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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art

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Flaubert believed that great paintings required no words of explanation. But, as Barnes notes, it is a rare picture that stuns, or argues, us into silence. And when this does happen, we feel compelled to explain the very silence into which we have been plunged. In this illuminating collection of essays on art, Barnes turns his narrative gifts toward some of the most important paintings in the Western canon, eloquently voicing our reactions to these images--what they cause us to think and feel, and why. From Gericault's The ...

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110187337X

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9781101873373

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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art
2017, Vintage

ISBN-13: 9781101873373

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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art
2015, Knopf Publishing Group

ISBN-13: 9781101874783

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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art
2015, Yellow Jersey Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780224102018

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