Illustrations of Creation in a children’s book - illustrations by Russian-American Gennedy Spirin - a wonderful contemporary artist.
“In an age filled with so much bad art, one of the few media in which excellent work can still be found in abundance is the illustration of books for children. This is the first in a series of posts bringing attention to picture books of especial interest to lovers of mediaeval art and traditional religion.”
HH: That is so true, children’s books have some of the very best and most beautiful illustration.
Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
Traces the defining presence of same-sex desire in American portraiture through a seductive selection of more than 140 full-color illustrations, drawings, and portraits from leading American artists. Arcing from the turn of the twentieth century, through the emergence of the modern gay liberation movement in 1969, the tragedies of the AIDS epidemic, and to the present, Hide/Seek openly considers what has long been suppressed or tacitly ignored, even by the most progressive sectors of our society: the influence of gay and lesbian artists in creating American modernism.
Bringing together for the first time new scholarship in the history of American sexuality and new research in American portraiture, Hide/Seek charts the heretofore hidden impact of gay and lesbian artists on American art and portraiture and creates the basis for the necessary reassessment of the careers of major American artists—both gay and straight—as well as of portraiture itself. Hardcover; 296 pages with 140 color illustrations. 12.4”l. x 9.3”w.
Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, is the companion volume to an exhibition of the same name at the National Portrait Gallery.
New: Joel’s (JOEL SATORE) latest book, Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species is now available. What started as a personal project grew to a multi-year effort to document everything from grizzly bears to endangered flies.
RARE covers American species on the brink, success stories, and what you can do to help. Order before March 16 and get free media mail shipping anywhere in the US. Signed copies are available upon request. More info/purchase the book.