In a series of four meditations on still-life painting, Guy Davenport blends art history with literary criticism, taking a close look at the iconic and symbolic function of objects and the multiple ways they are represented in culture. Focusing on a genre that is supposedly static, these essays reveal the dynamic forces that motivate and shape the still life, explaining why and how painters have employed this genre to such vital effect.
Objects on a Table: Harmonious Disarray in Art and Literature
ISBN 13: 9781582430355
Publication Date: July 30, 1999
Author: Guy Davenport
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