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Elizabeth Murray

Author: Robert Storr; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Museum of Modern Art ; London : Thames & Hudson [distributor], 2005.
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Elizabeth Murray has radically altered the structure of Modernist painting. Her shaped and constructed canvases, often topologically modeled in three dimensions or fitted together out of multiple jigsaw-like parts, treat figure and ground in unprecedented ways, giving the elastic shapes of classic Surrealism a space in their own image. The alternatively comfortable and cataclysmic world that her images depict would  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interview (Descripteur de forme)
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Storr, Robert.
Elizabeth Murray.
New York : Museum of Modern Art ; London : Thames & Hudson [distributor], 2005
(OCoLC)607767209
Online version:
Storr, Robert.
Elizabeth Murray.
New York : Museum of Modern Art ; London : Thames & Hudson [distributor], 2005
(OCoLC)607775137
Named Person: Elizabeth Murray; Elizabeth Murray; Elizabeth Murray; Elizabeth Murray; Elizabeth Murray
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Storr; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0870704931 9780870704932
OCLC Number: 61217847
Notes: Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name organized by Robert Storr at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Oct. 23, 2005-Jan. 9, 2006.
Description: 236 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: Robert Storr.

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Elizabeth Murray has radically altered the structure of Modernist painting. Her shaped and constructed canvases, often topologically modeled in three dimensions or fitted together out of multiple jigsaw-like parts, treat figure and ground in unprecedented ways, giving the elastic shapes of classic Surrealism a space in their own image. The alternatively comfortable and cataclysmic world that her images depict would crack irreveocably if it followed Euclidean logic; instead, it constantly metamorphoses under stress. With a chaptered essay by Robert Storr, plate section, an in-depth interview, the book will explore Murray's relation to artists such as Joan Miro, Stuart Davis, Claes Oldenburg and Frank Stella, as well as to the mainstream and opened up options for rising generations. This book accompanies ths most detailed examination of Murray's art yet mounted, showing its development from Pop-oriented reliefs in the 1960s to the extraordinary volumetric of her recent work.

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