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What had happened, in essence, was that painters wanted a landscape that
furnished the kind of sensations they wanted to heighten. Van Gogh's
disappearance to Arles in 1888 was part of this move—“because,” as he wrote to
his brother ...
“I wanted to have color be the origin of the painting,” Noland said in 1969. “I was
trying to neutralize the layout, the shape, the composition in order to get at the
color. Pollock had indicated getting away from drawing. I wanted to make color
In the 1950s, Brazil wanted a new capital: it was necessary, in the opinion of its
leader – a narcissistic and touchy supremo named Kubitschek – to show the
world some economic vigour by conspicuously “opening up” the interior.
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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