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Thunderclap

A memoir of art and life & sudden death

«Cumming clearly loves these paintings, and by weaving together vivid evocations of ones that particularly move her with brief biographies of the men and women who painted them, she invites us to share that love»

New York Times
363,-
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Detaljer

Forlag
Chatto & Windus
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
272
ISBN
9781784744526
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
21 x 15 cm

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«Cumming clearly loves these paintings, and by weaving together vivid evocations of ones that particularly move her with brief biographies of the men and women who painted them, she invites us to share that love»

New York Times

«Exquisite... [Cumming's] pages are themselves lovely exercises in poetic vision and stay with you long after you finish»

Simon Schama, author of BELONGING, Guardian

«[A] lustrous meditation on the lives and after-lives of artists ... with a novelist's pace, a critic's eye, a daughter's heart»

Financial Times

«No one writes art like Laura Cumming . . . There's a passionate energy in this book, a dexterity of description and narrative and a sensitivity to the subtleties of painting and personal memory that leaves you utterly breathless and transfixed. You are never going to read a better book about the experience of art - and of love»

Philip Hoare, author of Albert & the Whale

«Cumming unwraps the truth of Fabritius, Vermeer and other artists in the catastrophically shattered town of Delft with glowing intelligence, in prose that shines and beams and recreates life almost to the point of photosynthesis»

Candia McWilliam, author of What to Look For in Winter

«A masterpiece ... So moving and profound in its compassion for our short, vivid lives. I will never look at any painting in the same way again»

Polly Morland, author of A Fortunate Woman

«With Thunderclap, Laura Cumming does for Dutch Golden Age painting and the curious life of an art critic what H Is for Hawk did for T H White and falconry. This deeply personal analysis of what it is to gaze and wonder, to read stories in centuries-old oil paint, will send you hurrying back to your nearest gallery»

Patrick Gale, author of Mother's Boy

«One of the most captivating books I have ever read… Delightful, intimate, and dotted with beautiful art. A wonderful read (or a great present) for anyone who loves stories and art»

Nina Stibbe

«A book that often borders on the sublime in its sentiment and beauty»

Sunday Times

«This is an extraordinary book, full of beauty and feeling and immediacy and depth (and impressive detective work)...Thunderclap is a work of genius»

India Knight

«Cumming is a word-painter ... When something fascinates Laura Cumming, she makes sure, with her beguiling prose, that we too are caught up in her fascination»

The Times

«A superb tribute to the masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age, and the father who taught her how to see them ... In asking why we return to paintings across decades and centuries, this book taught me to see anew»

Telegraph

«[A] fascinating amalgam of insightful art appreciation and a haunting personal story»

Sunday Times, *Books of the Year*

«An intriguing, ambitious and tender blend of art history and personal memoir, this beautifully illustrated book is one to read and re-read»

Daily Mail, *Books of the Year*

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