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Table of Contents for Born under Saturn: the character and conduct of artists / by Rudolf and Margot Wittkower ; introduction by Joseph Connors, available from. Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists: a Documented History from Antiquity to the French Revolution. Front Cover. Rudolf Wittkower, Margot. Rudolph and Margot Wittkower, Born Under Saturn. New York: Random House, , pp. , 89 illustrations, $ John Sandberg Ph.D. Ohio State.

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Born Under Saturn

Rudolf WittkowerMargot Wittkower No preview available – Want to Read saving…. Ed rated it really liked it Jan 14, This idea of the alienated artist, the Wittkowers demonstrate, comes into its own in the Renaissance, as part of the new bid by visual artists to distinguish themselves from craftsmen, with whom they were then lumped together.

Margot and Rudolf Wittkower Jessica rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Dit levert eerst nog interessante stellingen en gedachten op, maar boorn snel gaat de ellenlange opsomming vervelen. And that’s exactly what thi Having read other books by Rudolf Wittkower, I must say that I was rather disappointed.

Dit boek begint sterk met de vraag of er een universele karakterschets gegeven kan worden van kunstenaars, bij wie een creatieve geest vaak samengaat met de behoefte aan introspectie en afzondering. Tribulations of Mind and Body.

What is certain is that no book presents such a splendid compendium of information about artists’ lives, from the early Renaissance to the beginning of the Romantic era, as Born Under Saturn. Where the skilled artisan had worked under the sign of light-fingered Mercury, the ambitious artist identified himself with borj mysterious and brooding Saturn.

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Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists

Mary Harju rated it liked it Jul 02, Introduced me to some artists as well, which is always a plus. Hugo van der Goes Case History. Books sagurn Margot Wittkower. An example is the subject on Suicides of artists. ItstiMe ToDie rated it it was ok Apr 06, Rubensthe Perfect Gentleman As to the reputed madness of artists; well, some have been as mad as hatters, some as tough-minded as the shrewdest businessmen, and many others wildly and willfully eccentric but hardly crazy.

Looking for More Great Reads? Rudolf WittkowerMargot Wittkower. But if you just want to see your biases and stereotypes about artists confirmed through a series of anecdotes spread over four centuries of art history, this is just your thing. Riclaz rated it really liked it Nov 21, Tamara rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

Nov 30, Darrell Madis rated it it was amazing. Creation in Solitude 53 In hun zoektocht naar antwoorden nemen Rudolf en Margot Wittkower de biografische gegevens van talloze Renaissance- en barokkunstenaars door. And that’s what makes this hilarious, gossipy, and slightly cracked book so great. Aug 07, Daina rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Yet what the book lacks is a clear point of view and methodology.

Maar is dit eigenlijk wel kunstenaar-eigen? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Please try again later. Alienation, in effect, was a rung by which artists sought to climb the social ladder.

These make Born Under Saturn a comprehensive, quirky, and endlessly diverting resource wittkowed students of history and lovers of the arts. Margot and Rudolf Wittkower explore the history of the familiar idea that artistic inspiration is a form of madness, a madness directly expressed in artists’ unhappy and eccentric lives.

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Dinah rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Having read other books by Rudolf Wittkower, I saaturn say that I was rather disappointed. Sep 18, Jody added it Recommends it for: Alienation, in effect, was a rung by which artists sought to climb the social ladder. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I got through the book by reading a few anecdotes a day, and so it was bearable. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and undr.

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Refresh and try again. He was on the staff of the Warburg Institute, London, and became professor at the University of London. Although being intrigued by the idea of investigating the nature of the artist and how this might be different from other professional groups, the book lacks a firm structure. Michele rated it really liked it Feb 16, These make Born Under Saturn a comprehensive, quirky, and endlessly diverting resource for students of history and lovers of the arts.

This idea of the alienated uner, the Wittkowers demonstrate, comes into its own in the Renaissance, as part of the new bid by visual artists to distinguish themselves from craftsmen, with whom they were then lumped together. The Wittkowers have read everything and have countless anecdotes to relate: