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EL robo de La Mona Lisa: Lo que el arte nos impide ver

Author: Leader, Darian

Publisher: Sexto Piso, 2014.

Pages: 192

Format: Rustic

ISBN: 9788415601647

Language: Spanish

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When the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, it was twenty-four hours before anyone knew it was missing. Later, thousands of people came to see the empty space where the canvas had been hung. Many of them had never seen the painting. Darian Leader addresses the intriguing story of the theft of the painting and the public's reaction to said event as a starting point to explore the psychology of the observation of visual art and combines, with a great narrative sense, the telling of wonderful anecdotes, insightful observation and the subtle analysis of examples taken from classical and contemporary art to create a theory surprising and audacious of what we see and do not see in art. Of how often the essential is the absent, that which by definition is beyond all representation, and that the work of art signals (or conjures) by opening a positive voi