Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Portrait of an Unknown Woman
Author: Vanora Bennett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Artists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Portrait of an Unknown Lady

Portrait of an Unknown Lady
Author: Maria Gainza
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-03-03
ISBN: 1473597269
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Portrait of an Unknown Lady Book Excerpt:

In this dazzling story of art and illusion, secrets and schemes, who is to be trusted - and what is real? From the internationally acclaimed author of Optic Nerve, a New York Times Notable Book 2019 'A writer who feels immediately important' Observer At a hotel in Buenos Aires, a woman checks in under a pseudonym. She wears a black fur shawl and has no luggage. She is alone. Over the coming days and nights, she tells a story, which begins with a secret shared in a local bath house, revealing art forgery and fraud on a dazzling scale. At its heart is an enigmatic genius who for years forged portraits of the city's elite, before disappearing without trace. It is a story of influence and intrigue, in which nothing is as it seems. We're not to expect 'names, numbers or dates', she cautions, but a more subtle kind of reckoning... Told in a mordant, irresistible voice and full of sharp surprises, Portrait of an Unknown Lady is a captivating enquiry into what we mean by 'authenticity', in life as in art. At once poised and capricious, elegant and bold, it is a thrilling exploration of the relationships between what is lived, what is told, what is remembered, and what is real. Translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead

Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Portrait of an Unknown Woman
Author: Vanora Bennett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780857573704
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Portrait of an Unknown Woman
Author: Vanora Bennett
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061749672
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Portrait of an Unknown Woman Book Excerpt:

The year is 1527. The great portraitist Hans Holbein, who has fled the reformation in Europe, is making his first trip to England under commission to Sir Thomas More. In the course of six years, Holbein will become a close friend to the More family and paint two nearly identical family portraits. But closer examination of the paintings reveals that the second holds several mysteries... Set against the turmoil, intrigue and, tragedy of Henry VIII's court, Portrait of an Unknown Woman vividly evokes sixteenth-century England on the verge of enormous change. As the Protestant Reformation sweeps across Europe to lap at England's shores, relations between her king and the Catholic Church begin to plummet-driven by Henry VIII's insatiable need for a male heir and the urgings of his cunning mistress Anne Boleyn-and heresy begins to take hold. As tensions rise, Henry VIII turns to his most trusted servant and defender of Catholic orthodoxy, Sir Thomas More to keep peace in England, but soon the entire More family find their own lives at risk. At the center of Portrait of an Unknown Woman is Meg Gigg's, Sir Thomas More's twenty-three year old adopted daughter. Intelligent, headstrong, and tender-hearted, Meg has been schooled in the healing arts. And though she is devoted to her family, events conspire that will cause Meg to question everything she thought she knew-including the desires of her own heart. As the danger to More and his family increases, two men will vie for Meg's affections: John Clement, her former tutor and More's protégé who shares Meg's passion for medicine, but whose true identity will become unclear, and the great Holbein, who's artistic vision will forever alter her understanding of the world. With a striking sense of period detail Portrait of an Unknown Woman is an unforgettable story of sin and religion, desire and deception. It is the story of a young woman on the brink of sensual awakening and of a country on the edge of mayhem.

Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Portrait of an Unknown Woman
Author: Vanora Bennett
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007-04-03
ISBN: 9780061251832
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Portrait of an Unknown Woman Book Excerpt:

The year is 1527. The great portraitist Hans Holbein, who has fled the reformation in Europe, is making his first trip to England under commission to Sir Thomas More. In the course of six years, Holbein will become a close friend to the More family and paint two nearly identical family portraits. But closer examination of the paintings reveals that the second holds several mysteries... Set against the turmoil, intrigue and, tragedy of Henry VIII's court, Portrait of an Unknown Woman vividly evokes sixteenth-century England on the verge of enormous change. As the Protestant Reformation sweeps across Europe to lap at England's shores, relations between her king and the Catholic Church begin to plummet-driven by Henry VIII's insatiable need for a male heir and the urgings of his cunning mistress Anne Boleyn-and heresy begins to take hold. As tensions rise, Henry VIII turns to his most trusted servant and defender of Catholic orthodoxy, Sir Thomas More to keep peace in England, but soon the entire More family find their own lives at risk. At the center of Portrait of an Unknown Woman is Meg Gigg's, Sir Thomas More's twenty-three year old adopted daughter. Intelligent, headstrong, and tender-hearted, Meg has been schooled in the healing arts. And though she is devoted to her family, events conspire that will cause Meg to question everything she thought she knew-including the desires of her own heart. As the danger to More and his family increases, two men will vie for Meg's affections: John Clement, her former tutor and More's protégé who shares Meg's passion for medicine, but whose true identity will become unclear, and the great Holbein, who's artistic vision will forever alter her understanding of the world. With a striking sense of period detail Portrait of an Unknown Woman is an unforgettable story of sin and religion, desire and deception. It is the story of a young woman on the brink of sensual awakening and of a country on the edge of mayhem.

