Published to accompany Naum Gabo’s exhibition of the same title, Constructions For Real Life marks the centenary of the Realistic Manifesto 1920, a set of pioneering artistic principles launched in Moscow by Gabo and his brother Antoine Pevsner. The statement declared that authentically modern art should engage with and reflect the modern age.
Drawing primarily on the complementary collections of Gabo’s work held at Tate and the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, Germany, the exhibition focuses on key themes in his work.
Fully illustrated with 200 beautifully reproduced works from Nash’s entire career and a wealth of archival material (some of it never before published), this is a timely survey of one of the most distinctive and well-loved artists of the 20th century.
Illustrated with approximately 235 color images and packaged with a DVD of selected videos, Animated Painting brings together some of the most compelling recent contemporary art to combine traditional conceptions of painting and drawing with the techniques and time-based elements of animation.
The title of the exhibition is taken from the esoteric publication by Fulcanelli (published in 1926), which claimed that the Gothic cathedrals of Europe had openly displayed the hidden code of alchemy for over 700 years. As with all Kiefer’s work, allusions are never literal but reflect an ongoing interest in systems – mystical and material – which have evolved over centuries.
In the majority of the works on show, Francis has moved from a landscape scale to a microscopic one. Many of the canvases show objects which are readily identifiable as sperm, spores, ovules or cells. The painting is often almost matter of fact, if not actually photographic. In some cases, the objects are presented on…
Over the past few years, British artist Mark Francis has been working on large abstract paintings that due to their repetitive subject matter and the visual solutions he has applied in them can be divided into two equally important and related groups.
This is the first book in English to introduce this key figure of Europe’s postwar avant-garde and cultural underground. Through new essays and primary sources, it foregrounds the artist’s influence in contemporary art since the 1960s.