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Drawing and Winckelmann's taste for elegant simplicity

Smith, A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0224-428X (2019) Drawing and Winckelmann's taste for elegant simplicity. In: Meyer, H. C. and Petsalis-Diomidis, A. (eds.) Drawing the Greek Vase. Oxford University Press, Oxford. (In Press)

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Abstract/Summary

This essay is an investigation of the contribution of the art of drawing to the commercial exploitation of an evolving taste for simplicity of design, at the end of the eighteenth century, and the consumption of drawings on Greek vases. In particular it investigates the influence of the pioneer art historian, Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768). It also considers the difference between the drawn lines of neoclassical artists and those of ancient vase painters whose work inspired them.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Classics > Ure Museum
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Classics
ID Code:85515
Publisher:Oxford University Press

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