Author: Flame Tree Studio, Genre: , Total Page: 144, Publisher: , ISBN: 1787558398

Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Sketch Books Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. The thick paper stock makes them perfect for sketching and drawing. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Johannes Vermeer: Girl With a Pearl Earring. The grand master of portraiture, Johannes Vermeer, was a pivotal figure of the Dutch Golden Age. Girl with a Pearl Earring depicts the fresh-faced beauty of a young woman, simply but strikingly adorned in a turban and luminous pearl. Her intimate and direct gaze enhances the energy of the portrait and offsets the dark, understated colour scheme. An enigmatic and seductive atmosphere swirls around her, while the subject remains forever still for the viewer to admire.

Author: Tracy Chevalier, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 244, Publisher: Penguin, ISBN: 0452282152

The New York Times bestselling novel by the author of A Single Thread and At the Edge of the Orchard Translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, starring Scarlett Johanson and Colin Firth Tracy Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly-imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius . . . even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.

Author: Lea van der Vinde, Genre: Art, Total Page: 143, Publisher: Prestel Pub, ISBN: 3791352253

This volume will mark the first time Johannes Vermeer's iconic painting will be seen in the Southeast. The painting headlines the exhibition, which highlights the artistic genius of Dutch Golden Age painters, including Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals and Jan Steen, through the presentation of more than 35 exceptional works. Through landscapes and portraits, this book will explore the idea that Dutch artists more readily embraced paintings of everyday subjects than their southern European contemporaries, focusing on capturing commonplace scenes of daily life. Dutch artists not only recorded representations of the domestic interior, still lifes and boisterous crowds, but often imbued these scenes with moral undertones and humorous, sarcastic wit. (Exhibition: High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA (22.6.-29.9.2013)).

Author: Penny Quill, Genre: , Total Page: 124, Publisher: Independently Published, ISBN: 1076323243

Are you always forgetting your friend's, family's and other contact information including addresses, phone numbers, birthdays website logins, usernames and passwords? Do you have lots of sticky notes, old envelopes or labels around the house to remember them? Would you like to find a better way? Johannes Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earring is a discreet combined password notebook with places for addresses, telephone numbers and even birthdays that is disguised as a book about artwork by Johannes Vermeer. Add all your website information in one handy place to organize your offline and internet life. Increased Security The attractive design is a password journal and address book with a difference. The cover is a Johannes Vermeer picture and it was created so that opportunist thieves shouldn't know what it is at a glance. The words password book or security are not on the cover. This means that you can hide it in plain sight on your bookshelf at home with other books. Take a Look Inside to see how this alphabetized journal combines: an address book, a password book and.a phone book. What you can expect from this internet password organizer and contacts book: Tabbed effect alphabetical pages Are you looking for a password book with tabs? Johannes Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earring is a password journal with printed alphabetical tabs running down the edge of the pages. Flick the pages to find your passwords quickly and easily. Disguised cover to make it not so obvious what it contains There are several password logbooks on the market but this one was created so it could be hidden in plain sight. It looks like a book about a Johannes Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earring image from the outside but inside there are 2 boxes for your login information on each page. Other passwords books by Ceri Clark/Penny Quill contain 3 boxes per page but each box in this book contains extra sections for telephone numbers and address information. Section on creating secure passwords There are risks to however a password is stored. These can be from online thieves or opportunist burglars. At the front of Johannes Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earring is a brief section for creating a secure password that can be written down but can't be used by someone who has the book (unless you tell them the extra password information needed). Notes and other pages to add other useful information like software licenses There is a section at the back to add information that won't fit in the usual password boxes. There are notes pages but also places to add home network settings and license information. If you have a friend coming around who wants to use the WiFi, just add it in here and you will be able to instantly find it when you need it. More space to write in your information This handy-sized password keeper is 6 inches wide by 9 inches high for more space to write in your login information. There are 2 boxes per page. It has plenty of space to write in all the information you need.Never struggle to find your contact information again! If you are looking for a password logbook, an address book with tabs or you just love art by Vermeer, look no further!

