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Painted Love

Painted Love

Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era

  • Author: Hollis Clayson
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892367296
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 224
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In this engrossing book, Hollis Clayson provides the first description and analysis of French artistic interest in women prostitutes, examining how the subject was treated in the art of the 1870s and 1880s by such avant-garde painters as Cézanne, Degas, Manet, and Renoir, as well as by the academic and low-brow painters who were their contemporaries. Clayson not only illuminates the imagery of prostitution-with its contradictory connotations of disgust and fascination-but also tackles the issues and problems relevant to women and men in a patriarchal society. She discusses the conspicuous sexual commerce during this era and the resulting public panic about the deterioration of social life and civilized mores. She describes the system that evolved out of regulating prostitutes and the subsequent rise of clandestine prostitutes who escaped police regulation and who were condemned both for blurring social boundaries and for spreading sexual licentiousness among their moral and social superiors. Clayson argues that the subject of covert prostitution was especially attractive to vanguard painters because it exemplified the commercialization and the ambiguity of modern life.

Plotted, Shot, and Painted

Plotted, Shot, and Painted

Cultural Representations of Biblical Women

  • Author: J. Cheryl Exum
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0567234290
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 260
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'... introduces the reader to an extraordinarily rich variety of critical experiences, which far transcends the limitations of conventional biblical scholarship' (Prooftexts). This provocative collection of essays begins where Exum's earlier literary-feminist study, Fragmented Women, left off: with the questioning of the androcentric bias of the biblical text and with the aim of subverting its patriarchal perspective. It moves on to stake out new territory for feminist biblical criticism by considering what happens to biblical women in popular culture, in art, and in film and by foregrounding questions about the ways gender interests affect interpretation and about the roles and responsibilities of commentators and readers. Six essays approach gender bias in representation and in interpretation from various angles: 'Bathsheba Plotted, Shot and Painted'; 'Michal at the Window, Michal in the Movies'; 'The Hand that Rocks the Cradle'; 'Prophetic Pornography'; 'Is This Naomi?'; and 'Why, Why, Why, Delilah?''

Greek Painted Pottery

Greek Painted Pottery

  • Author: Robert Manuel Cook
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415138598
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 374
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Greek Painted Pottery has been used by classics and classical archaeology students for some thirty years. It thoroughly examines all painted pottery styles from the Protogeometric to the Hellenistic period from all areas of Greece and from the colonies in parts of Italy. In each case it covers the development of iconography and the use of colour, decorative motifs and the distinctive styles of each stage. It examines the most utilitarian pottery objects as well as some of the finest pieces produced by a flourishing civilisation. Other chapters cover the pottery industry and pottery-making techniques, including firing, the types of local clay which were used and inscription. This study also considers how one can date pottery and establish a chronology and the various methods by which these artefacts have been classified, preserved and collected. This is the third edition of this classic text, which has been extensively revised and includes a fully updated bibliography. This edition also includes coverage of new evidence and new theories which have surfaced since the book was last revised in 1972. With over 100 black and white photographs and plentiful line drawings, the new edition of this comprehensive text will be invaluable to students studying classical art, archaeology and art history.

Confidence Men and Painted Women

Confidence Men and Painted Women

A Study of Middle-class Culture in America, 1830-1870

  • Author: Karen Halttunen
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300037883
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 262
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Karen Halttunen draws a vivid picture of the social and cultural development of the upwardly mobile middle class, basing her study on a survey of the conduct manuals and fashion magazines of mid-nineteenth-century America. "An ingenious book: original, inventive, resourceful, and exciting. ... This book adds immeasurably to the current work on sentimental culture and American cultural history and brings to its task an inquisitive, fresh, and intelligent perspective. ... Essential reading for historians, literary critics, feminists, and cultural commentators who wish to study mid-nineteenth-century American culture and its relation to contemporary values."--Dianne F. Sadoff, American Quarterly "A compelling and beautifully developed study. ... Halttunen provides us with a subtle book that gently unfolds from her mastery of the subject and intelligent prose."--Paula S. Fass, Journal of Social History "Halttunen has done her homework--the research has been tremendous, the notes and bibliography are impressive, and the text is peppered with hundreds of quotes--and gives some real insight into an area of American culture and history where we might have never bothered to look."--John Hopkins, Times Literary Supplement "The kind of imaginative history that opens up new questions, that challenges conventional historical understanding, and demonstrates how provocative and exciting cultural history can be."--William R. Leach, The New England Quarterly "A stunning contribution to American cultural history."--Alan Trachtenberg

