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Great Works: 50 Paintings Explored Tom Lubbock

Great Works: 50 Paintings Explored

Tom Lubbock

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ISBN : 9780711232839
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216 pages
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The best of Tom Lubbock, one of Britains most intelligent, outspoken and revelatory art critics, is collected here for the first time.There are electrifying insights - using Hitchcocks Suspicion to explore the lighting effects in a Zurbarán stillMoreThe best of Tom Lubbock, one of Britains most intelligent, outspoken and revelatory art critics, is collected here for the first time.There are electrifying insights - using Hitchcocks Suspicion to explore the lighting effects in a Zurbarán still life, imagining three short films to tease out the meanings of El Grecos Boy Lighting a Candle - and cool judgements - how Vuillards 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 its Giottos raging vices, Gustons slobbish, squidgy pinks, Géricaults pile of truncated limbs or Gwen Johns Girl in a Blue Dress, Tom Lubbock writes with immediacy and authority about the fifty works which most gripped his imagination.