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Portland Museum of Art

Works: 307 works in 451 publications in 2 languages and 10,444 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Photobooks  Biography  Essays 
Roles: Editor, Other, his
Classifications: ND237.H7, 759.13
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Winslow Homer : paintings of the Civil War by Marc Simpson( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume has been published on the occasion of the first monographic exhibition uniting the majority of the Civil War paintings of Winslow Homer ... The essays and related materials that inform this book offer a close reading of Homer's paintings in the cultural context of the Civil War period and the critical responses with which the works were originially received ... accompanied by a diverse array of period media illustrations and cartoons, as well as Homer's sketches"--Dustjacket
Georgia O'Keeffe and the camera : the art of identity by Susan Danly( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: From her appearance as a provocative young artist in Alfred Stieglitz's photographs to her depiction as a grande dame of the art world in silkscreens by Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keeffe captivated the media with her image of a woman as bold as her art. This beautifully illustrated book tells the stories behind the portraits of one of the 20th century's foremost American painters. O'Keeffe's professional and personal relationships with the leading photographers of her time come to light, as does her ability to shape public perceptions of her career. Stieglitz first created photographs of his protegee posing in front of her abstract artworks as a manifestation of a sexually liberated woman. O'Keeffe later redefined her image, sometimes working with photographers at her homes in New Mexico, where she emerged as a rugged individualist among the animal bones and gnarled trees that she often painted. This publication brings together for the first time photographs by Stieglitz, Newman, Loengard, Webb, and others-many of which probe fascinating tensions between abstractionism and realism in O'Keeffe's art. In addition, a selection of O'Keeffe's works chronicles the span of her long career
American moderns on paper : masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young America : childhood in 19th-century art and culture by Claire Perry( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era of both optimism and anxiety about the nation's future, Americans in the nineteenth century focused attention on the cultivation and education of children as future citizens. Contemporary portrayals of children - in fine paintings, popular prints, illustrated primers, and advertisements - helped to shape cultural expectations: pictures of hardy country boys, intent schoolchildren, and little girls practicing embroidery were examples of the ways model Americans should look and behave. At the same time, images showing street urchins, young slaves, or children at work in factories reflected troubling conflicts in society. This appealing book explores representations of children in relation to the currents of American culture, including urbanization, immigration, separate spheres of the genders, and the nation's professed devotion to egalitarianism. A generous selection of illustrations includes well-loved works by such artists as Winslow Homer and Eastman Johnson, as well as fascinating archival images. With engaging depictions of children from varied economic, racial, and geographic backgrounds, Young America opens a new window on the life and culture of the United States during a century of vast change and growth
Richard Estes' realism by Patterson Sims( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Estes (b. 1932) is one of the most celebrated adopters of photorealism; his paintings are characterized by painstaking detail that mimics the clarity and accuracy of photographs. Estes' most famous canvases from the 1970s depict New York's urban landscape, and his manner of painting reflections in a multitude of metal and glass surfaces displays astounding technical skill. In his subsequent career, Estes has continued to demonstrate his superlative ability to show complex plays of light and shadow in Maine seascapes, views of Venetian lagoons, and night time street scenes. Accompanying Estes' first solo exhibition of paintings in the United States in over two decades, 'Richard Estes' Realism' surveys fifty years of his work and places him within the historical narrative of realist painting. The authors explore the ongoing modernist dialogue between camera and canvas, and discuss the situation of Estes' work at the crossroads of painting and photography. Over fifty full-page plates showcase the amazing precision of Estes' paintings, and a thorough chronology and bibliography provide an enlightening account of his life. This handsome book offers a lavish presentation of Estes' spellbinding body of work that attests to his enduring artistic impact
