Perspectives on Western Art, Volume 2: Source Documents and Readings from the Renaissance to the 1970s
Linnea H. Wren
Westview Press, 1993 - Art - 440 pages
This anthology of readings related to Western art history explains specific works of art illustrated in Janson's History of Art and De la Croix and Tansey's Gardner's Art Through the Ages in terms of the ideas, beliefs, and concerns of the people and cultures who created the art. It brings a new understanding of art because it shows the social and cultural basis of major works of art through history. The ten sections are Ancient Near East; Egyptian; Aegean; Greek; Etruscan; Roman; early Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic; early Medieval; Romanesque; and Gothic. The readings have been drawn from many areas of intellectual and social history, including religion, philosophy, literature, science, economics, and law. Each selection is preceded by an introductory note, which discusses the readings in terms of its subject and theme, its source and usage, and its relevance to the study of the work of art.
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Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes The Third of May
Joseph Mallord William Turner The Slave Ship 1840
Eugene Delacroix The Massacre of Chios 182224
Gustave Courbet Burial at Ornans 1849
PierreAuguste Renoir Le Moulin de la Galette 1876
Paul Gauguin The Vision After the Sermon 1888
Mary Cassatt The Bath 189192
Parmigianino Madonna with the Long Neck c 1535
Titian Sacred and Profane Love c 1515
Paolo Veronese Christ in the House of Levi 1573
Hugo van der Goes The Portinari Altarpiece c 1476
Hieronymus Bosch The Garden of Earthly Delights
Albrecht Durer Adam and Eve The Fall of Man 1504
Matthias Grunewald Crucifixion from The henheim
Germain Pilon Descent from the Cross 1583
Baroque Art in Italy France and England
Gianlorenzo Bernini The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa 164552
I Went Out Fuh of Consolation 1560
Inigo Jones Banqueting House at Whitehall London
Baroqu Art to the Netherlands and Spain
Rembrandt van Rijn SelfPortrait c 1659
Jacob van Ruisdael View of Haarlem from the Dunes
Balthasar Neumann Vierzehnheiligen near Bamberg
JeanHonore Fragonard The Swing 1766
Thomas Gainsborough Robert Andrews and His Wife
John Henry Fuseli The Nightmare 1781
Edvard Munch The Scream c 1895
Gustav Klirat Death and Life 1908 and 1911
Pablo Picasso Still Life with Chair Caning 191112
Umberto Boccioni Unique Forms of Continuity in Space
Ernst Barlach War Monument Giistrow Cathedral 1927
Vladimir Tatlin Model for the Monument to the Third
Paul Klee Twittering Machine 1922
Kurt Schwitters Merz 19 1920
Dorothea Laoge Migrant Mother California 1936
Max Beckmann Departure 193235
Arshile Gorky The Liver Is the Cocks Comb 1944
Wallace Harrison and the International Advisory Committee
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lake Shore Drive Apartment
Edward Kienholz The Wait 196465
Bamett Newman Broken Obelisk 196367
Helen Frankenthaler Blue Causeway 1963
Jasper Johns Target with Four Faces 1955
Robert Smithson Spiral Jetty 1970
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