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Whitfield, Clovis

Overview
Works: 86 works in 207 publications in 3 languages and 1,672 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: ND623.G5, 759.5
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Most widely held works about Clovis Whitfield
 
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 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio's eye by Clovis Whitfield( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 164 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 )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classicismo e natura : la lezione di Domenichino by Italy) Musei capitolini (Rome( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Italian and English and held by 79 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 )

19 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio's friends & foes by Whitfield Fine Art( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views from the Grand Tour by Clovis Whitfield( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting in Naples, 1606-1705 : from Caravaggio to Giordano ; Royal Academy of Arts, London, [2. October - 12. December 1982] by Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giorgione by Terisio Pignatti( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1300-1500, Renaissance painting in Tuscany : [exhibition] July 21 - August 4, 1973 by Geoffrey Agnew( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 13 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

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

3 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 8 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 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Révélations sur une tentation d'Eve by Clovis Whitfield( )

1 edition published in 1971 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domenichino and the "Caracci" landscape by Clovis Whitfield( )

1 edition published in 2015 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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Caravaggio's eye
Alternative Names
Clovis Whitfield Brits kunsthistoricus

Clovis Whitfield English art historian

Languages
English (121)

Italian (7)

French (7)

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