THE VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE IN ART. ESSAYS IN THE HISTORY OF ART
THE VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE IN ART. ESSAYS IN THE HISTORY OF ART
Patrick Reuterswärd

1991
222 × 290 mm, 340 pages
clothbound, with jacket
ISBN 3-900731-18-7

Jacket illustration: Vittore Carpaccio, St. Augustine in his study, c. 1506, tempera on canvas, Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice.
 

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In this collection of essays the Swedish scholar Patrick Reuterswärd explores the complex language of signs and symbols used by man in his artistic expression. The subjects range from the art of ancient civilizations to that of the Middle Ages and of the twentieth century.

CONTENTS

PREFACE
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF GOLD IN FUNERARY ART
CASTELSEPRIO
WINDOWS OF DIVINE LIGHT
THE FORGOTTEN SYMBOLS OF GOD
THE LION, THE LILY AND THE TREE OF LIFE
WHAT COLOR IS DIVINE LIGHT?
THE RESURRECTED CHRIST: PROBLEMS IN REPRESENTATION
THE MYSTERY OF THE DOUBLE PASSION
TO MAKE FELT THE MIRACLE OF THE MASS
A NEW CLUE TO BOSCH’S GARDEN OF DELIGHTS
ST. ANTHONY, BOSCH AND THE OWL
BOSCH’S LAST TWELVE YEARS
THE DOG IN THE HUMANIST’S STUDY
OBSERVATIONS ON DUTCH REALISM
THE BIRTH OF VENUS
GAUGUIN AND THE WOMEN OF TAHITI
THE CHILD, THE BIRD AND THE SEA. ON JAMES ENSOR
FOOTNOTES
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ORIGINAL PLACES OF PUBLICATION
INDEX