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He liked strong and specific feelings. And the strongest junction of feelings, for
him, was sex. Picasso never tried to hide what he felt about it, and no artist - not
even Renoir or Rubens - has left such a vivid sexual autobiography behind him.
Throughout this chapter I have tried to suggest that the chief tradition within which
a modernist art of pleasurable sensation has been made - an art which is
rigorous and intelligent, rather than the mere evocation of agreeable feelings - is
feelings flow," Munch wrote to a friend. "A feeling of solidarity with one's
generation, but yet standing apart. To succumb as a person, yet survive an an
individual entity, that is the ideal Salvation shall come from Symbolism. By that I
mean an art ...
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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
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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