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Pictures & tears : a history of people who have cried in front of paintings /

by Elkins, James.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2001Description: xiii, 272p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0415970539 (pbk.); 0415937132.Other title: Pictures and tears.Subject(s): Crying in art | Emotions in art | Painting -- Appreciation | Visual perception -- Psychological aspectsOnline resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description | Contributor biographical information
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Summary: James Elkins tells the story of paintings that have made people cry, contrasting the emotions shown before works of art in the past, and the tearlessness with which most people approach works of art in the 21st century.
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Paperback has monochrome illustrations.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine derived contents note: Colorplates -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Crying at nothing but colors -- 2 Crying no one can understand -- 3 Crying from chromatic waves -- 4 Crying because you've been hit by a lightning bolt -- 5 Weeping over bluish leaves -- 6 The ivory tower of tearlessness -- 7 False tears over a dead bird -- 8 Crying because time passes -- 9 Weeping, watching the Madonna weep -- 10 Crying at God -- 11 Sobbing in lonely mountains -- 12 Crying at the empty sea of faith -- Envoi: How to look and possibly even be moved -- Appendix: Thirty-two letters -- Sources -- Index.

James Elkins tells the story of paintings that have made people cry, contrasting the emotions shown before works of art in the past, and the tearlessness with which most people approach works of art in the 21st century.

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