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Ways of Seeing - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter four is a sixteen-page chapter comprised of reproduced images whose originals are oil paintings, and one apparent photograph of the Knole Ball Room. There are no words used to describe the images but many of them list the title, dates, and artist of the work along their left side border. There are a total of thirty-six images, all of which are identified in the List of Works Reproduced. Many of them are also acknowledged for their owners' permission to reproduce. Paintings of the artists whose works are identified illustrate a virtual history of art. The chapter begins with religious reproductions of paintings by Cimabue in 1240, and continues the gamut of representative art and artists through the fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, ending with Magritte in 1967. No unidentified works are included. Subjects include iconic religious figures, dead bodies and severed heads, still...

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