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📒Flaxman S Illustrations For Dante S Divine Comedy ✍ John Flaxman
✏Flaxman s Illustrations for Dante s Divine Comedy Book Summary : These 110 deceptively simple illustrations are the great achievement of English artist John Flaxman. Awash in pathos and recalling a classically Greek style, they have inspired such artists as Goya and Ingres.
📒The Illustrations For Dante S Divine Comedy ✍ John Flaxman
✏The Illustrations for Dante s Divine Comedy Book Summary : Dante's Divine Comedy, one of the masterworks of European literature, has inspired artists from Botticelli to William Blake, and from Gustave Dori to Robert Rauschenberg and Tom Phillips. The great English Neoclassical sculptor John Flaxman (17551826) is no exception. Flaxman's drawings for the "Divine Comedy" are published for the first time in this handsome volume. Famous for his designs for Wedgwood, Flaxman illustrated all 99 cantos of Dante's poem. The book includes the complete series of drawings, together with the preparatory studies accompanied by rhymes composed by Flaxman himself. A critical commentary on each drawing completes this magnificent book, an important addition to Dante studies and Flaxman scholarship.
📒Dante On View ✍ Antonella Braida
✏Dante on View Book Summary : Dante on View opens an important new dimension in Dante studies: for the first time a collection of essays analyses the presence of the Italian Medieval poet Dante Alighieri in the visual and performing arts from the Middle Ages to the present day. The essays in this volume explore the image of Dante emerging in medieval illuminated manuscripts and later ideological and nostalgic uses of the poet. The volume also demonstrates the rich diversity of projects inspired by the Commedia both as an overall polysemic structure and as a repository of scenes, which generate a repertoire for painters, actors and film-makers. In its original multimediality, Dante's Commedia stimulates the performance of readers and artists working in different media from manuscript to stage, from ballet to hyperinstruments, from film to television. Through such a variety of media, the reception of Dante in the visual and performing arts enriches our understanding of the poet and of the arts represented at key moments of formal and structural change in the European cultural world.
✏William Blake s Illustrations for Dante s Divine Comedy Book Summary : William Blake’s series of illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy was his last major project and a summation of his religious and artistic beliefs. Blake intended to engrave this series, but it was unfinished at his death. The series includes seven partially complete engravings and 102 works in various stages of completion—some of the most beautiful pictures of his career. These pictures are not simple illustrations, but constitute a thorough reinterpretation and—in Blake’s view—correction of Dante’s poem. This book compares the two men’s theological and artistic views and analyzes in detail the meaning of Blake’s illustrations, for the first time introducing their theological and aesthetic exuberance to a modern audience.
📒Flaxman And Europe ✍ Sarah Symmons
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📒Creative Copies ✍ Egbert Haverkamp Begemann
✏Creative Copies Book Summary : Gathers studies and interpretative sketches of famous paintings and sculptures by other artists, and discusses how each artist responded to his source
📒Antoine Louis Barye Sculptor Of Romantic Realism ✍ Glenn F. Benge
✏Antoine Louis Barye Sculptor of Romantic Realism Book Summary : Antoine-Louis Barye (1796-1875), called by Gautier "le Michel-Ange de la Menagerie," is a sculptor whose star continues to rise both among critic-historians and among private collectors. Major museums--notably the Louvre, the Metropolitan, and the Walters--constantly add to their holdings of his work, while auction prices rose fivefold in the 1970's. Barye's relationship to contemporary sculptors and his influence on succeeding generations also are increasingly recognized. His art, in the author's words, "embodies the yearning and turmoil, the triumphs and anguish" of the Romantic Age. Bayre's work combines scientific precision (especially zoological), technical skill (particularly with bronze), and--despite his apparent thoroughgoing realism--composition approaching abstract expressionism. An introductory chapter tells what little is known of Barye's life: his friendship with Delacroix, his apprenticeship under the goldsmith to Napoleon I, his absorption of both the romanticism of Hugo and the positivism of Comte, his allegories for the royal house of Orleans, his association with Napoleon III in creating the New Louvre, and his tutelage of Rodin in the technique of animal sculpture. The bulk of the book presents a chronological critique of Barye's oeuvre, incorporating a complete catalog. It therefore serves not only as a study in artistic evolution but also as a handbook for curator and connoisseur.
📒Drawings By John Flaxman In The Huntington Collection ✍ Robert R. Wark
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📒Dante Rediscovered ✍ David Bindman
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📒The Circle Of Our Vision ✍ Fellow and Director of Studies in English Ralph Pite
✏The Circle of Our Vision Book Summary : Discusses Byron, Shelley, Keats, Coleridge, Blake and Wordsworth in detail, assessing the nature of their engagement with Dante's "Divine Comedy" and the consequences for their own writing, and setting them in the context of commentators, translators and illustrators, both in England and Europe