Portraiture (Oxford History of Art)

Portraiture (Oxford History of Art)

Shearer West

This interesting new addition to the acclaimed Oxford heritage of Art sequence explores the realm of portraiture from a couple of vantage issues, and asks key questions about its nature. How has portraiture replaced over the centuries? How have images represented their topics, and the way have they been interpreted? The ebook presents a transparent, but thorough evaluate of the background of portraiture by way of social, political, financial, and mental components over a wide time span. matters equivalent to id, modernity, and gender are thought of inside of their cultural and historic contexts.

Shearer West uncovers interesting facets of portraiture-a style that has frequently been obvious as basically representational, that includes examples from African tribes to Renaissance princes, and from "stars" reminiscent of David and Victoria Beckham to daily humans. West examines the numerous meanings and makes use of of photos in the course of the a long time and features a wide variety of artists from Botticelli to Picasso, and Hans Holbein to Frida Kahlo. within the approach, she unearths the faces of the prior in an exhilarating new means. fantastically illustrated all through, this ebook is a different and available creation to the background of portraiture.

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