The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird

  • Author: Jerzy Kosinski
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN: 080219575X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 234
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The classic novel of a boy’s struggle for survival in WWII Poland, from the National Book Award–winning author of Steps and Being There. “In 1939, a six-year-old boy is sent by his anti-Nazi parents to a remote village in Poland where they believe he will be safe. Things happen, however, and the boy is left to roam the Polish countryside. . . . To the blond, blue-eyed peasants in this part of the country, the swarthy, dark-eyed boy who speaks the dialect of the educated class is either Jew, gypsy, vampire, or devil. They fear him and they fear what the Germans will do to them if he is found among them. So he must keep moving. In doing so, over a period of years, he observes every conceivable variation on the theme of horror” (Kirkus Reviews). Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. With sparse prose and vivid imagery, it is a story of mythic proportion and timeless human relevance. “One of the best . . . Written with deep sincerity and sensitivity.” —Elie Wiesel, The New York Times Book Review “Of all the remarkable fiction that emerged from World Wat II, nothing stands higher than Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird. A magnificent work of art, and a celebration of the individual will. No one who reads it will forget it; no one who reads it will be unmoved by it. The Painted Bird enriches our literature and our lives.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Miami Herald “Extraordinary . . . Literally staggering . . . One of the most powerful books I have ever read.” —Richard Kluger, Harper’s Magazine “One of our most significant writers.” —Newsweek

Painted Stone

Painted Stone

Ein Leben zwischen zwei Welten

  • Author: Reto A. Ludwig
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3732204987
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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Painted Stone ... ist der junge Eingeborene, der sich in zwei grundverschiedenen Welten behaupten musste, und so zur grossen Persönlichkeit heranwuchs. Alle Hoffnungen des "Volkes des Raben" ruhten auf ihm. Im Jahr 1820 wurde er als "Son of Raven" im südlichen Oklahoma-Territorium in Nordamerika geboren. Sein Vater war ein weiser und mächtiger Indianerhäuptling der Cherokee, seine Mutter eine Weisse. Der "Weisse Rabe", das heilige Tier des Volkes, begleitete ihn persönlich auf diese Welt. Im Alter von vier Jahren entdeckte der kleine Junge im nahen Fluss einen pechschwarzen, kleinen Stein, in dem nur er allein viele Farben sehen konnte. Dieser Stein gab ihm seinen Namen, Painted Stone. Dieser geheimnisvolle Stein veränderte sein Leben und dasjenige seines Volkes. Von diesem Leben erzählt diese Geschichte.

Painted People

Painted People

die Faszination des zweiten Gesichts

  • Author: Stefan Eisenhofer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 208
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Painted Paper

Painted Paper

Techniques & Projects for Handmade Books & Cards

  • Author: Alisa Golden
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781600595479
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 172
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Create decorated paper as beautiful as any found in an art store—and with more distinctive and personal patterns, too. Alisa Golden’s methods of applying inks and paints to paper can dramatically alter the appearance of finished works. From artist books and journals to greeting cards, collages, and more, these techniques work on any paper surface and add numerous skills to the crafter’s arsenal. Create dramatic effects using gesso, acrylic inks, watercolor paints, stamps, stencils, and more. From basic patterning to wet-on-wet to paste paper frottage, plus a selection of nine projects, this book is a treasury of ideas.

Painted Wood

Painted Wood

History and Conservation

  • Author: Valerie Dorge,F. Carey Howlett
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892365013
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 552
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The function of the painted wooden object ranges from the practical to the profound. These objects may perform utilitarian tasks, convey artistic whimsy, connote noble aspirations, and embody the highest spiritual expressions. This volume, illustrated in color throughout, presents the proceedings of a conference organized by the Wooden Artifacts Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and held in November 1994 at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia. The book includes 40 articles that explore the history and conservation of a wide range of painted wooden objects, from polychrome sculpture and altarpieces to carousel horses, tobacconist figures, Native American totems, Victorian garden furniture, French cabinets, architectural elements, and horse-drawn carriages. Contributors include Ian C. Bristow, an architect and historic-building consultant in London; Myriam Serck-Dewaide, head of the Sculpture Workshop, Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique, Brussels; and Frances Gruber Safford, associate curator of American decorative arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. A broad range of professionals—including art historians, curators, scientists, and conservators—will be interested in this volume and in the multidisciplinary nature of its articles.

