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Author Burnett, Craig, author.

Title Philip Guston : the studio / Craig Burnett.

Publication Info. London : Afterall Books, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.13 Guston,P BUR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 101 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series One work
One work.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Philip Guston's The Studio (1969) depicts a member of the Ku Klux Klan painting a self-portrait. Darkly comic, crude and complex, The Studio is a key work in Guston's shift from abstract expressionism to his late figurative style. In this generously illustrated book, Craig Burnett examines Guston's engagement with the history and limitations of painting during the last decade of his life. Burnett reflects that The Studio signals not only a broader historical moving away from the medium-centric claims of modernist abstraction but also a personal shift to subject matter that was discursive, playful and carnivalesque. He argues that The Studio's existential 'play of self' and 'Kierkegaardian despair' is counter-balanced by the lure of compositional coherence to be found within paintings by artists such as Piero della Francesca, among others. Finally Burnett focuses on 'a passage of supreme poetry', the column of smoke central to The Studio, its importance as a compositional device and its presence as a ghost of abstraction"-- Jacket.
Subject Guston, Philip, 1913-1980. Studio.
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980 -- History and criticism.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Added Author Guston, Philip, 1913-1980.
Added Title Studio
ISBN 1846381347
Standard No. 99963027088

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