The Devil in the Gallery by Noah Charney audiobook

The Devil in the Gallery: How Scandal, Shock, and Rivalry Shaped the Art World

By Noah Charney
Read by Julian Elfer

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212114981

  • ISBN: 9798212114974

  • ISBN: 9798212114998

Runtime: 6.20 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Scandal, shock, and rivalry all have negative connotations, don't they? They can be catastrophic to businesses and individual careers. A whiff of scandal can turn a politician into a smoking ruin.

But these potentially disastrous "negatives" can and have spurred the world of fine art to new heights. A look at the history of art tells us that rivalries have, in fact, not only benefited the course of art, from ancient times to the present, but have also helped shape our narrative of art, lending it a sense of drama that it might otherwise lack, and therefore drawing the interest of a public who might not be drawn to the objects alone.

The Devil in the Gallery is a guided tour of the history of art through it scandals, rivalries, and shocking acts, each of which resulted in a positive step forward for art in general and, in most cases, for the careers of the artists in question. In addition to telling dozens of stories of such dramatic moments and arguing how they not only affected the history of art but affected it for the better, we will also examine the proactive role of the recipients of these intentionally dramatic actions: The art historians, the critics and even you, the general public. The Devil likes to lurk in dark corners of the art world, morphing into many forms. Let us shed light upon him.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Listeners will feel they are sitting in a museum gallery, hearing narrator Julian Elfer lecture in his cultured British voice about the positive effects of scandal, shock, and rivalry on the art world. AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Noah Charney

Author Bio: Noah Charney

Noah Charney holds degrees in art history from the Courtauld Institute and Cambridge University, and he has created the academic field of the history of art theft. He is the founding director of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA), the first international think tank on art crime whose board of trustees includes the respective art squad heads of the FBI, Carabinieri, and Scotland Yard, as well as renowned museum, art world, and criminology specialists.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English