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Nymphs and Satyr, by William Bouguereau (Detail)
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by Paul Ripley
2003-01-01

Frederick Leighton was one of England's best painters in all of history, a favorite of Queen Victoria, and even a Peer, this pivotal figure's life deserves more attention by all lovers of great art. This biography is a good start if you would like to become more acquainted with this unappreciated master.

by Vern Grosvenor Swanson, Ph.D.
2001-01-01

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was one of the finest painters of the victorian period. He was particularly noted for his meticulous study of Greek and Roman history, his excellent rendering of translucent substances like marble, his tight rendering, and brilliant use of light and color. The author is a top scholar of Alma-Tadema and has written some excellent monographs on the artist.

Translated by Kingsley Owen and Juan C. Martinez
by Damien Bartoli, with Fred Ross
2002-01-01

William Bouguereau is by a significant margin the most popular artist in the ARC Museum. His brilliant selection of subject matter, thoughtful selection of detail, and attentive technical skills are easy to see, but the details of his life take a little explaining. Damien Bartoli is a leading Bouguereau scholar and co-author of the Bouguereau Catalog Raisonné.

by Vern Grosvenor Swanson, Ph.D.
2002-01-01

John Godward was among the best neoclassical painters but he lived into the modern era when that kind of painting was much criticized. This extensive biography is by a top expert on his underappreciated master.

by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
2002-01-01

This classic technical work was long out of print and almost lost when ARC found a copy and put it online for all to see. The author was a student of William Bouguereau and it contains an account of many of the details of Bouguereau's methods.


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