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The transcendentalist ambitions of Expressionism came to the fore, and the
tradition that ran from van Gogh through Kandinsky seemed more fruitful than the
kind of approach which, descending from Munch, depended on the Angst-filled ...
One thing became clear to me: that objectiveness, the depiction of objects,
needed no place in my paintings, and was indeed harmful to them. The dispute
about who was really the first artist to make an abstract painting is sterile, but
And her concern for images of light-filled, unbounded space, virtually abstract but
still recognizable (in the division between sky and earth) as landscape (plate 211
), was as pantheistic as any of Kandinsky's Improvisations. It was in Jackson ...
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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