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- DescriptionA revealing, interdisciplinary exploration of the brilliant visual quotations in the work of the celebrated grand-manner portraitist The work of portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) has come to epitomize the glamour and anxiety of his age. In this invative study, Bruce Redford reveals the web of visual quotations and references that informed 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 Reylds. 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-one that created a complex visual code. Through comparative analysis among 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.
- Author BiographyBruce Redford is professor of history of art and architecture at Boston University.
- Author(s)Bruce Redford
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication04/10/2016
- SubjectThe Arts: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note120 color + 30 b/w illus.
- Weight1316 g
- Width229 mm
- Height280 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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