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The Art Criticism of Paul Claudel

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Marie-Thérèse Killiam

This first and fascinating study of Claudel's art criticism shows Claudel's unique position within the tradition of art criticism, by comparing his views on famous works of art and on artists such as Rembrandt or Rodin, with those of other famous art critics from Diderot and on. This study presents Claudel's comments on art as a guide to art as a universal, spiritual experience.
Contents: Paul Claudel and the tradition of art criticism by poets - The religious reading of the iconographic text in l'oeil écoute - The imagery of l'oeil écoute.