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On Abstract Art
On Abstract Art | Briony Fer
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Many people are intrigued by the abstract work of artists like Mondrian and Jackson Pollock yet find it difficult to explain why. In this timely and original book, Briony Fer introduces abstract painting and sculpture of the twentieth century and explores new ways to think about abstract art and the problems of interpretation it raises. Fer speculates on the kind of language required to describe the often tantalizing effects of key abstract works and on ways to discuss critical issues when a work of art is without 'subject matter.' Drawing particularly on psychoanalytic theory and the writings of Georges Bataille, she examines a wide range of models of abstraction, ranging from the early European emphasis on the transcendental possibilities of pure form to later modernist frameworks developed in the United States. Each of the ten chapters in the book addresses a particular problem associated with abstract art by focusing closely on specific works produced by such artists as Malevich, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Arp, Mir, Pollock, Eva Hesse, and Donald Judd. Fer investigates the involvement of women artists such as Lyubov Popova and the problems of sexual difference in the development of abstract art. Countering the idealizing rhetoric of modernist criticism, On Abstract Art uncovers a latent corporeal and darker side to abstraction and deepens todays discussion of a variety of critical concerns in contemporary art.
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RamsFan1963
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"Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, ad the world turns upside down and the screen goes black." - Martin Amis

#QuotsyOct19 #abstract

#TK-421

Cathythoughts Nice quote 👍🏻♥️💔 1mo
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tjwill Wow, that guy really doesn‘t like abstract art. 😬 1mo
EadieB @tjwill Al Capp was a Cartoonist, satirist, radio and television commentator so he may be trying to be funny! (edited) 1mo
tjwill @EadieB 👍🏼 1mo
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ralexist
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Winter Storm Jaxon looks a bit like some abstract art at the moment. And I still don't understand why there's the need to name the snow storms - they already have a name, it's called Winter.

Tamra 😂 true! I‘m in the pink/blue zone and so far, nada. (edited) 2y
ReadingSusan I know it cracks me up that they name the winter storms now. 2y
Eggs Hello from a native Minnesotan! Naming snowstorms is silly 😜 2y
ralexist Yay for fellow Minnesotans on Litsy! 🎉 2y
CouronneDhiver Last year, a snow storm (Stella) highjacked my cat‘s Litsy hashtag for about a week. Lol 2y
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