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Title
Essays
Type
Text
Subject
Art, Modern--19th century.
Art, Modern--20th century.
ART / Criticism &Theory.
ART / Individual Artists/ Essays.
ART/ Techniques / Painting.
Genre Form
Selections
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Classification
LCC: PR6052.A6657 K44 2015 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 709.03 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2015014317
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"An extraordinary collection--hawk-eyed and understanding--from the Booker Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life. As Julian Barnes explains: "Flaubert believed that...great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting....But it is a rare picture that stuns, or argues, us into silence. And if one does, it is only a short time before we want to explain and understand the very silence into which we have been plunged." This is the exact dynamic that informs his new book. Barnes, in his 1989 novel A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, had a chapter on Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa, and since then he has written about many great masters of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, including Delacroix, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cezanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin, and Lucian Freud. The seventeen essays gathered here are adroit, insightful and, above all, a true pleasure to read " -- Source other than Library of Congress.
Authorized Access Point
Barnes, Julian, Essays. Selections