Between Art Practice and Psychoanalysis Mid-Twentieth by Beth Williamson

By Beth Williamson

The paintings of mid-twentieth century artwork theorist Anton Ehrenzweig is explored during this unique and well timed examine. An research of the dynamic and invigorating highbrow impacts, institutional framework and legacy of his paintings, among artwork perform and Psychoanalysis finds the context during which Ehrenzweig labored, how that stimulated him and people artists with whom he labored heavily. Beth Williamson appears to be like to the writing of Melanie Klein, Marion Milner, Adrian Stokes and others to complicated Ehrenzweig?s thought of paintings, a conception that extends past the visible arts to tune. during this first full-length examine on his paintings, together with a list of his library, formerly unexamined archival fabric and unseen works of art sit down on the center of a e-book that examines Ehrenzweig?s operating relationships with very important British artists reminiscent of Bridget Riley, Eduardo Paolozzi and different participants of the self reliant crew in London within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. In Ehrenzweig?s moment booklet The Hidden Order of paintings (1967) his considering on Jackson Pollock is necessary too. It was once this e-book that encouraged American artists Robert Smithson and Robert Morris after they deployed his notion of ?dedifferentiation?. right here Williamson deals new readings of strategy paintings c. 1970 exhibiting how Ehrenzweig?s aesthetic keeps relevance past the fast post-war era.

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