Studio Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Studio Portrait of an Unknown Woman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studio Portrait of an Unknown Woman Book Excerpt:

Description: Glamorous studio portrait of unknown woman. Her left arm is raised and a wedding band is visible on her ring finger. Unknown location.

Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Portrait of an Unknown Woman
Author: Daniel Silva
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2022-07-19
ISBN: 0062834924
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In a spellbinding new masterpiece by #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva, Gabriel Allon undertakes a high-stakes search for the greatest art forger who ever lived Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon has at long last severed ties with Israeli intelligence and settled quietly in Venice, the only place where he has ever truly known peace. His beautiful wife, Chiara, has taken over the day-to-day management of the Tiepolo Restoration Company, and their two young children are discreetly enrolled in a neighborhood scuola elementare. For his part, Gabriel spends his days wandering the streets and canals of the watery city, bidding farewell to the demons of his tragic, violent past. But when the eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood asks Gabriel to investigate the circumstances surrounding the rediscovery and lucrative sale of a centuries-old painting, he is drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse where nothing is as it seems. Gabriel soon discovers that the work in question, a portrait of an unidentified woman attributed to Sir Anthony van Dyck, is almost certainly a fiendishly clever fake. To find the mysterious figure who painted it—and uncover a multibillion-dollar fraud at the pinnacle of the art world—Gabriel conceives one of the most elaborate deceptions of his career. If it is to succeed, he must become the very mirror image of the man he seeks: the greatest art forger the world has ever known. Stylish, sophisticated, and ingeniously plotted, Portrait of an Unknown Woman is a wildly entertaining journey through the dark side of the art world—a place where unscrupulous dealers routinely deceive their customers and deep-pocketed investors treat great paintings as though they were just another asset class to be bought and sold at a profit. From its elegant opening to the shocking twists of its climax, the novel is a tour de force of storytelling and one of the finest pieces of heist fiction ever written. And it is still more proof that, when it comes to international intrigue and suspense, Daniel Silva has no equal.

History s Beauties

History s Beauties
Author: Lara Perry
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780754630814
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History s Beauties Book Excerpt:

The 'beauties' - women of note - who were welcomed to the National Portrait Gallery's early collection were those whose lives and portraits were recognized as significant to the 'civil, ecclesiastical and literary history of the nation'. This brief was interpreted to include figures as diverse as the devout Lady Margaret Beaufort, and the entertaining Lady Emma Hamilton. History's Beauties, the first detailed study of this collection, maps a culture of femininity that reframes the Victorian fascination with women's domestic and sentimental presence by locating it within a Parliament-centred 'national' culture.

Woods Lanyer Woman Poet C

Woods Lanyer  Woman Poet C
Author: Susanne Woods
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1999-08-05
ISBN: 9780195124842
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woods Lanyer Woman Poet C Book Excerpt:

Aemilia Bassano Lanyer sought public fame as a poet in 1611, at the height of the largely misogynistic reign of James I. This book situates her life and work among the major poets of Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

The Countess of Rudolstadt

The Countess of Rudolstadt
Author: George Sand
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 614
Release: 1847
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: French fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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English Travellers to Venice 1450 1600

English Travellers to Venice 1450    1600
Author: Michael G. Brennan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2022-02-24
ISBN: 1000528340
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Travellers to Venice 1450 1600 Book Excerpt:

