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For the pond was as artificial as painting itself. It was flat, as a painting is. What
showed on its surface, the clouds and lilypads and cat's-paws of wind, the dark
patches of reflected foliage, the abysses of dark blue and the opaline shimmer of
Braque might have taken his motto from Pascal: Le moiest haissable (The ego is
hateful), for he was one of the arch-classicists of modern painting, and throughout
his career he called himself an artiste-peintre, a phrase more suggestive of ...
his painting to describe spiritual states, epiphanies of soul. How this might be
done came to him in Murnau in 1908, when he thought he had been given a
glimpse of a revelatory tablet, the Rosetta Stone of a new art. He recalled: I was ...
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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