In ART, General

A concise selection of our favourite art-related reads for this month; for a well-rounded art education, and for an equally compelling coffee-table aesthetic.

Leonardo. The Complete Paintings and Drawings. By Frank Zöllner and Johannes Nathan, published by Taschen books. Photo source: Taschen website.
Leonardo. The Complete Paintings and Drawings. By Frank Zöllner and Johannes Nathan, published by Taschen books. Photo source: Taschen website.

On the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s death, Taschen presents an extensive tribute to the artist’s life and work, including surviving and lost paintings. Through stunningly detailed images, Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterful skills come to life with every page.

Mona Hatoum by Christine van Assche. Photo source: tate website.
Mona Hatoum by Christine van Assche. Photo source: tate website.

A re-published edition, by Tate, including eight new essays, an introduction by curator Clarrie Wallis, the survey looks at Hatoum’s work, from theory to practice. The contemporary artist’s works are presented in 250 pristine images, showing her chefs d’oeuvres.

Rembrandt: The Complete Paintings. By Volker Manuth, Marieke de Winkel, and Rudie van Leeuwen. Photo source: Taschen website.
Rembrandt: The Complete Paintings. By Volker Manuth, Marieke de Winkel, and Rudie van Leeuwen. Photo source: Taschen website.

For his 350th anniversary of his death, the prestigious Taschen has gathered the 17th century Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn’s 330 intricate paintings in an XXL-sized monograph as an impactful tribute. A rich collection of portraits, and biblical scenes radiating masterful technique, and raw human emotion.

Andy Warhol: The Impossible Collection by Eric Shiner. Photo source: Assouline.
Andy Warhol: The Impossible Collection by Eric Shiner. Photo source: Assouline.

Eric Shiner, a Warhol expert and former Andy Warhol Museum director, curates 100 works of the late artist’s explosive pop-art, from the popular Marilyn Diptych, to lesser known, and perhaps never-before-seen works of paintings, prints, sculptures, films, and photographs, all condensed in a luxurious Assouline publication.

The Stort of the Bauhaus by Frances Ambler. Photo source: Octopus website.
The Stort of the Bauhaus by Frances Ambler. Photo source: Octopus website.

For the movement’s 100th anniversary, 100 personalities, designs, ideas, and events were collected in Ambler’s lavishly illustrated book, to tell the story of the revolutionary Bauhaus art movement.

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