Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being
In this updated survey the author looks at art from 1940 to the present as an accumulation of contributions by individual artists, examined in depth and interspersed with chapters that concern the broader context of the past six decades.
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The founding of the Museum of Modern Art in 1929 made available magnificent
works by Cezanne, Seurat, van Gogh, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso,
Matisse, and Leger as well as special exhibitions of cubists, surrealists, abstract
artists, and Bauhaas art and design. The Valentine Gallery, which had held
particularly notable shows of Matisse and Brancusi in the twenties, exhibited
Picasso's enormously influential painting Guernica [fig. 2. 10] in 1939, after which
the Museum of ...
To Gorky, the false pretense of a blood relation to Maxim Gorky, the impossible
claim of having studied with Kandinsky for three months in 1920, M and the
sequence of stylistic charades of Cezanne, Picasso, and Miro in his painting —
all had an intellectual vividness that made them "real" to him. Certainly nothing
could be less credible than the actual facts of his early life. It is not that Gorky was
out of touch with reality; rather, he believed that true intellectuals must construct
their own ...
It follows on the display of Picasso's prewar works at the same museum in the "
Picasso: Seventy-fifth Anniversary" exhibition of late 1957. One senses the
struggle of the objects in early cubist Picasso to assert their full volumetric identity
against the flattening and dematerializing pictorial system. The same tense
conflict, between what one knows and what one sees, between the image and
the rendering, and on the most fundamental level between the analytical
detachment and the ...
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ART SINCE 1940: Strategies of BeingUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An ambitious and glossy survey of contemporary Western art, packed with no-nonsense analysis and biographical detail on myriad artists. Fineberg (Art History/Univ. of Illinois) has a gift for incisive ... Read full review
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Fineberg (art history, Univ. of Illinois) asserts that the "implicit underlying subject matter of modern art is always the personality of the artist in its encounter with the world." Such explicit ... Read full review
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