Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot. Michael Fried.
Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot
Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot

Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot

Berkeley, Calif. University of California Press, 1980. Hardcover. Blue cloth covered boards, spine red with gilt lettering, illustrated dust jacket, 249 pp, bw illustrations. VG- (slight tear to dust jacket, museum stamp on inside front cover). Item #173011
ISBN: 0520037588

Examines 18th-century French painting and the criticisms of the time; Argues for the importance of absorption- - that the human figure in the painting is engrossed in his own activity as if the beholder does not exist. Includes bibliographical references and index.

OCLC: 5265190

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