Coverart for item
The Resource Keeping an eye open : essays on art, Julian Barnes

Keeping an eye open : essays on art, Julian Barnes

Label
Keeping an eye open : essays on art
Title
Keeping an eye open
Title remainder
essays on art
Statement of responsibility
Julian Barnes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An extraordinary collection-- hawk-eyed and understanding-- from the Booker Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life. As Julian Barnes explains: "Flaubert believed that ... great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting ... But it is a rare picture that stuns, or argues, us into silence. And if one does, it is only a short time before we want to explain and understand the very silence into which we have been plunged." This is the exact dynamic that informs his new book. Barnes, in his 1989 novel A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, had a chapter on Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa, and since then he has written about many great masters of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, including Delacroix, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cezanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin, and Lucian Freud. The seventeen essays gathered here are adroit, insightful and, above all, a true pleasure to read "--
Member of
Summary
A collection of essays traces the artistic evolution from Romanticism to Realism and Modernism to share insights into the opposing dynamics between experiencing art silently and the need to verbalize art's impact
Tone
Assigning source
Source other than Library of Congress
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435099
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
709.03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PR6052.A6657
  • N6447
LC item number
  • K44 2015
  • .B384 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
essays on art
Label
Keeping an eye open : essays on art, Julian Barnes
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bonnard : Marthe, Marthe, Marthe, Marthe
  • Vuillard : you can call him Édouard
  • Vallotton : the foreign Nabi
  • Braque : the heart of painting
  • Magritte : bird into egg
  • Oldenburg : good soft fun
  • So does it become art?
  • Freud : the episodicist
  • Hodgkin : words for H.H
  • Géricault : catastrophe into art
  • Delacroix : how romantic?
  • Courbet : it's not like that, it's like this
  • Manet : in black and white
  • Fantin-Latour : men in a line
  • Cézanne : does an apple move?
  • Degas : and women
  • Redon : upwards, upwards!
Control code
ocn907391590
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
viii, 278 pages
Isbn
9781101874783
Lccn
2015014317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99966397216
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907391590
Label
Keeping an eye open : essays on art, Julian Barnes
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bonnard : Marthe, Marthe, Marthe, Marthe
  • Vuillard : you can call him Édouard
  • Vallotton : the foreign Nabi
  • Braque : the heart of painting
  • Magritte : bird into egg
  • Oldenburg : good soft fun
  • So does it become art?
  • Freud : the episodicist
  • Hodgkin : words for H.H
  • Géricault : catastrophe into art
  • Delacroix : how romantic?
  • Courbet : it's not like that, it's like this
  • Manet : in black and white
  • Fantin-Latour : men in a line
  • Cézanne : does an apple move?
  • Degas : and women
  • Redon : upwards, upwards!
Control code
ocn907391590
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
viii, 278 pages
Isbn
9781101874783
Lccn
2015014317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99966397216
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907391590

Library Locations

    • McMinnville Public LibraryBorrow it
      225 NW Adams Street, McMinnville, OR, 97128, US
      45.210071 -123.199661
    • Monmouth Public LibraryBorrow it
      168 S Ecols St., Monmouth, OR, 97361, US
      44.848141 -123.23189
    • Salem Public LibraryBorrow it
      585 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR, 97301, US
      44.934972 -123.041775
Processing Feedback ...