The Artist's Reality: Philosophies of Art / Edition 1

The Artist's Reality: Philosophies of Art / Edition 1

by Mark Rothko
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300115857

ISBN-13: 9780300115857

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press

"Mark Rothko (1903-1970) created a new and impassioned form of abstract painting over the course of his career. Rothko also wrote a number of essays and critical reviews during his lifetime, adding his thoughtful, intelligent, and opinionated voice to the debates of the contemporary art world. Although the artist never published a book of his varied and complex views,…  See more details below

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"Mark Rothko (1903-1970) created a new and impassioned form of abstract painting over the course of his career. Rothko also wrote a number of essays and critical reviews during his lifetime, adding his thoughtful, intelligent, and opinionated voice to the debates of the contemporary art world. Although the artist never published a book of his varied and complex views, his heirs indicate that he occasionally spoke of the existence of such a manuscript to friends and colleagues. Stored in a warehouse since the artist's death more than thirty years ago, this manuscript, titled The Artist's Reality, is now being published for the first time." This book discusses Rothko's ideas on the modern art world, art history, myth, beauty, the challenges of being an artist in society, the true nature of "American art," and much more The Artist's Reality also includes an introduction by Christopher Rothko, the artist's son, who describes the discovery of the manuscript and the complicated and fascinating process of bringing the manuscript to publication. The introduction is illustrated with a small selection of relevant examples of the artist's own work as well as with a reproduction of a page from the actual manuscript.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300115857
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
285,750
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The artist's dilemma1
Art as a natural biological function6
Art as a form of action9
The integrity of the plastic process14
Art, reality, and sensuality19
Particularization and generalization22
Generalization since the Renaissance30
Emotional and dramatic impressionism34
Objective impressionism38
Plasticity43
Space56
Beauty62
Naturalism73
Subject and subject matter76
The myth91
The attempted myth of today102
Primitive civilizations' influence on modern art105
Modern art109
Primitivism113
Indigenous art117

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