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Shanes, Eric

Overview
Works: 207 works in 625 publications in 8 languages and 16,855 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Biography  Catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Pictorial works  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Secretary, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: ND1942.T8, 759.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Shanes
Salvador Dalí by Eric Shanes( )

10 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) is best known for his unique and striking style with an extraordinary repertoire reaching out across film, painting, photography, and sculpture. Whilst his name may be most commonly associated with Surrealism, Dalí consummately displayed mastery over such broad genres as classical, modernist, and Cubist styles. A crucial figure in art history, Dalí has inspired countless literary works and this edifying Best Of volume gives readers a fascinating insight into the life and career highlights of one of art's most controversial and exciting pioneers."--Amazon.com
The life and masterworks of Salvador Dalí by Eric Shanes( )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Life and Masterworks of Salvador Dali, Eric Shanes explores the rise and fall of Dali, setting his art in the context of his life and paying special attention to Dali's most important years: the late 1920s and the 1930s. Then Eric Shanes perceptively analyses the 149 works reproduced in colour that, along the commentaries, fully reveal the range of Dali's invention and vision
Pop art by Eric Shanes( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a new perspective on the Pop Art creative dynamic that has been around since the 1950s. Pop art challenged tradition by asserting that an artist's use of the mass-produced visual commodities of popular culture is contiguous with the perspective of fine art. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. It is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion upon them. The book discusses the major contributors to the Pop/Mass-Culture Art tradition right up to the present, including a number of artists who have never previously been associated with so-called Pop Art but whose work showed a strong interest in mass-culture. The book reproduces over 150 of the key works of the Pop/Mass-Culture Art tradition, allowing the reader to have a closer look and better understanding of these images
Turner : the great watercolours by Eric Shanes( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is published to accompany the Royal Academy's unparalleled survey of Turner's watercolours
Constantin Brancusi by Eric Shanes( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of nineteenth-century Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, and includes statements from the artist, notes on technique, a chronology, and over one hundred illustrations
The Life and Masterworks of J.M.W. Turner by Eric Shanes( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prolific master J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden in 1775 and has left over 19,000 artworks that have eventually given to the fog of London its Turnerian savour. Turner was one of the most important Romantic when it came to landscapes, with an inimitable flair for seascapes, and a pioneer of mixing tone and hue. Today his works figure in the collections of the top museums of London, New York and Washington DC
Dalí by Eric Shanes( )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painter, designer, creator of bizarre objects, author and film maker, Dalí became the most famous of the Surrealists. Buñuel, Lorca, Picasso and Breton all had a great influence on his career. Dalí's film, An Andalusian Dog, produced with Buñuel, marked his official entry into the tightly-knit group of Parisian Surrealists, where he met Gala, the woman who became his lifelong companion and his source of inspiration. But his relationship soon deteriorated until his final rift with André Breton in 1939. Nevertheless Dalí's art remained surrealist in its philosophy and expression and a prime example of his freshness, humour and exploration of the subconscious mind. Throughout his life, Dalí was a genius at self-promotion, creating and maintaining his reputation as a mythical figure
Turner's picturesque views in England and Wales, 1825-1838 by J. M. W Turner( Book )

18 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warhol by Eric Shanes( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As well as one of the leading figures in the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol was a painter, printmaker, occasional sculptor and filmmaker, whose work carried on the tradition of Dadaism which questioned the very validity of art itself. He used images, objects and their means of production to draw parallels with cultural processes. By means of a variety of techniques, but principally through choice of images, repetition, isolation and use of colour, Warhol makes us aware of contemporary materialism, political manipulation, economic exploitation, conspicuous consumption, media hero-worship and the creation of artificially induced needs and aspirations.Through manipulating images and the public persona of the artist, Warhol also confronts us with the contradictions and superficialities of contemporary culture and the art it has engendered, whilst incorporating in his paintings and sculptures the very techniques of mass production that are central to the modern world, and emphasizing to the point of absurdity the complete detachment from social and artistic commitment that he saw around him. Despite the unevenness and shallowness of much of his later work, Andy Warhol was one of the most brilliant, challenging and intentionally infuriating artists of the last half of the 20th century"--EBL
