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The autumn sun, warm and unloving, lit the statue and the church fašade. Then I
had the strange impression that I was looking at these things for the first time. . . .”
The form of this “convalescent world” fills de Chirico's paintings after 1912.
Johns would show what could be done with things that were not invented—things
so well known that they were not well seen. Between 1955 and 1961, Johns
chose and developed most of his principal motifs: the targets, the stencilled
its roots in mess, the same ground of junk and assemblage that had inspired
Rauschenberg: I am for the art of things lost or thrown away... I am for the art of
teddy-bears and guns and decapitated rabbits, exploded umbrellas, raped beds .
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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