Silver, Kenneth E.; Parke-Taylor, Michael; Blondil, Nathalie; Kostenevich, Albert. Prefaces by Matthew Teitelbaum, Guy Cogeval, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Robert Kaszanits.
Title VOYAGE INTO MYTH: FRENCH PAINTING FROM GAUGUIN TO MATISSE FROM THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM, RUSSIA.
Publisher Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2002.
Seller ID 20215
224 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 1894243234 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. The catalogue of the exhibition. "This book demonstrates how two strains of influence - the resurgence of Classicsim and the impact of 'pri mitivism' on Western culture - provide links between Symbolism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism and the birth of Modernism. Certain polarities generated by these two different strains - tradition versus innovation, Western versus non-Western c u l t u r e , t he timelessness of myth versus the experience of modern life - were driven by ideas that developed formalist parallels. This can be seen in the struggle between the figurative and abstract in art, and in the contrast between the pa st or al i dy ll a n d the contemporary landscape...." Contents: Prefaces; 'Invitation to the Voyage', poem by Charles Baudelaire; New Spirits and Sacred Springs: Modern Art in France at the Turn of the Century; The Myth of the Midi: Landscape a s E art hly Pa rad ise ; F in d e Siecle Nostalgia and Primitivism: Ancient Brother or New Man?; Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov: Two Legendary Collectors; Maurice Denis and Pierre Bonnard: The Morozov Decorative Paintings in the Hermitage Collec tion ; Ca talo gue; Sel ecti ve B ibl iog raphy; Index of Artists; List of Illustrations; Picture Credits. Tiny tear/crease archivally taped at top edge of leaf 117/118, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Very Good+