The Muralist

Author: B. A. Shapiro
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616206438
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Don't miss B. A. Shapiro's new novel, The Collector's Apprentice, available now! “Vibrant and suspenseful . . . Like The Art Forger, this new story takes us into the heart of what it means to be an artist.” —The Washington Post “B. A. Shapiro captivated us in 2012 with her ‘addictive’ novel The Art Forger. Now, she’s back with another thrilling tale from the art world.” —Entertainment Weekly When Alizée Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?

The Art Forger

Author: B. A. Shapiro
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616203188
Size: 11.76 MB
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“[A] highly entertaining literary thriller about fine art and foolish choices.” —Parade “[A] nimble mystery.” —The New York Times Book Review “Gripping.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.

The Collector S Apprentice

Author: B. A. Shapiro
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616203587
Size: 14.50 MB
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The bestselling author of The Art Forger and The Muralist delivers a page-turning historical thriller of art and revenge, of history and love, that will transport readers to 1920s Paris and America. It’s the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris—broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone in Belgium, including her own family, believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fiancé, George Everard. To protect herself from the law and the wrath of those who lost everything, she creates a new identity, a Frenchwoman named Vivienne Gregsby, and sets out to recover her father’s art collection, prove her innocence—and exact revenge on George. When the eccentric and wealthy American art collector Edwin Bradley offers Vivienne the perfect job, she is soon caught up in the Parisian world of post-Impressionists and expatriates—including Gertrude Stein and Henri Matisse, with whom Vivienne becomes romantically entwined. As she travels between Paris and Philadelphia, where Bradley is building an art museum, her life becomes even more complicated: George returns with unclear motives . . . and then Vivienne is arrested for Bradley’s murder. B. A. Shapiro has made the historical art thriller her own. In The Collector’s Apprentice, she gives us an unforgettable tale about the lengths to which people will go for their obsession, whether it be art, money, love, or vengeance.

The Muralist S Ghost

Author: Karen Mocker Dabson
ISBN: 9780692324318
Size: 20.12 MB
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In this tale of suspense based on actual events, famed Croatian artist Maxo Vanka comes face-to-face with the phantom that haunts St. Nicholas Catholic Church as he paints his second set of murals for the parish. The ghost only appears to the artist, and Maxo must comb through his past and the present to learn its secret before he comes to personal harm, and his paintings and the church are damaged forever.

Fearless Women In The Mexican Revolution And The Spanish Civil War

Author: Tabea Alexa Linhard
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826264985
Size: 32.95 MB
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"Study of the role women played in the Mexican Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. Examines female figures such as the soldaderas of the Mexican Revolution and the milicianas of the Spanish Civil War and the intersection of gender, revolution, and culture in both the Mexican and the Spanish contexts"--Provided by publisher.

Blind Spot

Author: B. A. Shapiro
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480481661
Size: 25.21 MB
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From the bestselling author of The Art Forger Blind Spot is a supernatural thriller set in an upscale suburb of Boston. It opens as forensic psychologist Suki Jacobs—a single mother struggling with a big mortgage and an ex-husband in New Zealand—receives a phone call from the police informing her that her seventeen-year-old daughter, Alexa, is at the station, claiming that her ex-boyfriend, Jonah, has been murdered. Upon further investigation, Jonah is found alive, healthy, and playing basketball. But when Jonah is killed in a drive-by shooting the next day, Alexa becomes the prime suspect. Now Suki is plunged into a fight for her daughter’s life as well as a struggle over what is—and isn’t—possible. This story of a mother-daughter relationship caught in the crossfire of modern life, kids with too much knowledge of the world, and adults with too little, is a vision of all that is possible if we are willing to take off our blinders.

The Santiniketan Murals

Author: Jayanta Chakrabarti
Publisher: Seagull Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9788170461166
Size: 67.59 MB
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Santiniketan holds a unique position in the cultural history of India, as an embodiment of a concept and ideal which was part of what is largely regarded as a cultural renaissance in the early part of the century. The cultural leaders and artists who committed themselves to Santiniketan felt a need to view all the arts and crafts as a single connected panorama in order to revitalize the roots of their traditions. They wanted to see art as part of daily life, not just in museums, picture galleries or audience halls of the affluent. They also wanted to keep alive the priceless methods and techniques that had contributed to forming the distinct personality of the country s age-old visual tradition of murals. As a result, they turned Santiniketan into a rich open-air museum of modern Indian art with several in situ murals, some of which are landmarks of Indian history. The monograph is an effort to bring these murals before a wider public and to describe their background. It contains a general survey of the murals, detailed description of the major works and their historical background, and brief discussions on technique and themes. It has reproductions in black and white and colour, a catalogue of works, and a bibliography. Altogether it promises to be a useful source book on the early efforts in Saniniketan to relate art to architecture and environment, focusing especially on the pioneering works by Nandalal Bose and Benodbehari Mukherjee. It also presents the few murals done in more recent years by contemporary artists like K. G. Subramanyan and Somnath Hore, which depict their novel image, are in the same spirit as the earlier ones. K. G. Subramanyan is an eminent painter, muralist, printmaker and writer on art. His books include Moving Focus, The Living Tradition and The Creative Circuit. He is presently Professor Emeritus at Kala Bhavan. Jayanta Chakrabarti is an art historian with a special interest in Indian painting. He is the author of The Techniques of Indian Painting and Kalighat Painting, and co-author of Drawings and Paintings of Rabindranath. He is currently Professor of art history at Kala Bhavan. Arun Kumar Nag is an archaeologist by training and profession. He is currently attached to the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Visva-Bharati. He has also worked as a conservationist and his interests include art, literature, and nineteenth century sculpture. R. Siva Kumar is an art historian with a special interest in modern Indian art. He is a Reader in art history at Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati.

Posthumanism And The Graphic Novel In Latin America

Author: Edward King
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 1911576461
Size: 57.25 MB
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Latin America is experiencing a boom in graphic novels that are highly innovative in their conceptual play and their reworking of the medium. Inventive artwork and sophisticated scripts have combined to satisfy the demand of a growing readership, both at home and abroad. Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America, which is the first book-length study of the topic, argues that the graphic novel is emerging in Latin America as a uniquely powerful force to explore the nature of twenty-first century subjectivity. The authors place particular emphasis on the ways in which humans are bound to their non-human environment, and these ideas are productively drawn out in relation to posthuman thought and experience. The book draws together a range of recent graphic novels from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay, many of which experiment with questions of transmediality, the representation of urban space, modes of perception and cognition, and a new form of ethics for a posthuman world. Praise for Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America '...well-referenced and… well considered - the analyses it brings are overall well-executed and insightful...' Image and Narrative, Jan 2018, vol 18, no 4


Author: D. Anthony White
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Size: 18.89 MB
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Siqueiros is the biography of a major Mexican muralist (1896-1974) and modern artist which interweaves his personal life, ideology, art, innovations, political activism and modern Mexican history.