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The object as subject : studies in the interpretation of still life

Author: Anne W Lowenthal
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The purpose of these essays is to mine the complexity and expressive richness of still-life painting, traditionally considered one of the lesser genres. Although theorists have commented on the appeal of still life since antiquity, its status has risen only recently, when the priorities of art history and criticism have been reordered to validate areas outside the canon of traditional inquiry. Here six distinguished
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Genre/Form: Art
Essays
Named Person: Pieter Aertsen; Willem Kalf; John F Peto; Vincent van Gogh; Tom Wesselmann
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne W Lowenthal
ISBN: 0691033544 9780691033549
OCLC Number: 33358766
Description: xii, 140 pages, [52] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Matters of taste : Pieter Aertsen's market scenes, eating habits, and pictorial rhetoric in the sixteenth century / Reindert Falkenburg --
Contemplating Kalf / Anne W. Lowenthal --
Recasting ancestry : statuettes as imaged by three inventors of photography / Julia Ballerini --
The early rack paintings of John F. Peto : "Beneath the nose of the whole world" / Doreen Bolger --
Emblems for a modern age : Vincent van Gogh's still lifes and the nineteenth-century vignette tradition / Petra Ten-Doesschate Chu --
Tom Wesselmann : still-life painting and American culture, circa 1962 / Nan Freeman.
Responsibility: edited by Anne W. Lowenthal.
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The contributors to this collection of essays interpret a wide range of still lifes using current methods, including social history, technical examinations and material culture studies. The essays  Read more...

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The essays in this volume examine, perceptively and persuasively, how still-life representations spanning 400 years (1560-1960) express the values of their respective societies and individual Read more...

 
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