Rembrandt's Monkey: And Other Tales from the Secret Lives of the Great Artists

Rembrandt's Monkey: And Other Tales from the Secret Lives of the Great Artists

by Alexandra Connor
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With the suggestion that art is boring if taken seriously, Connor assembles this flip, cliche-ridden collection of anecdotes about artists, their families, their subjects and patrons. Artistic achievements are peripheral in this chronicle of Leonardo's homosexuality, Fra Filippo Lippi's sensuality, Caravaggio's criminal tendencies, among other examples of eccentric behavior. Depicting the art world as a place of misfits and neurotics, the British author, a onetime model, artist and art historian, degrades her subjects and perpetuates a number of myths in reaching for the sensational effect. There are numerous art-history studies that give more accurate and entertaining accounts of the artistic temperament than this sophomoric tome. (Aug.)

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ISBN-13:
9780312060046
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
08/01/1991
Edition description:
1st U.S. ed
Pages:
198

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