The heritage of Apelles

E.H. Gombrich

The third volume of E H Gombrich's seminal essays on the Renaissance has the classical tradition as its central theme. Apelles, the most famous painter of ancient Greece, was said to have combined perfect beauty with supreme skill in imitating the appearances of nature. These twin ideals of perfect beauty and perfect imitation of nature, which were inherited from classical antiquity and remained unchallenged as the cornerstone of art until the twentieth century, form the starting-point for these learned and always stimulating essays. Whether discussing the rendering of light and lustre, the working methods of Leonardo da Vinci or the principles of criticism, the author's analyses and interpretations are underpinned by a deep conviction that, despite the apparent abandonment of the Renaissance ideals in the twentieth century, questions about traditions, values and standards are still of fundamental importance. This wider concern gives these essays a continuing vitality, not only for students but also for anyone interested in art and culture.

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書名 The heritage of Apelles
著作者等 Gombrich, E. H.
Gombrich Leonie
シリーズ名 Gombrich on the Renaissance
出版元 Phaidon
刊行年月 1993 printing, c1976
版表示 New ed
ページ数 viii, 250 p., [4] p. of plates
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0714820113
NCID BA22514967
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス