Body of Art

Body of Art

Book - 2015
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Artists featured include: Francis Bacon, Balthus, Max Beckmann, Joseph Beuys, Pierre Bonnard, Hieronymus Bosch, Caravaggio, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, Judy Chicago, Chuck Close, Gustave Courbet, John Currin, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dali, Edgar Degas, Eugene Delacroix, Donatello, Marcel Duchamp, Albrecht Dürer, El Greco, Lucian Freud, Paul Gauguin, Alberto Giacometti, Giotto, Francisco Goya, Damien Hirst, Hans Holbein, Frida Kahlo, Jeff Koons, Renee Magritte, Henri Matisse, Michelangelo, Alice Neel, Yoko Ono, Pable Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Raphael, Man Ray, Rembrandt, Auguste Rodin, Peter Paul Rubens, Egon Schiele, Cindy Sherman, Vincent Van Gogh, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol and others.
"Body of Art is the first book to explore the various ways the human body has been both an inspiration and a medium for artists over hundreds of thousands of years. Unprecedented in its scope, it examines the many different manifestations of the body in art, from Anthony Gormley and Maya Lin sculptures to eight-armed Hindu gods and ancient Greek reliefs, from feminist graphics and Warhol's empty electric chair to the blue-tinted complexion of Singer Sargent's Madame X. It is the most expansive examination of the human body in art, spanning western and non-western, ancient to contemporary, representative to abstract and conceptual. Over 400 artists are featured in chapters that explore identity, beauty, religion, absent body, sex and gender, power, body's limits, abject body and bodies & space. Works range from 11,000 BC hand stencils in Argentine caves to videos and performances by contemporary artists such as Marina Abramovic, Joan Jonas and Bruce Nauman" -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: London : Phaidon Press Limited, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780714869667
Branch Call Number: 704.942 BODY
Characteristics: 439 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm


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