INGRES by Walter Pach


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Not an intimate, personal biography of the painter, but an artistic evaluation of the man and his works. Details of his period and contemporaries in profusion, a chronological record of his development and growth and the various influences and periods he experienced. There is a section of Ingres' own writings concerning many phases of art and its technique, on music, antiques, criticism, etc., that make him closer to a three dimensional subject, but on the whole, this lacks the warm quality that would give it greater popular appeal. Since however this is the first book in English on the artist, it has a definite place of its own which cannot be challenged.

Pub Date: Nov. 17th, 1939
Publisher: Harper