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Signifying Art: Essays on Art After 1960 Marjorie Welish

Signifying Art: Essays on Art After 1960

Marjorie Welish

Published February 7th 2013
ISBN : 9780521633932
Paperback
336 pages
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Signifying Art: Essays on Art after 1960 considers the work of a generation of respondants to the New York School, including Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Cy Twombly, who reintroduced pictorialism and verbal content in their paintings andMoreSignifying Art: Essays on Art after 1960 considers the work of a generation of respondants to the New York School, including Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Cy Twombly, who reintroduced pictorialism and verbal content in their paintings and assemblages. Their work, Marjorie Welish argues, often alludes to the history of art and culture. Also examined are the works of Minimal and Conceptual artists, particularly Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt, who sought to make objective and theoretical artifacts in response to the subjectivity that Abstract Expressionism had promoted. By interpreting the work of these artists in light of contemporary issues, Welish offers a fresh reevaluation of some of the major trends and production of postwar American painting.