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The Resource The power of color : five centuries of European painting, Marcia B. Hall

The power of color : five centuries of European painting, Marcia B. Hall

Label
The power of color : five centuries of European painting
Title
The power of color
Title remainder
five centuries of European painting
Statement of responsibility
Marcia B. Hall
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Marcia B
Dewey number
  • 752
  • 750
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1488
LC item number
.H35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Color in art
  • Color
  • Painting, European
  • Color
  • Color in art
  • Painting, European
  • Malerei
  • Europa
  • 20.70 European art
Label
The power of color : five centuries of European painting, Marcia B. Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1053611333
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780300237191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
The power of color : five centuries of European painting, Marcia B. Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1053611333
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780300237191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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