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Paris Portraits
By Kenneth E. Silver

Paris Portraits

Artists, Friends, and Lovers

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Paris Portraits by Kenneth E. Silver

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The art of portraiture reached a pinnacle of expressive achievement in early twentieth-century Paris. Liberated by the advent of photography, artists were able to re-imagine the nature of human portrayal, producing kinds of portraits--Fauve, Cubist, Dada, Surrealist, and Expressionist--unlike any seen before. This remarkable book focuses on a rich variety of these portraits, presenting paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by such artists as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Duchamp, Brancusi, Lipchitz, Gris, Rivera, Modigliani, Dubuffet, Laurencin, and Soutine. A major essay explores the fascinating network of personal and aesthetic relationships that existed at the time, as artists depicted themselves and their friends, collectors, critics, spouses, and romantic partners. There is also a formal and iconographic discussion of each featured work, as well as relevant biographical, cultural, and historical information.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300145434
ISBN-10: 0300145438
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 240mm x 23mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kenneth E. Silver

Kenneth E. Silver is professor of modern art at New York University and adjunct curator at the Bruce Museum.

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