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Keeping an Eye Open : Essays on Art (Reprint) (Paperback) (Julian Barnes)

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Flaubert believed that great paintings required no words of explanation. But, as Barnes notes, it is a rare picture that stuns, or argues, us into silence. And when this does happen, we feel compelled to explain the very silence into which we have been plunged. In this illuminating collection of essays on art, Barnes turns his narrative gifts toward some of the most important paintings in the Western canon, eloquently voicing our reactions to these images—what they cause us to think and feel, and why. From Gericault’s The Raft of the Medusa to Degas’s The Dance Lesson to Braque’s Cubism to the “good soft fun” of Oldenburg, Barnes effortlessly fits these pieces into the larger dramas of the artists’ lives and works. Taken together, these essays give us a wonderful overview of art from Romanticism onward—and are a true pleasure to read.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 278
Genre: Art
Series Title: Vintage International
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Julian Barnes
Language: English
Street Date: June 13, 2017
TCIN: 51938955
UPC: 9781101873373
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-2489
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