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Heaven on earth : painting and the life to come

Author: T J Clark
Publisher: London ; New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The idea of heaven on earth haunts the human imagination. The day will come, say believers, when the pain and confusion of mortal life will give way to a transfigured community. Such a vision of the world seems indelible. Even politics, some reckon, has not escaped from the realm of the sacred: its dreams of the future still borrow their imagery from the prophets. In Heaven on Earth, T.J. Clark sets out to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T J Clark
ISBN: 0500021384 9780500021385
OCLC Number: 1043453714
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Giotto and the Angel --
Bruegel in paradise --
Poussin and the unbeliever --
Veronese's higher beings --
Picasso and the fall --
For a left with no future.
Other Titles: Painting and the life to come
Responsibility: T.J. Clark.

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A superbly written and tightly argued appraisal of the political and religious ramifications of one of the fundamental topics in the history of art - the artistic encounter with the transcendent.  Read more...

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