
Brigitte Leal
Christine Piot
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