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Faerna, José María

Works: 154 works in 474 publications in 2 languages and 13,770 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  History  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, ed, Author of introduction
Classifications: ND813.D3, 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 )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 750 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
Picasso by Pablo Picasso( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 682 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
Chagall by Marc Chagall( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 656 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
Munch by Edvard Munch( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warhol by Andy Warhol( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 650 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 647 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 )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 641 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
Dalí by Salvador Dalí( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 619 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
De Chirico by Giorgio De Chirico( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 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
Johns by Jasper Johns( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 581 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
Malevich by Kazimir Severinovich Malevich( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 575 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
Bacon by Francis Bacon( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duchamp by Marcel Duchamp( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 559 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 551 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 545 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 )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 522 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 )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 439 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 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the French painter, Georges Braque (1882-1963), this is one of a series of illustrated monographs which offer introductions to modern art and artists. Each book presents a profile of the artist and analysis of his distinctive style. Braque was one of the artistic pioneers of the 20th century. Together with his friend Picasso, he is considered a founding father of Cubism, a term first used to describe the fragmented, cube-like 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 "papiers colles". --Publisher's description
Rouault by Georges Rouault( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 370 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
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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

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German (1)

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