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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Rushing, W. Jackson.
Native American art and the New York avant-garde.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1995
|Named Person:||Jackson Pollock|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
W Jackson Rushing
|Description:||xii, 250 p.,  p. of col. plates : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Contents:||1. The Idea of The Indian/Collecting Native America --
2. Avant-Garde Patronage and Criticism of Native American Art at the Santa Fe and Taos Colonies, 1915-1930 --
3. Pictorial Responses to Native America: Primitivist Painting, 1910-1940 --
4. Native American Art in New York, 1931-1941 --
5. Primitivism, 1940-1950: Theory, Criticism, Painting --
6. Jackson Pollock and Native American Art.
|Series Title:||American studies series.|
|Responsibility:||W. Jackson Rushing.|
Writing from the dual perspectives of cultural and art history, Rushing shows how national exhibitions of Native American art influenced such artists, critics, and patrons as Marsden Hartley, John Sloan, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Robert Henri, John Marin, Adolph Gottlieb, Barnett Newman, and especially Jackson Pollock, whose legendary drip paintings he convincingly links with the curative sand paintings of the Navajo. He traces the avant-garde adoption of Native American cultural forms to anxiety over industrialism and urbanism, post-World War I "return to roots" nationalism, the New Deal search for American strengths and values, and the notion of the "dark" Jungian unconscious current in the 1940s.
Through its interdisciplinary approach, this book underscores the fact that even abstract art springs from specific cultural and political motivations and sources. Its message is especially timely, for Euro-American society is once again turning to Native American cultures for lessons on how to integrate our lives with the land, with tradition, and with the sacred.
- Indian art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States.
- Indian art -- United States -- Themes, motives.
- Primitivism in art -- New York (State) -- New York -- Themes, motives.
- Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
- Art, American -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
- Indiens -- Amérique du Nord -- Encyclopédies.
- Pollock, Jackson, -- 1912-1956.
- Art, American -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York
- Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- History -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York
- Geschichte -- 1910-1950
- Indian art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States
- Indian art -- Themes, motives -- United States
- Primitivism in art -- Themes, motives -- New York (State) -- New York