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Aestheticism In Art_William Hogarth_9781646991327_Parkstone Press LtdSKU: 9781646991327 Supplier: Parkstone Press Ltd Out of stock
Author: William Hogarth
Format: Hardback | 256 pages
Dimensions: 216 x 270mm
Publication date: 27 Nov 2019
William Hogarth wrote his Analysis of Beauty in 1753, during the Age of Enlightenment. Through this captivating text, he tends to define the notion of beauty in painting and states that it is linked, per se, to the use of the serpentine lines in pictorial compositions. He calls it the “line of beauty”. His essay is thus dedicated to the study of the composition of paintings, depending on the correct use of the pictorial lines, light, colour, and the figure’s attitudes. These timeless concepts have been applied by several artists through the centuries. Paintings from every period have here been chosen to support this demonstration. They allow us to explore the various manners in which beauty can be expressed in painting.