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Esej o malarstwie
Essay on painting

Author(s): Denis Diderot
Contributor(s): Andrzej Pieńkos (Editor), Jerzy Stadnicki (Translator)
Subject(s): History of Art
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: art history; 18th century; Diderot; art theory; painting; art criticism
Summary/Abstract: One of the most well-known texts written about art and also an exceptional phenomenon in 18th-century writing on art. Very soon after publication (1795) it was circulated internationally and by the beginning of Romanticism it had already become a classic of art commentary. It sums up a period of several years of Diderot’s life, in a large part devoted to the arts, preceded by years of deliberations on the physiological determinants of the reception of art and by studies on the psychology of creativity.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-2359-8
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-0980-6
  • Page Count: 94
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Polish