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Charles, Victoria

Works: 332 works in 1,173 publications in 6 languages and 54,491 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogs  History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Translator, 070, wat
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Victoria Charles
Renaissance art by Victoria Charles( )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Renaissance began at the end of the 14th century in Italy and had extended across the whole of Europe by the second half of the 16th century. The rediscovery of the splendour of ancient Greece and Rome marked the beginning of the rebirth of the arts following the break-down of the dogmatic certitude of the Middle Ages. A number of artists began to innovate in the domains of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Depicting the ideal and the actual, the sacred and the profane, the period provided a frame of reference which influenced European art over the next four centuries. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Giorgione, Mantegna, Raphael, Dürer and Bruegel are among the artists who made considerable contributions to the art of the Renaissance
Gothic art by Victoria Charles( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that developed all across Europe for more than 200 years. Leaving Roman roundish forms behind, the architects started using flying buttress and pointed arches to open cathedrals to the daylight. Period of great economic and social changes, the gothic period also saw the development of a new iconography celebrating the Holy Mary, at the opposite to the fearful iconography of dark Roman times. Full of rich changes in all the different arts (architecture, sculpture, painting, etc.), gothic gave way to the Italian renaissance and international gothic
Romanesque art by Victoria Charles( )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rococo by Victoria Charles( )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baroque art by Klaus H Carl( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Baroque period lasted from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the middle of the eighteenth century. Baroque art was artists' response to the Catholic Church's demand for solemn grandeur following the Council of Trent, and through its monumentality and grandiloquence it seduced the great European courts. Amongst the Baroque arts, architecture has, without doubt, left the greatest mark in Europe: the continent is dotted with magnificent Baroque churches and palaces, commissioned by patrons at the height of their power. The works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini of the Southern School and Pet
Dalí by Victoria Charles( )

13 editions published in 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the foremost painters of the 20 th century, Dalí, like Picasso and Warhol, can boast of having overturned the art of the previous century and directed painting towards its modern incarnation. As irrational as he was Surrealist, this genius diverted objects from their original meanings, plunging them into the acid of his constantly churning imagination. A megalomaniac and an artist who, above all, understood the force of marketing and publicity, Dali disorients the viewer in order to draw him or her into his world. Images and colours crash together to express and mock certain ideas, c
Durer by Victoria Charles( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albrecht Dürer's (1471-1528) work stands out as one of the most innovative of the Northern Renaissance, revolutionising landscape and portraiture techniques in both religious and secular painting. This book offers a wide selection of Dürer's works, and its compact format makes it the ideal gift for every art lover
Gaudí by Victoria Charles( )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish architect and designer Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of modern Spanish art. The use of colour, wide-ranging materials and introduction of organic forms into his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal Gaudí freely expressed his own feelings on art: "The colours used in architecture have to be intense, logical and fertile." His architectural works, both completed and incomplete, as well as his furniture designs, illustrate the importance of this philosophy. The Sagrada Familia (1882-1926) was a monum
The Viennese Secession by Victoria Charles( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Symbol of a forecasted revolution, the Viennese Secession possesses within itself the dissidence of about twenty talented artists against the conservative academicism which petrified Vienna and the whole Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time. Influenced by the Art Nouveau, the Secession, created in 1897 by Klimt, Moll and Hoffmann, was not an anonymous artistic revolution among so many others. Dissenting in essence, defining itself as an "art total", without any political or commercial constraint, this movement resembles more the philosophy that the ideological turmoil affected the craftsmen, architects, graphic artists and designers. Turning aside from the established art to dive into the generous and decorative shapes of Flora and the other nymphs, the artists open themselves to an estheticism of which erotic power could only offend the bourgeoisie of the time ..."--Publisher description
