Pictures & Tears

Pictures & Tears

A History of People Who Have Cried in Front of Paintings

Book - 2001
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James Elkins tells the story of paintings that have made people cry, contrasting the emotions shown before works of art in the past, and the tearlessness with which most people approach works of art in the 21st century.
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
ISBN: 9780415937139
0415937132
Characteristics: xiii, 272 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Pictures and tears

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Jul 11, 2011

An intriguing look at why contemporary art patrons are not as likely to be moved to weep before a painting.

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Liber_vermis thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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