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020 0300237197|q(hardcover) :|c$45.00
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100 1 Hall, Marcia B.,|eauthor.
245 14 The power of color :|bfive centuries of European painting
/|cMarcia B. Hall.
264 1 New Haven :|bYale University Press,|c
300 293 pages :|billustrations (chiefly color) ;|c29 cm
336 still image|bsti|2rdacontent
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and
505 0 Introduction: making, materials, marketing, meaning -- The
fifteenth century : from egg to oil, from gothic to
humanist values -- The sixteenth century : new techniques
for new levels of expression -- The seventeeth century :
the economics of art -- The eighteenth century : the
politics of art -- The nineteenth century :
industrialization and globalization of art -- Color as the
expression of the immaterial.
520 This expansive study of color illuminates the substance,
context, and meaning of five centuries of European
painting. Between the mid-15th and the mid-19th centuries,
the materials of painting remained remarkably unchanged,
but innovations in their use flourished. Technical
discoveries facilitated new visual effects, political
conditions prompted innovations, and economic changes
shaped artists' strategies, especially as trade became
global. Marcia Hall explores how Michelangelo radically
broke with his contemporaries' harmonizing use of color in
favor of a highly saturated approach; how the robust art
market and demand for affordable pictures in 17th-century
Netherlands helped popularize subtly colored landscape
paintings; how politics and color became entangled during
the French Revolution; and how modern artists liberated
color from representation as their own role transformed
from manipulators of pigments to visionaries celebrated
for their individual expression. Using insights from
recent conservation studies, Hall captivates readers with
fascinating details and developments in magnificent
examples--from Botticelli and Titian to Van Gogh and
Kandinsky--to weave an engaging analysis. Her insistence
on the importance of examining technique and material to
understand artistic meaning gives readers the tools to
look at these paintings with fresh eyes.
650 0 Color in art|xHistory.
650 0 Color|xHistory.
650 0 Painting, European|xHistory.