Alphonse Mucha by Patrick Bade( )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 1860 in a small Czech town, Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was an artist on the forefront of Art Nouveau, the modernist movement that swept Paris in the 1910s, marking a return to the simplicity of natural forms, and changing the world of art and design forever. In fact, Art Nouveau was known to insiders as the 'Mucha style' for the legions of imitators who adapted the master's celebrated tableaux. Today, his distincitve depictions of lithe young women in classical dress have become a pop cultural touchstone, inspiring album covers, comic books, and everything in between. Patrick Bade and Victoria Charles offer readers an inspiring survey of Mucha's career, illustrated with over one hundred lustrous images, from early Parisian advertisements and posters for Sarah Bernhardt, to the famous historical murals painted just before his death, at the age of 78."--page [4] of cover
Still life by Victoria Charles( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cézanne transformed a teacup into something alive, raising still-life to the point that it ceased to be inanimate. Wassily Kandinsky said about the French artist: "He painted these things as human beings because he was endowed with the gift of divining the inner life in everything." In addition to those of Cézanne, this book is devoted to still-life paintings by artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Chardin and Picasso. Its practical format makes it the perfect gift
Flowers : Mega Square by Victoria Charles( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers are the centerpiece in the majority of pictorial still-lifes. By painting their colours and forms, artists from Brueghel to O'Keeffe have created symbols for both life and mortality. Van Gogh's sunflowers, Monet's water lilies and Matisse's bouquets are, of course, unforgotten. Most of the works contained in Flowers are true masterpieces, which have often marked whole epochs and styles. Combined with Mega Square's small and practical format, this title is designed to make a perfect gift
L'art gothique by Victoria Charles( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Développé à travers l'Europe pendant plus de 200 ans, l'art gothique est un mouvement qui trouve ses racines dans la puissante architecture des cathédrales du nord de la France. Délaissant la rondeur romane, les architectes commencèrent à utiliser les arcs-boutants et les voûtes en berceau brisé pour ouvrir les cathédrales à la lumière. Période de bouleversements économiques et sociaux, la période gothique vit aussi le développement d'une nouvelle iconographie célébrant la Vierge, à l'opposé de la thématique terrifiante de l'époque romane. Riche de changements dans tous les domaines (architect
L'art roman by Victoria Charles( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terme entré dans l'usage courant au cours de la première moitié du XIXe siècle, l'art roman distingue, en histoire de l'art, la période qui s'étend entre le début du XIe jusqu'à la fin du XIIe siècle. Révélant une grande diversité d'écoles régionales, chacune démontrant ses spécificités, l'art roman, dans l'architecture comme dans la sculpture, est marqué par ses formes brutes. Par sa riche iconographie, au fil d'un texte captivant, cet ouvrage nous propose de redécouvrir cet art moyenâgeux, encore souvent trop peu considéré face à l'art gothique qui lui succéda
L'art baroque by Victoria Charles( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in French and English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panorama des écoles, des mouvements et des artistes (peintres, sculpteurs, architectes) de la période baroque s'étendant du XVIIe au milieu du XVIIIe siècle. Les oeuvres de Gian Lorenzo Bernini et de Pierre Paul Rubens témoignent de la richesse artistique de cette période
Nature morte by Victoria Charles( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cézanne vécut grâce à une tasse de thé, ou plutôt c'est dans une tasse de thé qu'il réalisa qu'il y avait quelque chose de vivant. Il sut élever la représentation d'une nature morte à un tel niveau qu'elle n'en était plus inanimée. Vassily Kandinsky disait à propos de l'artiste français : ± Il peignait ces choses comme des êtres humains parce qu'il était doté de la capacité à deviner la vie intérieure de celles-ci?. En plus de Cézanne, ce livre se consacre aux natures mortes peintes par d'autres grands artistes tels que Van Gogh, Matisse, Chardin, et Picasso
Das Rokoko : Kunst des 18. Jahrhunderts by Victoria Charles( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume charts the rise and fall of the Rococo movement, from the beginning of the 18th century to its plunge into obscurity, before being restored to the radiance of its golden age a century later
