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The Resource Take a closer look, Daniel Arasse ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters

Take a closer look, Daniel Arasse ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters

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Take a closer look
Title
Take a closer look
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Daniel Arasse ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"What happens when we look at a painting? What do we think about? What do we imagine? How can we explain, even to ourselves, what we see or think we see? And how can art historians interpret with any seriousness what they observe? In six engaging, short narrative "fictions, " each richly illustrated in color, Daniel Arasse, one of the most brilliant art historians of our time, cleverly and gracefully guides readers through a variety of adventures in seeing, from Velázquez to Titian, Bruegel to Tintoretto. By demonstrating that we don't really see what these paintings are trying to show us, Arasse makes it clear that we need to take a closer look. In chapters that each have a different form, including a letter, an interview, and an animated conversation with a colleague, the book explores how these pictures teach us about ways of seeing across the centuries. In the process, Arasse freshly lays bare the dazzling power of painting. Fast-paced and full of humor as well as insight, this is a book for anyone who cares about really looking at, seeing, and understanding paintings."--
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Arasse, Daniel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1955-
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  • Waters, Alyson
  • Arasse, Daniel
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  • Painting
  • Painting
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Take a closer look, Daniel Arasse ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters
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Publication
Note
"Originally published as Daniel Arasse, On n'y voit rien: Descriptions. Copyright (c) Editions Denoel, 2000, 2005."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Cara Giulia -- Mars and Venus surprised by Vulcan, Tintoretto -- The snail's gaze -- The Annunciation, Francesco del Cossa -- Paint it black -- The Adoration of the Magi, Bruegel the Elder -- Mary Magdalene's "fleece" -- The woman in the chest -- The Venus of Urbino, Titian -- The eye of the master -- Las Meninas, Velazquez
Control code
FIEb17816634
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780691151540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)823294434
Label
Take a closer look, Daniel Arasse ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Daniel Arasse, On n'y voit rien: Descriptions. Copyright (c) Editions Denoel, 2000, 2005."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Cara Giulia -- Mars and Venus surprised by Vulcan, Tintoretto -- The snail's gaze -- The Annunciation, Francesco del Cossa -- Paint it black -- The Adoration of the Magi, Bruegel the Elder -- Mary Magdalene's "fleece" -- The woman in the chest -- The Venus of Urbino, Titian -- The eye of the master -- Las Meninas, Velazquez
Control code
FIEb17816634
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780691151540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)823294434

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