Painting, Politics and the Struggle for the École de Paris, 1944-1964
Painting, Politics and the Struggle for the 0/00cole de Paris, 1944-1964 is the first book dedicated to the postwar or 'nouvelle' 0/00cole de Paris. It challenges the customary relegation of the 0/00cole de Paris to the footnotes, not by arguing for some hitherto 'hidden' merit for the art and ideas associated with this school, but by establishing how and why the 0/00cole de Paris was a highly significant vehicle for artistic and political debate. The book presents a sustained historical study of how this 'school' was constituted by the paintings of a diverse group of artists, by the combative field of art criticism, and by the curatorial policies of galleries and state exhibitions. By thoroughly mining the extensive resources of the newspaper and art journal press, gallery and government archives, artists' writings and interviews with surviving artists and art critics, the book traces the artists, exhibitions, and art critical debates that made the 0/00cole de Paris a zone of aesthetic and political conflict. Through setting the 0/00cole de Paris into its artistic, social, and political context, Natalie Adamson demonstrates how it functioned as the defining force in French postwar art in its defence of the tradition of easel painting, as well as an international point of reference for the expansion of modernism. In doing so, she presents a wholly new perspective on the vexed relationships between painting, politics, and national identity in France during the two decades following World War II.
École de Paris Meaning to be Determined
The Nouvelle École de Paris
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