Re/casting Kokoschka: Ethics and Aesthetics, Epistemology and Politics in Fin-de-siècle Vienna

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2002 - Art - 239 pages
This interpretive study of Kokoschka's Expressionist work critically examines the claims for "truth" often made on behalf of Kokoschka's portraits, as well as the fundamental assumptions underlying his portraiture: the interchangeability of the physical and psychological, the psychological veracity of mythical narratives, and the ability of style to convey ethical and epistemological truth. This study also draws attention to the numerous parallels between Kokoschka's Expressionism and Freudian psychoanalysis, to the ways in which style in Vienna in 1900 could convey political (especially antifeminist and anti-Semitic) meanings.
 

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Claude Cernuschi is the author of "Jackson Pollock: Meaning and Significance" and "Jackson Pollock: The Psychoanalytic Drawings". He lives in Boston, MA.

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