Jack Beal by Eric Shanes( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Beal first attained prominence in the early 1960s when he was one of the first American artists to renounce abstract expressionism for realist painting, feeling that he was raising rather than lowering the stakes of his art by doing so. Since then the artist has, in author Eric Shanes's words, "mined a rich vein of representation, which has usually demonstrated a fine sense of observation, an inventive painterliness, an acute responsiveness to shape and pattern, the ability to create dynamic compositional structures, and always the willingness to take artistic risks rather than languish in a single mode of picture making. Moreover, in his best works, Beal's pushing of representational forms to their interface with abstraction has been responsible for the creation of some of the most striking and unusual images of the period." Jack Beal, the first monograph on this leading American artist, surveys his entire oeuvre to date, including paintings, murals, drawings, and prints, beginning with what he himself regards as his first important picture, The Saw (1964). Beal's increasing desire "to make the world inside the canvas nearly as real as the world beyond it," to make the pictorial space as believable as real space, coincided with a decision to tackle narrative in his work - an unfashionable stance and another way of raising the stakes of his art. This combination resulted in a painting of a mythological subject which was also, perhaps more significantly, his first major treatment of the reclining female nude, Danae I of 1965. Through the next decade Beal painted a series of nudes that includes many of his most important paintings; the series concluded and culminated in a second treatment of Danae in 1972. Usually these nudes are set amid complex patterns and shapes including both setting and still-life details. Beal's oeuvre also includes still-lifes done for their own sake; portraits; landscapes; allegories, such as a series on the Virtues and Vices; and a group of murals on the history of labor commissioned by the United States government's General Services Administration to adorn the new Labor Department Building in Washington - the first such project sponsored by the federal government since the great spate of commissions during the 1930s. Through all the artist's work run his passionate moralism and sensuality, which combine with a consummate grasp of his craft to provide works that resonate with visual poetry and emotional density. Shanes concludes his survey of Jack Beal's life and work: "He has been responsible for a serious body of work, and at his best he has created images of complexity and feeling, pictures that have certainly placed representationalism back on the agenda of serious art ... And in his best paintings he has given us rich images that enjoy the power equally to delight us visually, move us emotionally, and stimulate us intellectually." Jack Beal reproduces all of the artist's most important works, including sixty-four in full color, conveying a range and balance of colors of extraordinary freshness and richness. They are accompanied by a major essay written by Shanes, a bibliography, biographical outline, lists of exhibitions and public collections, and index
Andy Warhol by Eric Shanes( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As well as one of the leading figures in the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol was a painter, printmaker, occasional sculptor and filmmaker, whose work carried on the tradition of Dadaism which questioned the very validity of art itself. He used images, objects and their means of production to draw parallels with cultural processes. By means of a variety of techniques, but principally through choice of images, repetition, isolation and use of colour, Warhol makes us aware of contemporary materialism, political manipulation, economic exploitation, conspicuous consumption, media hero-worshi
The Life and Masterworks of J.M.W. Turner by Eric Shanes( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At fifteen, Turner was already exhibiting View of Lambeth. He soon acquired the reputation of an immensely clever watercolourist. A disciple of Girtin and Cozens, he showed in his choice and presentation of theme a picturesque imagination which seemed to mark him out for a brilliant career as an illustrator. He travelled, first in his native land and then on several occasions in France, the Rhine Valley, Switzerland and Italy. He soon began to look beyond illustration. However, even in works in which we are tempted to see only picturesque imagination, there appears his dominant and guiding ideal of lyric landscape. His choice of a single master from the past is an eloquent witness for he studied profoundly such canvases of Claude as he could find in England, copying and imitating them with a marvellous degree of perfection. His cult for the great painter never failed. He desired his Sun Rising through Vapour and Dido Building Carthage to be placed in the National Gallery side by side with two of Claude's masterpieces. And, there, we may still see them and judge how legitimate was this proud and splendid homage. It was only in 1819 that Turner went to Italy, to go again in 1829 and 1840. Certainly Turner experienced emotions and found subjects for reverie which he later translated in terms of his own genius into symphonies of light and colour. Ardour is tempered with melancholy, as shadow strives with light. Melancholy, even as it appears in the enigmatic and profound creation of Albrecht Dürer, finds no home in Turner's protean fairyland - what place could it have in a cosmic dream? Humanity does not appear there, except perhaps as stage characters at whom we hardly glance. Turner's pictures fascinate us and yet we think of nothing precise, nothing human, only unforgettable colours and phantoms that lay hold on our imaginations. Humanity really only inspires him when linked with the idea of death - a strange death, more a lyrical dissolution - like the finale of an opera
