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Gale, Matthew

Overview
Works: 75 works in 313 publications in 3 languages and 6,492 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, zxx, Other, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Curator, Contributor
Classifications: NX456.5.D3, 759.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthew Gale
Dada & surrealism by Matthew Gale( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author "explores the work of a wide range of artists - from Marcel Duchamp and Raoul Hausmann to Max Ernst, René Magritte and Salvador Dalí - and uses paintings, collages, sculptures, assemblages, photographs, photomontages, film stills and graphics to illustrate the rich variety of Dada and Surrealist art."--Back cover
Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the work of twentieth-century painter Francis Bacon, particularly his depiction of the human figure, with essays and over two hundred full-color plates as well as photographs, imagery from films, and magazine tear sheets
Joan Miró : the ladder of escape by Joan Miró( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Miró's paintings are among the most widely recognized of any modern artist, reproduced everywhere from books to T-shirts to posters. While he is most often seen as a surrealist or a postwar abstract painter, terms he rejected, this book brings new insights into Miró's work by framing it in the context of the turbulent times in which he lived. Miró's contemporary, Picasso, left Spain, promising never to return under a Fascist government. In contrast, Miró chose internal exile, removing himself to the island of Mallorca, a decision that has led to his being viewed as a less political artist. This book challenges that impression by focusing on Miró's politically engaged works, from the rural, anarchist tradition and strong Catalan nationalism reflected in early paintings like The Farm and Head of a Catalan Peasant to the triptych The Hope of a Condemned Man (1974) through which he publicly declared his opposition to Franco. Drawing on new scholarship from an international group of experts, the book accompanies the first exhibition in nearly half a century to show work from throughout Miró's career. It sheds new light on the life and achievements of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century--Publisher
Giorgio de Chirico and the myth of Ariadne by Michael R Taylor( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In eight essays the authors explore the importance of the Ariadne series in the context of the Paris art world before World War I and in later developments in de Chirico's career. An unpublished text by Max Ernst and an interview with Gerard Tempest, who was tutored by de Chirico in the late 1940s, shed new light on the artist and his working methods. Illustrated with some 180 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and documentary photographs, this book provides an unparalleled range of primary research materials and the best overall account of de Chirico's career."--BOOK JACKET
Constantin Brancusi : the essence of things by Constantin Brancusi( Book )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Værker af billedhuggeren Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957)
The EY exhibition : Paul Klee : making visible by Matthew Gale( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swiss-born artist Paul Klee (1879-1940) created some of the most innovative and best-loved works of the twentieth century. He combined the machine aesthetic of modernism with lyrical, organic elements, arriving at a visual language entirely his own. Although he moved freely between media and from figuration to abstraction, Klee's works remain instantly recognisable, often characterised by a playfulness and wit that can sharpen to biting satire on occasion. This book surveys Klee's entire career, particularly his role as recordkeeper of his work and the way this influenced the way his work was then exhibited. Featuring his best-known paintings reproduced in their full colourful complexity, the book focuses on Klee's major exhibitions during his lifetime. placing his output in the context of the period in which he lived, revealing an anxious artist who, despite his quirky lyricism, was troubled by the challenges of the modern world
Dalí & film by Matthew Gale( Book )

