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Private view : the secret lives of the world's great artists
Private view : the secret lives of the world's great artists
Connor, Alexandra2016
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Behind universally admired works of art - THE LAUGHING CAVALIER by Hals, THE BIRTH OF VENUS by Botticelli, THE THINKER by Rodin, and many more - are the artists themselves, whose lesser-known eccentricities are revealed in PRIVATE VIEW. Here is Fra Filippo Lippi, a friar who had to be locked in a room by the Pope in order to keep him at the easel and away from the bedroom. William Blake, who talked to the dead - and Theodore Gericault, who brought the dead home with him to use as unpaid models. Here is Rembrandt, who not only owned a monkey himself, but once painted a similar creature into a patron's family portrait. And of course the swaggering Michelangelo, who as a child recommended his 'perfect' services 'in all humility' to the Duke of Milan...
Edition:
Large print ed.
Imprint:
Anstey, Leics. : Thorpe, 2016.
Collation:
252 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Complete and unabridgedFirst published in Great Britain in 1989 under the title The Wrong Side of the Canvas by Robson Books.Includes bibliography
ISBN:
9781444829563
Dewey class:
709.22759
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryLarge PrintLP 709.22 CONAvailable
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