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Faerna, José María

Works: 195 works in 536 publications in 2 languages and 13,525 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor, ed, Author of introduction
Classifications: N6853.M33, 709.2
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Most widely held works about José María Faerna
Most widely held works by José María Faerna
Matisse by Henri Matisse( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While focusing primarily on color reproductions of Matisse's most famous paintings, this book also gives a biographical sketch of the famous French artist
Chagall by Marc Chagall( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most original and imaginative geniuses of twentieth-century art, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) studied painting in his native Russia with the set designer Leon Bakst. Later, while working in Paris, he was strongly affected by the Fauves' brilliant color and the Cubists' new sense of space. From these and other sources, Chagall developed a Romantic and personal naive expression based on themes from Eastern European village life and Russian and Jewish folklore. Animal and floral motifs, village characters, brides, and pairs of lovers occur often in his imagery. As a fantasy artist and forerunner of Surrealism, Chagall established himself as an important force in twentieth-century art by the sheer power and fertility of his imagination, and by his immense creative output over decades. Much of his work is associated with literature, including his many illustrations for the Bible, the fables of La Fontaine, and Gogol's Dead Souls. In 1945 he designed the acclaimed sets and costumes for Stravinsky's ballet Firebird. His monumental works include two vast murals for the Metropolitan Opera House in New York (1966), and twelve stained-glass windows representing the Tribes of Israel at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem (1962)."--BOOK JACKET
Picasso by Pablo Picasso( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces in color more than sixty of Picasso's masterpieces as well as lesser-known works, demonstrating the diversity and scope of his extraordinary artistic output
Munch by Edvard Munch( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Munch (1863-1944) was the greatest artist to have come out of Scandinavia in modern times. After a youthful apprenticeship among the artists and intellectuals of Christiana in his native Norway, and after exposure to decisive innovations in Paris, his first major exhibition in Berlin in 1892 firmly established him as an original and controversial artist. His work soon came to exercise a crucial influence on the development of Expressionism, a movement that in altered forms is showing renewed vigor in Europe today."--BOOK JACKET. "Preoccupied throughout his long and prolific career with themes of death, love, and sex, Munch sought to give visual expression to the inner nature of man. He was unusually sensitive to emotional experiences, and his work speaks directly to our own innermost feelings."--BOOK JACKET. "In an introductory essay and in commentaries that accompany the forty colorplates in the book, Thomas M. Messer, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York, traces Munch's growth as an artist, placing him in the context of his times. He introduces the reader to the family scenes and familiar places that haunt Munch's art, and to the wider relationships - with writers, poets, and patrons - that nurtured Munch and sustained him in difficult times."--BOOK JACKET. "Munch is justly considered to be a master of the graphic arts. Here, prints and drawings are reproduced side by side with paintings, underscoring the intensity with which Munch worked out his themes and ideas in different mediums. Through all these Munch projects the psychic realities of his time through forms and images of great power."--Jacket
Warhol by Andy Warhol( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated survey which spans the entire range of Warhol's art, and focuses on his ideas about diversity, objectification of celebrities, and aesthetics
Miró by Joan Miró( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the reader an overview of Miro's public career, illustrating more than seventy of the artist's most important works, from his beginnings in Barcelona to the late works of the 1960s and 1970s
Kokoschka by Oskar Kokoschka( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major figure in the Expressionist movement, Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) studied in Vienna, and early in his career was strongly influenced by Art Nouveau, particularly the elegant style of Gustav Klimt. Around 1909 he painted the first of his Expressionist portraits, which seem to reveal their sitters' emotional life. The restless draftsmanship and broken patterns of color in these likenesses predict the emergence of the artist's mature style in such paintings as Bride of the Wind of 1914. Seriously wounded in World War I, Kokoschka produced little work until 1924, when he began a series of journeys through Europe and North Africa that refreshed his creative spirit. During this period he embarked on a number of color experiments, particularly in landscape paintings, in which he combined a traditional organization of the painting's space seen from a high viewpoint with brilliant colors, set forth with his characteristic energetic brushwork. These visionary landscapes communicate a passionate vision, seeming at times exhilarated, at times anguished. In the 1930s, the artist's work was condemned by the Nazi regime as "degenerate" and his paintings in public collections were confiscated. In 1938 he moved to London, and after World War II, to Switzerland, where he spent most of the rest of his life. Kokoschka's late paintings retain the Expressionist qualities of his best mature work, and though he never fully deserted representation, their increasing abstraction reveals a kinship to Abstract Expressionism
De Chirico by Giorgio De Chirico( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forerunner of several twentieth-century movements, including Surrealism, de Chirico turned his back on his years of modernist experimentation and returned to classicism
