Bernard Berenson


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art historian and philosopher. Born in Lithuania and educated in America, he settled in Europe in 1887. He published Italian Painters of the Renaissance (as separate essays 1894–1907) which developed the theory that the ‘tactile value’ of a work of art stimulated in the spectator a state of increased awareness; Italian Pictures of the Renaissance (1932); and works on history, aesthetics, and politics.

Subjects: Art — Literature.

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