Delphi Complete Works of John Singer Sargent (Illustrated)

Masters of Art

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The American artist John Singer Sargent, widely considered the leading portrait painter of his generation, is celebrated for his paintings of Edwardian era luxury, landscape paintings and Impressionistic masterpieces. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing digital readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Sargent’s complete paintings in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* The complete oil paintings of John Singer Sargent — over 900 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order
* Includes reproductions of rare works
* Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information
* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Sargent’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books
* Hundreds of images in stunning colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the complete paintings
* Easily locate the paintings you want to view
* Includes a sample of Sargent’s drawings
* Features a bonus biography - discover Sargent's artistic and personal life
* Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order

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CONTENTS:

The Highlights
FANNY WATTS
ROSINA
THE DAUGHTERS OF EDWARD DARLEY BOIT
EL JALEO
STREET IN VENICE
MADAME X
CLAUDE MONET PAINTING BY THE EDGE OF A WOOD
CARNATION, LILY, LILY, ROSE
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON AND HIS WIFE
ELLEN TERRY AS LADY MACBETH
PAUL HELLEU SKETCHING WITH HIS WIFE
LADY AGNEW OF LOCHNAW
MRS. FISKE WARREN AND HER DAUGHTER RACHEL
FRANK SWETTENHAM, 8TH KING OF ARMS OF THE ORDER OF ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE
NONCHALOIR
HENRY JAMES
GASSED

The Paintings
THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS

The Drawings
LIST OF DRAWINGS

The Biography
SARGENT by T. Martin Wood

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Art / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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The innovative works of the Post-Impressionist Paul Cézanne laid the foundations of a new and radically different form of art in the twentieth century. Challenging the conventional values of art in his time, Cézanne’s insistence on personal expression and the integrity of the painting itself, regardless of subject matter, have since earned him universal praise among his fellow artists, with Matisse and Picasso calling him "the father of us all." Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing digital readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Cézanne’s complete paintings in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* The complete paintings of Paul Cézanne — over 600 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order
* Includes reproductions of rare works
* Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information
* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Cézanne’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books
* Hundreds of images in stunning colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the complete paintings
* Easily locate the paintings you want to view
* Features four bonus biographical works - discover Cézanne's artistic and personal life
* Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order

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CONTENTS:

The Highlights
THE HANGED MAN’S HOUSE
THE ORGY
L’ESTAQUE, MELTING SNOW
A MODERN OLYMPIA
SELF-PORTRAIT (PORTRAIT DE L’ARTISTE)
MAINCY BRIDGE
MADAME CÉZANNE IN A CONSERVATORY
THREE BATHERS
MONT SAINTE-VICTOIRE
MONT SAINTE-VICTOIRE AND THE VIADUCT OF THE ARC RIVER VALLEY
STILL LIFE WITH GINGER POT
THE BOY IN THE RED VEST
WOMAN WITH A COFFEE POT
RIDEAU, CRUCHON ET COMPOTIER
THE CARD PLAYERS
MAN WITH A PIPE
PORTRAIT OF GUSTAVE GEFFROY
ANNECY LAKE
THE LARGE BATHERS
MOUNT SAINTE-VICTOIRE

The Paintings
THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS

The Biographies
CÉZANNE by Ambroise Vollard
PAUL CÉZANNE by James Huneker
PAUL CÉZANNE by Willard Huntington Wright
SINCE CÉZANNE by Clive Bell

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This is the first volume of a new series of publications by Delphi Classics, the best-selling publisher of classical works.  A first of its kind in digital print, the ‘Masters of Art’ series allows digital readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail.  This volume presents the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's greatest painter, in beautiful detail, with concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material.

Features:
* the complete paintings of Leonardo da Vinci
* includes previously lost works, with annotations
* concise introductions to the paintings and other works, giving valuable contextual information
* learn the secrets of the MONA LISA, the history of THE LAST SUPPER or the meaning behind THE VITRUVIAN MAN
* beautiful 'detail' images, allowing you to explore Leonardo's masterpieces as though in the gallery
* includes Leonardo’s drawings and his complete notebooks, with plates
* special criticism section, with essays by critics such as Sigmund Freud
* features two biographies on Leonardo's life, including Vasari's famous biography
* hundreds of images in stunning colour - highly recommended for Kindle Fire, iPhone, iPad or PC users, or as a valuable reference tool on traditional Kindles
* UPDATED with improved images and recently attributed works

