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Essays on Art (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By A. Clutton-Brock


144 pages

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This collection of brief but insightful essays, though always returning to the author’s central conviction that the quality of artistic endeavour depends not on individuals of genius but on the attitude of the public towards art itself, examines a wide variety of unique but related issues: the relationship between natural and artistic beauty; the genius of Da Vinci and Nicholas Poussin; the influence of femininity on European art; the importance of good criticism; art as a social phenomenon; the role of the passions; and a range of associated topics.

First published in 1919, A. Clutton-Brock’s reflections on the nature and function of art bear the marks of the deep anxieties following the First World War, and can thus speak to a generation similarly faced with uncertainty.

Table of Contents

1."The Adoration of the Magi" 2. Leonardo Da Vinci 3. The Pompadour in Art 4. An Unpopular Master 5. A Defence of Criticism 6. The Artist and His Audience 7. Wilfulness and Wisdom 8. "The Magic Flute" 9. Process or Person? 10. The Artist and the Tradesman 11. Professionalism in Art 12. Waste or Creation?

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / History / General
ART / History / Renaissance
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies