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Madonna and Child with St John

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Description: The Critical Historians of Art
AFTER WRITING Classic Art, Wölfflin saw that he had an unresolved problem. What he did was to decline its challenge and attempt to consider the performance of artists simply from the point of view of the cultivation of the eye. In this, his real interest lay in an extremely refined visual analysis of painting. It developed out of two models: on the one hand, Hildebrand’s Das Problem der Form, and on the other, the sense of the way architecture transforms and re-presents the forms …
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Related print edition pages: pp.117-151

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