Modigliani

Modigliani PDF
Author: Meryle Secrest
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307595471
Size: 15.16 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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“People like us . . . have different rights, different values than do ordinary people because we have different needs which put us . . . above their moral standards.” —Modigliani Amedeo (“Beloved of God”) Modigliani was considered to be the quintessential bohemian artist, his legend almost as infamous as Van Gogh’s. In Modigliani’s time, his work was seen as an oddity: contemporary with the Cubists but not part of their movement. His work was a link between such portraitists as Whistler, Sargent, and Toulouse-Lautrec and that of the Art Deco painters of the 1920s as well as the new approaches of Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso. Jean Cocteau called Modigliani “our aristocrat” and said, “There was something like a curse on this very noble boy. He was beautiful. Alcohol and misfortune took their toll on him.” In this major new biography, Meryle Secrest, one of our most admired biographers—whose work has been called “enthralling” (The Wall Street Journal); “rich in detail, scrupulously researched, and sympathetically written” (The New York Review of Books) —now gives us a fully realized portrait of one of the twentieth century’s master painters and sculptors: his upbringing, a Sephardic Jew from an impoverished but genteel Italian family; his going to Paris to make his fortune; his striking good looks (“How beautiful he was, my god how beautiful,” said one of his models) . . . his training as an artist . . .and his influences, including the Italian Renaissance, particularly the art of Botticelli; Nietzsche’s theories of the artist as Übermensch, divinely endowed, divinely inspired; the monochromatic backgrounds of Van Gogh and Cézanne; the work of the Romanian sculptor Brancusi; and the primitive sculptures of Africa and Oceania with their simplified, masklike triangular faces, elongated silhouettes, puckered lips, low foreheads, and heads on exaggeratedly long necks. We see the ways in which Modigliani’s long-kept-secret illness from tuberculosis (it almost killed him as a young man) affected his work and his attitude toward life ; how consumption caused him to embrace fatalism and idealism, creativity and death; and how he used alcohol and opium with laudanum as an antispasmodic to hide the symptoms of the disease and how, because of it, he came to be seen as a dissolute alcoholic. And throughout, we see the Paris that Modigliani lived in, a city in dynamic flux where art was still a noble cause; how Modigliani became part of a life in the streets and a world of art and artists then in a transforming revolution; Monet, Cézanne, Degas, Renoir, et al.—and others more radical—Matisse, Derain, etc., all living within blocks of one another. Secrest’s book, written with unprecedented access to letters, diaries, and photographs never before seen, is an extraordinary revelation of a life lived in art . . . Here is Modigliani, the man and the artist, seemingly shy, delicate, a man on a desperate mission, masquerading as an alcoholic, cheating death again and again, and calculating what he had to do in order to go on working and concealing his secret for however much time remained . . .

Fixing The World

Fixing the World PDF
Author: Ori Z. Soltes
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584650492
Size: 79.42 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 163
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The first full-color book to examine Jewish American painters and their works.

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Author: ناويلو، فارول جيمس،
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789994299058
Size: 56.27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : ar
Pages : 46
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Author: ويليام شكسبير
Publisher: ktab INC.
ISBN:
Size: 34.20 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : ar
Pages : 188
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ولد جون بن هنرى الثانى ملك إنجلترا فى عام 1167 ، ومات فى عام 1216 ، وقد ترك هنرى الثانى خمسة أبناء أكبرهم و أشهرهم ريتشارد " قلب الأسد " قائد الحروب الصليبية المعروف ، وهو الذى تولى الملك بعد وفاة أبيه هنرى الثانى. ولم يكن لريتشارد ولد شرعى يرثه . ولذلك كان نظام التوريث ، يتجه بعد ريتشارد إلى أخيه جوفرى ، الذى توفى فى حياة أخيه ، وترك ولداً من زوجته الفرنسية كنستانس ، وهذا الولد هو الغلام الظريف آرثر ، الذى يطالع القارئ مآساته فى الفصل الرابع من المسرحية.

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Author: قاسم، سميح
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ISBN: 9789953298252
Size: 55.93 MB
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Languages : ar
Pages : 134
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Author: ساندريو ماراي
Publisher: Dar Attanweer
ISBN: 9953582637
Size: 18.60 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : ar
Pages : 219
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عمل فني رائع آخر يعاد اكتشافه لكاتب "جمرات". رواية حسية ومثيرة وحكيمة عن أشهر مغوي فاسد في العالم والمواجهة التي غيرته إلى الأبد. هرب جياكومو كازانوفا عام 1756 من سجن قيل إنه لا سبيل للهروب منه. وعاود الظهورة مرة أخرى في قرية إيطالية صغيرة تسمى بولزانو حيث استقبل زائراً غير مرغوب فيه. إنه دوق بارما العجوز لكنه ما يزال مرعبا. هزم كازانوفا منذ سنوات في مبارزة على فتاة فاتنة تسمى فرانشيسكا, و لم يقتله بشرط ألا يراها مرة أخرى أبدا. و الآن و قد تزوج الدوق فرانشيسكا, و أمسك بالصدفة برسالة غرامية منها إلى غريمه القديم, بوسعه أن يقتل كازانوفا على الفور, لكنه يعرض عليه اتفاقا بدلا من ذلك. إتفاق منطقي و منحرف و لا سبيل إلى مقاومته. محولاً حدثاً تاريخياً إلى استكشاف روائي مذهل لعناق الرغبة والموت. أثبت ساندور ماراى بكازانوفا في بولزانو إنه أحد الأصوات المميزة في القرن العشرين. ذكية و مثيرة للتأمل.. طعنات بمتع حياتية عميقة - "فوج" متألقة.. مبارزة شائكة بين أذهان حادة.. تعتبر كازانوفا في بولزانو دليلا حيا على إهمالنا ألمعية ساندور ماراي أثناء حياته - "شيكاغو تريبيون" "قصة فاتنة عن الحب و الصداقة و الخيانة.. غنية, مغوية, عاطفية, ساخرة" - "مجلة إل Elle"

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Author: M. Agi︠e︡ev
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789953684642
Size: 60.34 MB
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Category : Drug abuse
Languages : en
Pages : 223
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Struggling with the confusion and insecurities that adolescence brings, Vadim seeks an outlet for his frustration. Following unfulfilling attempts at classroom rebellion, filial disobedience, and teenage sex, he is drawn further and further into the world of illicit drugs. As his desire to experiment with narcotics grows stronger, so too do his feelings of worthlessness and isolation; and his ultimate physical surrender to cocaine mirrors his nation's psychological capitulation to a world where morals no longer apply.

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Author: بيار كورناي
Publisher: apatop
ISBN:
Size: 26.27 MB
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Category :
Languages : ar
Pages : 118
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Author: ويليام شيكسبير
Publisher: ktab INC.
ISBN:
Size: 66.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Drama
Languages : ar
Pages : 125
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الشاعر: نهارك سعيد يا مولاي الرسام: يسرني أن أراك بصحة جيدة الشاعر: لم أشاهدك منذ زمن طويل, كيف أحوال الدنيا في هذه الأيام؟ الرسام: أجدها تزداد سوءا كلما طعنت في السنز

An Ideal Husband

an ideal husband PDF
Author: oscar wilde
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 15.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 113
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