Depiction

Depiction

by Michael Podro, Linda Merrill
     
 

This important book develops a philosophical inquiry into the nature of depiction byanalyzing the work of four artists--Donatello, Rembrandt, Chardin, and Hogarth.Michael Podro explains how it is that a painter sees a subject and decides what techniquesand materials are necessary to depict it--and how the viewer interacts with the finishedwork. .
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This important book develops a philosophical inquiry into the nature of depiction byanalyzing the work of four artists--Donatello, Rembrandt, Chardin, and Hogarth.Michael Podro explains how it is that a painter sees a subject and decides what techniquesand materials are necessary to depict it--and how the viewer interacts with the finishedwork. .

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Svetlana Alpers
This superbly considered and elegantly produced book encourages us to stop and look; it offers ways of thinking about looking and provides examples of doing it. . . . Depiction is written by someone who continues to be caught up in the thought and attentive looking European art has inspired. Its subtle arguments and idiosyncratic critical moves are proof against the claim that art and its history have come to an end. -- Bookforum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300069143
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.77(d)

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