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The horse in art

The horse in art

Author: John Baskett
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
"John Baskett begins with the horse in ancient civilizations, including masterpieces from Asia, and then discusses the horse in the Middle Ages, in which the animal was bred for warfare and agriculture and is represented in such scenes as the "Byaeaux Tapestry." Renaissance artists, whose interest in horses was as great as that for the human form, are then discussed - evidence of which is shown in the skillful  Read more...

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Genre/Form: bildverk
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Baskett
ISBN: 030011740X 9780300117400
OCLC Number: 70399333
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The horse in ancient civilizations --
The early oriental horse --
The medieval horse and the age of chivalry --
The Renaissance masters --
The age of the Baroque --
The late oriental horse --
The eighteenth century --
The nineteenth century --
The twentieth century and the modern world.
Responsibility: John Baskett.
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Shows how in sketches and statues, watercolours and oils, artists have continually immortalized horses as images of freedom, strength, and nobility. This book is a guide to the changing cultural  Read more...


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