Affinities of form : arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas from the Raymond and Laura Wielgus collection by Diane Pelrine( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Affinities of Form: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas examines the motives that led Raymond Wielgus to become a collector and that guided him to his chosen field. Wielgus originally made his name as a maker of high-quality prototype models for potential new products in the manufacturing industry, and the book shows how the very special experience gained in this profession molded his view of the art of collecting. It lists the criteria that he applied to the objects to be included in the collection and assesses the importance of the skill with which they were eventually displayed. The collection spans in excess of three thousand years of ethnographic art and contains exquisite masterpieces produced by the indigenous peoples of Africa, the islands of the Pacific, and the Americas."--BOOK JACKET. "The book starts by analyzing the sources of the objects amassed since the dawn of collecting ethnographic objects in the early 1800s and discusses how representative they are of their cultures of origin. It puts the Wielgus collection in context with other notable collections. The text honestly acknowledges the probable damage that enthusiastic collecting has inflicted upon some of the sites from which these artifacts derive, but argues that this has been in part offset by the spread of knowledge through the literature published on the great collections."--BOOK JACKET. "One hundred of the most important objects from the Wielgus collection are illustrated in color. The photography employs dramatic use of light and shade, excitingly conveying the visual power of these beautiful objects. The illustrations are divided into three sections: Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, and the provenance and importance of each is analyzed in the context of the history of the respective geographical regions."--Jacket
Frank Lobdell : the art of making and meaning by Frank Lobdell( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Art of Making and Meaning presents the first comprehensive overview of Frank Lobdell's paintings, drawings, prints, and sketchbooks, and his long career as artist and teacher in the San Francisco Bay area. A seminal figure in the development of West Coast abstract expressionist painting, Lobdell early on recognized its potential as a lifelong arena for individual inquiry - a place where he could be entirely himself. He was also closely associated with the Bay Area figurative movement in the 1950s and 1960s. The figure as figure has remained on his canvases ever since, though in later work, his idiomatic forms no longer bear a readily apparent correspondence with the human body."--Jacket
Paris and the countryside : modern life in late-19th-century France by Gabriel P Weisberg( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has long been observed that the French Impressionists and their followers heeded Charles Baudelaire's call to paint "modern life." The exhibition catalogue explores what the very notion of a modern life, in its many facets, meant in late-nineteenth-century France, both in Paris and outside it. Gabriel P. Weisberg's essay touches on a range of issues that together capture, from a distinctly human viewpoint, something of the richness and complexity of life in Paris at the time. Using the objects secured for the exhibition, he discusses aspects of urban modernity that diversely affected rich and poor; created opportunities for women as artists, tastemakers, and consumers; spawned and/or sustained an array of performing arts, both highbrow and popular; and embraced the influx of non-French culture." "In her essay, Jennifer L. Shaw offers a thorough overview of the rise of modernism in French landscape painting as it paralleled the desire of artists to demonstrate, through their techniques and choice of subjects, that they belonged to a new era of picture making. Her interpretations of the wide range of landscape paintings in the exhibition bring to life the surprisingly many faces of the French countryside, only fairly recently connected to Paris by train, including travel and leisure, industry and pollution, and artists' colonies and retreats. The scope of this catalogue should inspire viewers and readers to understand something of the vitality of the era as it was experienced by artists and viewers at the time, and in so doing perhaps draw fresh attention to a body of work that has become seemingly all too familiar."--BOOK JACKET
Love and the American dream : the art of Robert Indiana by Robert Indiana( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Indiana's works all speak to the vital forces that have shaped American culture in the last half of the 20th century. The American Dream is the cornerstone of Indiana's mature work. It was the theme of his first major painting, sold to the Museum of Modern Art in 1961, as well as an ongoing series. Indiana also created one of the most widely recognized works of art in the world, Love. Much of Indiana's important contribution to American art has been overshadowed by the proliferation, pirating, and mass production of works bearing the image of Love. Daniel E. O'Leary discusses the artist's development through an examination of his journal/sketchbooks from 1958-1963; Susan Elizabeth Ryan investigates Indiana's painting Love, its origins and impact on the artist's career; and Aprile Gallant contributes an essay on Indiana's preoccupation with the idea of the American Dream
