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Rethinking Arshile Gorky

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Often referred to as the last Surrealist and first Abstract Expressionist, Arshile Gorky (c. 1900-1948) appears as an interstice within art history's linear progression. Gorky embraced dream imagery in the tradition of the Surrealists, used all-over patterning before Jackson Pollock, promoted disembodied color before Mark Rothko, exploited the physicality of paint before Willem de Kooning, and anticipated stain painting. His life - he escaped the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and struggled as an immigrant artist in New York in the 1930s and 1940s - and his tumultuous personal relationships have cast the artist as a tragic figure and often overshadowed the genius of his art. "Rethinking Arshile Gorky" is an examination of the artist and his work based on themes of displacement, self-fashioning, trauma, and memory. By applying a multitude of techniques, including psychoanalytic, semiotic, and constructivist analyses, to both explain and demythologize the artist, Kim Theriault offers a contemporary critique of both the way we construct the idea of the 'artist' in modern society and the manner in which Arshile Gorky and his art have historically been addressed.

Product code: 9780271036465

ISBN 9780271036465
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H254xW178xS20
No. Of Pages 288
Publisher Pennsylvania State University Press
On Sale Date 15/11/2009
Often referred to as the last Surrealist and first Abstract Expressionist, Arshile Gorky (c 1900-1948) appears as an interstice within art history's linear progression. This title offers an examination of the artist and his work based on themes of displacement, self-fashioning, trauma, and memory.