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The truth is always grey : a history of modernist painting

Author: Frances Guerin
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Frances Guerin argues that painters select grey to respond to a key question of modernist art: What is painting? Presenting an impressive range of canonical paintings across centuries, this book is a treatise on color that allows us to see something entirely new in familiar paintings and encourages our appreciation for the innovation and dynamism of the color grey"--
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Guerin, Frances.
Truth is always grey.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017059638
(OCoLC)1019846015
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Guerin
ISBN: 9781517900441 1517900441 9781517900458 151790045X
OCLC Number: 1007304026
Description: 339 pages, 16 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The color grey --
What Is grey painting? : tracing a historical trajectory --
Visualizing modern life : photography's influence on nineteenth-century grey painting --
Grey abstraction : form and function in American postwar painting --
Beyond modernist abstraction : the social significance of grey painting --
Reinvention and perpetuation : the possibility of grey for Gerhard Richter --
Epilogue: The irresolution of grey.
Responsibility: Frances Guerin.

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