Richard P. Heitzenrater's An Exact Likeness: The Portraits of John Wesley PDF

By Richard P. Heitzenrater

ISBN-10: 1501816608

ISBN-13: 9781501816604

Faces are greater than a montage of organs that see, breathe, converse, listen, consume, sing, scent, and yell. As Josephine Tey issues out in her secret novel, The Daughter of Time, the slant of an eyebrow, the set of a mouth, the glance of the attention, the firmness of a chin, usually gives you facts of personality that's as telling as a record card or a police blotter. these gains depicted on photos of people may be both telling of the person’s internal nature or even of what the artist thinks (or wishes the viewer to imagine) concerning the individual being portrayed. occasionally a portrait can be much more worthy than a biography.

While analyzing those pics, the writer considers 3 questions: what used to be Wesley’s perspective towards the portrait (if any), how did the general public reply to those portrayals, and what used to be the artist trying to express? This e-book specializes in the most graphics and their derivatives, taking a look at them in the 3 major different types that constructed through the years: Oxford don, Methodist preacher, and amazing individual. even if those kinds looked as if it would come up in chronological order, there's a few overlap among different types, specifically towards the tip of Wesley’s lifestyles and beyond.

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