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Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists

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Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists examines the lives of 12 great artists who were less than exemplary human beings in their lives outside of their art. It explores the question, "Why do we like magnificent art from artists who were awful human beings?" For example, the great Baroque painter, Caravaggio, who developed the chiaroscuro style of painting, was in constant trouble with the law, even having killed a man in a dual. Frederick Remington, the great painter of the American West, was an incredible racist and ...

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Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists
2020, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9781538126776

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