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THREE THE LANDSCAPE OF PLEASURE One of the projects of art is to
reconcile us with the world, not by protest, irony, or political metaphors, but by the
ecstatic contemplation of pleasure in nature. Repeatedly, artists offer us a
glimpse of a ...
To this day, even the motifs of his still-lives preserved in the studio seem to be
fixtures of that landscape : the plaster cupid, the blue ginger jar, the plain
Provencal stoneware, the scroll-sawed kitchen table, the floral rug, the skulls,
For sheer pictorial violence, the Ceret landscapes had no precedents in art (plate
200). The sense of matiere in his still-lives, where the paint that depicts the ox
acquires its own fatty carnality, reaches an extreme in them, utterly distorting the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - 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...(!). Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - 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 ... Volledige review lezen