An Invitation To See: 125 Paintings from The Museum of Modern Art

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Edited by Helen M. Franc: New York: MoMAS, 1989 (1973). 4to in wraps 160 pages with 130 illustrations in color. Very good copy’

“The artists represented in “AN INVITATION TO SEE” range from such “old masters” of modernism as Degas, Cezanne, and Rousseau to more recent painters such as Pollock, Lichenstein, and Stella. Their works are not, however, arranged chronologically or grouped in conventional fashion by schools. Instead, they are presented in pairs or sequences that afford opportunities for contrasts and comparisons–sometimes of an unexpected sort. This treatment is intended not only to enhance the reader’s enjoyment of the particular works included in the book, but also to encourage him to make further discoveries of his own in The Museum of Modern Art and elsewhere.” “Different ways of representing such traditional subjects as portraits, landscapes, still lifes, city views, and allegories are investigated, as well as the many kinds of abstraction that have evolved during the past century. Together, illustrations and comments indicate the conflicting views that modern artists have held regarding what is “real,” the relation of art to nature, and the respective roles that emotion and intellect play in creativity. Various ways of portraying reality and fantasy are strikingly revealed, as well as the painters’ free experimentation with new mediums and means of expression. The artists’ intentions are illuminated by frequent quotations from their own statements or writings of outstanding critics”

An Invitation To See: 125 Paintings from The Museum of Modern Art

100,00 kr.

In stock