As this book explains Giacometti spent his life, exorcising this existential and formal void through a return to the human figure. The question that dominated his work was how to restore in art the sense of the presence of the being in space. Giacometti sought tirelessly to establish his contingent volume, which became increasingly slender and threadlike, and to seize its finiteness in a reality, however banal it might be. He began to develop heads and nudes modeled in the void, in that experience of nothingness that opposed his quest for the absolute, a metaphor of the human condition.

 

Alberto Giacometti

Ángel González

160pp./ 21.5x28cm./ 140il./ Hardcover with jacket

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9788434309258
9788434309500
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Dubuffet was one of the most remarkable artists of the 20th century. An enemy of culture and of the art of museums, he was an anarchist and an atheist, and anti military and unpatriotic in his attitudes. As such, he was a rebel who rejected all labels or categories, asserting there is no such thing as abstract art, either that or art is always abstract.

 

Jean Dubuffet

Valerie da Costa, Fabrice Hergott

160pp./ 21.5x28cm./ 130il./ Hardcover with jacket

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9788434309241
9788434309494
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Mieke Bal analysis is focused in the eerie sense of very real and very unreal that the paintings emanate. She considers this the heart of Balthus work. It invites viewers in and repels them at the same time. We get access to a world all his own, but are not told what is there to see.Thus, the works labor against assumptions of representation and appropriation. The means of this labor figuration is indispensable for the effet.Although figurativity is supposedly the royal road to realism, in Balthus s case it is not at all. Bal argues that the paintings draw the viewer into a world we honw not to exist.This canny fictionality makes allegations of erotic appropriation naive and censoring.Reducing Balthus s work to the paintings of nude adolescent girls is, moreover, ignoring his many works that are not in the least focused on this theme. Color, space, genres or history are some of the key concepts that the author put in the center of Balthus work.

 

Balthus

Mieke Bal

160pp./ 21.5x28cm./ 130il./ Hardcover with jacket

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9788434311640
9788434311657
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