Jewish artists and the Bible in twentieth-century America. (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Jewish artists and the Bible in twentieth-century America.

Author: Samatha Baskind
Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jack Levine, George Segal, Audrey Flack, Larry Rivers, and R.B. Kitaj have long been considered central artists in the canon of twentieth-century American art: Levine for his biting paintings and prints of social conscience, Segal for his quiet plaster figures evoking the alienation inherent in modern life, Flack for her feminist photorealist canvases, Rivers for his outrageous pop art statements, and Kitaj for his  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samatha Baskind
ISBN: 9780271059839 0271059834
OCLC Number: 875151589
Description: 248 pages
Contents: ContentsList of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1 Catastrophe and the Biblical Archetype in Jack Levine's Art2 George Segal and the Book of Genesis3 Audrey Agonistes: Anguish, Stereotype, and Audrey Flack4 Biblical Parody: Larry Rivers's History of Matzah: The Story of the Jews as Counterhistory5 R. B. Kitaj: Village Explainer of Jewish ArtEpilogue: Jewish Artists and the Formation of the American Art CanonNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Samatha Baskind.

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Explores the works of five major American Jewish artists: Jack Levine, George Segal, Audrey Flack, Larry Rivers, and R. B. Kitaj. Focuses on the use of imagery influenced by the Bible.  Read more...

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"Baskind presents an illuminating analysis of the largely ignored biblically-themed work of five Jewish artists, well-known on the twentieth century American art scene for their oeuvre."-Publishers Read more...

 
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