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The History Of Western Art (UNABRIDGED) (Naxos Non Fiction Unabri-Used


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Title: The History Of Western Art (UNABRIDGED) (Naxos Non Fiction Unabrid

Author(s): Peter Whitfield
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The History Of Western Art (UNABRIDGED) (Naxos Non Fiction Unabridged)
Five hours to cover 19,000 years of art doesn't allow for much slack but compression, an art in itself, is Whitfield's forte. His contributions to Naxos's single-CD In a Nutshell series include the Renaissance and Darwin, and his history of 600 years of English poetry from Chaucer to Sylvia Plath is as much a miracle of economy as of erudition. Whitfield inspires. His enthusiasm makes you want to reappraise statues you've already seen but, until he reminded you, had forgotten how wonderful they are. Statues such as Donatello's life-size bronze David in Florence, hand on hip, one knee flexed, wearing nothing but a flowered hat and a cheeky pair of boots. It was the first free-standing figure any artist had produced for a thousand years, says Whitfield, and wham suddenly you understand the significance, the brilliance of the renaissance. It has been a long haul from the stone age cave paintings of Lascaux circa 16,000BC via Ninevah's lion-hunting murals, Mesopotamian winged bulls, Persian mozaics, Egyptian sphinxes, Greek caryatids, Etruscan urns, Viking helmets, the Book of Kells and Gothic cathedrals to Raphael and Da Vinci but compared to the narrow 500-year gulf between Michelangelo's Pietàs, acme of Renaissance humanism, and the soiled sheets of Tracey Emin's unmade bed shortlisted for the 1999 Turner prize, it's a blink. What happened? Listen to Whitfield analyse the succeeding artistic schools baroque, neo-classical, impressionist, cubist, surrealist, avant garde, op, pop and performance and you'll find out. Whether you'll be any the wiser is something else. How, for instance, does the German artist Joseph Beuys (1921-86) striding around a Dusseldorf gallery in iron boots and a mask made of honey, discussing his paintings with the dead hare cradled in his arms, fit into the bigger picture? It doesn't. Neither do pictures any more. Modern art, surrounded by a foghorn chorus of blah emanating from the media and the artists themselves, has become something that we talk about, think about, argue about and, if we can afford it, pay astronomical sums of money for, rather than actually look at. That's not Whitfield talking, by the way, it's reactionary me. He remains impressively neutral. --Sue Arnold - GuardianThe History of Western Art is a broad view of art history by Renaissance man Peter Whitfield, who covers the subject from ancient times to the modern dilemma of defining what art is. An intriguing connection between past ideals & beliefs, and our current estrangement from the natural world is discussed, as modern deconstruction has led us into a box canyon of perpetual revolution without agreed upon parameters. It's all covered in four CDs, from Greek & Roman & Christian art to Baroque, Romantic, Impressionism and Avant-Garde (and including commentary on architecture, architects, and artists), and is read by Sebastian Comberti, with classical music accompaniment. --Audiobooks TodayBeginning with art in the ancient and classical world, Peter Whitfield speculates on the artists who might have created the cave drawings of Northern Spain and Southern France 20,000 years ago, how they were inspired by their surroundings, and what materials they used. This is an amazingly comprehensive guide to western art. Here are just a few of the subjects that it tackles: Roman Art, the Medicis, Mesopotamia, Churches, The Renaissance, The Rococo, The Baroque Age, International Romanticism, Impressionism, De Chirico, American Realism, and Modern Architecture. The breadth contained within it is amazing. And if you would like to learn more about this fascinating yet daunting subject, enjoyably, and without too much effort, this audio CD may be the very thing. - --Mastoor Khan, Epoch TimesPeter Whitfield skilfully compresses a great sweep of culture from the ancient world to the present into five hours. The changes in the 20th century have been the most seismic: the age-old stability of belief has been largely swept away along with 'high art'. Now, anything goes, with 'ugliness as valid as beauty, and formlessness as valid as form'. Most of all, this invigorating gallop through the centuries makes you set off for the galleries. --the Oldie

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