This unique series of paintings takes the viewer on a graphic, visionary journey through the physical, metaphysical, and spiritual anatomy of the self. From anatomically correct rendering of the body systems, Grey moves to the spiritual/energetic systems with such images as Universal Mind Lattice, envisioning the sacred and esoteric symbolism of the body and the forces that define its living field of energy.Includes essays on the significance of Grey's work by Ken Wilber, the eminent transpersonal psychologist, and by the noted New York art critic, Carlo McCormick.
J zef Czapski (1896-1993) lived many lives during his ninety-six years. He was a student in Saint Petersburg during the Russian Revolution and a painter in Paris in the roaring twenties. As a Polish reserve officer fighting against the invading Nazis in the opening weeks of the Second World War, he was taken prisoner by the Soviets. For reasons unknown to this day, he was one of the very few excluded from Stalin's sanctioned massacres of Polish officers. He never returned to Poland after the war, but worked tirelessly in Paris to keep alive awareness of the plight of his homeland, overrun by totalitarian powers. Czapski was a towering public figure, but painting gave meaning to his life. Eric Karpeles, also a painter, reveals Czapski's full complexity, pulling together all the threads of this remarkable life.
- Accompanies a major double exhibition on Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele - two artists that died too young but created masses of work over the course of a decade, at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, from 2nd October 2018 to 4th January 2019- Comprises drawings, gouaches and paintings sourced from private collections and museums all over the worldIn 2018 the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, will host exhibitons on two of the greatest artists of the 20th century - Egon Schiele, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Both exhibitions will have the same curator, and will be held at the same time. The shows will illustrate exactly what it is that linked the two artists: line, and the use of expressive force.This, the catalogue of the Basquiat exhibition, labelled "the definitive exhibition" by its curator, brings together 100 of the artist's most important masterpieces, sourced from interational museums and private collections. With the astonishing radicalness of his artistic practice, Basquiat renewed the concept of art with enduring impact. This Basquiat retrospective centres on the idea of Basquiat's unique energetic line, his use of words, symbols, and how he integrates collage in his paintings, sculptures, objects, and large-scale drawings.The catalogue includes texts by great authors, including Paul Schimmel who tells of his meeting with Basquiat in California; Francesco Pellizi who knew Basquiat well and has not written about him for a long time; and Okwui Enwezor who talks about the Afro American identity.
Was Andy Warhol (1928-87) an intellectual or a comics reader? In any case, he loved books. From his student days onward, he was fascinated by the medium of print. Starting out with illustrations for famous novels by the likes of Truman Capote and Katherine Anne Porter, he became a successful graphic designer who then also created playful thematic booklets that he would hand out to New York's fashion scene as promotional gifts. He designed covers for large publishing companies and made silkscreens and lithographs for the covers of poetry books written by author friends. In his own books he documented the film and photographic work done at his Factory. Warhol also blasted apart the usual genres of literature by having sound recordings transcribed and published. Including a complete bibliography, this fascinating and fresh volume is the first substantial presentation of Warhol's important innovations in printed books.
The most extensive collection of Grey's visionary artwork and life's journey in one volume- Includes a foreword by Albert Hofmann and essays on Grey's work by renowned art critic Donald Kuspit, philosopher Ken Wilber, and Stephen Larsen, author of Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind - 21,000 sold in hardcover since October 2001 Every once in a great while an artist emerges who does more than simply reflect the social trends of the time. Such an artist is able to transcend established thinking and help us redefine ourselves and our world. Today, a growing number of art critics, philosophers, and spiritual seekers believe that they have found that vision in the art of Alex Grey. Transfigurations, the follow-up to Grey's Sacred Mirrors (1991)--one of the most successful art books of the 1990s--includes all of Grey's major works completed in the following decade, including the masterful seven-paneled altarpiece Nature of Mind, called "the grand climax of Grey's art" by Donald Kuspit. His portrayals of human beings blend anatomical exactitude with visionary depictions of universal life energy. Alex Grey's striking artwork leads us on the soul's journey from material world encasement to recovery of the divinely illuminated core.
Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is best known for The Scream (1893), one of the world's most recognizable paintings. A study in extreme human emotion, the work shows an agonized, androgynous figure against a turbulent sky, an iconic image that has been revered, copied, and endlessly parodied in pop culture. Perhaps because of the subsequent notoriety of The Scream and other works from his intensely productive early period, Munch is often presented as a 19th-century figure, an inspiration for and precursor to modern artists. In contrast, this important new survey shows he was fully engaged with modernity, and traces his involvement with photography, cinematography, and theatrical mise-en-sc ne. This lavishly illustrated book, published to accompany a major traveling exhibition, is the most comprehensive and revealing look at Munch's work to date. It reproduces a large number of his masterpieces and lesser-known works, including a wide selection of Munch's photographs and sketches that will be a revelation to many.
In the world of art, Cubism was nothing less than revolutionary, representing a paradigm shift in the way artists perceived the world, and incontestably one of the most influential movements in art history. To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of Picasso's seminal work Les Demoiselles d'Avigon, leading Picasso scholars and art historians assess its legacy and the extraordinary influence of Picasso's Cubism on the development of twentieth-century art.
A survey of the art of Georgia O'Keeffe, one of this century's most influential American painters, which traces the genesis and growth of her artistic imagination. This book is organized around the various themes that she explored in her art.