Talking to A Portrait

Talking to A Portrait

Tales of An Art Curator

Book - 2020
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"Behind the scenes at the world's major art museums, the life of a curator can be thrilling, amusing, disappointing--but never boring. In these fifteen essays we encounter artists falling in and out of love, family tragedies, the creation of the Stanley Cup, the secrets of Tiffany, Antiques Roadshow, a rootless baroness, the design craze for aluminum, small Japanese boxes called kogos, watercolor sketchbooks of the Canadian north, a beautiful prayer room in Montreal, gondolas flying through windows in Venice, and Moscovites who love Goldfinger. Pepall's stories sparkle with clarity and leave one with a sense that art is an amazing, worthwhile, occasionally mysterious human activity. Archival black and white photographs and color plates--including Edwin Holgate's Ludivine, one of the most beloved and recognizable Canadian portraits ever painted--make this book a must-have for art lovers, students, academics, museum-goers and readers interested in the role art plays in the creation of our lives."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Montréal, Québec, Canada : Véhicule Press, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781550655414
1550655418
Characteristics: 224 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 22 cm

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