Analyses the origins, history and logic of 'still life', one of the most enduring forms of Western painting. This work surveys a major segment in the history of still life, from 17th-century Spanish painting to Cubism. It tackles the controversial field of 17th-century Dutch still life. 76 illustrations, 11 in colour
In this classic Reaktion title, Norman Bryson analyses the origins, history and logic of still-life, one of the most enduring forms of Western painting. From Roman wall-painting to Cubism, and from seventeenth-century Dutch still-life to Bryson's conclusion that the persisting tendency to downgrade the genre of still-life is profoundly rooted in the historical oppression of women, Looking at the Overlooked is Norman Bryson at his brilliant best.
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