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Portraiture is the unexpected survivor of the modern movement Even as photography took over the role of recording likeness and artists questioned the representational basis of art almost all the most important artists of the 20th century experimented with portraiture, and many made it a central feature of their work As the commissioned portrait became the province of specialists working in conservative styles, avant garde portraiture became an affair between artists, their friends, and with the proliferation of self portraits their own selves.Focusing on avant garde European paintings and sculpture from the 1890s to the 1980s, The Mirror and the Mask Portraiture in the Age of Picasso shows the fascinating transformations thatportraiture underwent as a flourishing, international phenomenon of the age Through a spectacular panorama of late 19th and 20th century portraits, and using Picasso s stylistic evolution as a constant point of reference, the book explores how the genre developed in response to artistic movements and great historical events It features than 100 paintings and sculptures by artists including C zanne, Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Kokoschka, Beckmann, Soutine, Dubuffet, Bacon, and Freud....

Title : The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso
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ISBN : 0300122519
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Yale University Press 1st Ed edition May 28, 2007
Number of Pages : 352 pages
File Size : 863 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso Reviews

  • Carrie
    2018-10-13 12:28

    this book is a must for all portrait artists. It is of wonderful quality and deeply inspiring and helpful to my own work

  • dadaloco
    2018-10-05 11:50

    MASSIVE IMPORTANT VOLUME LOADED WITH EXCELLANT REPRODUCTIONS...A REMARKABLE BOOK...ONE OF, IF NOT THE BEST OF ART BOOKS DEVOTED TO THE ART OF PORTRAIT....CHAIM SOUTINE...AND ALL THE GREATS.... BELONGS IN ALL SERIOUS ART LIBRARIES.

  • Jane
    2018-09-26 15:36

    New book. Arrived quickly. Excellent communication from seller. Perfect.