Great Works

Great Works

50 Paintings Explored

Book - 2011 | First Frances Lincoln edition --.
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The best of Tom Lubbock, one of Britain's most intelligent, outspoken and revelatory art critics, is collected here for the first time.

There are electrifying insights - using Hitchcock's Suspicion to explore the lighting effects in a Zurbarán still life, imagining three short films to tease out the meanings of El Greco's Boy Lighting a Candle - and cool judgements - how Vuillard's genius is confined to a single decade, when he worked at home, why Ingres is really 'an exciting wierdo'.

Ranging with passionate perspicacity over eight hundred years of Western art, whether it's Giotto's raging vices, Guston's 'slobbish, squidgy' pinks, Géricault's pile of truncated limbs or Gwen John's Girl in a Blue Dress, Tom Lubbock writes with immediacy and authority about the fifty works which most gripped his imagination.
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln, 2011.
Edition: First Frances Lincoln edition --.
ISBN: 9780711232839
0711232830
Branch Call Number: 759 LUB
Characteristics: 216 pages :,color illustrations ;,23 cm

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Aug 02, 2012

Short essays by the former art critic of the "Independent". It made me look at some paintings in a new way.

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