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The informed eye : understanding masterpieces of western art

Author: Bruce Cole
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, ©1999.
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In The Informed Eye, Bruce Cole introduces the reader to the properties, concepts, and meanings of Western art through a series of concise, specific explorations of a single work of art or a group of related works. These paintings, sculptures, and buildings from widely varying cultures and times are all major representatives of the scope and diversity of Western culture, from the dawn of ancient civilization to our  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cole, Bruce, 1938-
Informed eye.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, ©1999
(OCoLC)607415467
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Cole
ISBN: 1566632552 9781566632553 1566632781 9781566632782
OCLC Number: 41967043
Description: xv, 239 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: The Ruler as God: The Triad of Mycerinus --
Form and Function: The Euphronios Crater --
The Birth of Western Art: Three Greek Statues --
Art in the Service of Power: The Augustus of Prima Porta --
A Home for the Gods: The Pantheon --
The Reuse of Symbols: The Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus --
Icons of Power: The San Vitale Mosaics --
Inventing Western Drama: Giotto: The Lamentation --
The Style of Heaven: Duccio: The Maestà --
The Transmigration of Meaning: Donatello: Judith and Holofernes --
Printed Images: Dürer: Knight, Death, and the Devil --
Leonardo and Tradition: The Last Supper --
Michelangelo's Pietàs --
A Late Work by an Ancient Master: Titian: The Flaying of Marsyas --
The Clash of Cultures: El Greco's Burial of the Lord of Orgaz --
The Making of Cellini's Perseus --
Reality Rearranged: Caravaggio: The Contarelli Chapel --
The Dwarfs of the King's Painter: Velázquez --
Art Without Boundaries: Bernini's Saint Teresa --
Depicting Divine Right: Van Dyck: Charles I on Horseback --
The Painter as Prince: A Self-Portrait by Rembrandt --
Chardin's Living Still-Lifes --
Images of Sacrifice: David's Death of Marat --
The Horrors of War: Goya's The Third of May --
Space and Color as Emotion: Van Gogh's Night Café --
The Devolution of Heroism: Rodin and the Burghers of Calais --
The Birth of Modern Architecture: The Wainwright and Carson Pirie Scott Buildings --
Picasso: Innovation Within Tradition: The Studio --
Transcendental Pictures: Three Photographs by Dorothea Lange --
The Twentieth-century Artist: Jackson Pollock's Lavender Mist --
The Elevation of the Ordinary: Hopper's Hotel Lobby --
Rethinking Sculpture: David Smith's Cubis.
Responsibility: Bruce Cole.

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Superior and triumphant...The Informed Eye should be persuasively employed as a manual for the importance of the visual arts in the Western tradition.--Douglas Lewis, Curator of Sculpture, National Read more...

 
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