ISBN-10:
0300073461
ISBN-13:
9780300073461
Pub. Date:
12/22/1997
Publisher:
Yale University Press
The Analysis of Beauty / Edition 1

The Analysis of Beauty / Edition 1

by William Hogarth, Ronald PaulsonWilliam Hogarth

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Overview

English artist William Hogarth (1697–1764) is most famous for his satirical caricatures and moral paintings, the forerunners of cartoons. In this instructive volume, the august painter and engraver discusses and illustrates the use of serpentine lines in the expression of grace and beauty. Hogarth defines six qualities — fitness, variety, regularity, simplicity, intricacy, and quantity — and dramatizes their effective combination in images that employ S-shaped lines.
Originally published in 1753 with the subtitle, "Written with a View of Fixing the Fluctuating Ideas of Taste," Hogarth's book addresses the general public, not just artists and connoisseurs. More than 30 striking black-and-white plates trace visual and formal applications of the serpentine line of beauty, portraying subjects as diverse as everyday objects, examples from nature, and classical sculpture and other works by the great masters. A revolutionary approach to art theory by an experienced painter, this historic book offers fascinating insights into ideals of beauty and aesthetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300073461
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 12/22/1997
Series: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,134,055
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

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English artist William Hogarth (1697–1764) is most famous for his satirical caricatures and moral paintings, the forerunners of cartoons. A skilled painter of portraits, he was also a trained engraver in the Rococo style.

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