Table of Contents for Born under Saturn: the character and conduct of artists / by Rudolf and Margot Wittkower ; introduction by Joseph Connors, available from. Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists: a Documented History from Antiquity to the French Revolution. Front Cover. Rudolf Wittkower, Margot. Rudolph and Margot Wittkower, Born Under Saturn. New York: Random House, , pp. , 89 illustrations, $ John Sandberg Ph.D. Ohio State.
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Alienation, in effect, was a rung by which artists sought to climb the social ladder. Most likely Rudolf and Margot Wittkower had wkttkower collecting notes on anything which had vaguely to do with artistry that they came across throughout their career and attempted to piece them together in a book. Alienation, in effect, was a rung by which artists sought to climb the social ladder.
Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists
Selected pages Title Page. Books by Margot Wittkower. Beter dan op elk van de pagina’s met een nieuwe kunstenaar te beginnen, hadden de Wittkowers de levens van enkele kunstenaars uitvoerig uit kunnen diepen en door middel van hun zeker interessante psycho-sociale onderzoek en vragen met elkaar kunnen vergelijken. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Tribulations of Mind and Body. This is about the development of the artistic personality from antiquity up to the French Revolution.
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After reading hundreds of anecdotes, it still is not clear to me if the authors are trying to discard or confirm the popular tropes and topoi about artists.
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Where the skilled artisan had worked under the sign of light-fingered Mercury, the ambitious artist identified himself with the mysterious and brooding Saturn. After moving to London with her husband, she became an expert on neo-Palladian architecture.
The Character and Conduct of Artists: No eBook available Click here to buy this book Amazon. As to the reputed madness of artists; well, some have been as mad as hatters, some as tough-minded as the shrewdest businessmen, and many others wildly and willfully eccentric but hardly norn.
Amusing, astounding, and interesting studies of artist’s personalities, foibles, and work habits from the early Renaissance period to the beginning of the Romantic era.
These make Born Under Saturn a comprehensive, quirky, and endlessly diverting resource for students of history and lovers of the arts. Return to Book Page. Ssaturn a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read saving…. In hun zoektocht naar antwoorden nemen Rudolf en Margot Wittkower de biografische gegevens van talloze Re Satunr boek begint sterk met de vraag of er een universele karakterschets gegeven kan worden van kunstenaars, bij wie een creatieve geest vaak samengaat met de behoefte aan introspectie en afzondering.
Snippet view – saturb Rudolf WittkowerMargot Wittkower No preview available – As to the reputed madness of artists—well, some have been as mad as hatters, some as tough-minded as the shrewdest businessmen, and many others wildly and willfully eccentric but hardly crazy. Alienation, in effect, was a rung by which artists sought to climb the social ladder.
Nathan Spoonts rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Of zijn dit gewoon algemeen menselijke kenmerken? Margot and Rudolf Wittkower explore the history of the familiar idea that blrn inspiration is a A rare art history classic that The New York Times calls a “delightful, scholarly and gossipy romp through the character and conduct of artists from antiquity to the French Revolution.
This idea of the alienated artist, the Wittkowers demonstrate, comes into saturh own in the Renaissance, as part of the new bid by visual artists to distinguish themselves from craftsmen, with whom they were then lumped together. A scholarly work, extensively researched. Covers patronage, the break from guilds and workshops, the assertion of artistic freedom, obsession with work, the inability of artists to get along with others, their sex lives, food lives, sleep lives, and much more.
One has the feeling that they never wanted to give up on certain topics which are not specifically related to artists in particular just because this would mean omitting juicy stories. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
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Margot and Rudolf Wittkower Maria-krisztina Nagy rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Thanks for telling us about the problem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And that’s what makes this hilarious, gossipy, and slightly cracked book so great.