April 2019 - Art

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Art helps paint a picture of our lives through the ages. Explore it, and stories inspired by it, in this month's Year in Reading challenge.


Kathryn Kipp
Description: Showcasing the work of top contemporary American master artists of our day, this book features landscapes from all across the country--east and west, north and south--rendered in watercolour, oil, acrylic, pastel and mixed media.
Call Number: 758.173 Art
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Carol Marine
Description: A unique system for jump-starting artistic creativity, encouraging experimentation and growth, and increasing sales for artists of all levels, from novices to professionals. Too many artists find themselves in a frustrating rut: unable to sell paintings hanging in galleries, bogged down by projects they can't finish or abandon, and using any excuse to avoid working in the studio. Author Carol Marine was herself suffering from painter's block--until she discovered "daily painting." The idea is simple: do art (usually small) often (how often is up to the individual) and, if you desire, post it and sell it online. Today Marine is the curator of the online gallery dailypaintworks.com. She reveals the tips and tricks that helped her and other daily painters pick up the paintbrush and start creating beautiful, bountiful, marketable work--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 751.4 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Susan Vreeland, Karen White
Description: The story of the painting of Girl in hyacinth blue. The party of subjects drinking and flirting over several Sundays while he paints and his desire to do breakout work instead of portraits of society women in their parlors.
Call Number: FIC Vre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Harriet Scott Chessman
Call Number: FIC Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Jeff Goins
Description: You don't have to choose between a creative life and a prosperous one. Goins believes we live in an era of unprecedented opportunity, and invites readers to drop the myths and flat-out lies that have been drilled into them. Real artists don't starve-- they thrive. And you can, too.
Call Number: 331.702 Goi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Sarah (Sarah L.) Thornton
Description: The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternative religion. In a series of narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. A judicious and juicy account of the institutions that have the power to shape art history, based on hundreds of interviews with high-profile players, Thornton's entertaining ethnography will change the way you look at contemporary culture.
Call Number: 709.05 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Lee Beard
Description: "An A-Z guide to the greatest painters, photographers, and sculptors from medieval times to the present day ... throwing together brilliant examples from all periods, schools, visions, and techniques"--Page following t.p. verso.
Call Number: 709.22 Art 2012
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Barbara A. Shapiro
Description: Boston painter Claire Roth has survived financially by painting reproductions, so when influential gallery owner Aiden Markel arrives with a bizarre proposal--her own show if she will forge a copy of a Degas, one of the pictures stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum--she says yes. As she works, Claire and Aiden become lovers, but she doesn't tell him about her discovery that the stolen Degas is itself a copy. This knowledge is Claire's lifeline when the finished forgery is discovered, Aiden and then Claire are both arrested, and only she can save them.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Dominic Smith
Description: "In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke's in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain--a haunting winter scene, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibit of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Smi
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
M. C. Escher
Call Number: 769.92 Esc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Jessie Burton, Bahni Turpin, Maria Elena Infantino
Description: Odelle Bastien, a Caribbean émigré living in London in 1967, discovers a painting rumored to be the work of Isaac Robles, a young artist of immense talent and vision whose mysterious death has confounded the art world for decades. As she tries to sort through the conflicting stories of its discovery, she does not know who to believe, including her art gallery colleague, Marjorie Quick. The mystery surrounding the painting includes Olive Schloss, the daughter of a Viennese art dealer and English heiress, who lived in a small coastal Spanish village in 1936, just as Spain was heading into civil war; two illegitimate children of the local landowner, who become part of the Schloss family's lives; and deceit, lust, greed, and betrayal.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Dan Burt
Call Number: 751.422 Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
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Art Journey America Landscapes: 89 Painters' Perspectives
Kathryn Kipp
758.173 Art
The Art Book
Lee Beard
709.22 Art 2012
Daily Painting: Paint Small And Often To Become A More Creative, Productive, And Successful Artist
Carol Marine
751.4 Mar
The Art Forger: A Novel
Barbara A. Shapiro
FIC Sha
Luncheon Of The Boating Party [Audiobook]
Susan Vreeland, Karen White
FIC Vre
The Last Painting Of Sara De Vos [Large Print]
Dominic Smith
LP FIC Smi
Lydia Cassatt Reading The Morning Paper: A Novel
Harriet Scott Chessman
FIC Che
The Magic Of M.C. Escher
M. C. Escher
769.92 Esc
Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies For Thriving In The New Creative Age
Jeff Goins
331.702 Goi
The Muse [Audiobook]
Jessie Burton, Bahni Turpin, Maria Elena Infantino
FIC Bur
Seven Days In The Art World
Sarah (Sarah L.) Thornton
709.05 Tho
You Can Paint Vibrant Watercolors
Dan Burt
751.422 Bur