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Mysteries of the rectangle : essays on painting

Author: Siri Hustvedt
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : A Winterhouse edView all editions and formats
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In this book, Hustvedt gives us nine essays on the significance of particular works of art, replete with original insights and a few startling discoveries. In her essay on Giorgione's The Tempest, a painting that has mystified art critics for hundreds of years, the author reinterprets the canvas as a work about art and voyeurism. While looking at The Third of May, she was astonished to discover that Goya had hidden  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Siri Hustvedt
ISBN: 1568985185 9781568985183 1568986181 9781568986180
OCLC Number: 57285923
Description: xxi, 179 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The pleasures of bewilderment --
Vermeer's annunciation --
The man with the red crayon --
Ghosts at the table --
Narratives in the body : Goya's Los Caprichos --
More Goya : "There are no rules in painting" --
Giorgio Morandi : Not just bottles --
Joan Mitchell : Remembering in color --
Gerhard Richter : Why paint? --
Notes.
Responsibility: Siri Hustvedt.
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Concentrates the author's narrative gifts on the works of masters such as Francisco Goya, Jan Vermeer, Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, Gerhard Richter, and Joan Mitchell. Through her own personal  Read more...

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"[Hustvedt} gives you the illusion of seeing as if for the rst time works of art that you thought you knew well. After reading her luminous book, most prose about art seems merely perfunctory. The Read more...

 
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