The Art Renewal Center® is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of the Catalog Raisonné and Biography on William Bouguereau, the first edition concluded a 30 year effort by a small determined team of 19th Century Art experts, set to fill the void of information on Bouguereau, one of history’s greatest masters after a century of misinformation.|
The Catalog Raisonné jointly published by the Art Renewal Center® and the Antique Collectors Club, is a two-volume boxed set which illustrates the complete oeuvre of paintings of this great master, including information on all of William Bouguereau's 828 known paintings, as well as the entire 600 page biography written by Damien Bartoli and Fred Ross, ARC Chairman and President of the Bouguereau Committee.
|The huge scope of Bouguereau's work was immensely famous and popular in his own time and then was suppressed for nearly a century, resurfacing in 1980 when the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York hung 2 of his works. His popularity has gained momentum steadily ever since, and today he is widely recognized as the most popular and beloved of the Academic artists who preceded Impressionism.|
The new features of the second edition include 56 replacement images in Volume II, many of which have gone from black and white to color, updated provenance information also in Volume II and in Volume I an additional chapter on the history of Bouguereau's iconic painting Nymphs and Satyr written by Kara Lysandra Ross.
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There are still a few copies of the first edition of the Catalog Raisonné left.
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| || William Bouguereau His Life and Works. Single Volume. |
Originally published as part of the two-volume set, now available for the first time as a single volume, this edition includes an additional chapter entitled 'William Bouguereau's Nymph and Satyr'. It is a detailed discussion of the painting, one of his most significant works, and is written by Kara Lysandra Ross. The book also includes the full biography of the artist. The book runs over 520 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket.
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| ||William Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonne -First Edition|
The Catalogue Raisonné jointly published by the Art Renewal Center® and the Antique Collectors Club, is a two-volume boxed set which illustrates the complete oeuvre of paintings of this great master, including information on all of William Bouguereau's 828 known paintings, as well as the entire 600 page biography written by Damien Bartoli, with Fred Ross, ARC Chairman and President of the Bouguereau Committee.
Limited quantities available!
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|Sophie An Edwardian Childhood|
Written by Lady Sophie Helen Blair Harding, the daughter of famous 19th century artist Edmund Blair Leighton and published/ edited by her decedents, this book is an inside look from a child’s perspective on growing up at the turn of the century in England (1902 – 1918). The book is filled with many comical illustrations by SHBH, who became an artist in her own right, as she depicts growing up in this artistic household. There are also several photographs of the Blair Leighton family, artist studio, and their home in Norfolk.
This book is available through the Topsham Bookshop, UK. To place your order, click here.
|| How to Create an Underpainting Like the Old Masters: A Step by Step guide|
by Eric Bossik
This e-book is a short 37 step guide on how to create a wipeout underpainting as done by many of the old masters. This book includes many helpful photographs and good foundational information for this process. Bossik's works have been exhibited in many locations including the Society of Illustrators, the Salamagundi Club, the Art Director's Club of New York, and others. His Historical Military Paintings have been featured on the covers of The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography and From Sea to Shining Sea.
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