Objects on a Table (Paperback)

Harmonious Disarray in Art and Literature

By Guy Davenport

Counterpoint LLC, 9781582430355, 136pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 1999

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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.