Cultivated Impasses: Writings on Modern Art

Cultivated Impasses: Writings on Modern Art

by Max Kozloff
     
 
Cultivated Impasses Writings on Modern Art Max Kozloff Max Kozloff identifies a dialectic in the field of modern art: a struggle between the romantic conception of the artist, i.e. Turner, and an ethical imperative that art participate in social struggle, i.ee Orozco, Rivera and the muralist movement. Artist production oscillates between these two impulses, but has

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Cultivated Impasses Writings on Modern Art Max Kozloff Max Kozloff identifies a dialectic in the field of modern art: a struggle between the romantic conception of the artist, i.e. Turner, and an ethical imperative that art participate in social struggle, i.ee Orozco, Rivera and the muralist movement. Artist production oscillates between these two impulses, but has been transformed by the creation of a new international art market.

Editorial Reviews

Robert Storr
One is grateful to those who invest in the economically doubtful business of republishing the work of major critics, and Max Kozloff's Cultivated Impasses: Essays on the Waning of the Avant-Garde 1964-1975 is a welcome rescue operation of just this kind. An American formalist of the old-school radicalized by the 60's, Kozloff wrote the first monograph on Jasper Johns and was the first to blow the whistle on foreign policy uses of American-type painting in the '50's. His essays have an unapoligetic high-mindedness that holds up well, and the prose is good.
Artforum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568860718
Publisher:
Marsilio Publishers
Publication date:
01/02/2000
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.98(h) x 2.24(d)

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