'Paint should not be applied thick', James McNeill Whistler once famously stated. 'It should be like breath on the surface of a pane of glass.' Through an innovative manner of handling paint, a group of American artists around 1900 created deceptively simple canvases that convey images of shimmering transience, visions suggested rather than delineated. Focusing on this singular aesthetic characteristic - softness - "Like Breath on Glass" explores this painterly phenomenon through works by fifteen important artists, including Whistler, George Inness, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, John Twachtman, and Eduard Steichen.Leading scholars in American art consider a wide variety of topics: the very different motives - technical, social, religious, and scientific - that prompted these artists in their experimentation; their materials; their techniques for creating the appearance of effortlessness; period notions of 'the vague' through art and writing; and the revival of 'painting softly' in the 1950s and 1960s. This beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated catalogue highlights a surprisingly understudied yet important aspect of American cultural and painterly achievement.
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Descrizione libro Clark Art Institute, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Brand new gift quality hardcover oversized and overweight. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Codice libro della libreria 69024
Descrizione libro Clark Art Institute, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0300134061
Descrizione libro Clark Art Institute, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110300134061