Archive for the 'Visual Arts' Category

Art Images at Lebrecht: The Renaissance – The Rebirth of Classical Thinking

Art Images at Lebrecht provides a wide-ranging resource for Renaissance art. In late 14th century Italy, the Renaissance saw the rebirth of Classical humanist thinking. Lasting until the 17th century, the Renaissance provided a bridge between the Medieval and the modern world. Alongside great leaps in scientific thinking, literature and music, came huge changes in art, with the development of perspective, the use of oil paints, and change in subject matter away from the principally religious. Patronage now not only came from the church but also from the noblemen of Italy.

Included in the collection are great works by Italian Masters: Giotto, da Vinci, Michelangelo, Bellini, and Titian, amongst others. Please click here to view a lightbox:

Art Images at Lebrecht: Cubism and the Avant-garde

Art Images at Lebrecht represents a broad selection of early 20th century European paintings. Cubism ushered in a new era in art and led the way for other avant-garde movements, such as Futurism and Constructivism. A new aesthetic of fractured forms became the perfect visual expression of the rapidly changing modern world.

Included in the collection are great works by Braque, Picasso, Leger, Metzinger, Balla, Boccioni, Malevich and Goncharova, amongst others.

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Art Images at Lebrecht: The Middle Ages – Religion and Austerity

One of the collection strengths of Art Images at Lebrecht is our vast array of Medieval imagery. Beautiful art and architecture from Medieval Europe, spanning the period between the 5th and 15th centuries, chart the rise of the Romanesque and Gothic styles. Our images include magnificent illuminated manuscripts from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries, scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry and stone carvings from Notre Dame Cathedral. Please click here to view a lightbox:

Art Images at Lebrecht: Art Nouveau – The Rise of the Decorative Arts

One of the highlights of Art Images at Lebrecht is the Art Nouveau images we represent. Art Nouveau arose at the turn of the 20th Century and was particularly associated with the Decorative Arts. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterised by beautiful organic forms, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly stylised, flowing curvilinear forms.

In the collection are vibrant examples of the Art Nouveau style, including poster designs by Alphonse Mucha, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, and artwork from the German magazine ‘Jugend’. Please click here to view a lightbox:

Art Images at Lebrecht: Antiquity – Art of Ancient Civilisations

In the first of our collection highlights for Art Images at Lebrecht, we bring you art from Antiquity. The craftsmanship, artistry and realism seen in the artwork of ancient civilisations, has meant that the work still resonates in the modern world.

Included in the collection are beautiful examples of painting and sculpture from Ancient Egypt and the Near East to the empires of Ancient Greece and Rome. Please click here to view a lightbox:

Press Release: Art Images at Lebrecht –

–  where else would you look now?

We are launching our new website in January 2011 – a specialist art archive with over 20,000 world famous and unusual images. has extensive coverage of Russian, Italian, French Japanese and Near Eastern art – many of these images are rarely seen, some are so well known they have become a backdrop to the modern world. We have been amassing material over the last two years from various European private and public collections and are now unveiling our own dedicated website.


What is in our new art collection?

–   Artworks ranging from ancient Greece through the Middle Ages and Renaissance to 19th century romanticism and 20th century avant garde.  From great Italian artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to French post-impressionists Seurat and Gauguin, from Russian icon art and Repin to Vienna Secession artist Klimt.

–  Fabulous photographic studies of artists at work such as Arp, Utrillo, L S Lowry, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon, Christian Boltanski, Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick and many more

–  Over one thousand posters online from famous artists like Miro and Picasso, representing great historic movements such as the Russian Revolution and Soviet Empire, World War One and Two, the Spanish Civil War and social history in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Unique caricatures from living artists Phil Disley, John Minnion, Neale Osborne, Robert Risko (Vanity Fair magazine artist)

–  Fine art photographs from our world-class contributors whose work crosses over the line from editorial to museum standard work. Two examples are Suzie Maeder and Neil Libbert who are known for their performing arts photography but have submitted work that has moved in very different directions.

Exhibition launch: We have commissioned the renowned portrait artist Zsuzsi Roboz  to create a new exhibition of leading British authors and playwrights. The exhibition will be launched by the David Messum Gallery of Mayfair, London, in 2011.

Our service: When Lebrecht offers art, we do so with an unmatched knowledge of its provenance and its place in the history of human civilisation. The paintings augment our collections of music, authors and literature and history with unusual images of great works and great events in the making.

But these are just the beginnings. If you cannot find the precise image you require on contact us at or call +44(0)20 7625 5341 and we will search offline amongst the thousands of art works to which we have acquired access.

Lebrecht Artist Milein Cosman Exhibits at the London Austrian Cultural

Lebrecht is proud to announce that Milein Cosman, the renowned artist and draftsman of cultural and music figures, has a retrospective exhibition at the London Austrian Cultural Forum.  She arrived in London from Germany in 1939 to study at the Slade.  She later married Austrian born musician, writer and broadcaster Hans Keller.  They collaborated on a number of publications, particularly in connection with music.  Lebrecht has reprsented her work for many years.  Milein has an indomitable spirit and continues to work.  

Search on under – Cosman – for an overview of her work on our website.

 Mstislav Rostropovich playing the cello