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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Donald B Kuspit
|Description:||295 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Reasons for anxiety and ambivalence : tradition, sexuality, the crowd (the exemplary case of Manet) --
The anal universe of the crowd --
Identification with the medium --
Hallucinatory insanity : the way to another reality --
The geometry of Heaven, the energy of angels : to soar at last beyond the crowd.
These include a close identification with his medium, which becomes a "signature substance" into which he escapes; the making of hallucinatory art in which he shows his own insanity, which becomes a way of escaping the pseudo-sanity of the crowd; or the attempt to transcend the crowd altogether by escaping into a world of abstraction, which functions in a religious way to afford an "oceanic experience." Drawing on numerous examples of avant-garde art, Kuspit makes extensive use of psychoanalysis, largely from British object-relational theory, to underline and elaborate his ideas.
An extensive reinterpretation of Manet, officially the first avant-garde artist and in whom all the various psychostrategies exist in seminal form, forms a keynote to this study."--Jacket.