Informed Eye Understanding Masterpieces of Western Art

ISBN-10: 1566632781

ISBN-13: 9781566632782

Edition: 1999 (Reprint)

Authors: Bruce Cole

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An introduction to the properties, concepts, and meanings of Western art through a series of concise, specific explorations of 32 works of art or groups of related works--paintings, sculptures, and buildings from widely varying cultures and times. Mr. Cole explains how art is made, how it functions in society, and how it embodies the ideas and ideals of the cultures in which it was produced. With 128 illustrations, 58 in full color. A judicious, beautifully wrought overview....Cole's brief, incisive, richly informed, jargon-free essays are exemplary. --Paul Barolsky, Commonwealth Professor of Art History, University of Virginia
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication date: 9/5/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Illustrations
The Ruler as God: The Triad of Mycerinus
Form and Function: The Euphronios Crater
The Birth of Western Art: Three Greek Statues
Art in the Service of Power: The Augustus of Prima Porta
A Home for the Gods: The Pantheon
The Reuse of Symbols: The Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus
Icons of Power: The San Vitale Mosaics
Inventing Western Drama: Giotto: The Lamentation
The Style of Heaven: Duccio: The Maesta
The Transmigration of Meaning: Donatello: Judith and Holofernes
Printed Images: Durer: Knight, Death, and the Devil
Leonardo and Tradition: The Last Supper
Michelangelo's Pietas
A Late Work by an Ancient Master: Titian: The Flaying of Marsyas
The Clash of Cultures: El Greco's Burial of the Lord of Orgaz
The Making of Cellini's Persus
Reality Rearranged: Caravaggio: The Contarelli Chaped
The Dwarfs of the King's Painter: Velazquez
Art Without Boundaries: Bernini's Saint Teresa
Depicting Divine Right: Van Dyck: Charles I on Horseback
The Painter as Prince: A Self-Portrait by Rembrandt
Chardin's Living Still-Lifes
Images of Sacrifice: David's Death of Marat
The Horrors of War: Goya's The Third of May 1808
Space and Color as Emotion: Van Gogh's Night Cafe
The Devolution of Heroism: Rodin and the Burghers of Calais
The Birth of Modern Architecture: The Wainwright and Carson Pirie Scott Buildings
Picasso: Innovation Within Tradition: The Studio
Transcendental Pictures: Three Photographs by Dorothea Lange
The Twentieth-century Artist: Jackson Pollock's Lavender Mist
The Elevation of the Ordinary: Hopper's Hotel Lobby
Rethinking Sculpture: David Smith's Cubis
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