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Portraiture Pb By Richard Brilliant

Portraiture Pb

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Drawing on a range of images from Antiquity to the 20th century, which includes paintings, sculptures, prints, cartoons, postage stamps, medals, documents and photographs, this title investigates the genre as a particular phenomenon in Western art that is especially sensitive to changes in the perceived nature of the individual in society.
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Portraiture Pb by Richard Brilliant

This is the first general and theoretical study devoted entirely to portraiture. Drawing on a broad range of images from Antiquity to the twentieth century, which includes paintings, sculptures, prints, cartoons, postage stamps, medals, documents and photographs, Richard Brilliant investigates the genre as a particular phenomenon in Western art that is especially sensitive to changes in the perceived nature of the individual in society. The author's argument on behalf of portraiture (and he draws on examples by such artists as Botticelli, Rembrandt, Matisse, Warhol and Hockney) does not comprise a mere survey of the genre, nor is it a straightforward history of its reception. Instead, Brilliant presents a thematic and cogent analysis of the connections between the subject-matter of portraits and the beholder's response - the response he or she makes to the image itself and to the person it represents. Portraiture's extraordinary longevity and resilience as a genre is a testament to the power of this imaginative transaction between the subject, the artist and the beholder.

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About Richard Brilliant


Richard Brilliant is Anna S. Garbedian Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, New York.

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GOR004387212
Portraiture Pb by Richard Brilliant
Richard Brilliant
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Reaktion Books
1991-10-01
192
0948462191
9780948462191
Short-listed for National Art Book Prize 1992
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