The Painter

The Painter


  • Release: 2015-03-03
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 9780804170154
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Struggling with dark impulses after serving time for attempted murder, a successful artist gives in to his obsessions to kill an abusive troublemaker before fleeing the authorities and the man's vengeful clan.

The Painter

The Painter


  • Release: 2011-12-02
  • Publisher: Random House India
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  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9788184002614
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On April 29, 1848, in a small estate in Travancore, was born a boy destined to become more famous than the ruler of his kingdom. His uncle, noticing his precocious talent at art, took the teenager to the royal court at the invitation of the king to learn painting there. Ravi Varma’s debut was to come seven years later when a Danish painter arrived in court to paint the Maharaja and his wife. The twenty-year-old boldly upstaged the experienced artist, presenting the king with a more flattering painting of the royal couple at the same time as the official portrait was unveiled. Jensen, the painter, never forgave Ravi Varma, but for the young man there was no looking back. His reputation grew with each painting. For the first time, an Indian artist was using the realism and sensuality of the European oil painters and applying them to not just ordinary Indians, but to the deities as well. The artist-prince became India’s first celebrity painter. The lines to see his exhibition of mythological paintings in Bombay in 1890—the first public showing by any Indian artist—were endless; the prices he commanded were astronomical; then, when he started his own printing press, producing oleographs of his work, Raja Ravi Varma became a household name. Soon, every home had a Ravi Varma print. For the first time, comes a beautifully told, gripping account of Ravi Varma: the man who was the darling of the royal courts, but who hardly gave his own wife and children any time; the nobleman who took the revolutionary step of being an artist, yet who insisted on using the false title of raja; and the idealistic entrepreneur who bankrupted himself running a printing press, yet whose dream of bringing art to the masses became a reality. Blending fact with imagination, writing with wit and lyricism, Deepanjana Pal takes you into the life of an extraordinary man and brings him vividly alive.

The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars


  • Release: 2012
  • Publisher: Vintage
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  • File: PDF, 319 page
  • ISBN: 9780307950475
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Surviving a pandemic disease that has killed everyone he knows, a pilot establishes a shelter in an abandoned airport hangar before hearing a random radio transmission that compels him to risk his life to seek out other survivors. A first novel by the author of The Whale Warriors. Reprint.

The Painter

The Painter


  • Release: 2015-05-13
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
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  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9780734416100
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A compelling story of a young man's struggle to find his true calling set alongside a heart-breaking account of Vincent van Gogh's last years. Is there a moment, Bernard wondered, when your life changes forever? The room fairly sang to him... It sang colours such as he'd never seen before. It sang freedom, madness, joy! And the future was clear and certain. Bernard is an aspiring but alienated young artist living in the French city of Arles. He finds himself in conflict with his teacher who disapproves of his painting style, his contemporaries who are suspicious of him, and most of his family who do not understand. Only Bijou, his beloved grandmother, appreciates his originality and sensitivity. However, Bernard's life changes irrevocably when he meets the great Vincent van Gogh, and his real struggles - and perhaps his real life - begin. 'THE PAINTER is full of emotion and detail and is a very enjoyable read. ... this book will inspire you.' - ABC's The Rap Celebrating 25 years of Libby Hathorn, acclaimed author of the Australian young adult classic THUNDERWITH. 'A powerful novel about hope and the human spirit's ability to finally win through.' - COURIER MAIL, Brisbane on THUNDERWITH

Schalken the Painter

Schalken the Painter


  • Release: 2020-12-08
  • Publisher: Good Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 21 page
  • ISBN: EAN:4064066312350
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"Schalken the Painter" by Sheridan Le Fanu. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Painter of His Dishonour

The Painter of His Dishonour


  • Release: 1991
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
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  • File: PDF, 218 page
  • ISBN: 9780856683473
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Alan Paterson presents Calderon's original text, from manuscript and printed sources, with a skilful verse translation into English of a remarkable play, in which Calderon develops the motif of marital honour in quite original ways. The blending of deep pathos and humour anticipates the modern theatre of the absurd, though Calderon is pushing to the limits the license gained by Lope de Vega to mingle tragedy with comedy. ~ The play incorporates important aesthetic ideas of the Renaissance on painting and the character of the artist. ~ It must be unique in seventeenth-century European in dramatising the painter as he works in his studio and meditates on his art.~ Since the play deals with the aesthetic component in human behaviour, its own aeathetic status as a verse drama had been conserved in the translation. Those with no knowledge of Spanish will find a text which is agreeable to read and to perform. The translation is close enough, however, to offer the reader of limited ability in Spanish a reliable key to the Spanish text.~

The Philosopher  the Priest  and the Painter

The Philosopher the Priest and the Painter


  • Release: 2015-05-26
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 9780691165752
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In the Louvre museum hangs a portrait that is considered the iconic image of René Descartes, the great seventeenth-century French philosopher. And the painter of the work? The Dutch master Frans Hals--or so it was long believed, until the work was downgraded to a copy of an original. But where is the authentic version, and who painted it? Is the man in the painting--and in its original--really Descartes? A unique combination of philosophy, biography, and art history, The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter investigates the remarkable individuals and circumstances behind a small portrait. Through this image--and the intersecting lives of a brilliant philosopher, a Catholic priest, and a gifted painter--Steven Nadler opens a fascinating portal into Descartes's life and times, skillfully presenting an accessible introduction to Descartes's philosophical and scientific ideas, and an illuminating tour of the volatile political and religious environment of the Dutch Golden Age. As Nadler shows, Descartes's innovative ideas about the world, about human nature and knowledge, and about philosophy itself, stirred great controversy. Philosophical and theological critics vigorously opposed his views, and civil and ecclesiastic authorities condemned his writings. Nevertheless, Descartes's thought came to dominate the philosophical world of the period, and can rightly be called the philosophy of the seventeenth century. Shedding light on a well-known image, The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter offers an engaging exploration of a celebrated philosopher's world and work.