The Painted Word

The Painted Word

  • Author: Tom Wolfe
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9781429961202
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 128
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"America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek) trains his satirical eye on Modern Art in this "masterpiece" (The Washington Post) Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding days as Abstract Expressionism through its transformations to Pop, Op, Minimal, and Conceptual. The Painted Word is Tom Wolfe "at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent" (San Francisco Chronicle).

"Painted Men in Britain, 1868?918 "

Royal Academicians and Masculinities

  • Author: JongwooJeremy Kim
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351555375
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 194
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An original and overdue exploration of the representation of masculinity in British academic art in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Painted Men in Britain, 1868-1918 analyzes transgressions of gender and sexuality as represented in paintings by Leighton, Sargent, Tuke, and their contemporaries in the Royal Academy. This volume treats paintings as eloquent objects, no narratives of which are too elusive to be traced, and challenges conventional binaries of masculine versus feminine or heterosexual versus homosexual. Consulting not only the paintings themselves but also newspapers, journals, criticism, novels, and poetry of the day, Painted Men argues against the misconception of British academic art as merely reactionary and even blind to the dynamism of its own time. Instead, this art is shown to engage with broader social attitudes and contemporary sexual debates. As the book reveals the complexities of specific paintings, it illuminates different and competing attitudes toward masculinity and modernity in British art of the period.

The Boy of the Painted Cave

The Boy of the Painted Cave

  • Author: Justin Denzel
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110107793X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 160
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Tao is an outcast. Unlike the great hunters of his clan, Tao does not want to kill the wild bears or woolly mammoths of the hunt. Instead he wants only to paint them. But only Chosen Ones can be cave painters. What's more, Volt, the clan leader, violently despises Tao. And when the other clan members discover Tao's secret talent, they cast him out into the wilderness alone. There, he befriends a wild wolf dog named Ram, and the mysterious Graybeard, who teaches him the true secret of the hunt.

The Painted Face

The Painted Face

Portraits of Women in France, 1814-1914

  • Author: Tamar Garb
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300111185
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 276
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The meaning of a painted portrait and even its subject may be far more complex than expected, Tamar Garb reveals in this book. She charts for the first time the history of French female portraiture from its heyday in the early nineteenth century to its demise in the early twentieth century, showing how these paintings illuminate evolving social attitudes and aesthetic concerns in France over the course of the century. The author builds the discussion around six canonic works by Ingres, Manet, Cassatt, Cézanne, Picasso, and Matisse, beginning with Ingres’s idealized portrait of Mme de Sennones and ending with Matisse’s elegiac last portrait of his wife. During the hundred years that separate these works, the female portrait went from being the ideal genre for the expression of painting’s capacity to describe and embellish “nature,” to the prime locus of its refusal to do so. Picasso’s Cubism, and specifically Ma Jolie, provides the fulcrum of this shift.

Painted Faces on the Renaissance Stage

Painted Faces on the Renaissance Stage

The Moral Significance of Face-painting Conventions

  • Author: Annette Drew-Bear
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780838752302
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 139
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This is the first book to show how the painted face functioned as theatrical signal in Renaissance drama. Explaining the connection between red, white, and black makeup and sexual sin, devilish seduction, and poison, Annette Drew-Bear surveys how Renaissance dramatists used face-paint in tragedy to express a wide range of social, political, and sexual corruption. She also shows that in Renaissance comedy, playwrights exploited the many bawdy meanings of fucus, or cosmetic paint, to dramatize that "theres knauery in dawbing."

Oudry's Painted Menagerie

Oudry's Painted Menagerie

Portraits of Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Author: Mary Morton
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892368896
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 168
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In the 1720s and 1730s, Jean-Baptiste Oudry established himself as the preeminent painter in France of hunts, animals, still lifes, and landscapes. Oudry’s Painted Menagerie focuses on a suite of eleven life-size portraits of exotic animals from the royal menagerie at Versailles, painted by Oudry between 1739 and 1752. These paintings eventually found their way into the ducal collection in Schwerin, Germany. Among them is the magnificent portrait of Clara, an Indian rhinoceros who became a celebrity in mid-eighteenth-century Europe. Her portrait has been out of public view for more than a century, and it is presented here in its newly conserved state.

