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Shanes, Eric

Overview
Works: 166 works in 555 publications in 5 languages and 15,443 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Biography  Juvenile works  Catalogs  History  Pictorial works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Editor, Secretary, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: ND1942.T8, 759.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Shanes
Constantin Brancusi by Eric Shanes( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of nineteenth-century Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, and includes statements from the artist, notes on technique, a chronology, and over one hundred illustrations
Turner : the great watercolours by Eric Shanes( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is published to accompany the Royal Academy's unparalleled survey of Turner's watercolours
Turner's picturesque views in England and Wales, 1825-1838 by J. M. W Turner( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Beal by Eric Shanes( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Beal first attained prominence in the early 1960s when he was one of the first American artists to renounce abstract expressionism for realist painting, feeling that he was raising rather than lowering the stakes of his art by doing so. Since then the artist has, in author Eric Shanes's words, "mined a rich vein of representation, which has usually demonstrated a fine sense of observation, an inventive painterliness, an acute responsiveness to shape and pattern, the ability to create dynamic compositional structures, and always the willingness to take artistic risks rather than languish in a single mode of picture making. Moreover, in his best works, Beal's pushing of representational forms to their interface with abstraction has been responsible for the creation of some of the most striking and unusual images of the period." Jack Beal, the first monograph on this leading American artist, surveys his entire oeuvre to date, including paintings, murals, drawings, and prints, beginning with what he himself regards as his first important picture, The Saw (1964). Beal's increasing desire "to make the world inside the canvas nearly as real as the world beyond it," to make the pictorial space as believable as real space, coincided with a decision to tackle narrative in his work - an unfashionable stance and another way of raising the stakes of his art. This combination resulted in a painting of a mythological subject which was also, perhaps more significantly, his first major treatment of the reclining female nude, Danae I of 1965. Through the next decade Beal painted a series of nudes that includes many of his most important paintings; the series concluded and culminated in a second treatment of Danae in 1972. Usually these nudes are set amid complex patterns and shapes including both setting and still-life details. Beal's oeuvre also includes still-lifes done for their own sake; portraits; landscapes; allegories, such as a series on the Virtues and Vices; and a group of murals on the history of labor commissioned by the United States government's General Services Administration to adorn the new Labor Department Building in Washington - the first such project sponsored by the federal government since the great spate of commissions during the 1930s. Through all the artist's work run his passionate moralism and sensuality, which combine with a consummate grasp of his craft to provide works that resonate with visual poetry and emotional density. Shanes concludes his survey of Jack Beal's life and work: "He has been responsible for a serious body of work, and at his best he has created images of complexity and feeling, pictures that have certainly placed representationalism back on the agenda of serious art ... And in his best paintings he has given us rich images that enjoy the power equally to delight us visually, move us emotionally, and stimulate us intellectually." Jack Beal reproduces all of the artist's most important works, including sixty-four in full color, conveying a range and balance of colors of extraordinary freshness and richness. They are accompanied by a major essay written by Shanes, a bibliography, biographical outline, lists of exhibitions and public collections, and index
Impressionist London by Eric Shanes( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vividly written and elegantly designed, this book is filled with exquisite paintings and rare archival images as well as lively commentaries by artists and literary observers. It perfectly captures the flavor of Impressionist London and the lives of the painters it profoundly inspired
The golden age of watercolours : the Hickman Bacon collection by Eric Shanes( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Watercolour flourished as an artistic medium in late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England. Its transparency afforded both rich colour and exact tonal control, while its portability, speed of drying and relative technical ease permitted direct contact with nature, as well as great expressivity. The spontaneity of watercolour made it the perfect medium for capturing the fleeting light and weather effects of Britain, and, because of it, there arose a group of painters who put English art on the global cultural map." "These 'Golden Age' watercolourists included John Robert Cozens, Thomas Girtin, J.M.W. Turner, John Sell Cotman, David Cox and Peter de Wint. Cozens expanded the spatial breadth and character of landscape images, influencing both Girtin and Turner. Turner used watercolour to search for future images, producing a body of work that prefigures abstract painting. For Cotman, watercolour permitted a highly lucid method of representing reality, while it allowed Cox great expressiveness and de Wint the ability to find his imagery within the very act of painting itself. Such later artists as Louis Francia, Richard Parkes Bonington, Thomas Shotter Boys, William James Miller and John Frederick Lewis equally employed watercolour in the most virtuosic ways possible."--Jacket
Turner by Eric Shanes( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie van de Engelse landschapsschilder (1775-1851)
