Connoisseurship


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Connoisseurship

 

a trend in art studies that developed at the end of the 19th century. Art connoisseurs have included W. von Bode and M. Friedlander in Germany, B. Berenson in the United States, G. Morelli, A. Venturi, and R. Longhi in Italy, and C. Hofstede de Groot in Holland. The goals of art connoisseurs—the determination of the value of works of art and the discovery of new artworks—are achieved by detailed study, attribution (through the application of a connoisseur’s own artistic intuition, accumulated visual experience, and factual knowledge), description, and systematization of the particular works of art in question.

REFERENCE

Friedlander, M. Znatok iskusstva. Moscow, 1923.
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