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Pictures and Tears A History of People Who Have Cried in Front of Paintings

ISBN-10: 0415970539
ISBN-13: 9780415970532
Edition: 2002
Authors: James Elkins
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Description: James Elkins tells the story of paintings that have made people cry, contrasting the emotions shown before works of art in the past, and the tearlessness with which most people approach works of art in the 21st century.

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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

James Elkins tells the story of paintings that have made people cry, contrasting the emotions shown before works of art in the past, and the tearlessness with which most people approach works of art in the 21st century.

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Preface
Acknowledgments
Crying at nothing but colors
Crying no one can understand
Crying from chromatic waves
Crying because you've been hit by a lightning bolt
Weeping over bluish leaves
The ivory tower of tearlessness
False tears over a dead bird
Crying because time passes
Weeping, watching the Madonna weep
Crying at God
Sobbing in lonely mountains
Crying at the empty sea of faith
Envoi: How to look and possibly even be moved
Thirty-two letters
Sources
Index

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