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OP PARIS POST WAR: ART AND EXISTENTIALISM, 1945-55. Frances Morris. Tate Gallery, London, 1993. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Washington Press, Seattle. 238 pp. with 218 ills. (137 col.). 30 x 24 cm. LC 94-117033 ISBN 185437124X In English; prefatory texts also in French.
A significant examination of the interconnections between Existentialist thought and the individualistic modes of artistic expression explored by painters and sculptors in Paris in the aftermath of World War II, this catalogue presents fine color reproductions of nearly 140 paintings, drawings and sculptures by eleven artists (Dubuffet, Giacometti, Helion, Picasso, Michaux, Wols, Artaud, Fautrier, Gruber, Richier and Bram van Velde) whose expressive abstractions and figurative works represented radical departures from the thematic and stylistic traditions of the School of Paris. Critical profiles of the featured artists and biographical sketches of thirteen Existentialist authors augment three substantial essays that discuss the artistic, literary and philosophical currents in the unsettled cultural and political climate of postwar Paris and trace the influence of Sartre, Malraux and other writers on French and British art of the time.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — Post-1945 — Several Media
Plans: 01,05,07,08,09,15,20
Worldwide Number: 024092
Paperbound Out of Print / No Longer Available.

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