In Volume IV the focus lies on Rembrandt's self-portraits. During this research it became obvious that matters of authenticity cannot be viewed separately from questions relating to the original function and meaning of these works. Rembrandt's intriguing life-long practice of portraying himself in front of a mirror is examined in depth in this volume. As a result, not only has the group of approximately forty painted self-portraits gained transparency, but also new insights have been developed regarding Rembrandt's drawn and etched self-portraits. The problems of authenticity relating to a substantial number of self-portraits which in the past were attributed to Rembrandt, in this volume receive an unexpected nuance: through a combination of technical and stylistic research it is demonstrated that some of Rembrandt's self-portraits were in fact painted by others in his workshop.In clear and accessible explanatory texts the different paintings are discussed. Among the many illustrations are life-size colour reproductions of the faces of the self-portraits under discussion. Details are shown where possible, as well as the results of modern day technical imaging like X-radiography. The volume contains an -- in several respects eye-opening -- essay by the head of the Rembrandt Research Project, Ernst van de Wetering, on the problems of authenticity and function of Rembrandt's self-portraits. In addition, the book includes groundbreaking contributions by Marieke den Winkel on the meaning of dress and costume in Rembrandt's self-portraits, by Karin Groen on the use of grounds in Rembrandt's workshop and in paintings by his contemporaries, and a study by Jaap van der Veen concerning 17th-century ideas about authenticity in art.This reference work should be part of every serious art historical institute, university or museum. The enigma of Rembrandt's self-portraits, one of the most compelling phenomena in art history has been unravelled by Ernst van de Wetering with unprecedented thoroughness.
Follow-up to The Devil's Serum. In the astonishing finale of the Alexis Beaureparie series, Moses, Armond and Lisette once again come face to face with the alluring, sinister Alexis Beaureparie and her evil plans to have them finished once and for all. With the help of her murderous lover, will she succeed in killing the detective or will she be undone?
This is a practical hands-on guide to painting any area in the home, with over 200 step-by-step pictures. It is an instant guide to basic techniques, including preparing surfaces, filling cracks, and the best way to apply paints and varnishes. It is a useful advice about the various types of paint such as matt, eggshell or gloss, as well as binders, diluents, varnishes, and wood stains, and their specific uses. It helps how to use painting tools and equipment for applying the paint, including brushes, rollers, pads, sponges and aerosols. It helps you to estimate the quantities of paint you will need, using diagrams and charts. It includes special paint effects, such as sponging, dragging, dry brushing, stippling and ragging. Home decorating using paint can be a satisfying experience. With appropriate preparation and the correct application of paint, even an amateur will find it easy to end up with a professional result. This book will guide you every step of the way, from using the right tools and preparing the surfaces, to applying the final coat of paint or varnish.
Everyone has a dream, a vision, or goal of our presumed state of happiness for the future. We plan our whole lives to achieve this future, yet so often we find ourselves giving up on these dreams when we get knocked down trying. Reading this book will give you the tools you need to get back on your feet when this happens and to never stop hitting back. Driven by passion and real-world experience, this book's intention is to make you successful in the pursuit of your dream. Real and raw, author Lucas Mack gets down to the essentials of identity and what it means to be successful. "Everyone has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Face" will break down your current beliefs and make you question everything you know. Through the course of the book, readers are walked through a theoretical and tactical guide to develop your authentic story by answering six essential questions. After reading this easy-to-digest book you will be fully equipped to withstand the hits that will inevitably occur and to achieve Victory.
More over, colouring books! Paint by Sticker Kids is back with a second book of amazing art for kids to make, one sticker at a time. Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals includes everything you need to create 10 bright, playful, full colour illustrations of 200 animals - illustrated templates printed on perforated card stock, and 10 pages of stickers to fill in and create the artwork. The fun, vibrant images are rendered in "low-poly", a computer graphics style using geometric polygon shapes to create a 3-D effect. As in paint by number, each template is divided into hundreds of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next, and voila! Animals include koala, frog, elephant, red panda, puffin, peacock, snake, giraffe, tiger and gorilla. Kids will love watching these pictures come to life. Plus each is suitable for framing or the fridge.
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