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Sean Scully by Arthur Coleman Danto
Book DescriptionSean Scully uses pastels to create abstract works in emotive response to color. This beautifully produced two-volume set, which accompanies the traveling exhibition "Wall of Light," which starts at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. then travels to The Modern in Fort Worth, Texas and The Cincinnati Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio, and ends at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, brings together 100 of those subtle and ecstatic celebrations, along with four written pieces about them by Arthur Danto, who has been tracking Scully's work for a dozen years. Danto is Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia, and has since 1984 also been the art critic for "The Nation." His contributions here range from catalogue texts for some of Scully's most significant exhibitions to a "Nation" piece, and are brought together here for the first time, allowing readers to trace the history and development of a major artist in the writings of one of America's leading art critics. Among Danto's insights are that "Scully's historical importance lies in the way he has brought the greatest achievements of Abstract Expressionist painting into the contemporary moment." He also comes bearing secrets from the artist: "Pastel involves rubbing friable chalk over toothed paper, which in its nature confers a certain sparkling luminosity to the forms, and it is responsive to differences in pressure. The principle of pastel, Scully once told me, is that of putting on makeup."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9783865210814
(159mm x 210mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Steidl Verlag
Publisher: Steidl Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: Germany
Books By Author Arthur Coleman Danto
Navigating in the Dark, Paperback (May 2013)
Documents the work of this artist from three exhibitions in Athens, Rethymnon and London. Her large-scale, diverse installations offer a narrative of journeys, displacement and forced migration. The book includes essays on how Lemos' work relates to her Greek heritage and the philosophies behind her compelling creations.
Responsible Development, Hardback (March 2010)
Focuses on the economic collapse of 1997, and the effect on the status of East Asia as an economic power. The author looks at how currency depreciations, personal and state indebtedness, mass unemployment and rioting brought the paternalistic capitalist phase to an end in Asia, and analyzes Asia's complex recovery and future challenges.
Analytical Philosophy of Knowledge, Paperback (July 2009)
A discussion of the space between language and the world which has resulted in the problems of philosophy and theories of knowledge.
Neohoodoo, Hardback (June 2008)» View all books by Arthur Coleman Danto
Exploring how spirituality influenced artists in the late 20th century and bringing together an intergenerational group of artists from North, Central, and South America, this book reveals the implications of ritualized practice in contemporary art.
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