Thunderclap – Laura Cumming

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A beautifully illustrated new memoir of a life in art, a father and daughter, and what a shared love of a painting can come to mean. ‘Brilliant’ Edmund de Waal * ‘Captivating’ Nina Stibbe * ‘Extraordinary’ India KnightOn the morning of 12 October 1654, a gunpowder explosion devastated the Dutch city of Delft. Among the fatalities was the painter Carel Fabritius, dead at thirty-two, leaving behind his haunting masterpiece The Goldfinch.

Thunderclap explores what happened to Fabritius before and after the disaster whilst interweaving the lives of Laura Cumming, her painter father and the great artists of the Dutch Golden Age. It takes the reader from seventeenth-century Delft to twentieth-century Scottish islands, from Rembrandt’s studio to wartime America and contemporary London. This is a book about what a picture may come to mean, how it can enter your life and change your thinking in a thunderclap.

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Weight 0.424 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.6 × 2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

Dewey

759.949238 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K