Ce livre révèle au grand public comme aux spécialistes l'ampleur exceptionnelle et la qualité de la collection de dessins du musée des Arts décoratifs à Paris.
Constituée dès la fondation de l'institution en 1864, cette collection comprend des dessins de maîtres isolés, sans lien apparent avec les arts décoratifs, comme Watteau, Boucher, Prud'hon, Ingres, Delacroix, Degas et Rodin ou, pour l'Italie, Parmigianino, Nicolo dell'Abate et Vasari.
Catalogue de l'exposition du Kunspalast Düsseldorf (21/01/20-24/05/20) puis de la Royal Academy of Art (28/06/20-20/09/20) sur l'oeuvre d'Angelika Kauffman, considérée comme la première femme artiste à acquérir une renommée internationale, contemporaine d'Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun et plus connue qu'elle à leur époque..
Frida Kahlo was just one of them: between 1930 and the 1960s many more women artists contributed to the Surrealist movement than has hitherto been assumed. The male Surrealists surrounding Andre Breton mostly saw them only as partners or models, but this volume shows how much more these women artists had to offer. The dominant topic of male Surrealists was woman as goddess, she-devil, doll, fetish, child-woman, android, and dream creature. The women artists of Surrealism, on the other hand, were searching for a new female identity and incidentally discovered their own language of forms. And then there was the examination of political topics, literature and foreign myths. Painting, drawing, objects, photography and films complement each other to create an overall picture of the surreal and fanciful creative work of the women artists of the avant-garde from all over the world.
A revealing look at the evolution of male iconography in the work of one of the foremost painters of his generation.
Since raising the ire of the early-1990s arts establishment with his deliberately provocative portrayals of women, John Currin has been best known for his brazen, militantly incorrect female iconography. Yet Currin has represented a range of masculine identities throughout his career as well.
This volume is the first to focus exclusively on this aspect of his work, examining the evolution of his equally provocative depictions of men. It ranges from little-known early works on paper and a series of kitschy paintings of men with beards to signature eccentric figures such as the elderly reader in the painting 2070 (2005) and his more baroque genre scenes featuring male couples. Published to accompany the exhibition John Currin: My Life as a Man at the Dallas Contemporary, it offers a revealing new assessment of Currin's pictorial examinations of sexual politics.