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CONTENTS:

The Paintings
TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL
MADONNA OF THE POMEGRANATE
THE MADONNA OF THE CARNATION
THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST
THE ANNUNCIATION
THE BENOIS MADONNA
PORTRAIT OF GINEVRA DE’ BENCI
ST. JEROME IN THE WILDERNESS
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI
THE VIRGIN OF THE ROCKS (LOUVRE)
THE VIRGIN OF THE ROCKS (NATIONAL GALLERY)
THE HEAD OF A WOMAN
LITTA MADONNA
LADY WITH AN ERMINE
PORTRAIT OF A MUSICIAN
LA BELLE FERRONNIÈRE
THE LAST SUPPER
THE MADONNA OF THE YARNWINDER
MONA LISA
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH ST. ANNE
LEDA AND THE SWAN
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
BACCHUS (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST)
THE BATTLE OF ANGHIARI
SALVATOR MUNDI
PORTRAIT OF A LADY IN PROFILE
MADONNA AND CHILD WITH ST. JOSEPH

The Drawings
THE VITRUVIAN MAN
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH ST. ANNE AND ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
SELF-PORTRAIT
STUDY OF HORSES
OTHER DRAWINGS

The Notebooks
THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
THOUGHTS ON ART AND LIFE

The Criticism
LEONARDO DA VINCI by Sigmund Freud
Extract from ‘THE RENAISSANCE’ by Walter Pater
Extract from ‘ESSAYS ON ART’ by A. Clutton-Brock

The Biographies
LIFE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI by Giorgio Vasari
LEONARDO DA VINCI by MAURICE W. BROCKWELL

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Portraiture is a demanding art requiring the artist to capture a likeness and render it revealing some hint of the personality behind the image. A two-pronged task, it requires great technical skill and an intuitive eye. In both these respects, John Singer Sargent stands out as a portrait artist of major stature.
Born in 1856 in Florence of American parents, Sargent showed artistic aptitude at an early age and was enrolled at the Academia delle Belle Arti in that city. Later he studied with Parisian artist Carolus Duran, acquiring the loose, painterly style for which he is renowned. International acclaim as a portrait artist came early in his life and followed him throughout his career.
Sargent's portraits done in oil are well known; they appear in major museums throughout the world. A lesser-known but no less respected aspect of his oeuvre, his portrait drawings are the focus of this collection. Included here are early works in pencil and pastels, and later renderings in charcoal, a medium Sargent favored after 1910. They have been selected from both public and private collections by art historian Trevor J. Fairbrother and attest to Sargent's technical skill, versatility, and dexterity in three different mediums.
In addition, these works reveal Sargent's ability to treat a diverse group of subjects; he handles the languorous beauties of the Edwardian age, members of the aristocracy, and the great literary and artistic figures of his day with equal virtuosity, capturing their characteristic mood and style. This collection includes portraits of Lord and Lady Spencer, Henry James, William Butler Yeats, Vaslav Nijimsky, Tamara Karsavina, Dame Ethel Smyth, and Jascha Heifetz.
Artists, students, historians, and lovers of portraiture will appreciate this selection of drawings by Sargent. Anyone interested in trying his hand at portraiture will find this volume both instructional and inspirational.
The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that shaped it; and the strange twisted fate that befell it.
 
The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the twentieth century’s most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Klimt, the most famous Austrian painter of his time, completed the society portrait.
 
Anne-Marie O’Connor, writer for The Washington Post, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, tells the galvanizing story of the Lady in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer, a dazzling Viennese Jewish society figure; daughter of the head of one of the largest banks in the Hapsburg Empire, head of the Oriental Railway, whose Orient Express went from Berlin to Constantinople; wife of Ferdinand Bauer, sugar-beet baron.
 
The Bloch-Bauers were art patrons, and Adele herself was considered a rebel of fin de siècle Vienna (she wanted to be educated, a notion considered “degenerate” in a society that believed women being out in the world went against their feminine “nature”). The author describes how Adele inspired the portrait and how Klimt made more than a hundred sketches of her—simple pencil drawings on thin manila paper.
 
And O’Connor writes of Klimt himself, son of a failed gold engraver, shunned by arts bureaucrats, called an artistic heretic in his time, a genius in ours.
 
