APPROACH TO MODERN PAINTING by Morris Davidson

APPROACH TO MODERN PAINTING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A survey of the sources of modern painting and the outstanding exponents, this emphasizes the creative, experimental and original, instead of concentrating on that which is ""more modern than art"". Indicating the heritage of present day art from the primitive, renaissance, El Greco, this chronicles the eras of realism, impressionism, cubism, expressionism and non-objective painting, and interprets the leading painters of the various groupings. In conjunction with Robsjohn-Gibbings' book (see report P. 596), this is interesting in its criticism of the arid influences, in its analysis of the political import of the artists and their work. Aesthetic definition and consideration, that is sane rather than faddish in its treatment, this should prove a worthwhile addition to the art book shelves.

Pub Date: April 12th, 1947
Publisher: Coward, McCann