Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965

Jasper Johns An Allegory of Painting Jasper Johns b is one of the most significant figures in the history of postwar art His work from to was pivotal exercising an enormous impact on the subsequent development of pop min

  • Title: Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965
  • Author: Jeffrey Weiss John Elderfield Carol Mancusi-Ungaro
  • ISBN: 9780300121414
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jasper Johns b 1930 is one of the most significant figures in the history of postwar art His work from 1955 to 1965 was pivotal, exercising an enormous impact on the subsequent development of pop, minimalism, and conceptual art in the United States and Europe This is the first publication to approach Johns s work of this ten year period through a thematic framework IJasper Johns b 1930 is one of the most significant figures in the history of postwar art His work from 1955 to 1965 was pivotal, exercising an enormous impact on the subsequent development of pop, minimalism, and conceptual art in the United States and Europe This is the first publication to approach Johns s work of this ten year period through a thematic framework It examines the artist s interest in the condition of painting as a medium, a practice, and an instrument of encoded meaning through several interrelated motifs the target, the device, the naming of colors, and the imprint of the body.In this handsome book, leading scholars, a conservator, and a contemporary artist consider Johns s activity in this critical decade and discuss many of his iconic paintings, such as Target with Four Faces 1955 , Diver 1962 , Periscope Hart Crane 1963 , and Arrive Depart 1963 Their new critical and historical perspectives are grounded in an unusually close visual and material analysis of Johns s work.

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    1. This volume is rather scholarly and dense. If you are an art student or someone truly interested in Jasper Johns it might make sense to read it. The first section of the first essay consists of description of the paintings which are fully illustrated. The rest of the first essay places the paintings in the context of the materials the artist uses. The last part of the book consists of several shorter and more readable essays.

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