English Travellers to Venice 1450 –1600 contains 35 separate accounts (with 27 colour and 45 black and white illustrations) of the experiences of a wide range of English travellers to Venice. These accounts, drawn from contemporary manuscript and printed sources, provide vivid impressions of the challenges and hardships endured by visitors to the city and of the complexities of Anglo-Venetian relations during the pre- and post-Reformation periods. They also communicate these travellers’ sense of wonder at the city’s grandeur and artistic treasures and their enduring fascination with Venice’s republican government, political structures and Mediterranean possessions. These travellers include pilgrims, scholars, religious exiles, ambassadors, English courtiers and noblemen, eccentric and renegade characters, seafarers and an undercover intelligence gatherer during the late 1580s for Sir Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth’s ‘spymaster’. This volume’s introduction assesses elements of Anglo-Venetian contacts between 1450 and 1600 and examines some specific topics, such as: the leading role of Venetian naval experts in attempts in 1545 to salvage Henry VIII’s flagship the Mary Rose; a first-hand account by an English visitor’s servant of the disastrous and lethal 1575–7 outbreak of the plague at Venice; and, during the build-up to the Spanish Armada, the impressive international reach of the Venetian intelligence service which enabled the doge and Council to remain well informed about both Spanish and English plans. In addition to the colour plates, illustrating the brilliant artistic achievements of Venetian art by Bellini, Carpaccio, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto, the volume includes a selection of engravings of Venetian life from the renowned collections of Giacomo Franco. A wide range of illustrations is also included from important early maps of Venice, by Erhard Reuwich for Bernard von Breydenbach’s Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam (1486), Hartmann Schedel’s Liber chronicarum (1493), Jacopo de’ Barbari’s aerial view of Venice (1500) and the stunning map of Venice in Civitates orbis terrarum (1572–1617) by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg. Perhaps most remarkable is that many of the locations, buildings, religious objects and artistic treasures described in this volume may still be seen today by visitors to this unique Italian city, renowned for centuries as ‘La Serenissima’.

Mothers of Invention

Mothers of Invention
Author: Miléna Santoro
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2002-06-26
ISBN: 0773570268
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mothers of Invention Book Excerpt:

Santoro elucidates notoriously difficult works by the four "mothers of invention" studied - Cixous and Hyvrard from France, and Gagnon and Brossard from Quebec - showing how the rethinking of images associated with femininity and motherhood, a disruptive approach to language, and a subversive relation to novelistic conventions characterize these writers' search for a writing that will best express women's desires and dreams. Mothers of Invention situates such ideologically motivated textual practices within the avant-garde tradition, even as it suggests how women's experimental writings collectively transform our understanding of that tradition. Santoro makes clear the shared ethical and aesthetic commitments that nourished a transatlantic community whose contribution to mainstream literature and cultural productions, including postmodernism, is still being felt today.

Shakespeare s Lost Kingdom

Shakespeare s Lost Kingdom
Author: Charles Beauclerk
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN: 0802197140
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare s Lost Kingdom Book Excerpt:

“A book for anyone who loves Shakespeare . . . One of the most scandalous and potentially revolutionary theories about the authorship of these immortal works” (Mark Rylance, First Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre). It is perhaps the greatest story never told: the truth behind the most enduring works of literature in the English language, perhaps in any language. Who was William Shakespeare? Critically acclaimed historian Charles Beauclerk has spent more than two decades researching the authorship question, and if the plays were discovered today, he argues, we would see them for what they are—shocking political works written by a court insider, someone with the monarch’s indulgence, shielded from repression in an unstable time of armada and reformation. But the author’s identity was quickly swept under the rug after his death. The official history—of an uneducated merchant writing in near obscurity, and of a virginal queen married to her country—dominated for centuries. Shakespeare’s Lost Kingdom delves deep into the conflicts and personalities of Elizabethan England, as well as the plays themselves, to tell the true story of the “Soul of the Age.” “Beauclerk’s learned, deep scholarship, compelling research, engaging style and convincing interpretation won me completely. He has made me view the whole Elizabethan world afresh. The plays glow with new life, exciting and real, infused with the soul of a man too long denied his inheritance.” —Sir Derek Jacobi

Raphael and the Redefinition of Art in Renaissance Italy

Raphael and the Redefinition of Art in Renaissance Italy
Author: Robert Williams
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN: 1107131502
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raphael and the Redefinition of Art in Renaissance Italy Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive re-assessment of Raphael's artistic achievement and the ways in which it transformed the idea of what art is.

The Da Vinci Women

The Da Vinci Women
Author: Kia Vahland
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN: 0762496428
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Da Vinci Women Book Excerpt:

This new biographical look at Leonardo da Vinci explores the Renaissance master's groundbreaking portrayal of women which forever changed the way the female form is depicted. Leonardo da Vinci was a revolutionary thinker, artist, and inventor who has been written about and celebrated for centuries. Lesser known, however, is his revolutionary and empowering portrayal of the modern female centuries before the first women's liberation movements. Before da Vinci, portraits of women in Italy were still, impersonal, and mostly shown in profile. Leonardo pushed the boundaries of female depiction having several of his female subjects, including his Mona Lisa, gaze at the viewer, giving them an authority which was withheld from women at the time. Art historian and journalist Kia Vahland recounts Leonardo's entire life from April 15, 1452, as a child born out of wedlock in Vinci up through his death on May 2, 1519, in the French castle of von Cloux. Included throughout are 80 sketches and paintings showcasing Leonardo's approach to the female form (including anatomical sketches of birth) and other artwork as well as examples from other artists from the 15th and 16th centuries. Vahland explains how artists like Raphael, Giorgione, and the young Titan were influenced by da Vinci's women while Michelangelo, da Vinci's main rival, created masculine images of woman that counters Leonardo's depictions.

