Primitivism and Modern Art (World of Art)

Overview

A fascination with the "primitive" lies at the heart of some of the most influential developments in Western art produced between 1890 and 1950 - a time that witnessed both the "heroic" period of modern art and the apogee and decline of the West's colonial power. Many groups have a times been labeled as primitive, including the so-called tribal peoples from Africa, Oceania and North America, but also prehistoric cultures, European peasants, the insane and children. Through the lens of their own society, many ...
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Overview

A fascination with the "primitive" lies at the heart of some of the most influential developments in Western art produced between 1890 and 1950 - a time that witnessed both the "heroic" period of modern art and the apogee and decline of the West's colonial power. Many groups have a times been labeled as primitive, including the so-called tribal peoples from Africa, Oceania and North America, but also prehistoric cultures, European peasants, the insane and children. Through the lens of their own society, many modern artists looked both to the art and to the world-view of the primitive as a means of challenging established beliefs, but the primitive to which they turned was as varied as the movements in modern art of which they were a part. Colin Rhodes breaks new ground, drawing on a wide and diverse range of material, from high art to popular entertainment, from Darwin to Freud; the critical overview he presents supersedes all previous studies on the subject. 179 illus., 28 in color.
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Editorial Reviews

African Arts
"Although Rhodes's argument is rigorously academic in subject and style, it is firmly anchored to its (always engaging) visual base. In the style of an art historian's double-screen slide lecture, it moves narratively from one illustrative image to the next, as if the author were helping his readers move from one steppingstone to another in a moving stream." --African Arts
Choice
"Rhodes should be commended for defining "primitivism" clearly, broadly, and in context...Intelligent, concise, and up-to-date." --Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500202760
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Series: World of Art Series
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 990,828
  • Product dimensions: 5.93 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Ch. 1 The Primitive and Primitivism 13
Ch. 2 Primitives Within 23
Ch. 3 Savage Exoticism 68
Ch. 4 Stylistic Primitivism 107
Ch. 5 In Search of the Primordial 133
Epilogue: Primitivism and the Dilemma of Post-Colonialism 195
Bibliography and Sources 203
List of Illustrations 207
Index 214
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