Kent Williams

Publisher: Allen Spiegel Fine Arts
ISBN: 9781934298015
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In his catalogue essay on Los Angeles-based figurative painter and graphic novelist Kent Williams, Edward Lucie-Smith states, "The main thing about Williams' production, whatever form it takes, is that one feels a passionate desire to paint at work, and, in addition to that, a passionate desire to enlarge not only his own imaginative experience, but the imaginative experience of anyone who takes the trouble to give his paintings more than a glance." Quoting freely from influences like Rodin, Schiele, Kahlo, Fischl and Nerdrum, Williams makes dramatic, sexually terse and expressionistic paintings that are deeply riveting, dark and erotic. Female nudes, self-portraits, adolescent boys, landscapes and other nocturnal fantasies all play a role. Bringing together works from 1992 to present, this is the most comprehensive collection of paintings and drawings by Williams to date.

Kent Williams Eklektikos

Autor: Peter Frank
ISBN: 9781934298091
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Los Angeles-based artist Kent Williams (born 1962) has built up a formidable reputation as a leading contemporary figurative painter, alongside his thriving career as a creator of graphic novels. Williams' strong, gestural realism, combined with areas of arresting detail, exhibits abstract and neo-expressionistic sensibilities, as well as autobiographical elements: favorite models, friends, and the artist himself all play a role in the human story of his paintings. This new monograph presents recent paintings completed between 2007 and 2011. As critic Peter Frank explains in one of the catalogue essays, "Williams' unlikely, often dreamlike naturalism, faithful to appearances but not at all to reality--a kind of supernaturalism--relies on an entirely confident and convincing kind of figure painting, one that acknowledges but does not honor the verities of the body."

Kent Williams

Autor: Chris Vitiello
ISBN: 9781890573188
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This catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same title on view at the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College November 5 - December 16, 2015.

Thinking About Art

Autor: Penny Huntsman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118905202
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Thinking about Art explores some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history. The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied lights. With over 200 colour illustrations and a wealth of formal and contextual analysis, Thinking about Art is a companion guide for art lovers, students and the general reader, and is also the first A-level Art History textbook, written by a skilled and experienced teacher of art history, Penny Huntsman. The book is accompanied by a companion website at

The Value Of Culture

Autor: Arjo Klamer
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053562185
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Culture manifests itself in everything human, including the ordinary business of everyday life. Culture and art have their own value, but economic values are also constrained. Art sponsorships and subsidies suggest a value that exceeds market price. So what is the real value of culture? Unlike the usual focus on formal problems, which has 'de-cultured' and 'de-moralized' the practice of economics, this book brings together economists, philosophers, historians, political scientists and artists to try to sort out the value of culture. This is a book not only for economists and social scientists, but also for anybody actively involved in the world of the arts and culture.

The Fountain

Autor: Darren Aronofsky
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781845761714
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Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky (Pi) and acclaimed painter Kent Williams (Blood: A Tale) team up for a beautiful new graphic novel: a sister project for Aronofsky's movie, starring Hugh Jackman (X-Men) and Rachel Weisz (Constantine, The Mummy). Using the same story as its seed but stretched instead upon the limitless canvas of the comics medium, the graphic novel provides an insider's accompaniment to the movie, providing perhaps the ultimate "director's cut'. The Fountain crisscrosses through three time periods: in 1535, during an ancient Mayan war; the present day, following one doctor's desperate search for a cure for cancer; and the far future. The story follows Tomas - warrior, doctor and explorer - as he feverishly tries to beat death and prolong the life of the woman he loves.

Telematic Embrace

Autor: Roy Ascott
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520222946
File Size: 26,87 MB
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"An Ahmanson Murphy fine arts book"--P. [4] of cover.