Dalí by Salvador Dalí( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated survey presents seventy-four brilliant, full-color reproductions of work from an astonishing career, beginning with canvases rarely seen--Dali's earliest paintings done while still in his teens
Johns by Jasper Johns( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johns occupies a pivotal position in the history of modern art. Associated with both the Abstract Expressionist and Pop movements, he continually pushed the boundaries of conventional expectations about art
Bacon by Francis Bacon( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malevich by Kazimir Severinovich Malevich( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over 50 reproductions in full color, this survey illustrates many of Malevich's most important works, while the text provides a discussion of his energizing role in the development of the Russian avant-garde and his unique place as one of the founders of international modernism
Duchamp by Marcel Duchamp( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a survey of French artist Marcel Duchamp's (1887-1968) career documents; it includes more than 60 reproductions of his work and informative text discussing his preeminent role in the history of twentieth-century art. One of the most controversial and enigmatic artists of the twentieth century, Duchamp fundamentally altered our way of looking at and understanding art. Associated in his early years with several avant-garde groups, notably the Cubists and Surrealists, Duchamp became most famous as the archetypal artist of the radical Dada movement. Duchamp's art illustrates his conviction that painting, as it had been previously understood, was mere representation; it was Duchamp's goal to turn painting into a purely intellectual tool, to make art that was, in his words, "aesthetically anaesthetized." Duchamp's attempts to transform people's ideas about art were not readily accepted, and often created huge scandals. At the exhibition of the New York Independents in 1917, he presented his now famous overturned urinal, which he signed and titled Fountain. Indifferent to ideas of "good" or "bad" taste, Duchamp continued to make his artworks (called "Readymades") from innocuous objects which he "assisted" and "adjusted" in order to activate hidden meanings
Ernst by Max Ernst( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the reader to Ernst's otherworldly art, surveying his extraordinary career with more than 60 full-color illustrations and an informative text discussing his life, work, and legacy
Modigliani by Amedeo Modigliani( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) has never been more popular than it is today. The sensuous nudes and intense, mannered portraits that are his trademark have become favorites of collectors and museum-goers alike. Modigliani worked on the fringes of the Parisian avant-garde in the 1910s, maintaining an affinity for the artistic traditions of his native Italy as well as for the art of ancient Egypt and African civilizations. Modigliani's impassioned productivity was cut short by his untimely death, but this volume captures the intensity of his drawings, sculptures, and paintings in rich full-color illustrations
Brancusi by Constantin Brancusi( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four decades after his death, Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) remains perhaps the most revered of 20th-century sculptors. In his mature work, Brancusi defined a modern sensibility: he created drastically simplified shapes, stripped of realistic detail. Although considered a pioneer of abstract art, Brancusi himself claimed, "I never seek to make what they call a pure or abstract form". Brancusi documents the life and work of this remarkably original and important modern artist with reproductions of his best-known works, a well-researched biographical outline, and a selection of the artist's own illuminating photographs of his work and studio
Mondrian by Piet Mondrian( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This [book] takes the reader directly to the artist's finest works of every period, offering insightful analysis and comparisons. More than sixty key works are illustrated in large size and full color." --book jacket
Braque by Georges Braque( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French painter Georges Braque (1882-1963) was one of the great artistic pioneers of the 20th century. Together with fellow artist and intimate friend Pablo Picasso, Braque is considered a founding father of Cubism, a term first used to describe the fragmented, "cubelike" forms found in many of his most innovative works. Some of Braque's more inventive techniques included mixing pigment with sand and metal filings, and creating compositions of pasted paper collage, known as papier colles. Braque offers more than 70 full-color illustrations of the artist's works, encompassing all phases of his artistic maturity and placing him at the forefront of the early 20th-century art scene
Rouault by Georges Rouault( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the artist and his work. "Although trained in the French fine-arts academy, throughout his long career he never painted like anyone else. A deeply religious man, he saw his work as a means of exploring spiritual and human truths, and his raw, searing pictures of prostitutes, clowns, judges, criminals and the working poor shocked the critics of his time. But, like his paintings on Christian themes, they also convey an uplifting message of hope and redemption through suffering."--Amazon
Kandinsky by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces over seventy important works by Russian-born painter Vasily Kandinsky, known as one of the founders of twentieth-century abstract art, and includes two essays discussing his life and career
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Alternative Names
Bermejo, José

Bermejo, José María Faerna García-

Bermejo Sobera, José María

Faerna García-Bermejo, José María

Faerna, Jose M.

Faerna, José Ma

Faerna, José Ma. (José María)

Faerna, José María

García-Bermejo, José María Faerna

José Bermejo Sobera

Sobera, José Bermejo

English (171)

German (1)

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