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Title :

Light on the eternal city : observations and discoveries in the art and architecture of Rome; [University Park]; Pennsylvania State University Press

Oil sketches, unfinished paintings, and the inventories of artists' estates

Author :
BAUER, Linda Freeman ;
Publication year :
1987
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Examines various 16th and 17th c. inventories of artists' estates, exploring possible distinctions between oil sketches and unfinished paintings and what such works reveal about technique, creativity, and everyday artistic practices. Concludes that the ambiguity of terminology in the documents makes it impossible to determine exactly what is being described when they appear in the inventories. It does however emerge that artists often kept partially completed paintings on hand (for quick completion and sale), which were not strictly oil sketches (studies). ;
Pagination/Size :
1 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Artistes ; Création artistique ; Esquisse peinte ; Inachevé ; Inventaire après décès ; Peinture ; Technique ; 1500-1700 ;
Descriptors :
Artists ; Creativity ; Estate inventories ; Oil sketches ; Painting ; Technique ; Unfinished ; 1500-1700 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24998936 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0915773015 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;