Enduring Creation: Art, Pain, and Fortitude

Notes

Nigel Spivey takes on one of the greatest taboos in Western culture in this original work of cultural history: why is so much pain depicted in the art of the West?

Artist / Author Nigel Spivey
Publisher University of California Press
ISBN 978-0520230224
Reference P3595
Date 2001
Type Publication

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