PUBLISHER
Dominique Lévy

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 10 x 12.5 in. / 120 pgs / 40 color / 23 duotone.

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Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

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Catalog: FALL 2016 p. 103   

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ISBN 9781944379001 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $72.50 GBP £50.00

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Robert Motherwell: Elegy to the Spanish Republic

Text by David Anfam, Barbara Guest, Federico García Lorca, Harold Rosenberg, John Yau.

Robert Motherwell: Elegy to the Spanish RepublicRobert Motherwell (1915–91) came to abstraction not through painting, but through philosophy, poetry and art history. While studying at Stanford, he was introduced to modernism and symbolism; Mallarmé’s dictum, “To paint, not the thing, but the effect it provides,” would prove essential in Motherwell’s work. Elegy to the Spanish Republic is perhaps the most literal example of this influence. Begun in 1948, the series, comprising some 150 canvases, was the artist’s “funeral song for something once cared about” in abstract pictorial form.
Exploring the inextricable links between poetry, politics, writing and painting revealed in the history of the series, this volume includes Harold Rosenberg’s “A Bird for Every Bird,” Federico García Lorca’s “Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías,” notes and writings by Motherwell on the Spanish Civil War, scholarly essays and rare archival material.

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Robert Motherwell: Elegy to the Spanish Republic

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