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Tiepolo and the pictorial intelligence, Svetlana Alpers, Michael Baxandall

Label
Tiepolo and the pictorial intelligence
Title
Tiepolo and the pictorial intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Svetlana Alpers, Michael Baxandall
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Tiepolo is a brilliant example of the specifically pictorial intelligence. This book is both a study of his art and an argument for fuller recognition of the peculiarities of the painter's representational medium. Alpers and Baxandall locate distinctive modes of Tiepolo's representation of the world and human action; follow his process of invention from first pen drawings, through small oil sketches, to great frescoes; and analyse his best and biggest painting, the Four Continents in the Stairway Hall of the Prince-Bishop's Residence at Wurzburg, illustrated with photographs specially taken for the book
  • The topics taken up include: painting's resistance to enacted narrative drama, its engagement with indeterminacies and repetitions, the senses in which a painter may 'perform' both past art and himself, the constructive roles of gestural drawing, exploitation of shifts of scale between design and finished work, dialogue between the changing natural site lighting and in-picture lighting, contributions made by the beholder's own mobility, the expressive scope of tensions between two and three dimensions, the deep rationale of rococo formal structure, and the sources of the moral force of pictures without an explicit moral. The book - both art criticism and a practical polemic - ends with an annotated gazetteer for travellers, listing those Tiepolo paintings that can still be seen in the places and conditions for which he painted them
Cataloging source
DLC
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Alpers, Svetlana
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND623.T5
LC item number
A84 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Baxandall, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
  • Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
  • Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
  • Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
  • Schilderijen
  • Kunstschilders
Label
Tiepolo and the pictorial intelligence, Svetlana Alpers, Michael Baxandall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The painting in view.
  • 5.
  • Performing Veronese.
  • 6.
  • Dogs, clouds, poles as devices.
  • 7.
  • Discovery as a pictorial theme.
  • 8.
  • Para-narrative.
  • I.
  • 9.
  • The music of the Moses.
  • 10.
  • Incantesimo
  • II.
  • Instruments of Invention: Drawing, Paint, Light.
  • 1.
  • Pen and wash.
  • 2.
  • Movement of the hand.
  • A Taste for Tiepolo.
  • 3.
  • Line and the edges of known objects.
  • 4.
  • Generating the phenomenal.
  • 5.
  • Summary: graphic process and visual process.
  • 6.
  • The oil sketch.
  • 7.
  • Hue as timbre: colour as light.
  • 1.
  • 8.
  • Towards fresco.
  • 9.
  • Shadow: Cochin on Tiepolo.
  • 10.
  • The mobility of lighting (Gesuati 1).
  • 11.
  • Negotiations with site lighting (Gesuati 2).
  • 12.
  • The stimulus of mobile light
  • Declining taste.
  • III.
  • The Treppenhaus at Wurzburg.
  • 1.
  • Balthasar Neumann's light theatre: sources and surface.
  • 2.
  • Perambulation: negotiating with the windows.
  • 3.
  • The critique of rotational symmetry.
  • 4.
  • Meanings and dimensions.
  • 2.
  • 5.
  • Groups: propagation from the oil sketch.
  • 6.
  • A maze not without a plan.
  • 7.
  • Drawing, scale and self-similarity.
  • 8.
  • The rococo lever: objects v. fields.
  • 9.
  • The problem of Europe.
  • The painting.
  • 10.
  • Bracketing the moral.
  • Appendix: Tiepolo in situ
  • 3.
  • The painter.
Control code
30356435
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
ix, 186 pages
Isbn
9780300059786
Lccn
94013926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)30356435
Label
Tiepolo and the pictorial intelligence, Svetlana Alpers, Michael Baxandall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The painting in view.
  • 5.
  • Performing Veronese.
  • 6.
  • Dogs, clouds, poles as devices.
  • 7.
  • Discovery as a pictorial theme.
  • 8.
  • Para-narrative.
  • I.
  • 9.
  • The music of the Moses.
  • 10.
  • Incantesimo
  • II.
  • Instruments of Invention: Drawing, Paint, Light.
  • 1.
  • Pen and wash.
  • 2.
  • Movement of the hand.
  • A Taste for Tiepolo.
  • 3.
  • Line and the edges of known objects.
  • 4.
  • Generating the phenomenal.
  • 5.
  • Summary: graphic process and visual process.
  • 6.
  • The oil sketch.
  • 7.
  • Hue as timbre: colour as light.
  • 1.
  • 8.
  • Towards fresco.
  • 9.
  • Shadow: Cochin on Tiepolo.
  • 10.
  • The mobility of lighting (Gesuati 1).
  • 11.
  • Negotiations with site lighting (Gesuati 2).
  • 12.
  • The stimulus of mobile light
  • Declining taste.
  • III.
  • The Treppenhaus at Wurzburg.
  • 1.
  • Balthasar Neumann's light theatre: sources and surface.
  • 2.
  • Perambulation: negotiating with the windows.
  • 3.
  • The critique of rotational symmetry.
  • 4.
  • Meanings and dimensions.
  • 2.
  • 5.
  • Groups: propagation from the oil sketch.
  • 6.
  • A maze not without a plan.
  • 7.
  • Drawing, scale and self-similarity.
  • 8.
  • The rococo lever: objects v. fields.
  • 9.
  • The problem of Europe.
  • The painting.
  • 10.
  • Bracketing the moral.
  • Appendix: Tiepolo in situ
  • 3.
  • The painter.
Control code
30356435
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
ix, 186 pages
Isbn
9780300059786
Lccn
94013926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)30356435

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