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The appetite for Impressionist paintings and sketches never seems to wear off,
while at the same time Impressionism seems to represent a lost world : a pre-
modern world, whose images have relatively little to do with our own culture.
Georges Bataille's view that "copulation is the parody of crime" was widely
shared in the Surrealist circle, and Giacometti's sculptures of the thirties seem to
accept it as a text. They could also deliver an aching sense of frustration, as in ...
Yet Brancusi's sculpture seems far more anchored in reality than Kandinsky's
painting, and not just because solidity seems more "real" than paint on canvas.
Beyond that, Brancusi's treatment of sculpture as a piece of matter in the world, ...
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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