Impressionist London by Eric Shanes( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vividly written and elegantly designed, this book is filled with exquisite paintings and rare archival images as well as lively commentaries by artists and literary observers. It perfectly captures the flavor of Impressionist London and the lives of the painters it profoundly inspired
The golden age of watercolours : the Hickman Bacon collection by Eric Shanes( Book )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Watercolour flourished as an artistic medium in late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England. Its transparency afforded both rich colour and exact tonal control, while its portability, speed of drying and relative technical ease permitted direct contact with nature, as well as great expressivity. The spontaneity of watercolour made it the perfect medium for capturing the fleeting light and weather effects of Britain, and, because of it, there arose a group of painters who put English art on the global cultural map." "These 'Golden Age' watercolourists included John Robert Cozens, Thomas Girtin, J.M.W. Turner, John Sell Cotman, David Cox and Peter de Wint. Cozens expanded the spatial breadth and character of landscape images, influencing both Girtin and Turner. Turner used watercolour to search for future images, producing a body of work that prefigures abstract painting. For Cotman, watercolour permitted a highly lucid method of representing reality, while it allowed Cox great expressiveness and de Wint the ability to find his imagery within the very act of painting itself. Such later artists as Louis Francia, Richard Parkes Bonington, Thomas Shotter Boys, William James Miller and John Frederick Lewis equally employed watercolour in the most virtuosic ways possible."--BOOK JACKET
Warhol by Eric Shanes( )

5 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As well as being one of the leading figures in the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol was a painter, printmaker, occasional sculptor and filmmaker whose work carried on the tradition of Dadaism which questioned the very validity of art itself. In the main he used his images and objects, and the way they are formed, to draw parallels with cultural processes. Thus, by means of a variety of techniques, but principally the choice of images, their visual repetition and pictorial isolation, and the use of colour, Warhol made us doubly aware of contemporary materialism, political manipulation, ec
Turner's human landscape by Eric Shanes( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner's rivers, harbours, and coasts by Eric Shanes( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Mr Turner : the first forty years : 1775-1815 by Eric Shanes( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) was arguably Britain's greatest painter. Through a remarkable amount of groundbreaking research, and by rigorously examining the existing evidence concerning the artist's first 40 years. Eric Shanes has been able to unearth a mass of new information, forge many fresh links and provide a great number of original insights. His own training as a painter has enabled him to bring a profound understanding to the practical side of Turner, and thereby reveal many aspects of the output that have hitherto been overlooked. In order to intensify our grasp of the interrelationship between Turner the man and Turner the painter, this book contains over 450 illustrations that form an integral part of the story. As a consequence, we are able to perceive the exact trajectory of Turner's formative years and early maturity more clearly than ever before. Within a strictly chronological framework, Turner's personal and creative developments are charted in tandem, offering an exploration of his stengths and weaknesses of character, and his intellectual and emotional complexity. Shanes provides an unrivalled account of Turner's creative aims and responses, his imaginative and technical evolution, his poetic aspirations and identifications, his strong sense of duty and his educative ambitions. No less closely scrutinised are Turner's mastery of art-world politics, his wider political outlook, his professional relationships, his sales, financial dealings and investments, his travels, and even the buildings in which he lived and worked. Ultimately, we are shown that, despite his difficulties with verbal communication, Turner possessed one of the sharpest and most dazzling minds in the entire history of art. -- from dust jacket
Turner by Eric Shanes( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in 5 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner's England : a survey in watercolors by Eric Shanes( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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