The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter Book

The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter


  • Author : Timothy Miller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781645060437

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Paris, 1890. When Sherlock Holmes finds himself chasing an art dealer through the streets of Paris, he’s certain he’s smoked out one of the principals of a cunning forgery ring responsible for the theft of some of the Louvre’s greatest masterpieces. But for once, Holmes is dead wrong. He doesn’t know that the dealer, Theo Van Gogh, is rushing to the side of his brother, who lies dying of a gunshot wound in Auvers. He doesn’t know that the dealer’s brother is a penniless misfit artist named Vincent, known to few and mourned by even fewer. Officialdom pronounces the death a suicide, but a few minutes at the scene convinces Holmes it was murder. And he’s bulldog-determined to discover why a penniless painter who harmed no one had to be killed–and who killed him. Who could profit from Vincent’s death? How is the murder entwined with his own forgery investigation? Holmes must retrace the last months of Vincent’s life, testing his mettle against men like the brutal Paul Gauguin and the secretive Toulouse-Lautrec, all the while searching for the girl Olympia, whom Vincent named with his dying breath. She can provide the truth, but can anyone provide the proof? From the madhouse of St. Remy to the rooftops of Paris, Holmes hunts a killer—while the killer hunts him.

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos Book
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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos


  • Author : Dominic Smith
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374714048

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“Written in prose so clear that we absorb its images as if by mind meld, “The Last Painting” is gorgeous storytelling: wry, playful, and utterly alive, with an almost tactile awareness of the emotional contours of the human heart. Vividly detailed, acutely sensitive to stratifications of gender and class, it’s fiction that keeps you up at night — first because you’re barreling through the book, then because you’ve slowed your pace to a crawl, savoring the suspense.” —Boston Globe A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice A RARE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY PAINTING LINKS THREE LIVES, ON THREE CONTINENTS, OVER THREE CENTURIES IN THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS, AN EXHILARATING NEW NOVEL FROM DOMINIC SMITH. Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city’s Guild of St. Luke. Though women do not paint landscapes (they are generally restricted to indoor subjects), a wintry outdoor scene haunts Sara: She cannot shake the image of a young girl from a nearby village, standing alone beside a silver birch at dusk, staring out at a group of skaters on the frozen river below. Defying the expectations of her time, she decides to paint it. New York City, 1957: The only known surviving work of Sara de Vos, At the Edge of a Wood, hangs in the bedroom of a wealthy Manhattan lawyer, Marty de Groot, a descendant of the original owner. It is a beautiful but comfortless landscape. The lawyer’s marriage is prominent but comfortless, too. When a struggling art history grad student, Ellie Shipley, agrees to forge the painting for a dubious art dealer, she finds herself entangled with its owner in ways no one could predict. Sydney, 2000: Now a celebrated art historian and curator, Ellie Shipley is mounting an exhibition in her field of specialization: female painters of the Dutch Golden Age. When it becomes apparent that both the original At the Edge of a Wood and her forgery are en route to he

Dutch Painting In The Seventeenth Century Book
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Dutch Painting In The Seventeenth Century


  • Author : Madlyn Millner Kahr
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-23
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429980527

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Dutch Painting In The Seventeenth Century Excerpt :

This new edition of an established survey of the Golden Age of Dutch painting has been revised, corrected, and updated in the text, notes, and bibliography as a result of new scholarship. The author has written a new preface to this edition. Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, Ruisdael, Cuyp, de Witte, van Goyen, van de Velde, Hobbema, Fabritius, de Hooch, and Saenrendam are some of the painters included and discussed.

Testing New Opinions and Courting New Impressions Book

Testing New Opinions and Courting New Impressions


  • Author : Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351595322

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Reflecting Walter Pater’s diverse engagements with literature, the visual arts, history, and philosophy, this collection of essays explores new interdisciplinary perspectives engaging readers and scholars alike to revisit methodologies, intertextualities, metaphysical positions, and stylistic features in the works of the Victorian essayist. A revised contextual portrait of Pater in Victorian culture questions representations of the detached aesthete. Current editorial and biographical projects show Pater as fully responsive to the emergence of modern consumer culture and the changes in readership in Britain and the United States. New critical views of rarely studied texts enhance the image of Pater as a cosmopolitan aesthete dialoguing with contemporary culture. Conceptual analysis of his texts brings new light to the aesthetic paradox embodied by Pater, between artistic detachment and immersion in the Heraclitean flux of life. Finally, aestheticism is redefined as proposing new artistic and linguistic synthesis by merging art forms and embracing interart poetics.

