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Art and the spirit of man.
New York, Abrams 
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|Description:||526 pages illustrations, 16 color plates 23 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction : art as language --
Part I : The means of expression --
How art translates the spirit of man --
Drawing and the hand. The human types ; Relationship to life ; The individual --
Form and intellect --
Light and life --
Color and the spirit of man --
Dreams and the image. Art ; Artists : James Ensor, Marc Chagall --
Part II : The human meaning of art --
Art and ideas ; An artist and the thought of his time : Leonardo da Vinci --
Art and society. The Flemish middle class and the discovery of matter ; A historical milieu : Flemish realism in Portugal ; Nuno Gonçalvès ; Political aspects : the court vs. the provinces in seventeenth-century French art --
Art and the nation. A city-state : Venice and the School of Venice ; A nation : France and the art of the portrait --
Art and the individual : liberation of the personality in the seventeenth century. Rubens and humanism ; Poussin, Classicism, and the "modes" ; Rembrandt : the exploration of inner depths ; The flowering of personality in the eighteenth and the nineteenth century ; Watteau : song of the soul ; From the aesthetic of the individual to the multiplication of the self --
Art and the irrational. From the rational to the absurd ; Symbolism of the modern soul ; Lux et Nox.
|Responsibility:||[Translated from the French by Norbert Guterman].|