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"PREFERIREI DI NO": CINQUE STANZE TRA ARTE E DEPRESSIONE ("I Should Prefer Not To": Five Rooms between Art and Depression). Ed. by Achille Bonito Oliva. Museo Correr, Venice, 1994. Organized by Comune di Venezia, Assessorato alla Cultura. Published by Electa, Milan. 150 pp. with 130 ills. (49 col.). 28 x 25 cm. LC 95-123661 ISBN 8843548387 In Italian.
Documenting an exhibition of some 65 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and photographs by well-known artists ranging from Durer, Pontormo and Titian to Man Ray, de Chirico, Fontana and Warhol, this catalogue surveys the theme of depression in art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, presenting full-page reproductions of the featured works and nine essays that discuss artistic and psychological concepts of melancholy, representations of treachery and duplicity, and the iconographies of alchemy, geometry and games utilized by artists to symbolize states of emotional or mental disengagement.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 02,03,04
Worldwide Number: 024610
Paperbound $57.50    

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