Turner's human landscape by Eric Shanes( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner's rivers, harbours, and coasts by Eric Shanes( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pop art tradition : responding to mass-culture by Eric Shanes( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a radically new perspective on the so-called 'Pop Art' creative dynamic that has been around since the 1950s. It does so by enhancing the term 'Pop Art' which has always been recognised as a misnomer, for it obscures far more than it clarifies. Instead, the book connects all the art in question to mass-culture which has always provided its core inspiration. Above all, the book suggests that this Mass-Culture Art has created a new Modernist tradition which is still flourishing. The book traces that tradition through the forty or more years since Pop/Mass-Culture Art first came into being in the 1950s, and locates it within its larger historical context. Naturally the book discusses the major contributors to the Pop/Mass-Culture Art tradition right up to the present, in the process including a number of artists who have never previously been connected with so-called 'Pop Art' but who have always been primarily interested in mass-culture, and who are therefore partially or totally connected with Pop/Mass-Culture Art. The book reproduces in colour and discusses in great detail over 150 of the key works of the Pop/Mass-Culture Art tradition. Often this involves the close reading of images whose meaning has largely escaped understanding previously. The result is a book that qualitatively is fully on a level with Eric Shanes's other best-selling and award-winning writings."--Publisher's website
Pop art by Eric Shanes( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a new perspective on the Pop Art creative dynamic that has been around since the 1950s. Pop art challenged tradition by asserting that an artist's use of the mass-produced visual commodities of popular culture is contiguous with the perspective of fine art. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. It is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion upon them. The book discusses the major contributors to the Pop/Mass-Culture Art tradition right up to the present, including a number of artists who have never previously been associated with so-called Pop Art but whose work showed a strong interest in mass-culture. The book reproduces over 150 of the key works of the Pop/Mass-Culture Art tradition, allowing the reader to have a closer look and better understanding of these images
The life and masterworks of Salvador Dalí by Eric Shanes( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Life and Masterworks of Salvador Dali, Eric Shanes explores the rise and fall of Dali, setting his art in the context of his life and paying special attention to Dali's most important years: the late 1920s and the 1930s. Then Eric Shanes perceptively analyses the 149 works reproduced in colour that, along the commentaries, fully reveal the range of Dali's invention and vision
Andy Warhol by Eric Shanes( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As well as one of the leading figures in the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol was a painter, printmaker, occasional sculptor and filmmaker, whose work carried on the tradition of Dadaism which questioned the very validity of art itself. He used images, objects and their means of production to draw parallels with cultural processes. By means of a variety of techniques, but principally through choice of images, repetition, isolation and use of colour, Warhol makes us aware of contemporary materialism, political manipulation, economic exploitation, conspicuous consumption, media hero-worshi
Salvador Dalí by Eric Shanes( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) is best known for his unique and striking style with an extraordinary repertoire reaching out across film, painting, photography, and sculpture. Whilst his name may be most commonly associated with Surrealism, Dalí consummately displayed mastery over such broad genres as classical, modernist, and Cubist styles. A crucial figure in art history, Dalí has inspired countless literary works and this edifying Best Of volume gives readers a fascinating insight into the life and career highlights of one of art's most controversial and exciting pioneers."--Amazon.com
Turner : the life and masterworks by Eric Shanes( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation J M W Turner was a prolific master born to a barber in Covent Garden in 1775. When he died in 1851, he left over 19,000 artworks. Selecting which to include in this book was a major feat in itself. Turner was a Romantic when it came to landscapes, with an inimitable flair for seascapes, and was a pioneer of new techniques to create tone and hue, deeply impressed by Goethe's theory of colours. It took a great art critic named John Ruskin to interpret his works in full. Turner was also a successful art gallery owner, professor of the Royal Academy and tireless traveller who invariably returned home to England laden with outstanding artworks from abroad, especially Venice. With a keen eye for dramatic angle, he also documented on canvas the Battle of Waterloo, the fire that devoured Parliament and other major historical events of his time. Today his works figure in the collections of the most famous museums in London, Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC
Turner's England, 1810-38 by Eric Shanes( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Life and Masterworks of J.M.W. Turner (Temporis) by Eric Shanes( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prolific master J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden in 1775 and has left over 19,000 artworks that have eventually given to the fog of London its Turnerian savour. Turner was one of the most important Romantic when it came to landscapes, with an inimitable flair for seascapes, and a pioneer of mixing tone and hue. Today his works figure in the collections of the top museums of London, New York and Washington DC
 
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Constantin Brancusi
Alternative Names
エリック・シェインズ

シェインズ, エリック

シェーンズ, エリック

Languages
English (177)

French (20)

Italian (3)

German (2)

Dutch (1)

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Turner : the great watercoloursImpressionist LondonThe golden age of watercolours : the Hickman Bacon collectionThe Pop art tradition : responding to mass-culturePop artThe life and masterworks of Salvador DalíAndy WarholTurner : the life and masterworksThe Life and Masterworks of J.M.W. Turner (Temporis)