Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $4.59 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Old Masters: Great Artists in Old Age Hardcover – April, 2001
All Books, All the Time
Read author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more at the Amazon Book Review. Read it now
"...(questions) some of our most basic assumptions about what happens when we grow old." -- WASHINGTON TIMES
"It's art history at its best...Brilliant scholarship, insights, beautiful writing." -- ARTNews
About the Author
Thomas Dormandy is a consultant pathologist and the author of The White Death: A History of Tuberculosis.
Top customer reviews
The major portion of OLD MASTERS goes deeply into the lives, loves, & work of 10 artists, in order to understand the source of their late-life creativity. Since the meaning of "old" is elusive & often changes according to period & place, the author included only long-lived artists of the first rank, who died no younger than the age of 75. He has excluded artists who were still alive, & those who died after 1955. The author takes us through the lives & productivity of each artist, & demonstrates how his work had changed & grown in his later years.
Each biography is a tour de force.