Pulitzer Prizewinning biographer Benjamin Moser departs from his own experience of moving to The Netherlands and immersing oneself in culture to better understand new surroundings. With the company of some of the finest artists known, Moser discusses art, life, and death. The great artists - Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer – and lesser-known names – Hobbema, Steen, and Basso are considered in search of answers to the often-asked questions: how do artists succeed and how do they fail.
Written with the passion of a knowledgeable guide who dismantles the hierarchical barrier that art can invoke in many of us – "The Upside-Down World" is a jewel, with great colour reproductions laced throughout the book.
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