Painted Caves

Painted Caves

Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

  • Author: Andrew J. Lawson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199698228
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 446
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Written from an archaeological perspective, Painted Caves is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the oldest art of Western Europe: the very ancient paintings found in caves. Lawson offers an up to date overview of the geographical distribution of the sites and their significance within the varied network of Palaeolithic art.

Painted images of Cuzco's Corpus Christi

Painted images of Cuzco's Corpus Christi

social conflict and cultural strategy in viceregal Peru

  • Author: Carolyn Sue Dean
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 924
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On a Painted Ocean

On a Painted Ocean

Art of the Seven Seas

  • Author: Peter Neill,James Randall,Suzanne Demisch,Gareth L. Steen
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814757871
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 188
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On a Painted Ocean - Art of the Seven Seas, is a book that boldly sets forth for our consideration, enjoyment and edification more than 150 maritime images that take the reader on a cultural and philosophical voyage that circumnavigates the globe. The images in this remarkable volume comprise a subjective choice of marine art selected from world culture. In it, we find the terrible beauty of storms, the stark horror of war, the exotic interplay in ports of call, the efficiency and interdependence of ocean commerce, the cornucopia of the sea's bounty and the spirit of challenge, adventure, achievement and innovation that characterizes humankind's relationship with the sea through the ages. From the artifacts of the past to the abstractions of the present, the book includes some stirringly familiar masterpieces, and it also showcases lesser-known and often-dazzling works that broaden our notion of the maritime genre. There are images that memorialize events, and objects from the mundane to the esoteric such as an ancient Greek bowl, an illustration from a classic sea novel, tapestries, maps, illuminated manuscripts, advertising ephemera and even a birth certificate. On a Painted Ocean is bound together as an unfolding whole by Peter Neill's short, compelling essays. These tracts are both philosophical and poetic, affecting in their beauty and insight.

From Plain to Painted

From Plain to Painted

  • Author: Christine Thornton
  • Publisher: Leisure Arts
  • ISBN: 1601404980
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 68
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Did you know that just about everything you see in your local craft store can be painted? Dishes, tote bags, furniture, glassware, metal canisters, and more can be painted! Chris Thornton-Deason explains how to paint on any surface in this information-packed guide. Full-size patterns included. Just imagine all the hand-painted gifts and decorative accessories you can create. Let's get painting — absolutely everything! 36 projects: Bathroom Shell Ensemble; Bon Appétit Canvases; Country Pitcher; Rooster Bucket; Dancing on Moonbeams Nursery Decor; Flowered Birdhouse; Geranium Magazine Holder; Geometric Glassware; Mom & Me Denim Totes; Snowball Blossom Decor; Paisley Cropper Tote; Wedding Ensemble; and Flower Tiles.

Shogun's Painted Culture

Shogun's Painted Culture

Fear and Creativity in the Japanese States, 1760-1829

  • Author: Timon Screech
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861896883
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 312
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In this penetrating analysis of a little-explored area of Japanese cultural history, Timon Screech reassesses the career of the chief minister Matsudaira Sadanobu, who played a key role in defining what we think of as Japanese culture today. Aware of how visual representations could support or undermine regimes, Sadanobu promoted painting to advance his own political aims and improve the shogunate's image. As an antidote to the hedonistic ukiyo-e, or floating world, tradition, which he opposed, Sadanobu supported attempts to construct a new approach to painting modern life. At the same time, he sought to revive historical and literary painting, favouring such artists as the flamboyant, innovative Maruyama Okyo. After the city of Kyoto was destroyed by fire in 1788, its reconstruction provided the stage for the renewal of Japan's iconography of power, the consummation of the 'shogun's painted culture'. “Screech’s ideas are fascinating, often brilliant, and well grounded. . . . [Shogun’s Painted Culture] presents a thorough analysis of aspects of the early modern Japanese world rarely observed in such detail and never before treated to such an eloquent handling in the English language.”—CAA Reviews “[A] stylishly written and provocative cultural history.”—Monumenta Nipponica “As in his admirable Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820, Screech lavishes learning and scholarly precision, but remains colloquial in thought and eminently readable.”—Japan Times Timon Screech is Senior Lecturer in the history of Japanese art at SOAS, University of London, and Senior Research Associate at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. He is the author of several books on Japanese history and culture, including Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan 1700–1820 (Reaktion, 1999).