Picasso and truth : from cubism to Guernica

T.J. Clark

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, nave and difficult, in mourning for a lost nineteenth century, yet utterly exposed to the hell of Europe between the wars.

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  • Introduction 1 Lecture 1 Object 23 Lecture 2 Room 59 Lecture 3 Window 111 Lecture 4 Monster 147 Lecture 5 Monument 191 Lecture 6 Mural 235 Acknowledgments 285 Notes 289 Photography and Copyright Credits 311 Index 319

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書名 Picasso and truth : from cubism to Guernica
著作者等 Clark, T. J.
Clark T. J.
シリーズ名 Bollingen series
The A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts
出版元 Princeton University Press
刊行年月 c2013
ページ数 329 p.
大きさ 27 cm
ISBN 9780691157412
NCID BB1261949X
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国