RAPHAEL SANZIO by Ernest Raboff


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Another trio of jellybean art books (1970, pp. 882 - J-338 & 1345 - J-541) offering hit-or-miss comments on their reproductions via a sporadically colored, shaped and magnified text. The matter is vapid (re Raphael's ""The Marriage of the Virgin"": ""There are many colorful details in this multiple painting for us to see and enjoy"") or tritely fanciful (re Michelangelo's ""Moses,"" whose ""face seems like a landscape"": ""His mouth is a well filled with wise words, and his beard, a garden of vines""), rarely if ever enlightening. Such technicolor trivia demeans both artist and child.

Pub Date: June 18th, 1971
Publisher: Doubleday