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The autumn sun, warm and unloving, lit the statue and the church facade. 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 19 12.
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