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Georges de La Tour and the enigma of the visible

Author: Dalia Judovitz
Publisher: New York Fordham University Press 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Not rediscovered until the twentieth century, the works of Georges de La Tour retain an aura of mystery. Their veritable celebration of light and the familiar, visible world, blinds the beholder to a deeper understanding of the meanings associated with vision and the visible in the early modern period"--.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Georges de La Tour; Georges du Mesnil de La Tour; Georges du Mesnil de La Tour; Georges du Mesnil de La Tour
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dalia Judovitz
ISBN: 9780823277438 0823277437 9780823277445 0823277445
OCLC Number: 1012731336
Description: xiv, 158 Seiten, 24 ungezählte Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Enigma of the Visible --
Spiritual Passion and the Betrayal of Painting --
The Visible and the Legible --
Flea Catching and the Vanity of Painting --
Painting as Portal: "Birth" and "Death" of the Sacred Image --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Dalia Judovitz.

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This interdisciplinary study explores George de La Tour's (1593-1652) enigmatic representations of light, vision and the visible in order to question the nature of painting and its religious,  Read more...

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Judovitz's densely argued, meticulously researched, and beautifully illustrated study opens the door to the broader artistic, religious, and philosophical implications of La Tour's mysterious Read more...

 
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