The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry
Oscar Wilde called this collection of essays the "holy writ of beauty." Published to great acclaim in 1837, it examines the work of Renaissance artists such as Winckelmann and the then neglected Botticelli, and includes a celebrated discussion of the Mona Lisa in a study of Da Vinci. The book strongly influenced art students and aesthetes of the day and is still valuable for the insights it offers and the beauty of the writing.
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Review: The Renaissance: Studies in Art and PoetryUser Review - Lucie García - Goodreads
I LOVED IT. Brilliantly written, contains insights on the most important artists from The Renaissance and also interesting theories on the movement being originated in France and not Italy. Easy to ... Read full review
Review: The Renaissance: Studies in Art and PoetryUser Review - C. Michael - Goodreads
Pater presents some good insights but there's much overwrought writing and his overly effete manner made for some tedious reading. Much of what is asserted must be taken on the authority of the writer ... Read full review
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