"No One Really Knows" : Circumstance and Theory in English Artists from Hilliard to Hockney

by Harry Carapiet

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Starting with accounts of the artists' lives and characters, and their circumstances, and using their own writings, letters, public lectures and interviews, pictures emerge of their theories of art, and how those theories depended both on their personalities and on current ideas.
So a range of theories appears,all different and all illustrating their periods, from Renaissance ones to Romantic ones to Modernist ones.
The ten chapters are : Hilliard and Artificiality ; Hogarth and Everyday Life in London ; Reynolds and Perfect Balance ; Constable as Mr Punch ; Holman Hunt The Maniac ; William Morris : The Artist as Socialist ; Whistler : Art for Art's Sake ; Wyndham Lewis and Violence ; Bacon and Tragedy ; Hockney: 'Photography is Dead, Long Live Painting'.
The 'No One Really Knows" of the title refers to what Bacon said when an interviewer asked him what made a painting.

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ISBN-13: 9781471621567
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 08/25/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 166
File size: 2 MB

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