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The Resource John Singer Sargent and the art of allusion, Bruce Redford

John Singer Sargent and the art of allusion, Bruce Redford

Label
John Singer Sargent and the art of allusion
Title
John Singer Sargent and the art of allusion
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Redford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The work of portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) has come to epitomize the glamor and anxiety of his age. In this innovative new study, Bruce Redford reveals the web of visual quotations and references that informs Sargent's most ambitious paintings. Throughout his career, Sargent was recognized and rewarded as a "Young Master" whose bravura portraits inspired comparison with the likes of Velazquez, Van Dyck, and Reynolds. At the same time, his paintings responded to the stylistic experiments and cultural preoccupations of a world on the cusp of modernity. Sargent achieved this complex synthesis through a pictorial language composed of witty acts of allusion. John Singer Sargent and the Art of Allusion offers the first sustained inquiry into the painter's practice of quotation--a practice that created a complex visual code. Through comparative analysis of thematic groupings of portraits and analogous literary texts, Redford shows how Sargent devised and transmitted that code. The result is an enhanced awareness of Sargent's daring gamesmanship, his place in the history of portraiture, and the dynamics of allusion in both art and literature"--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Redford, Bruce
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND237.S3
LC item number
R43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sargent, John Singer
  • Sargent, John Singer
  • Sargent, John Singer
  • Allusions in art
  • Allusions in art
  • Bildnismalerei
  • Zitat
Label
John Singer Sargent and the art of allusion, Bruce Redford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the practice of allusion -- The evanescence of empire -- The ceremony of innocence -- The anxiety of affluence -- The anatomy of neurasthenia -- The code of dandyism -- Afterword: the sense of an ending
Control code
930508762
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 218 pages
Isbn
9780300219302
Lccn
2015045304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)930508762
Label
John Singer Sargent and the art of allusion, Bruce Redford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the practice of allusion -- The evanescence of empire -- The ceremony of innocence -- The anxiety of affluence -- The anatomy of neurasthenia -- The code of dandyism -- Afterword: the sense of an ending
Control code
930508762
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 218 pages
Isbn
9780300219302
Lccn
2015045304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)930508762

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