Leonardo Da Vinci, Gauguin, Dali
The unique “This is” series by one of the world’s most prominent art pub continues to reach art lovers through books! New in the series, This is Leo da Vinci, This is Gaugain and This is Dali, deserve to be on our bookshelves with the different interpretation they bring on the lives of the artists.
Bacon, Caravaggio, Cezanne, Dali, Gaudi, Gauguin, Goya, Kandinsky, Leonardo da Vinci, Magritte, Matisse, Monet, Pollock, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Warhol, Frank Lloyd Wright. 17 artists leaving their mark on the art world, from different countries, and different movements. 17 books, each possible works of art in their own regard with special illustrations by award winning illustrators. Each book in the “This is” series takes the art lover on a pleasant journey. Following This is Van Gogh and This is Warhol, this month’s books in the series are This is Leonardo da Vinci, This is Gaugain and This is Dali.
This is Leonardo Da Vinci
The prominent name with the closing of a dark chapter of humanity. A scientist, architect, a genius looking of 20th century military technologies from his own era. A range of interests of botany to fables, anatomy to pregnancy. A person personifying the Renaissance movement. Recording everything with the notary tradition from his family, surprising people the more they discover, making his presence shown in every branch of knowledge and art, able to foresee the future, putting his name down among the most important in human history: This is Leonardo da Vinci. With the This is Leonardo da Vinci book, art historian Joost Keizer and illustrator Christina Christoforou, are opening a brand new door to his life, the unknown, his art and vision.
This is Gauguin
An author, a sculptor, and a painter famed for his use of colors, an important name of the symbolism movement. A dreamer who is able to see what lies below the appearance of forms in order to sense and find the deep mysteries of life, more than the knowledge of an encyclopedia. An artist who claims the blood of the Incas and South Pacific Islands flow through his veins, who condemned himself to a life of exile away from his work and family for the sake of his art, trying to find a place for himself in the mystical world of the Tahitians… An artist who you will be more surprised by as you get to know him closely: This is Gauguin.
The wealth of knowledge of art historian George Roddam comes together with illustrations by award winning illustrator Slawa Harasymowicz, and the secrets of Gauguin’s pieces searching for consolation with a desire for “primitiveness” come to light one by one.
This is Dali
The owner of one of the world’s best known moustaches, an artist who is considered also for his knowledge of general culture … However for curious eyes he is so much more. Proud to be himself, ready to do anything to attract attention, driving the art world crazy at times with his political views, enchanting everyone with his creativity, crazy to some, a genius to others, cocky to others. For those of you who are curious about the unknown life of this frivolous child of art, this is Dalf. Art historian Catherine Ingram and Andrew Rae with his special illustrations for this book, the reader meets Dali’s ever surprising life.