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The Resource Robert Motherwell : elegy to the Spanish Republic

Robert Motherwell : elegy to the Spanish Republic

Label
Robert Motherwell : elegy to the Spanish Republic
Title
Robert Motherwell
Title remainder
elegy to the Spanish Republic
Title variation
  • Elegy to the Spanish Republic
  • Elegies to the Spanish Republic
Contributor
Artist
Host institution
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Motherwell (1915-91) came to abstraction not through painting, but through philosophy, poetry and art history. While studying at Stanford, he was introduced to modernism and symbolism; Mallarmé's dictum, "To paint, not the thing, but the effect it provides," would prove essential in Motherwell's work. Elegy to the Spanish Republic is perhaps the most literal example of this influence. Begun in 1948, the series, comprising some 150 canvases, was the artist's "funeral song for something once cared about?" in abstract pictorial form. Exploring the inextricable links between poetry, politics, writing and painting revealed in the history of the series, this volume includes Harold Rosenberg's 'A Bird for Every Bird', Federico García Lorca's 'Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías', notes and writings by Motherwell on the Spanish Civil War, scholarly essays and rare archival material
Cataloging source
MZA
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • N6537.M67
  • ND237.M852
LC item number
  • A4 2015
  • A4 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
Label
Robert Motherwell : elegy to the Spanish Republic
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at Dominique Lévy Gallery from November 4, 2015-January 9, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Acknowlegements / Dominique Levy -- All elegies are black and white / Barbara Guest -- Through a glass, darkly / Davide Anfam -- LLanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías) / Federico García Lorca -- Paintings -- Works on paper -- Robert Motherwell's persistent question / John Yau -- A bird for every bird / Harold Rosenberg -- Black or white / Robert Motherwell -- A personal recollection / Robert Motherwell
Control code
ocn936117081
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9781944379001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936117081
  • (Sirsi) a1946222
Label
Robert Motherwell : elegy to the Spanish Republic
Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at Dominique Lévy Gallery from November 4, 2015-January 9, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Acknowlegements / Dominique Levy -- All elegies are black and white / Barbara Guest -- Through a glass, darkly / Davide Anfam -- LLanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías) / Federico García Lorca -- Paintings -- Works on paper -- Robert Motherwell's persistent question / John Yau -- A bird for every bird / Harold Rosenberg -- Black or white / Robert Motherwell -- A personal recollection / Robert Motherwell
Control code
ocn936117081
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9781944379001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936117081
  • (Sirsi) a1946222

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