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Cowling, Elizabeth

Works: 45 works in 269 publications in 5 languages and 6,993 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Redactor, Editor, zxx, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Publishing director
Classifications: N6853.P5, 759.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Cowling
Matisse Picasso by Réunion des musées nationaux (France)( Book )

36 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation. Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso have long been seen as the twin giants of modern art, as polar opposites but also as complementary figures. Between them they are the originators of many of the most significant innovations of 20th-century painting and sculpture, but their relationship has rarely been explored in all of its closeness and complexity. In spite of their initial rivalry, the two masters eventually acknowledged one another as equals, becoming, in their old age, increasingly important to one another both artistically and personally. From the time of their initial encounters in 1906 in Gertrude and Leo Stein's Paris studio until 1917, they individually produced some of the greatest art of the 20th century and maintained an openly competitive relationship brimming with intense innovation. Matisse Picasso presents the artists' oeuvres in groupings that reveal the affinities but also the extreme contrasts of their artistic visions. Published to accompany the landmark exhibition (a joint effort of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; the Reunion des musees nationaux/Musee Picasso, and the Musee national d'art moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris), Matisse Picasso is the first major examination of the fascinating relationships between their art, their careers, and their lives. Thirty-four essays, each by a member of the exhibition's curatorial team, focus on a particular moment in the artists' evolving relationship. These texts are accompanied by an introductory history, commentary on the public perception of important artistic relationships, and an extensive chronology
Picasso : challenging the past by Pablo Picasso( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book showcases the technical dexterity, independence and vitality of Pablo Picasso's creative processes, for here we witness the daring transformation of the art of the past into, in Picasso's own words, 'something else entirely'."--Jacket
On classic ground : Picasso, Léger, de Chirico, and the new classicism, 1910-1930 by Elizabeth Cowling( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso : style and meaning by Elizabeth Cowling( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En beskrivelse af Picasso's karriere indtil den tyske besættelse af Paris 1940
Picasso looks at Degas by Elizabeth Cowling( Book )

21 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents documented instances of Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso's (1881-1973) direct responses to French painter and sculptor Edgar Degas's (1834-1917) works, as well as more conceptual and challenging affinities between their individual bodies of work. Illustrated essays explore the artists' parallel interests in modern urban life, ballet dancers, activities such as bathing and combing the hair, photography, and the challenges of sculpture. The book also provides the first extended analysis of Picasso's engagement with Degas's art in his final years, when he acquired several of the French artist's brothel monotypes and reworked some of them in his own prints
Picasso : sculptor/painter by Elizabeth Cowling( Book )

22 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting Picasso : the notebooks and letters of Roland Penrose by Elizabeth Cowling( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published here for the first time, these lively writings bring to life with a rare vividness the work, ideas, and milieu of Roland Penrose's friendand the subject of his much-acclaimed 1958 biographyPablo Picasso. What makes the notebooks and correspondence so important is also what makes them so exhilarating and fresh. They are not reconstructions after the event, filtered through memory or rephrased with an eye to literary style. The immediacy of the jottings gives the reader the uncanny sensation of actually being present during Penrose's frequent encounters with Picasso and his circleat home with the artist, at bullfights, at the beach, in the studio. The book is filled with anecdotes, incidents, sharp details, and actual conversations that are unconstrained by deference, objectivity, or the need for discretion. Confidential, off-the-record remarks made by the artist's family, associates, and former lovers are all here, as are Penrose's own candid observations of Picasso's behavior. Fascinating descriptions of Picasso at work afford rare insights into the making of his masterpieces, including Guernica and other great works up to the time of his death."--Publisher's website
Interpreting Matisse Picasso by Elizabeth Cowling( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated work provides an account of the evolving personal relationship between Matisse and Picasso, and in doing so it challenges the notion of intense rivalry between the two artists. It also acts as a comparative account of the the pair's work, citing their similarities and differences
Picasso portraits by Elizabeth Cowling( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso's portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist's portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory. On display will be portraits from all periods of Picasso's career and in all media, from the realist paintings of his boyhood to his later ultra-spontaneous canvases. The works on show will range from celebrated masterpieces loaned by international institutions to works in private collections being shown in the United Kingdom for the first time. Exhibition: National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (06.10.2016-02.05.2017) / Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain (26.03.-25.06.2017)
Surrealism and after : the Gabrielle Keiller collection by Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Rodin to Giacometti : sculpture and literature in France, 1880-1950( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays originally presented as papers at a conference at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, in September of 1996
Picasso : the Mediterranean years 1945-1962 by Pablo Picasso( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso : the Great War, experimentation, and change by Pablo Picasso( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surreal encounters : collecting the marvellous : works from the collections of Roland Penrose, Edward James, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together over 160 of the finest surrealist artworks by legendary artists including Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro and Man Ray. The works hail from the four renowned and extraordinary private collections of Edward James, Roland Penrose, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch, and together offer a superb overview of surrealist art. Ten essays explore the different origins, historical contexts and creative urges behind these collections. Artworks, perhaps more than anything else that one can acquire, are objects of desire and surrealist artworks even more so. The sheer quality of the works acquired (and, in the case of the Pietzsches, still being acquired) is astonishing and, while passionate about their private visions, all the collectors have been mindful of contributing something to the public good. The collections complement each other to an extraordinary degree and allow us to follow some of the artists' careers from beginning to end. By uniting them, exciting new juxtapositions emerge along with a fuller and richer picture of the surrealist movement as a whole
The magic mirror : Dada and surrealism from a private collection by Elizabeth Cowling( Book )

15 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of the exhibition "The Magic Mirror: Dada and Surrealism from a private collection" 30 July-4 September 1988 at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Looking at Matisse and Picasso by Susanna Harwood Rubin( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso's Marie-Thérèse by Pablo Picasso( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso's late sculpture Woman : the collection in context by Pablo Picasso( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dada and surrealism reviewed by Dawn Ades( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Golding by Dawn Ades( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Golding (1929-2012) was a British artist, scholar and curator. Perhaps best known for his seminal book 'Cubism: A History and an Analysis, 1907-1914' (1959), he considered himself primarily a painter and exhibited extensively both in the UK and internationally during a career that spanned almost six decades. His work is widely held in museum and gallery collections, including Tate, Scottish National Galleries, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, British Council and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 0 0This brand new publication celebrates Golding's great artistic achievements, with essays by leading scholars Dawn Ades, David Anfam, Elizabeth Cowling, and Christopher Green. Full-colour illustrated throughout and illuminated by recent research and unpublished personal memoirs, John Golding is the most expansive and in-depth monograph of the artist to date, presenting a uniquely fascinating career which spans the second half of the twentieth century
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Matisse Picasso
Alternative Names
Cowling, E. G.

Cowling, E. G. (Elizabeth G.)

Cowling, Elisabeth

Cowling, Elizabeth

English (207)

French (15)

Spanish (6)

German (4)

Catalan (2)

Picasso : challenging the pastPicasso : style and meaningPicasso looks at DegasVisiting Picasso : the notebooks and letters of Roland PenroseInterpreting Matisse PicassoPicasso : the Mediterranean years 1945-1962Looking at Matisse and Picasso