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Her beauty has proved timeless—should we be surprised? Equally graceful whether moving or standing still, blessed with a balletic poise, luminous dark eyes, and an exquisite profile a queen might envy, Audrey Hepburn would no doubt have become famous in her youth even if the movies hadnt found her—simply because no self-respecting camera could resist her. What sets her iconic beauty apart now, for us, more than a decade after shes quit the stage of this life, is that her physicality is oddly secondary. Her extraordinary good looks merely halo a still-living smile. Издание на английском, немецком и французском языках.
Although Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was not only the brightest genius of his age and country, but a man of active life and open manners, and engaged personally in many interesting transactions of his time, there are nevertheless few distinguished men of letters who have left behind them more scanty materials of biography. His literary reputation was not of the highest order till Don Quixote made it so; and ere then he had outlived the friends and companions of his youthful adventures, and withdrawn into a life of comparative privacy and retirement. In the age immediately succeeding his own, abundant exertions were made to discover the scattered and faded traces of his career; but with what very indifferent success is well known to all acquainted with the literary history of Spain. More recently, the life of Cervantes has been elaborately written, both by the best of his commentators, Don Juan Pellicer, and by Don Vicente de los Rios, editor of the Spanish Academys superb edition of Don Quixote; but neither of these, has, after all, been able to add much to the original naked outline which guided their researches.
Claude Monet (1840-1926) was both the most typical and the most individual painter associated with the Impressionist movement. His long life and extraordinary work were dedicated to a pictorial exploration of the sensations which reality, and in particular landscape, offer the human eye. Monet`s poplars, grain stacks, Rouen Cathedral, and waterlily paintings - among the most beloved works of the Impressionist period - were created long before the currents of the contemporary avant-garde and had an inestimable influence on the development of modern art. This book traces the life`s work of one of art history`s most beloved painters. About the author: Karin Sagner-Duchting studied art history, modern German literature, and classical archaeology at Munich University. She received her doctorate in 1983 with a thesis on Claude Monets water lily paintings and was academic assistant at the Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen until 1988. Based in Munich, she researches and publishes in the field of 19th-century art. Издание на английском языке.