9780691172446-0691172447-Rembrandt's Roughness

Rembrandt's Roughness

ISBN-13: 9780691172446
ISBN-10: 0691172447
Author: Suthor, Nicola
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691172446
ISBN-10: 0691172447
Author: Suthor, Nicola
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Suthor, Nicola wrote Rembrandt's Roughness comprising 240 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691172447 and 9780691172446. Since then Rembrandt's Roughness textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Roughness is the sensual quality most often associated with Rembrandt's idiosyncratic style. It best defines the specific structure of his painterly textures, which subtly capture and engage the imagination of the beholder. Rembrandt's Roughness examines how the artist's unconventional technique pushed the possibilities of painting into startling and unexpected realms.

Drawing on the phenomenological insights of Edmund Husserl as well as firsthand accounts by Rembrandt's contemporaries, Nicola Suthor provides invaluable new perspectives on many of the painter's best-known masterpieces, including The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Deyman, The Return of the Prodigal Son, and Aristotle with a Bust of Homer. She focuses on pictorial phenomena such as the thickness of the paint material, the visibility of the colored priming, and the dramatizing element of chiaroscuro, showing how they constitute Rembrandt's most effective tools for extending the representational limits of painting. Suthor explores how Rembrandt developed a visually precise handling of his artistic medium that forced his viewers to confront the paint itself as a source of meaning, its challenging complexity expressed in the subtlest stroke of his brush.

A beautifully illustrated meditation on a painter like no other, Rembrandt's Roughness reflects deeply on the intellectual challenge that Rembrandt's unrivaled artistry posed to the art theory of his time and its eminent role in the history of art today.

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