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Still Life Before Still Life by David Ekserdjian

Still Life Before Still Life

David Ekserdjian

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2 Mar 2018
ISBN: 9780300190175

A beautiful book that argues artists were fascinated by still life painting considerably earlier than previously thought

  • The Sunday TimesBooks of the Year
4 stars out of 5
Michael Prodger
25 Nov 2018

"David Ekserdjian offers a beautiful visual anthology"

Still lifes have always been there, hiding in plain sight: books and hourglasses in images of St Jerome; food and tableware the necessary accessories in images of the Last Supper, vases of flowers accompanying the Virgin and child. In Still Life Before Still Life (Yale £35), David Ekserdjian offers a beautiful visual anthology of painters from Holbein and Leonardo to Raphael and Van Eyck who delighted in the depiction of things.

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