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Keeping an eye open : essays on art

Author: Julian Barnes
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"An extraordinary collection-- hawk-eyed and understanding-- from the Booker Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life. As Julian Barnes explains: "Flaubert believed that ... great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting ... But it is a rare picture that stuns, or argues, us  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Named Person: Künstler
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Barnes
ISBN: 9781101874783 1101874783 9780224102018 022410201X
OCLC Number: 907391590
Notes: Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2015.
Description: viii, 278 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Géricault : catastrophe into art --
Delacroix : how romantic? --
Courbet : it's not like that, it's like this --
Manet : in black and white --
Fantin-Latour : men in a line --
Cézanne : does an apple move? --
Degas : and women --
Redon : upwards, upwards! --
Bonnard : Marthe, Marthe, Marthe, Marthe --
Vuillard : you can call him Édouard --
Vallotton : the foreign Nabi --
Braque : the heart of painting --
Magritte : bird into egg --
Oldenburg : good soft fun --
So does it become art? --
Freud : the episodicist --
Hodgkin : words for H.H.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Julian Barnes.
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`Flaubert believed that it was impossible to explain one art form in terms of another, and that great paintings required no words of explanation.  Read more...

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"[A] beautifully produced and judiciously illustrated collection." -- Keith Miller, 4 stars * Daily Telegraph * "I became entirely mesmerised by Barnes' prose... Keeping an Eye Open is a rich and Read more...

 
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