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Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art

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In this intriguing book, E.H. Gombrich, who was one of the world's foremost art historians, traces how cast shadows have been depicted in Western art through the centuries. Gombrich discusses the way shadows were represented--or ignored--by artists from the Renaissance to the 17th century and then describes how Romantic, Impressionist, and Surrealist artists exploited the device of the cast shadow to enhance the illusion of realism or drama in their representations. First published to accompany an exhibition at the National ...

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Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art
2014, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300210040

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Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art
1995, National Gallery London, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780300063578

Hardcover

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