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MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 11.5 in. / 112 pgs / 66 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 133   

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ISBN 9780878468614 TRADE
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Museum of Fine Arts, 07/13/19–02/23/20

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Hyman Bloom: Matters of Life and Death

Text by Erica E. Hirshler, Naomi Slipp.

Hyman Bloom was a contemporary of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Arshile Gorky. This new study focuses on Bloom’s paintings and drawings of human corpses, anatomical studies and archeological excavations from the 1940s and 1950s. He often returned to these subjects throughout his career, using thickly applied paint in rich colors as he aspired to present both the physical and the spiritual on canvas.
Insightful curatorial essays accompanied by beautiful full-color reproductions explore this difficult but compelling work, considering themes such as the life, death and rebirth of Bloom’s artistic reputation; the growing divide between figuration and abstraction at this defining moment of American art; earlier artistic traditions of representing mortality; the relationship between these works and Bloom’s Judaism, interest in Eastern religions, and belief in reincarnation; and the artist’s desire to find beauty and meaning within death and decay. In these drawings and paintings, as Bloom himself asserted, “the paradox of the harrowing and the beautiful [can] be brought into unity.”
Hyman Bloom (1913–2009) was born in Lithuania, now Latvia. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1920, escaping anti-Semitic persecution. He lived and worked in the Boston area until his death. His work is held in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Whitney Museum of American Art and others.


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Hyman Bloom: Matters of Life and Death

HYMAN BLOOM: MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

Text by Erica E. Hirshler, Naomi Slipp.

MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

ISBN: 9780878468614
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Pub Date: 7/23/2019
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Modern Mystic: The Art of Hyman Bloom

MODERN MYSTIC: THE ART OF HYMAN BLOOM

Introduction by Debra Bricker Balken. Text by Henry Adams, Marcia Brennan.

D.A.P.

ISBN: 9781942884392
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 4/23/2019
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