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Whitfield, Clovis

Overview
Works: 48 works in 112 publications in 2 languages and 1,342 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: ND623.G5, 759.5
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Most widely held works by Clovis Whitfield
Painting in Naples, 1606-1705 : from Caravaggio to Giordano ( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caravaggio's eye by Clovis Whitfield ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book concentrates on a few crucial years of Caravaggio's development, in order to cast light on what made the artist such a revolutionary figure. It argues that this revolution was one of technique rather than style, and involved the sophisticated use of a camera obscura and so-called 'burning' or parabolic mirrors, exploiting new advances in glassmaking and optics. Because the results Caravaggio obtained by his new methods were so different he created a sensation, although these innovations were rapidly assimilated and the artistic establishment worked successfully to restore their way of doing things, so that the true novelty of his art in the 1590s has been obscured. Clovis Whitfield uses a lifetime of study of the period to discuss not only Caravaggio's technology but also his patronage and cultural context, the Rome of Clement VIII, concentrating particularly on Caravaggio's homosexual patron Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte and analysing the taste and role of his other early supporters as well. Whitfield's Caravaggio was the son of a bricklayer, untrained in traditional artistic disciplines, who instead took the dramatic step of painting exactly what he saw with his reproductive aids. Galileo's hypothesis drawn from observation and Caravaggio's novel description of what he saw were, according to Whitfield, parallel attempts to explain features of the many-layered reality that surrounds us."--Publisher description
Discoveries from the cinquecento by Clovis Whitfield ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classicismo e natura : la lezione di Domenichino ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Italian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caravaggio's friends & foes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Views from the Grand Tour by Clovis Whitfield ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discoveries from the Cinquecento : [exhibition] June 17 to August 7, 1982, Colnaghi & Co. ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old Master drawings from Holkham : collected by the 1st Earl of Leicester (1697-1759) : [exhibition] Thos. Agnew and Sons Ltd., May 2nd - May 27th, 1977 by Clovis Whitfield ( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classicismo e natura : la lezione di Domenichino : [Musei capitolini, 15 novembre 1996-2 febbraio 1997 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English ancestors : a survey of British portraiture, 1650-1850 by Clovis Whitfield ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old Master drawings from Holkham : collected by the 1st Earl of Leicester (1697-1759) by Clovis Whitfield ( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Painting in Naples 1606 - 1705 : from Caravaggio to Giordano; [dates of exhibition 2 October - 12 December, 1982] ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giorgione by Terisio Pignatti ( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Giorgione is regarded as one of the preeminent, but most elusive artists in Venice at the turn of the sixteenth century. He is the subject of myth and hot critical debate, and few works can be attributed to him with any certainty. Yet, it is known that his master was Giovanni Bellini, and that he painted in the Doge's palace in Venice, and collaborated with Titian on frescoes outside the Fondaco dei Tedeschi. It is suggested that Giorgione was the superior of the two, and that Titian's work showed the influence of Giorgione for the rest of his career. This beautiful volume offers a timely critical reassessment of the artist's life and work, accompanied by high-quality reproductions showing the details of his style and iconography." "This is a valuable book for every Renaissance scholar and admirer of Venetian painting."--BOOK JACKET
The Pre-Raphaelites as painters and draughtsmen : a loan exhibition from two private collections : the Fermoy Art Gallery, King's Lynn, July 24-August 8 by Geoffrey Agnew ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old master drawings from Holkham, collected by the 1st Earl of Leicester, 1697-1759. [Exhibition] : May 2-27 by Thos. Agnew and Sons Ltd ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Caravaggio to Giordano ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1300-1500, Renaissance painting in Tuscany : [exhibition] July 21 - August 4, 1973 by Geoffrey Agnew ( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discoveries from the Cinquecento : June 17 to August 7, 1982 ; catalogue by Clovis Whitfield ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English ancestors : a survey of British portraiture 1650-1850, 22 February to 31 March 1983 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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