Principles of Art History by Heinrich Wölfflin

Principle Rule of Perspective

CITATION:

“…What are the fundamental differences between classic and baroque art? Is there a pattern underlying the seemingly helter-skelter development of art in different cultures and at different times? What causes our entirely different reactions to precisely the same painting or to the same painter?

In this now-classic treatise, published originally in Germany in the early 1920’s Professor Wölfflin provides an objective set of criteria to answer these and related questions. Examining such factors as style, quality, and mode of representation in terms of five opposed dynamisms (the linear vs the painterly, plane vs recession, closed vs open form, multiplicity vs unity, and clearness vs unclearness), the author analyses the work of 64 major artists, delving even into sculpture and architecture…”

Translated by M. D. Hottinger, published by Dover Publications Inc., ISBN 0-486-20276-3. This Dover edition was first published in 1950 as a copyright.

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