Dutch and Flemish Flower Pieces  2 vols  Book

Dutch and Flemish Flower Pieces 2 vols


  • Author : Sam Segal
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2020-09-25
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 1268
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004427457

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Dutch and Flemish Flower Pieces 2 vols Excerpt :

This richly illustrated book provides an overview of all known Dutch and Flemish artists up to the nineteenth century, who painted or drew flower pieces, or else made prints of them.

Van Gogh on Art and Artists Book

Van Gogh on Art and Artists


  • Author : Vincent Van Gogh
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-03-21
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486166117

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Van Gogh on Art and Artists Excerpt :

Twenty-three missives — written from 1887 to 1889 — radiate their author's impulsiveness, intensity, and mysticism. The letters are complemented by reproductions of van Gogh's major paintings. 32 full-page black-and-white illustrations.

The Strange Death of Vincent Van Gogh Book

The Strange Death of Vincent Van Gogh


  • Author : Ted Morgan
  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Release Date : 2018-01-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612308180

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The Strange Death of Vincent Van Gogh Excerpt :

Vincent Van Gogh, perhaps the greatest and most influential painter of the nineteenth century, committed suicide at the age of thirty-seven. He sold only one painting in his lifetime. Was he motivated by mental illness or despair when he put a revolver to his chest or was his physician partly to blame? Here, in this short-form book by Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer and historian Ted Morgan, is the intriguing answer.

The Living Age Book

The Living Age


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1909
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HN4AHW

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Early Dutch Painting Book

Early Dutch Painting


  • Author : Albert Châtelet
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Painting, Dutch
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106005222234

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Met bibliografie en register.

Netherlands News Digest Book

Netherlands News Digest


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1942
  • Genre: Netherlands
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015039448314

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Women s University Narratives  1890   1945  Part II Vol 3 Book

Women s University Narratives 1890 1945 Part II Vol 3


  • Author : Anna Bogen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315448749

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Women s University Narratives 1890 1945 Part II Vol 3 Excerpt :

The years 1890-1945 saw an unprecedented outpouring of fiction focused on British university life, much of it reflecting the drastic change that had swept through the higher education system in the late nineteenth century. Among these narratives, a significant subgroup focused on the lives of women students, newly admitted to the structures of higher education system, their presence still stridently, and sometimes even violently, opposed, especially at Oxbridge. These novels and short stories collected here, largely unknown today, were widely discussed and debated in the public sphere during the early twentieth century, contributing not only to the formation of public knowledge and opinion about education through cultural figures like the ‘Girton Girl’ or the ‘undergraduette,’ but also sparking debate about many wider social and cultural issues, from the place of the women writer in the literary scene to the emergence of new discourses around psychology and the body. The majority have not been reprinted since their original publication, and until now have been rarely available to scholars. The publication of Women’s University Narratives, 1890-1945, therefore, provides a major new resource for scholarship in many areas, including women’s studies, educational history, and literary and cultural modernism.

Dutch Art Book

Dutch Art


  • Author : Sheila D. Muller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-04
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135495749

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An illustrated feast for the eye and intellect Dutch Art explores developments in art, art history, art criticism, and cultural history of the Netherlands from the artists' workshops for the Utrecht Dom in 1475 to the latest movements of the 1990s. it is lavishly illustrated with 147 black-and-white photographs and 16 pages in full color. More than 100 internationally recognized scholars, museum professionals, artists, and art critics contributed signed essays to this monumental work, including historians, sociologists, and literary historians.

Science and the Detective Book

Science and the Detective


  • Author : Brian H. Kaye
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-07-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527615544

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Who killed Napoleon? Were the witches of Salem high on LSD? What do maggots on a body tell us about the time of death? In his unique, engaging style, Brian Kaye tells the story of some spectacular cases in which forensic evidence played a key role. You'll also read about the fascinating ways in which scientific evidence can be used to establish guilt or innocence in today's courtroom. The use of voice analysis, methods for developing fingerprints and for uncovering art forgeries, and the examination of bullet wounds are just a few topics considered. In a special section on fraud, the author takes you into the world of counterfeit money. There's no solving crime without science. Written for everyone interested in whodunnits, this book explains the basis of the analytical techniques available for studying evidence in offenses ranging from doping in sports to first-degree murder.

Dutch Interior Book

Dutch Interior


  • Author : William Jay Smith
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 1984-10-04
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 0231514131

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Dutch Interior