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Above all, there was Mont Ste-Victoire, which would become, thanks to the
painter's obsessive scrutiny, the most analyzed mountain in art. One sees how
absolutely CÚzanne despised repetition, and how working en serie was his
strategy for ...
a face or a landscape – were dissected into their most ignoble components; a
man's features would become a pop-eyed scrawl, but his beard would be
elaborated into a palace of squiggles, impressive and trivial at the same time,
while a ...
The modernistethos was no longer a side issue in arthistory; it had become an
industry, with a hundred links to museum practice, the market, and the activities of
living artists. The lag between work and interpretation shrank to near-zero, and ...
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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