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The Resource The painter's touch : Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

The painter's touch : Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

Label
The painter's touch : Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard
Title
The painter's touch
Title remainder
Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard
Statement of responsibility
Ewa Lajer-Burcharth
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What can be gained from considering a painting not only as an image but also a material object? How does the painter's own experience of the process of making matter for our understanding of both the painting and its maker? The Painter's Touch addresses these questions to offer a radical reinterpretation of three paradigmatic French painters of the eighteenth century. In this beautifully illustrated book, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth provides close readings of the works of François Boucher, Jean-Siméon Chardin, and Jean-Honoré Fragonard, entirely recasting our understanding of these painters' practice. Using the notion of touch, she examines the implications of their strategic investment in materiality and sheds light on the distinct contribution of painting to the culture of the Enlightenment. Lajer-Burcharth traces how the distinct logic of these painters' work--the operation of surface in Boucher, the deep materiality of Chardin, and the dynamic morphological structure in Fragonard--contributed to the formation of artistic identity. Through the notion of touch, she repositions these painters in the artistic culture of their time, shifting attention from institutions such as the academy and the Salon to the realms of the market, the medium, and the body. Lajer-Burcharth analyzes Boucher's commercial tact, Chardin's interiorized craft, and Fragonard's materialization of eros. Foregrounding the question of experience--that of the painters and of the people they represent--she shows how painting as a medium contributed to the Enlightenment's discourse on the self in both its individual and social functions. By examining what paintings actually "say" in brushstrokes, texture, and paint, The Painter's Touch transforms our understanding of the role of painting in the emergence of modernity and provides new readings of some of the most important and beloved works of art of the era."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lajer-Burcharth, Ewa
Dewey number
759.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND546
LC item number
.L35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boucher, François
  • Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon
  • Fragonard, Jean-Honoré
  • Painting, French
Label
The painter's touch : Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn966410459
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xiv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780691170121
Lccn
2016056803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)966410459
Label
The painter's touch : Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn966410459
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xiv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780691170121
Lccn
2016056803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)966410459

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