Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Now available in paperback, this book analyzes the interrelation between the paintings and the theories on art and life of one of the great pioneers of abstract art. Carel Blotkamp provides the most lucid account available on Mondrian, for the austerity of his abstract paintings and the mystical character of his writings have caused much misunderstanding and confusion. The author's rewarding exploration of Mondrian's development as an artist -- a process punctuated by false starts, close attachments abruptly terminated, and forced moves to and from Paris and from London to New York -- breaks new ground in our understanding of this seminal figure in the history of modern art. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This book on Mondrian, one of the great pioneers of abstract art, analyzes the interrelation between his paintings and his theories on art and life as expressed in public writings and (largely unpublished) letters. Mondrian's art was not based on reasoning or calculation ? on the contrary, intuition was central to his concept of the artistic process ? but he always felt a strong urge to position his art in a wider cultural and philosophical context. Crucial to Mondrian's thought was the Theosophical notion of evolution, which required the destruction of the old to make room for the new, in life, in society and in art.
Mondrian: The Art of Destruction concentrates on the paintings, the artist's major achievement, examining the influences that shaped his art: Fauvism and Cubism c.1910, the work of Bart van der Leck, De Stijl and the Parisian art world during the 1920s. Mondrian appears not as an isolated figure, but as an artist who took a keen interest in the world around him, a veritable avant-garde painter who saw his role as a creator of a new, modern culture.
Über den Autor:
Carel Blotkamp is Professor of the History of Modern Art at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
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