Picasso, Braque, Léger, and the Cubist spirit, 1919-1939 by Kenneth Wayne( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents art and design in France during the years between the two World Wars, in an effort to dispel the perception that Cubism was only a pre-World War I phenomenon. After the war, Cubist painting became more varied, colorful, and accessible, and began to affect other media such as furniture, fashion, cinema and architecture. What had begun as a rarefied pictorial style became a popular language. The first essay addresses Picasso's abundant and varied cubist painting. The second essay treats the art of three major Cubists -- Picasso, Braque, and Leger -- in the context of the various cubist idioms that developed. The third essay, also broad in scope, examines the significant relationship between Cubism and the decorative arts in France
Rockwell Kent : the mythic and the modern by Jake Wien( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, organized by the Portland Museum of Art and presented June 23-Oct. 16, 2005
John Marin : Modernism at midcentury by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weatherbeaten : Winslow Homer and Maine( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautifully illustrated catalogue celebrates Homer's legacy at Prouts Neck, and documents the Portland Museum of Art's six-year conservation project to preserve the Winslow Homer Studio, the former carriage house in which Homer lived and worked. Photographs of the studio and site, never before open to the public, highlight views that are recognizable as the subject of so many of Homer's paintings. Essays by leading scholars examine his iconic masterpieces; his artistic development in Prouts Neck; the architecture of his studio; his relationship to French painting; and the full range of his marine paintings."--Publisher's website
Call of the coast : art colonies of New England by Thomas Andrew Denenberg( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressions of the Riviera : Monet, Renoir, Matisse and their contemporaries by Kenneth Wayne( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarence H. White and his world : the art & craft of photography, 1895-1925 by Elizabeth Anne McCauley( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoring a gifted art photographer to his place in the American canon and, in the process, reshaping and expanding our understanding of early 20th-century American photography Clarence H. White (1871-1925) was one of the most influential art photographers and teachers of the early 20th century and a founding member of the Photo-Secession. This beautiful publication offers a new appraisal of White's contributions, including his groundbreaking aesthetic experiments, his commitment to the ideals of American socialism, and his embrace of the expanding fields of photographic book and fashion illustration, celebrity portraiture, and advertising. Based on extensive archival research, the book challenges the idea of an abrupt rupture between prewar, soft-focus idealizing photography and postwar "modernism" to paint a more nuanced picture of American culture in the Progressive era. Clarence H. White and His World begins with the artist's early work in Ohio, which shares with the nascent Arts and Crafts movement the advocacy of hand production, closeness to nature, and the simple life
Educational toys in America, 1800 to the present by Karen Hewitt( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In print : contemporary artists at the Vinalhaven Press by Aprile Gallant( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dist. for Portland Museum of Art, Maine, Exhibition catalogue
Maine moderns : art in Seguinland, 1900-1940 by Libby Bischof( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the authors explore the state's important place in the history of modern art and show how summers in Seguinland inspired a new classicism that merged the antique with the modern. They also shed light on how the various artists' experiences in the refreshing atmosphere on the Maine coast cemented their friendships, shaped their individual styles, and fostered their understanding of what it meant to be a modern artist
A new American sculpture, 1914-1945 : Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first publication to situate the individual contributions of Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman, and William Zorach into a compelling constellation of artists with shared aesthetic and social concerns. Although each European-born, American artist cultivated his own distinct style, their creative priorities were all deeply rooted in quiet composition, synthetic approaches to anatomy, and architectural unity of curves and volume. At a time when abstract forms were popular, Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach were all ultimately in favor of maintaining the integrity of the human body to explore modernist styles. This handsome book underscores their unrelenting search for a novel American visual tradition at the intersection of modernism, historic visual culture, and contemporary popular imagery. Exhibition: Portland Museum of Art, Portland, USA (26.05-03.09.2017); Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, USA (17.02-13.05.2018)
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Georgia O'Keeffe and the camera : the art of identity
American moderns on paper : masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of ArtYoung America : childhood in 19th-century art and cultureAffinities of form : arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas from the Raymond and Laura Wielgus collectionFrank Lobdell : the art of making and meaningParis and the countryside : modern life in late-19th-century FranceLove and the American dream : the art of Robert IndianaPicasso, Braque, Léger, and the Cubist spirit, 1919-1939Rockwell Kent : the mythic and the modern
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