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Ancestral figures carved in tree fern

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Description: Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisonné
~To read Newman’s writings of the late 1940s is to become familiar with a certain vocabulary applied to a certain set of themes: he speaks repeatedly of terror, tragedy, and despair as the human content of art; of the need to act and the futility of acting; of the search for the self and the desire to become self-aware; and of the artist’s mission to...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.75-91
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00235.003

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