Pictures and Tears: A History of People Who Have Cried in Front of Paintings by James Elkins
Art Does art leave you cool? Is it supposed to do? Or does painting mean moving you to tears? Hemingway was reduced to tears in the midst of a drinking…
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Art Does art leave you cool? Is it supposed to do? Or does painting mean moving you to tears? Hemingway was reduced to tears in the midst of a drinking match when he picked up a painting by James Thurber. What's wrong with that? In pictures and tears, art historian James Kinson tells the story of the paintings that made people cry.
Drawing on the tales of individual works of art, he presents facts about how people showed passion before artworks in the past, and reflect on the lack of alien devotion that most people approach art nowadays. Deep personality, images and tears is a history of passion and weakness, the investigation of the nature of art.
This book is a rare and highly valuable treasure for people who love art. It also includes a color insert of 8 pages..
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