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Author: Hilary Spurling
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: matisse, years, henri, life, unknown
Number of Pages: 505
Published: 2001
ISBN-10: 0520222032
ISBN-13: 9780520222038

00 Hilary Spurling presents a thorough and riveting account of Matisse's early life, from his beginnings as the son of shopkeepers in Flanders through his impoverished days as a student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Tracing Matisse's life through his thirties, Spurling describes how the artist's stubborn northern temperament helped sustain him through many challenges, both artistic and financial, as he found his way as a painter. Hilary Spurling presents a thorough and riveting account of Matisse's early life, from his beginnings as the son of shopkeepers in Flanders through his impoverished da
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Author: W. S. Di Piero
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: art, modern, essays, eden
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 1991
ISBN-10: 0520070658
ISBN-13: 9780520070653

Out of Eden presents the rigorous investigations and musings of a poet-essayist on the ways in which modern artists have confronted and transfigured the realist tradition of representation. Di Piero pursues his theme with an autobiographical force and immediacy. He fixes his attention on painters and photographers as disparate as Cezanne, Boccioni, Pollock, Warhol, Edward Weston, and Robert Frank. There is indeed a satisfying sweep to this collection: Matisse, Giacometti, Morandi, Bacon, the Tuscan Macchiaioli of the late nineteenth century, the Futurists of the early modern period, and the Am
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Author: Karen Tsujimoto
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: brown, joan, art
Number of Pages: 336
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 0520214692
ISBN-13: 9780520214699

The prolific talents of painter Joan Brown (1938-1990) inform every page of this shining testament to a singular artist. For Brown, art was a means of self-revelation and self-investigation, a fact made abundantly clear by the autobiographical nature of her work. In the first book to fully explore Joan Brown's artistic career, Karen Tsujimoto provides an overview of Brown's life from her San Francisco childhood to her years as a mature artist and teacher. Jacquelynn Baas focuses on Brown's use of universal and personal symbolism by analyzing one of her most celebrated paintings, The Bride. Bot
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Author: Arnaud Maillet
Publisher: Editions Kargo
Keywords: obscur, reflet, ct, sur, noir, enqute, miroir
Number of Pages: 244
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 2841621103
ISBN-13: 9782841621101

" Miroir noir ! Bel oxymoron... " Ainsi débute cette remarquable contribution à l'histoire de la culture visuelle occidentale. Dans cette première étude " panoramique " d'un instrument d'optique injustement oublié, Arnaud Maillet recadre notre compréhension historique de l'expérience visuelle et les diverses significations possibles du miroir noir en mettant cet objet ambigu en relation avec les notions de transparence, d'opacité et d'imagination. Si ce petit instrument d'optique, longtemps confondu avec d'autres, connut une popularité avérée à la fin du XVIIIe siècle dans l'Europ
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