Keeping an eye open - - ESSAYS ON ART

Julian Barnes (Auteur principal)

Livre | Format : Livre | Editeur : Random house uk | Date de parution : 24/04/2015

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Résumé

Flaubert believed that it was impossible to explain one art form in terms of another, and that great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting. But we are very far from reaching that state. We remain incorrigibly verbal creatures who love to explain things, to form opinions, to argue... It is a rare picture which stuns, or argues, us into silence. And if one does, it is only a short time before we want to explain and understand the very silence into which we have been plunged.' Julian Barnes began writing about art with a chapter on Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa in his 1989 novel A History of the World in 101/2 Chapters. Since then he has written a series of remarkable essays, chiefly about French artists, which trace the story of how art made its way from Romanticism to Realism and into Modernism.Fully illustrated in colour throughout, Keeping an Eye Open contains Barnes' essays on Gericault, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cezanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin and Lucian Freud.

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EAN 9780224102018
ISBN 022410201X
Contributeurs Julian Barnes (Auteur principal)
Format Livre
Support Non
Nombre de pages 276
Éditeur Random house uk
Collection Jonathan cape
Langue Français
Largeur 15.2 cm
Longueur 22.8 cm
Épaisseur 2.6 cm
Poids 0.703 kg
Impression à la demande Non
Catégories Livres, Romans, Essais en anglais

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