She writes of the Nazis confiscating the portrait of Adele from the Bloch-Bauers’ grand palais; of the Austrian government putting the painting on display, stripping Adele’s Jewish surname from it so that no clues to her identity (nor any hint of her Jewish origins) would be revealed. Nazi officials called the painting, The Lady in Gold and proudly exhibited it in Vienna’s Baroque Belvedere Palace, consecrated in the 1930s as a Nazi institution.
 
The author writes of the painting, inspired by the Byzantine mosaics Klimt had studied in Italy, with their exotic symbols and swirls, the subject an idol in a golden shrine.
 
We see how, sixty years after it was stolen by the Nazis, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer became the subject of a decade-long litigation between the Austrian government and the Bloch-Bauer heirs, how and why the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, and how the Court’s decision had profound ramifications in the art world.
 
A riveting social history; an illuminating and haunting look at turn-of-the-century Vienna; a brilliant portrait of the evolution of a painter; a masterfully told tale of suspense. And at the heart of it, the Lady in Gold—the shimmering painting, and its equally irresistible subject, the fate of each forever intertwined.
Cherished for their linear grace, the divine and mythological masterpieces of Botticelli are the epitome of the golden age of Florentine art. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing digital readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Botticelli’s complete works in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* The complete paintings of Botticelli — over 120 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order
* Includes reproductions of rare works
* Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information
* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Botticelli’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books
* Hundreds of images in stunning colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the complete paintings
* Easily locate the paintings you want to view
* Includes Botticelli's drawings
* Features three bonus biographies, including Vasari’s original work - discover Botticelli's artistic life
* Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order

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CONTENTS:

The Highlights
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN
MADONNA OF THE ROSE GARDEN
PORTRAIT OF A MAN WITH A MEDAL OF COSIMO THE ELDER
PORTRAIT OF ESMERALDA BRANDINI
ST. SEBASTIAN
ADORATION OF THE MAGI
TEMPTATIONS OF CHRIST
MAGNIFICAT MADONNA
PRIMAVERA
MADONNA OF THE BOOK
VENUS AND MARS
PALLAS AND THE CENTAUR
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN, 1484
THE BIRTH OF VENUS
MADONNA OF THE POMEGRANATE
CESTELLO ANNUNCIATION
CALUMNY OF APELLES
THE STORY OF VIRGINIA
THE MYSTICAL NATIVITY

The Paintings
THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS

The Drawings
LIST OF DRAWINGS

The Biographies
LIFE OF SANDRO BOTTICELLI by Giorgio Vasari
BOTTICELLI by Henry Bryan Binns
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: SANDRO BOTTICELLI by Sir Sidney Colvin

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Portraiture is a demanding art requiring the artist to capture a likeness and render it revealing some hint of the personality behind the image. A two-pronged task, it requires great technical skill and an intuitive eye. In both these respects, John Singer Sargent stands out as a portrait artist of major stature.
Born in 1856 in Florence of American parents, Sargent showed artistic aptitude at an early age and was enrolled at the Academia delle Belle Arti in that city. Later he studied with Parisian artist Carolus Duran, acquiring the loose, painterly style for which he is renowned. International acclaim as a portrait artist came early in his life and followed him throughout his career.
Sargent's portraits done in oil are well known; they appear in major museums throughout the world. A lesser-known but no less respected aspect of his oeuvre, his portrait drawings are the focus of this collection. Included here are early works in pencil and pastels, and later renderings in charcoal, a medium Sargent favored after 1910. They have been selected from both public and private collections by art historian Trevor J. Fairbrother and attest to Sargent's technical skill, versatility, and dexterity in three different mediums.
In addition, these works reveal Sargent's ability to treat a diverse group of subjects; he handles the languorous beauties of the Edwardian age, members of the aristocracy, and the great literary and artistic figures of his day with equal virtuosity, capturing their characteristic mood and style. This collection includes portraits of Lord and Lady Spencer, Henry James, William Butler Yeats, Vaslav Nijimsky, Tamara Karsavina, Dame Ethel Smyth, and Jascha Heifetz.
Artists, students, historians, and lovers of portraiture will appreciate this selection of drawings by Sargent. Anyone interested in trying his hand at portraiture will find this volume both instructional and inspirational.
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