Portraiture - Essays in Art and Culture (Paperback)
  • Portraiture - Essays in Art and Culture (Paperback)
zoom

Portraiture - Essays in Art and Culture (Paperback)

(author)
£19.95
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 01/10/1991
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
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.

Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9780948462191
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 233 x 155 x 14 mm

You may also be interested in...

Shark
Added to basket
£12.95
Paperback
Rose
Added to basket
£16.00
Hardback
Frida Kahlo
Added to basket
£12.95
Paperback
On Photography
Added to basket
£14.95
Paperback
Birch
Added to basket
£16.00
Hardback
Trees in Art
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
Eileen Agar
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
The Space Within
Added to basket
The Last of the Light
Added to basket
Chromophobia
Added to basket
£14.95
Paperback
The Story of Black
Added to basket
£15.00
Paperback
Towards a Philosophy of Photography
Added to basket
Listening to Design
Added to basket
Jan Van Eyck
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
Tintoretto
Added to basket
£19.95
Paperback
Blaise Pascal
Added to basket
£15.95
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.