American Artists On Art: From 1940 To 1980 by Ellen H. Johnson

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From the Preface:The undeniable fact that loads of contemporary artwork has committed itself to the exploration and statement of its personal id is mirrored in, yet doesn't clarify, the expanding quantity of writing and speaking at the a part of modern artists. quite, the complete heritage of the altering position of paintings and artists in a democratic, business, and technological society stands at the back of the spate of artists’ phrases and the public’s starvation for them—even a few of the basic public in the market past art’s little circle. Statements by way of artists allure slightly the best way drawings do: they bring about us, or not less than they carry the promise of bringing us, toward the artist’s concepts and emotions and to an figuring out of his or her modus operandi; they carry the keys to a mysterious realm. and occasionally they provide us the sheer excitement of excellent analyzing. Such is the first raison d’être of this book.Its different motivation is academic, and stems from the not easy lack, in educating modern artwork, of any unmarried compilation of statements through American artists from 1940 to the current.

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