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Picasso and truth : from Cubism to Guernica, T.J. Clark

Label
Picasso and truth : from Cubism to Guernica
Title
Picasso and truth
Title remainder
from Cubism to Guernica
Statement of responsibility
T.J. Clark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Picasso and Truth offers a breathtaking and original new look at the most significant artist of the modern era. From Pablo Picasso's early The Blue Room to the later Guernica, eminent art historian T. J. Clark offers a striking reassessment of the artist's paintings from the 1920s and 1930s. Why was the space of a room so basic to Picasso's worldview? And what happened to his art when he began to feel that room-space become too confined--too little exposed to the catastrophes of the twentieth century? Clark explores the role of space and the interior, and the battle between intimacy and monstrosity, in Picasso's art. Based on the A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts delivered at the National Gallery of Art, this lavishly illustrated volume remedies the biographical and idolatrous tendencies of most studies on Picasso, reasserting the structure and substance of the artist's work. With compelling insight, Clark focuses on three central works--the large-scale Guitar and Mandolin on a Table (1924), The Three Dancers (1925), and The Painter and His Model (1927)--and explores Picasso's answer to Nietzsche's belief that the age-old commitment to truth was imploding in modern European culture. Masterful in its historical contextualization, Picasso and Truth rescues Picasso from the celebrity culture that trivializes his accomplishments and returns us to the tragic vision of his art--humane and appalling, naïve and difficult, in mourning for a lost nineteenth century, yet utterly exposed to the hell of Europe between the wars
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, T. J.
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6853.P5
LC item number
C595 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • The A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts
  • Bollingen series
Series volume
  • 2009
  • XXXV: 58
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Picasso, Pablo
Label
Picasso and truth : from Cubism to Guernica, T.J. Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Object -- Room -- Window -- Monster -- Monument -- Mural
Control code
ocn812018056
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9780691157412
Lccn
2012039423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022473332
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)812018056
  • (Sirsi) a1642337
Label
Picasso and truth : from Cubism to Guernica, T.J. Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Object -- Room -- Window -- Monster -- Monument -- Mural
Control code
ocn812018056
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9780691157412
Lccn
2012039423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022473332
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)812018056
  • (Sirsi) a1642337

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