Matisse in the Studio

Author: Henri Matisse,Helen Burnham,Ellen McBreen

Publisher: MFA Publications

ISBN: 9780878468430

Category: Art

Page: 215

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Published to accompany the Royal Academy exhibition 'Matisse in the Studio', this book is the first in English to explore the essential role that Henri Matisse's personal collection of objects played in his studio practice. Featured frequently in the modern master's bold paintings, drawings, and cut-outs, and influencing the development of his work in sculpture, Matisse's objects formed a secret history hiding in plain sight. Works that span the artist's entire career are presented here alongside the objects that inspired them, from Asian vases and African masks to intricate textiles from the Islamic world. With lush illustrations and archival images, Matisse in the Studio provides exceptional insights into the world of the artist at work.

The Mediatization of the Artist

Author: Rachel Esner,Sandra Kisters

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319662309

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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This book offers trans-historical and trans-national perspectives on the image of “the artist” as a public figure in the popular discourse and imagination. Since the rise of notions of artistic autonomy and the simultaneous demise of old systems of patronage from the late eighteenth century onwards, artists have increasingly found themselves confronted with the necessity of developing a public persona. In the same period, new audiences for art discovered their fascination for the life and work of the artist. The rise of new media such as the illustrated press, photography and film meant that the needs of both parties could easily be satisfied in both words and images. Thanks to these “new” media, the artist was transformed from a simple producer of works of art into a public figure. The aim of this volume is to reflect on this transformative process, and to study the specific role of the media themselves. Which visual media were deployed, to what effect, and with what kind of audiences in mind? How did the artist, critic, photographer and filmmaker interact in the creation of these representations of the artist’s image?

The Still Life in the Fiction of A. S. Byatt

Author: Elizabeth Hicks

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443824607

Category: Art

Page: 215

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This book explores the ways in which English writer A. S. Byatt’s visual still lifes (descriptions of real or imagined artworks) and what are termed “verbal still lifes” (scenes such as laid tables, rooms and market stalls) are informed by her veneration of both realism and writing. It examines Byatt’s adoption of the Barthesian concept of textual pleasure, showing how her ekphrastic descriptions involve consumption and take time to unfold for the reader, thereby highlighting the limitations of painting. It also investigates the ways in which Byatt’s still lifes demonstrate her debts to English modernist author Virginia Woolf, French writer Marcel Proust, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of nineteenth-century Britain. A number of Byatt’s verbal still lifes are read as semiotic markers of her characters, particularly with regard to economic status and class. Further, her descriptions uniting food and sexuality are perceived as part of her overall representation of pleasure. Finally, Byatt’s employment of vanitas iconography in many of her portrayals of death is discussed showing how her recurring motif of Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn” teases out the still life’s inherent tension between living passion and “cold” artwork.

Seeing and Beyond

Author: Deborah J. Johnson,David Ogawa,Kermit Swiler Champa

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820470849

Category: Art

Page: 490

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Art historians will be the main audience for this group of essays dedicated to the celebrated Professor Champa (d.2004, art history, Brown U., Providence, RI). The topics of the essays reflect Champa's own areas of work; Impressionist painting, 19th-century historiography, and the relationship of music to works of art. Individual topics include the

Arts of Vanuatu

Author: Joël Bonnemaison

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824819569

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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This prodigiously diverse and living culture has for its spiritual source a single traditional vision central to which is the fact that the world belongs not to the living, but to the ancestors. In Vanuatu art we have the construction of canoes and of standing slit-drums, the inventiveness apparent in the masks and mats, the aesthetics of dress, the raising of tusker pigs, the sharing out of sea-turtle meat, the symbol of the hawk representing the outward sign of the possession of the world through the eyes of the departed. This art, sacred in inspiration, takes root in the magic of each place and shore. Arts of Vanuatu is the first major contemporary anthropology work covering such a range of topics. It is also the first work covering the traditional art of the former South Pacific island colony of the New Hebrides.

Edinburgh Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Arts

Author: Frances Dickey

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474405290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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From his early "e;Curtain Raiser"e; to the late Four Quartets, T. S. Eliot took an interest in all the arts, drawing on them for poetic inspiration and for analysis in his prose. T. S. Eliot and the Arts provides extensive, high quality research about his many-sided engagement with painting, sculpture, museum artefacts, architecture, music, drama, music hall, opera and dance, as well as the emerging media of recorded sound, film and radio. Building on the newly published editions of Eliot's prose and poetry, this contemporary research collection opens avenues for understanding Eliot both in his own right as a poet and critic and as a foremost exemplar of interarts modernism.

"Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855?005 "

Author: Sandra Alfoldy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351570811

Category: Art

Page: 244

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Constructed space is defined by its shape, by the materials with which it is enclosed and by the objects that are placed within or decorate its exterior or interior. The interaction of these crafted objects or decorated surfaces with space provides viewers or inhabitants with visual clues about the environment as well as visual cues about decorum: viewers can know what kind of behaviour is expected and what the space means. Furnishings and dress, textile panels and clay pots, stained glass and gesso panels, all defined as craft or decorative art, give architectural space, defined as high art, its character: without craft, architecture is empty and devoid of meaning. This engaging collection of essays presents the first sustained exploration of the relationship of craft to architectural spaces. The book unravels the complex ways in which craft controls, manipulates, organises and defines space, to highlight how the relationship between craft and space can be understood as a form of communication between related parts that combine to form a unified whole.