Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void 1949-1962

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HardCover. Pub Date :2012-11-13 Pages: 256 Language: English Publisher: Skira Rizzoli The first book to take a transnational view of destruction in abstract painting of the postwar period Painting the Void:. 1949-1962 focuses on one of the most significant consequences of the rise of gestural abstraction in twentieth-century painting:. artists' literal assault on the picture plane Responding to the social and political climate of the postwar period-especially the crisis of humanity resulting from the atomic bomb-international artists ripped . cut. burned. or affixed objects to the traditionally two-dimensional canvas. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue mark the first time that these strategies have been considered together as a coherent mode of artistic production. expanding the scholarship on this critical moment in history. Artists featured in the exhibition include...

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