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Objects on a Table

Harmonious Disarray in Art and Literature

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July 30, 1999 | Paperback | 7.5 x 7.5, 136 pages | ISBN 9781582430355
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This collection of four essays on the art of the still life begins with a look back to pictures of meals painted on the walls of Egyptian tombs – as the author points out, the soul could eat. Davenport’s meditations on the still life dip into the full history of this art form, touching on neolithic cave paintings, the Dutch masters, Cezanne, Van Gogh, even photography and the collage.

About Guy Davenport

GUY DAVENPORT (1927-2005) is the author of more than twenty books, including The Geography of the Imagination, Eclogues, and The Death of Picasso.

BENJAMIN URRUTIA is a teacher, linguist, and scholar who has published numerous articles about biblical subjects, and now resides in Chicago.

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