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The author of the book: Peter Whitfield
Edition: Naxos Audiobooks
Date of issue: November 1st 2011
ISBN: 184379506X
ISBN 13: 9781843795063
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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I'm glad I've recently studied some art history, otherwise, I wouldn't have had any mental images to go along with this audiobook, nor overall historical framework to make sense of his presentation. But yeah, with this pre-knowledge, I was able to appreciate Whitfield's interpretive sketch of the history of western art. I could be wrong, but I did feel there was an anti-religious bias which resulted in a slanted interpretation of the Italian renaissance in particular. A good deal within this book seemed to be presented as the glorious triumph of the secular over the sacred. But one wonders with the final quote of the book, if the author actually doesn't really like the fact that with the "death of God" also came the twilight of beauty, truth and goodness, leading to a ugly and boring art which reflects the meaningless of an indifferent universe without purpose or hope.

"The traditions of the past, the beliefs and the symbols are all dead, mankind is alone in the universe with his terrible freedom, alone in the environment he has created, he is effectively his own god, there are no others; this is the meaning of modern art, order and disorder, beauty and ugliness are equally valid, put simply we may have come to the end of art because we have come to the end of belief, isn't this why we value the art of the past so much, because it is so unlike what we have become? It takes us back to an interpreted world, in which ideals of beauty, order and truth had a reality capable of being embodied in a picture, a reality that artist throughout the centuries have struggled with, found, lost and found again, we can only hope that they are not no lost forever" Peter Whitfield

Interesting how much the author despised the paintings of J. M. W. Turner, of course, in sharing about those he considered to be far superior, introduced me to Ivan Aivazovsky whose work is astounding.




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