27 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dalí was one of the most famous and also one of the most notorious artists of the 20th century, his flamboyant personal style establishing him as a showman in the popular imagination. This book presents both the major works that reflect Dalí's preoccupation with film and material related to the key film projects on which he worked
Barbara Hepworth : works in the Tate Gallery Collection and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives by Matthew Gale( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Hepworth is internationally acclaimed as one of the major sculptors of the mid-20th century. In this book, new research and current assessments combine to throw light on the making, history and contemporary reception of 83 of her works
Francis Bacon : working on paper by Matthew Gale( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bacon's powerful and disturbing images of the human figure have had a profound impact on the art of the 20th century. A lifelong student of colour, form and brushwork, he created an art at once classical and modern, ordered and chaotic
Giorgio Morandi by Donna M De Salvo( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Udstillingskatalog
Arshile Gorky : enigma and nostalgia by Matthew Gale( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arshile Gorky is a pivotal figure in 20th-century American painting. This accessible survey examines a career that began and ended with tragedy but that produced some of the greatest paintings of a generation
Alfred Wallis by Matthew Gale( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alfred Wallis spent most of his life in the Cornish ports of Newlyn, Penzance and St Ives, and went to sea as a young man. His main occupation was as a dealer in marine supplies and he was in his seventies before he took up painting ‘for company’. He sold his works for a few pence, and died in the poorhouse. Wallis is now recognised as one of the most original British artists of the twentieth century, the directness of his ‘primitive’ vision and the object-like quality of his paintings being highly valued."--Publisher description
Joan Miró : the ladder of escape by Joan Miró( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den spanske kunstmaler Joan Miró (1893-1983)
Two painters : works by Alfred Wallis and James Dixon by Matthew Gale( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee : making visible by Paul Klee( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swiss-born artist Paul Klee (1879-1940) created some of the most innovative and best-loved works of the twentieth century. He combined the machine aesthetic of modernism with lyrical, organic elements, arriving at a visual language entirely his own. Although he moved freely between media and from figuration to abstraction, Klee's works remain instantly recognisable, often characterised by a playfulness and wit that can sharpen to biting satire on occasion. This book surveys Klee's entire career, particularly his role as recordkeeper of his work and the way this influenced the way his work was then exhibited. Featuring his best-known paintings reproduced in their full colourful complexity, the book focuses on Klee's major exhibitions during his lifetime. placing his output in the context of the period in which he lived, revealing an anxious artist who, despite his quirky lyricism, was troubled by the challenges of the modern world
Tate Modern : The handbook by Tate Modern (Gallery)( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany the opening of a major new expansion to Tate Modern in summer 2016, this handbook offers a fascinating look at the gallery's acclaimed and growing collection of international modern and contemporary art. An essay by Frances Morris summarises the history of the collection offering a unique insight into the considerations involved in building and shaping a national collection. Matthew Gale describes some of the changing themes in the gallery displays. The A-Z section of artists includes, not only many of the most popular works in the collection, such as Matisse's 'The snail' or Dalí's 'Lobster telephone', but also features recent acquisitions from across the world. More than simply a guide to one of the most important museums in its field, the book is also an invaluable tool to the understanding of modern art and artists
Creative confession and other writings by Paul Klee( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] ... brings together three short critical texts written by Paul Klee, one of the most distinctive artists of the early twentieth century. Reflective and often lyrical, the essays exemplify Klee's artistic thinking and his relationship with the creative process"-- Back cover
Miró : the ladder of escape by Joan Miró( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Miró's paintings are among the most widely recognized of any modern artist. While he is most often seen as a surrealist or a post-war abstract painter, this book brings new insights into Miró's work by framing it in the context of the turbulent times in which he lived
Henry Moore by Henry Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalog of Henry Moore's (1898-1986) work presents once again one of the great innovators of 20th century sculpture with selected works, among others from the collection of Tate Modern, London. The motto »Great Art Is Not Perfect± refers to Henry Moore's basic principle of observing and working along nature, and realizing his sculptural ideas in line with the true nature of the material. Moore was one of the most popular ƯEnglish artists, not just during his lifetime. Like no other, he stands for an explicitly humanistic idea of man. A cross-section of his sculptural work (together with a Ưselection of drawings) at the Zentrum Paul Klee aims to bring back to memory the achievements of Henry Moore whilst spanning a bridge to the work of Paul Klee. Although the two artists had never met, they appear very closely related in their anti-academic stance, and both represent the idea of a creative process where their works develop in line with nature. Both avoidƯed the debates of the avant-gardes regarding figuration and abstraction, and both, in view of this dispute, were concerned with maintaining an artistic personality whose work combines abstract and surrealist as well as classical and romantic elements. In this sense, both artists pointed the way to a postmodern – and now perceived as a completely natural – diversity of style. 0Exhibition: Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne, Switzerland (29.01-25.05.2015)
Beyond painting : Burri, Fontana, Manzoni by Matthew Gale( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures a vibrant movement in Italian art in the 1950s, through the innovative works of three leading artists: Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni. Italian critic Renato Mirraco places the artists' work within the cultural context of rapid change in post-war Italy
 
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Dada & surrealism
Alternative Names
ゲール, マシュー

Languages
English (213)

Japanese (3)

German (2)

Covers
Francis BaconGiorgio de Chirico and the myth of AriadneConstantin Brancusi : the essence of thingsDalí & filmBarbara Hepworth : works in the Tate Gallery Collection and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St IvesFrancis Bacon : working on paperGiorgio MorandiArshile Gorky : enigma and nostalgia