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  • Author:  Daniel Arasse
  • Year: 10-03-2014
  • Translator from French: Mila Atanasova
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  • Product Code:  1270-01
  • SKU: 05.0077
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-377-1
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What happens when we look at a painting? What do we think about? What do we imagine? How can we explain, even to ourselves, what we see or think we see? And how can art historians interpret with any seriousness what they observe? In six engaging, short narrative "fictions," each richly illustrated in color, Daniel Arasse, one of the most brilliant art historians of our time, cleverly and gracefully guides readers through a variety of adventures in seeing, from Velázquez to Titian, Bruegel to Tintoretto.

By demonstrating that we don't really see what these paintings are trying to show us, Arasse makes it clear that we need to take a closer look. In chapters that each have a different form, including a letter, an interview, and an animated conversation with a colleague, the book explores how these pictures teach us about ways of seeing across the centuries. In the process, Arasse freshly lays bare the dazzling power of painting. Fast-paced and full of humor as well as insight, this is a book for anyone who cares about really looking at, seeing, and understanding paintings.

About the Author

Daniel Arasse

Daniel Arasse

Daniel Arasse (1944 - 2003) is French Italianist art historian; Arasse graduated from the École normale supérieure in 1965 in Classics. He entered the Sorbonne initially studying Italian Renaissance ... Read more

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Tags: Aesthetics, Science of Art, Fine Arts

Year 10-03-2014
Translator from French: Mila Atanasova
Pages 176
Size 165/235 мм
Weight 0.4 kg
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Aesthetics, Science of Art, Fine Arts

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