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Modern And Primitive Art
Charles Wentinck
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Modern And Primitive Art

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The encounter with creations of primitive and tribal art at the beginning of the twentieth century had a profound significance for European and American artists. The plates provide telling and fascinating juxtapositions of works produced by exotic cultures, with paintings and sculptures by over thirty modern artists. The texts examines the rejuvenating influences of those ...more
Hardcover, 110 pages
Published 1978 by Phaidon Press (first published 1974)
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Alejandro Teruel
Aug 11, 2012 Alejandro Teruel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: en-casa, arte
When I first read this book, quite some time ago, I was totally blown away by it. While I had read about, say, Picassos being influenced by some African art he had managed to see at a Paris exhibition, nothing had prepared me for the wonderful experience of being able to compare, side by side and in full colour, a non-Western artwork or artefact and its modern art derivative: Paul Klees Jörg alongside the mask of an inca mummy, an eskimo Shoovegar alongside ing Ernst Barlachs Russian Beggar Woma ...more
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