Author: Golding Notebooks, Genre: , Total Page: 112, Publisher: Independently Published, ISBN: 1096217155

Johannes Vermeer is estimated to have painted Girl with a Pearl Earring (Meisje met de parel in Dutch) in 1665. The Dutch public named it the most beautiful painting in the Netherlands in 2006, and since 1902 it has been in The Hague Mauritshuis (Maurice House in English) art museum collection. Features of this journal are: 6x9in, 110 pages lined (standard, B&W) on both sides front title and owner's contact details page cover soft, matte This elegantly simple journal - which will make wonderful Johannes Vermeer gifts for women and men and children - presents a uniquely beautiful work of art from one of the master painters of the Dutch Golden Age or Dutch renaissance, a distinctive Johannes Vermeer notebook and Baroque art print journal distinctive among Vermeer art prints that aims to inspire in its owner greater and more imaginative writing. To browse the wide selection of journals from Golding Notebooks, please refer to our Amazon author page.

Author: Jennifer Dasal, Genre: Art, Total Page: 289, Publisher: Penguin, ISBN: 9780525506409

A wildly entertaining and surprisingly educational dive into art history as you've never seen it before, from the host of the beloved ArtCurious podcast We're all familiar with the works of Claude Monet, thanks in no small part to the ubiquitous reproductions of his water lilies on umbrellas, handbags, scarves, and dorm-room posters. But did you also know that Monet and his cohort were trailblazing rebels whose works were originally deemed unbelievably ugly and vulgar? And while you probably know the tale of Vincent van Gogh's suicide, you may not be aware that there's pretty compelling evidence that the artist didn't die by his own hand but was accidentally killed--or even murdered. Or how about the fact that one of Andy Warhol's most enduring legacies involves Caroline Kennedy's moldy birthday cake and a collection of toenail clippings? ArtCurious is a colorful look at the world of art history, revealing some of the strangest, funniest, and most fascinating stories behind the world's great artists and masterpieces. Through these and other incredible, weird, and wonderful tales, ArtCurious presents an engaging look at why art history is, and continues to be, a riveting and relevant world to explore.

Author: Tracy Chevalier, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 336, Publisher: Penguin, ISBN: 9781101174890

A New York Times bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Girl With A Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard, Tracy Chevalier once again paints a distant age with a rich and provocative palette of characters. Falling Angels follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century in England, while the Queen's death reverberates through a changing nation. Told through a variety of shifting perspectives—wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and their servants, and a gravedigger's son—Falling Angels is graced with the luminous imagery that distinguished Girl With a Pearl Earring, Falling Angels is another dazzling tour de force from this "master of voices" (The New York Times Book Review).

Author: Tracy Chevalier, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 320, Publisher: Penguin, ISBN: 9781101606643

New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement. Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker, moves to Ohio in 1850--only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality. However, Honor is drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, where she befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs.

Author: Tracy Chevalier, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 336, Publisher: Penguin, ISBN: 9780525558255

"A buoyant tale about the path to acceptance and joy--beginning, like all journeys, with one brave step."--People "The best-selling novelist has done a masterful job of depicting the circumstances of a generation of women we seldom think about: the mothers, sisters, wives and fiances of men lost in World War I, whose job it was to remember those lost but not forgotten."--Associated Press A BEST BOOK OF 2019 with The New York Public Library | USA TODAY | Real Simple | Good Housekeeping | Chicago Sun Time | TIME | PopSugar | The New York Post | Parade 1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England's grandest cathedrals. There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers--women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers. Violet finds support and community in the group, fulfillment in the work they create, and even a growing friendship with the vivacious Gilda. But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren't expected to grow. Told in Chevalier's glorious prose, A Single Thread is a timeless story of friendship, love, and a woman crafting her own life.

Author: Tracy Chevalier, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 320, Publisher: Penguin, ISBN: 9780698404199

“With impeccable research and flawless prose, Chevalier perfectly conjures the grandeur of the pristine Wild West . . . and the everyday adventurers—male and female—who were bold enough or foolish enough to be drawn to the unknown. She crafts for us an excellent experience.” —USA Today From internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier, author of A Single Thread, comes a riveting drama of a pioneer family on the American frontier 1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck – in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle. James loves the apples, reminders of an easier life back in Connecticut; while Sadie prefers the applejack they make, an alcoholic refuge from brutal frontier life. 1853: Their youngest child Robert is wandering through Gold Rush California. Restless and haunted by the broken family he left behind, he has made his way alone across the country. In the redwood and giant sequoia groves he finds some solace, collecting seeds for a naturalist who sells plants from the new world to the gardeners of England. But you can run only so far, even in America, and when Robert’s past makes an unexpected appearance he must decide whether to strike out again or stake his own claim to a home at last. Chevalier tells a fierce, beautifully crafted story in At the Edge of the Orchard, her most graceful and richly imagined work yet.