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And indeed, within a few years Picasso would be turning this predilection into
real sculpture, so commencing a parallel career as the most succinctly inventive
sculptor of the twentieth century. His Cubist constructions of around 1912, such
He had been trained as an icon painter, and been a sailor and perhaps a marine
carpenter as well; both these mÚtiers fed into his sculpture, since each meant
working with heterogeneous, “impure” materials – the contrast between painted ...
Brancusi was the son of peasants, albeit prosperous ones who could spare a son
to go to Paris and study sculpture with Rodin. Growing up on a Rumanian farm,
he had every chance to study not only nature but the characteristic forms of ...
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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