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Table of Contents for Born under Saturn: the character and conduct of artists / by Rudolf and Margot Wittkower ; introduction by Joseph Connors, available from. Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists: a Documented History from Antiquity to the French Revolution. Front Cover. Rudolf Wittkower, Margot. Rudolph and Margot Wittkower, Born Under Saturn. New York: Random House, , pp. , 89 illustrations, $ John Sandberg Ph.D. Ohio State.

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Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists by Margot Wittkower

And that’s exactly what thi Having read other books by Rudolf Wittkower, I must say that I was rather disappointed. Books by Margot Wittkower. Where the skilled artisan had worked under the sign of light-fingered Mercury, the ambitious artist identified himself with the mysterious and brooding Saturn. Will rated it really liked it Apr 18, Trivia About Born Under Saturn Ed rated it really liked it Jan bkrn, A scholarly work, extensively researched.

The artist’s place in society is also described in great detail. Maria-krisztina Nagy rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Nov 28, Pages. Dit levert eerst nog interessante stellingen en gedachten op, maar al snel gaat de ellenlange opsomming vervelen.

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The Character and Conduct of Artists: These make Wlttkower Under Saturn a comprehensive, quirky, and endlessly diverting resource for students of history and lovers of the arts. Selected pages Title Page.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Dit boek begint sterk met de vraag of er een universele karakterschets gegeven kan worden van kunstenaars, bij wie een creatieve geest vaak samengaat met de behoefte aan introspectie en afzondering.

This idea of the alienated artist, the Wittkowers demonstrate, comes into its own in the Renaissance, as part of the new bid by visual artists to distinguish themselves from craftsmen, with whom they were then lumped together.

Read it Forward Read it first. After reading hundreds of anecdotes, it still is not clear to me if the authors are trying to discard or confirm the popular tropes and topoi wittkowe artists.

Margot and Rudolf Wittkower explore the history of the familiar idea that artistic inspiration is a form of madness, a madness directly expressed in artists’ unhappy and eccentric lives.

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Dinah rated bprn it was amazing Nov 23, As to the reputed madness of artists—well, some have been as mad as hatters, some as tough-minded as the shrewdest businessmen, and many others wildly and willfully eccentric but hardly crazy. Creation in Solitude 53 Brn Wittkowers have read everything and have countless anecdotes to relate: Return to Book Page. Mariateresa rated it liked it Jul 30, We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Born Under Saturn

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A rare art history classic that The New York Times calls a “delightful, scholarly and gossipy romp through the character and conduct of artists from antiquity to the French Revolution.