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Whitfield, Clovis

Overview
Works: 98 works in 186 publications in 3 languages and 1,561 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, 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 by Clovis Whitfield( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Italian and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio's eye by Clovis Whitfield( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 152 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 )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classicismo e natura : la lezione di Domenichino( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Italian and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio's friends & foes by Edward Clark( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 57 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 )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views from the Grand Tour by Clovis Whitfield( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discoveries from the Cinquecento : [exhibition] June 17 to August 7, 1982, Colnaghi & Co. by Clovis Whitfield( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English ancestors : a survey of British portraiture, 1650-1850 by Clovis Whitfield( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giorgione by Terisio Pignatti( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pittori di paesaggio del seicento a Roma = Landscape painters of the seventeenth century in Rome by Luigi Salerno( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1300 [i.e. Thirteen hundred]-1500: Renaissance painting in Tuscany : [a loan exhibition from English private collections] July 21 - August 4, 1973, [Fermoy Art Gallery, King's Lynn] by England) Thomas Agnew & Sons (London( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Carrache et les décors profanes : actes du colloque by Martine Boiteux( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Caravaggio to Giordano( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les paysages du Dominiquin et de Viola by Clovis Whitfield( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old master drawings from Holkham : collected by the 1st Earl of Leicester, 1697-1759 by Anthony Lovel Coke Leicester( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 5 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 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les paysages du Dominiquin et de Viola by Clovis Whitfield( )

2 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Clovis Whitfield English art historian

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