Book Review / A Regard for Feelings
Spalding, Frances, The Independent (London, England)
The recent coincidence in time of two exhibitions - Cezanne, the father of modern art, and Lord Leighton, that polished exponent of the tail-end of the Renaissance tradition - drew attention to two seemingly antipodean contemporaries. But a different conceptual filter can change the way we look. Stephen Kern focuses our attention on eyes and the meaning they convey. This simple idea, here brilliantly developed, uncovers patterns of composition which unite the French Impressionists with late Victorian artists. A courtship scene by Manet is mercifully free from the sticky sentiment found in John Horsley's "Blossom Time". But both artists make use of the interrogative gaze, and …
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Publication information: Article title: Book Review / A Regard for Feelings. Contributors: Spalding, Frances - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: May 18, 1996. Page number: 13. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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