Gotische Kunst by Victoria Charles( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kunst der Gotik findet ihre Wurzeln in der kraftvollen Architektur der Kathedralen Nordfrankreichs. Es handelt sich um eine mittelalterliche Kunstbewegung, die sich in Europa über mehr als 200 Jahre erstreckte. Die Architekten wandten sich von den runden Formen der Romanischen Kunst ab und begannen, Strebebögen und Spitzbögen einzusetzen, um die Kathedralen für das Tageslicht zu öffnen. Die Epoche der Gotik war durch tief greifende wirtschaftliche und soziale Veränderungen gekennzeichnet und brachte darüber hinaus eine neue Ikonographie hervor. An Stelle der angsterfüllten, dunklen Iconogr
Picasso by Victoria Charles( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso was born a Spaniard and, so they say, began to draw before he could speak. As an infant he was instinctively attracted to artist's tools. In early childhood he could spend hours in happy concentration drawing spirals with a sense and meaning known only to himself. At other times, shunning children's games, he traced his first pictures in the sand. This early self-expression held out promise of a rare gift. Málaga must be mentioned, for it was there, on 25 October 1881, that Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born and it was there that he spent the first ten years of his life. Picasso's father was a painter and professor at the School of Fine Arts and Crafts. Picasso learnt from him the basics of formal academic art training. Then he studied at the Academy of Arts in Madrid but never finished his degree. Picasso, who was not yet eighteen, had reached the point of his greatest rebelliousness; he repudiated academia's anemic aesthetics along with realism's pedestrian prose and, quite naturally, joined those who called themselves modernists, the non-conformist artists and writers, those whom Sabartés called?the élite of Catalan thought? and who were grouped around the artists' café Els Quatre Gats. During 1899 and 1900 the only subjects Picasso deemed worthy of painting were those which reflected the?final truth?; the transience of human life and the inevitability of death. His early works, ranged under the name of?Blue Period? (1901-1904), consist in blue-tinted paintings influenced by a trip through Spain and the death of his friend, Casagemas. Even though Picasso himself repeatedly insisted on the inner, subjective nature of the Blue Period, its genesis and, especially, the monochromatic blue were for many years explained as merely the results of various aesthetic influences. Between 1905 and 1907, Picasso entered a new phase, called?Rose Period? characterised by a more cheerful style with orange and pink colours. In Gosol, in the summer of 1906 the nude female form assumed an extraordinary importance for Picasso; he equated a depersonalised, aboriginal, simple nakedness with the concept of?woman?. The importance that female nudes were to assume as subjects for Picasso in the next few months (in the winter and spring of 1907) came when he developed the composition of the large painting, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Just as African art is usually considered the factor leading to the development of Picasso's classic aesthetics in 1907, the lessons of Cézanne are perceived as the cornerstone of this new progression. This relates, first of all, to a spatial conception of the canvas as a composed entity, subjected to a certain constructive system. Georges Braque, with whom Picasso became friends in the autumn of 1908 and together with whom he led Cubism during the six years of its apogee, was amazed by the similarity of Picasso's pictorial experiments to his own. He explained that:?Cubism's main direction was the materialisation of space.? After his Cubist period, in the 1920s, Picasso returned to a more figurative style and got closer to the surrealist movement. He represented distorted and monstrous bodies but in a very personal style. After the bombing of Guernica during 1937, Picasso made one of his most famous works which starkly symbolises the horrors of that war and, indeed, all wars. In the 1960s, his art changed again and Picasso began looking at the art of great masters and based his paintings on ones by Velázquez, Poussin, Goya, Manet, Courbet and Delacroix. Picasso's final works were a mixture of style, becoming more colourful, expressive and optimistic. Picasso died in 1973, in his villa in Mougins. The Russian Symbolist Georgy Chulkov wrote:?Picasso's death is tragic. Yet how blind and naïve are those who believe in imitating Picasso and learning from him. Learning what? For these forms have no corresponding emotions outside of Hell. But to be in Hell means to anticipate death. The Cubists are hardly privy to such unlimited knowledge?
1000 drawings of genius by Victoria Charles( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long thought of as the neglected stepchild of painting, the art of drawing has recently begun to enjoy a place in the sun. With major museums around the world, from the Met to the Uffizi, mounting exhibitions focused on the art of draughtsmanship, drawing is receiving more critical and academic attention than ever before. This captivating text gives readers a sweeping analysis of the history of drawing, from Renaissance greats like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, to Modernist masters like M.C. Escher, Pablo Picasso, and everyone in between"--
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Alternative Names
Čārlza, Viktorija

Чарльз Виктория

チャールズ, ヴィクトリア