The Shock of the New
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 14 aug. 2013 - 448 pagina's
A beautifully illustrated hundred-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard. More than 250 color photos.
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Nu (plate 8), the brusque palm-frond hatching of Picasso's faces is much
softened; but from then on, Braque and Picasso would be locked in a partnership
of questions and responses, “roped together like mountaineers,” as Braque
Braque turned this simple motif into a curious play of ambiguities. Every scrap of
detail is edited out of the View. One is left with an arrangement of prisms and
triangles, child's-block houses, the scale of which is hard to judge: relative size
Braque first painted it from what is now the parking lot of the village hotel (plate
11). The face of the cliff blocked the perspective; the shapes of the castle
ascended the hill already flattened, as it were, against the canvas. He then
scrambled up ...
But in the meantime, the paintings of Braque and Picasso were moving rapidly
towards abstraction — or rather, to that point where only enough signs of the real
world remained to supply a tension between the reality outside the painting and ...
15 Georges Braque The Portuguese 1911 Oil on canvas 46% X 32% ins
Kunstmuseum, Basle (photo Giraudon) No painter had ever produced more
baffling images. As description of a fixed form, they are useless. But as a report
on multiple ...
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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
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