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ENDLESS ENIGMA Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art

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ENDLESS ENIGMA Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art

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Art by Francisco de Goya, William Blake, Odilon Redon et al. This major new volume explores the ways in which artists have sought to explain their world in terms of an alternate reality, drawn from imagination, the subconscious, poetry, nature, myth and religion. From the 12th century to the present day with six themes—Monsters & Demons, Dreams & Temptation, Fragmented Body, Unconscious Gesture, Super Nature and Sense of Place. From medieval gargoyles to the 20th-century, works by Louise Bourgeois, Sigmar Polke and Pablo Picasso as well as contemporary works by Michaël Borremans and Marcel Dzama. Masterworks from the likes of Piero di Cosimo, and Titian et al. Some adult themes. Mature Readers.

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This major new volume explores the ways in which artists have sought to explain their world in terms of an alternate reality, drawn from imagination, the subconscious, poetry, nature, myth and religion. From the 12th century to the present day with six themes—Monsters & Demons, Dreams & Temptation, Fragmented Body, Unconscious Gesture, Super Nature and Sense of Place. From medieval gargoyles to the 20th-century, works by Louise Bourgeois, Sigmar Polke and Pablo Picasso as well as contemporary works by Michaël Borremans and Marcel Dzama. Masterworks from the likes of Piero di Cosimo, and Titian et al. Some adult themes.

Time folds and temporal barriers collapse when Damiano Cappelli meets Edvard Munch, and Salvator Rosa encounters Lisa Yuskavage. Salvador Dalí, Sherrie Levine, Kerry James Marshall—eight centuries intersect and, as such, this wide-ranging catalog examines affinities in intention and imagery between works executed across a broad span of time.

Endless Enigma takes as its point of departure Alfred H. Barr Jr.’s legendary 1936 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism, which not only introduced these movements to the American public, but also placed them in a historical and cultural context by situating them among artists from earlier centuries.

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Item Code ENDEH
Publisher David Zwirner Books
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9781941701881
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 9x11
# Pages 248pg
Color Partial Color
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