Item description for Rembrandt's 'Bathsheba Reading King David's Letter' (Masterpieces of Western Painting) by Ann Jensen Adams, Eric Jan Sluijter & Svetlana Alpers...
Overview Rembrandt's masterful "Bathsheba Reading King David's Letter" is unusual both as a history painting and as a portrayal of a nude. This collection of essays by six leading Rembrandt scholars examines the painting's qualities from perspectives ranging from changing perceptions of female beauty and the nude, to technical analysis and biographical and psychological analysis of artist, subject, and viewer. 36 photos.
Publishers Description Rembrandt's Bathsheba Reading King David's Letter is unusual both as a history painting and as a portrayal of a nude. Instead of displaying a sumptuous body for the viewer's delectation, Bathsheba elicits our empathy. This collection of essays by six Rembrandt scholars examines its qualities from perspectives ranging from changing perceptions of female beauty and the nude, technical analysis, and biographical and psychological analysis of the artist, the subject, and the viewer. The juxtaposition of these different approaches to a single work highlights how both the artist and his art are constructed through the questions we ask, and facilitates a comparison of some of the different approaches practised by art historians today.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 13, 1998
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521459869 ISBN13 9780521459860
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More About Ann Jensen Adams, Eric Jan Sluijter & Svetlana Alpers
Ann Jensen Adams is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A scholar of Dutch painting, she is editor of Rembrandt's Bathsheba Reading David's Letter and has contributed to The Art Bulletin and the Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek. She has received fellowships from The Mrs Giles Whiting Foundation, The J. Paul Getty Trust, The Getty Research Institute, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Ann Jensen Adams has an academic affiliation as follows - University of California, Santa Barbara University of Chicago Universi.