Embroidery Most Sumptuously Wrought Dutch Embroidery Designs In The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

Embroidery Most Sumptuously Wrought   Dutch Embroidery Designs In The Metropolitan Museum of Art  New York
Author: Patricia Wardle
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2011-10-26
ISBN: 1447491084
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embroidery Most Sumptuously Wrought Dutch Embroidery Designs In The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Book Excerpt:

“Embroidery Most Sumptuously Wrought” takes a look at historical Dutch embroidery, focusing on exquisite examples contemporarily held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Including interesting historical information as well as expert descriptions and analyses, this profusely-illustrated volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the fascinating history of embroidery and fine needlework. Contents include: “Embroidery”, “Embroidery Most Sumptuously Wrought”, “Patricia Wardle”, and “Notes”. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on embroidery.

I Am the Brother of XX

I Am the Brother of XX
Author: Fleur Jaeggy
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 0811225992
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am the Brother of XX Book Excerpt:

As concentrated as bullets, new stories by the inimitable Fleur Jaeggy Fleur Jaeggy is often noted for her terse and telegraphic style, which somehow brews up a profound paradox that seems bent on haunting the reader: despite a sort of zero-at-the-bone baseline, her fiction is weirdly also incredibly moving. How does she do it? No one knows. But here, in her newest collection, I Am the Brother of XX, she does it again. Like a magician or a master criminal, who can say how she gets away with it, but whether the stories involve famous writers (Calvino, Ingeborg Bachmann, Joseph Brodsky) or baronesses or 13th-century visionaries or tormented siblings bred up in elite Swiss boarding schools, they somehow steal your heart. And they don’t rest at that, but endlessly disturb your mind.

Reader s Companion to The Death of Shakespeare

Reader s Companion to The Death of Shakespeare
Author: Jon Benson
Publsiher: eBook Partnership
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2016-02-22
ISBN: 0997089911
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reader s Companion to The Death of Shakespeare Book Excerpt:

The Death of Shakespeare is a novel that imagines how the Earl of Oxford and William Shakespeare came to be partners in the creation of the plays people think were written by William. The book contains hand drawn maps and eight lineage charts of noble families involved in the background of the plays.The Reader's Companion to The Death of Shakespeare - Part One is a separate publication containing research keyed to each chapter in The Death of Shakespeare that explains the factual basis for the novel. There are more facts in The Death of Shakespeare than any recent "e;biography"e; of the man from Stratford.

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic
Author: William Hughes,David Punter,Andrew Smith
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN: 1119210410
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic Book Excerpt:

The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly-commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field Arranged in A-Z format across two fully cross-referenced volumes Represents the definitive reference guide to all aspects of the Gothic Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre Extends beyond a purely literary analysis to explore Gothic elements of film, music, drama, art, and architecture. Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture

Eleanor Cameron

Eleanor Cameron
Author: Paul V. Allen
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN: 1496814517
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eleanor Cameron Book Excerpt:

Eleanor Cameron (1912-1996) was an innovative and genre-defying author of children's fiction and children's literature criticism. From her beginnings as a librarian, Cameron went on to become a prominent and respected voice in children's literature, writing one of the most beloved children's science fiction novels of all time, The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet, and later winning the National Book Award for her time fantasy The Court of the Stone Children. In addition, Eleanor Cameron played an often vocal role in critical debates about children's literature. She was one of the first authors to take up literary criticism of children's novels and published two influential books of criticism, including The Green and Burning Tree. One of Cameron's most notable acts of criticism came in 1973, when she wrote a scathing critique of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Dahl responded in kind, and the result was a fiery imbroglio within the pages of the Horn Book Magazine. Yet despite her many accomplishments, most of Cameron's books went out of print by the end of her life, and her star faded. This biography aims to reinsert Cameron into the conversation by taking an in-depth look at her tumultuous early life in Ohio and California, her unforgettably forceful personality and criticism, and her graceful, heartfelt novels. The biography includes detailed analysis of the creative process behind each of her published works and how Cameron's feminism, environmentalism, and strong sense of ethics are reflected in and represented by her writings. Drawn from over twenty interviews, thousands of letters, and several unpublished manuscripts in her personal papers, Eleanor Cameron is a tour of the most exciting and creative periods of American children's literature through the experience of one of its valiant purveyors and champions.