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Diana and Callisto

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Description: Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso
Bruegel’s painting of the fall of Icarus is surely one of the greatest and most beloved of all the works of art that Ovid inspired. The painter reminds the viewer of certain details in Ovid’s text: for example, the shepherd who rests his weight upon his crook and the ploughman working with his plough...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.111-143
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00090.007
Description: Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism
Modernism and materialism go together. This does not mean, any more than with modernism and socialism, that the fellowship was always recognized or welcomed at the time; or that, even when it was, artists agreed on which version of materialism to follow and exactly how. Cézanne, for instance, seems to have missed the point of Seurat’s atomism (possibly because he had too few opportunities to see Seurat’s paintings firsthand). Malevich thought the Constructivists were clanking along with …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.139-167
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00048.006

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