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And by a coincidence that Kandinsky himself could hardly have foreseen, his “
metaphysical” ideas of 1910–14 collided in the work of younger Americans –
especially Jackson Pollock – with an already deeply set strain in American
culture, the ...
Paint, we learn, can make anything abstract, even a subject as highly charged as
the American flag. But to use the word “subject” in Johns's case is wrong, since
there is no actual difference between the painting and the flag it purportedly ...
America also ritualized the display of emotional wounds, the quest for therapies;
and that, as much as anything else, may explain the success of a painter whose
work was partly based on realist conventions, Eric Fischl (b. 1951). On a certain ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review