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The truth is always grey : a history of modernist painting /

by Guerin, Frances [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 339 pages, 16 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781517900441; 1517900441; 9781517900458; 151790045X.Subject(s): Gray -- Psychological aspects | Gray in art | Painting -- Philosophy | Modernism (Art)
Contents:
Introduction: The color grey -- What Is grey painting? : tracing a historical trajectory -- Visualizing modern life : photography's influence on nineteenth-century grey painting -- Grey abstraction : form and function in American postwar painting -- Beyond modernist abstraction : the social significance of grey painting -- Reinvention and perpetuation : the possibility of grey for Gerhard Richter -- Epilogue: The irresolution of grey.
Summary: "Frances Guerin argues that painters select grey to respond to a key question of modernist art: What is painting? Presenting an impressive range of canonical paintings across centuries, this book is a treatise on color that allows us to see something entirely new in familiar paintings and encourages our appreciation for the innovation and dynamism of the color grey"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-323) and index.

Introduction: The color grey -- What Is grey painting? : tracing a historical trajectory -- Visualizing modern life : photography's influence on nineteenth-century grey painting -- Grey abstraction : form and function in American postwar painting -- Beyond modernist abstraction : the social significance of grey painting -- Reinvention and perpetuation : the possibility of grey for Gerhard Richter -- Epilogue: The irresolution of grey.

"Frances Guerin argues that painters select grey to respond to a key question of modernist art: What is painting? Presenting an impressive range of canonical paintings across centuries, this book is a treatise on color that allows us to see something entirely new in familiar paintings and encourages our appreciation for the innovation and dynamism of the color grey"--

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