A superbly illustrated and insightful exploration of the aesthetic impact of ancient art on 20th century art. Focus is on the reinventions and transformations of antiquity in the work of four culturally and politically diverse artists between 1905 and 1935.
Illustrated in black-and-white and color. 164p. Measures 9×11 inches.
Illustrated in color and black-and-white. Measures 9.25×10.75 inches. 231p.
Establishes the unique place of etching in the shifting social terrain of 18th-century Paris, and explores an artistic context in which conventional hierarchies of genre and medium were breached.
Features Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Hubert Robert, and others.
Topics include technique and practice, experimentation, and the crucial role of the amateur.