Apollinaire, Cubism and Orphism

Apollinaire, Cubism and Orphism

by Adrian Hicken
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840146052

ISBN-13: 9781840146059

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

During the years before his death in 1918 Apollinaire's reputation as poet and artistic animateur approached legendary proportions. This book is the first to present an extensive reassessment of Apollinaire's role in the promotion of themes and iconography amongst his painter-friends. Detailed analysis of the poetic subject matter of selected works of Dufy, Delaunay,…  See more details below

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During the years before his death in 1918 Apollinaire's reputation as poet and artistic animateur approached legendary proportions. This book is the first to present an extensive reassessment of Apollinaire's role in the promotion of themes and iconography amongst his painter-friends. Detailed analysis of the poetic subject matter of selected works of Dufy, Delaunay, de Chirico, Laurencin, Marcoussis, Metzinger, Picabia and Picasso is used to reconstruct the responses of these artists to Apollinaire's artistic and aesthetic proclivities. Drawing attention to the poet's immersion in the art and iconography of the French late-Renaissance and the seventeenth century, Adrian Hicken shows that the study of the permeation of Apollinairean and Orphic imagery in the work of artists with very different personalities presents a fascinating and pivotal episode in the history of Parisian modernism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840146059
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
Acknowledgements
Preface
1Introduction1
iLa Ville Lumiere: Apollinaire in Paris1
iiHermeticism and occult tendencies within Parisian avant-gardes8
iiiCubism, Orphism and four-dimensional speculations15
vOrphic surnaturalisme18
2Apollinaire's humanistic Orphism (1908-12)41
iThe library of the poet: humanisme41
iiOrpheus: the permeation of Apollinairean themes before 191244
iiiDelaunay: La Ville de Paris (1912)51
3Towards an Orphic programme for the arts (1913-14)55
iLe pigeonnier: the circle of Apollinaire55
iiThe burgeoning of Apollinairean themes and motifs79
iiiGloire au poete: some emblematic celebrations of the Orphic poet88
4The expansion of Orphic themes95
iChagall: Paris Through the Window (1913-14)95
iiDe Chirico: The Song of Love123
iiiExcursus: Apollinaire, Picabia and Culture physique124
ivThe Song of Love: conclusion127
5Chagall's Hommage a Apollinaire (1913-14)129
iThe chronology and circumstances of production129
iiA homage to Apollinaire and an emblem of Orphic international avant-gardism132
6De Chirico's homage to Apollinaire141
iLe portrait premonitoire de Guillaume Apollinaire (1914)141
iiPostscript: Evangelical Still-Life (1917)144
7Post mortem: Apollinaire's legacy173
App. IKupka, Orphism and Apollinaire181
App. IIApollinaire and 'La Section d'Or'187
Notes191
Select Bibliography229
Index241

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