Cubism &​ Australian art

Harding, Lesley and Cramer, Sue Cubism &​ Australian art. Carlton, Vic.: Miegunyah Press : Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2009.

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Author Harding, Lesley
Cramer, Sue
Title Cubism &​ Australian art
Place of Publication Carlton, Vic.
Publisher Miegunyah Press : Heide Museum of Modern Art
Publication year 2009
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Series Miegunyah Press series. Series 2 ; no. 124
ISBN 9780522856736 (hbk.)
Language eng
Total number of pages ix, 309
Subjects 410201 Graphic Arts
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Cubism was a movement that changed fundamentally the course of twentieth-century art. It had far-reaching effects, both conceptual and stylistic, which are still being felt today. Described in 1912 by French poet and commentator Guillaume Apollinaire as 'not an art of imitation, but an art of conception', Cubism irreversibly altered art's relationship to visual reality. 'I paint things as I think them, not as I see them', Picasso said.

Cubism & Australian Art examines for the first time the impact of this transformative art movement on the work of Australian artists, from the early 1920s to the present day. The authors argue that by its very nature, Cubism was characterised by variation and change, that the idea of a pure or original Cubism was short lived, and that its appearance in Australian art parallels its uptake and re-interpretation by artists internationally. In the words of French artist Andre Lhote, mentor to several Australians who studied at his Academy in Paris: 'There are a thousand definitions of Cubism, because there are a thousand painters practising it'.

More than eighty international and Australian artists are showcased with over 300 works, featuring Sam Atyeo, Ralph Balson, Grace Crowley, Frank Hinder, Roger Kemp, Godfrey Miller, Stephen Bram and Daniel Crooks, as well as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Fernand Leger.
Keyword Cubism -- Australia
Art, Australian -- 20th century
Australia
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Also Titled: Cubism and Australian art.

 
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