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Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's concept for life that has been exposed to what he terms the structure of exception that constitutes contemporary biopower. The term originates in ...

Murphy, Gerald

Murphy, Gerald (26 March 1888)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...is the Best Revenge: Two Americans in Paris, 1921–1933 (New York, 1971) [biog.] The Paintings of Gerald Murphy (exh. cat. by W. Rubin , New York, MOMA, 1974) An American Painter in Paris: Gerald Murphy (exh. cat., by R. Stewart , Dallas, TX, Dallas Mus. A., 1986) N. V. N. Baer and others: Paris Modern: The Swedish Ballet, 1920–1925 (exh. cat., San Francisco, CA, F.A. Museums, and elsewhere, 1995), esp. pp. 108–17 Americans in Paris (1921–1931): Man Ray, Gerald Murphy, Stuart Davis, Alexander Calder (exh. cat. by E. Hutton Turner and others,...

Beck

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

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...Kst , lxxxvi (1966), p. 16 K. Löcher : ‘ Studien zur oberdeutschen Bildnismalerei des 16. Jahrhunderts ’, Jb. Staatl. Kstsamml. Baden-Württemberg , iv (1967), pp. 42–3 Staatsgalerie Augsburg städtische Kunstsammlungen , i (Augsburg, 1967), pp. 15–21 [entries by G. Goldberg] C. Baer : Die Italienischen Bau- und Ornamentformen in der Augsburger Kunst zu Beginn des 16. Jahrhunderts (Frankfurt am Main, Berne and New York, 1993) Neues vom Weisskunig: Geschichte und Selbstdarstellung Kaiser Maximilians I. in Holzschnitten (exh. cat. by H.-M. Kaulbach;...

Holl

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...pp. 5–22 B. Roeck : Elias Holl: Architekt einer europäischen Stadt (Regensburg, 1985), pp. 260–68 H.-W. Kruft and A.-R. Lepik : ‘ Das Geometrie- und Messbuch von Elias Holl ’, Architectura , xv (1985), pp. 1–12 Elias Holl und das Augsburger Rathaus (exh. cat., ed. W. Baer , H.-W. Kruft and B. Roeck ; Augsburg, Stadtarchv, 1985) J. Zimmer : Joseph Heintz der Ältere (Munich and Berlin, 1988) B. Roeck : Elias Holl: Ein Architekt der Renaissance (Regensburg,...

Heintz

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... Berne Tell ( c. ?1585; Berne, Hist. Mus.) was carved by Heintz, it would show that he had maintained contacts with his north-Italian homeland, where saint figures were produced that have a realistic character very close to that of the Berne sculpture. Thieme–Becker C. H. Baer : Die Künstdenkmäler des Kantons Basel-Stadt, i: Vorgeschichtliche, römische und fränkische Zeit; Geschichte und Stadtbild; Befestigungen, Areal und Rheinbrücke; Rathaus und Staatsarchiv , Kstdkml. Schweiz (Basle, 1932), pp. 352, 364, 441–5 L. Mojon : Die Künstdenkmäler des...

Still, Clyfford

Still, Clyfford (30 Nov 1904)   Reference library

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...dynamism is undeniable. A dialogue between height and depth characterizes these panoramas through the use of sheer verticals, implying a wider field of external forces. Perhaps the most remarkable departure of the final phase, after he moved to Maryland in 1961 , was the use of bare canvas itself as a luminous continuum, as in Oil on Canvas June 3, 1970 (priv. col.; see O'Neill, 1979 , pp. 140–41 ). Still's writings ranged from an MA thesis ( 1935 ) on Paul Cézanne ( 1839–1906 ) to extensive diary notes and statements, often published in the catalogues...

Gower, George

Gower, George (b c.1540)   Reference library

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...god gift, w[hi]ch long did rest as slepe’, meaning presumably that he had neglected his talent in early youth. But ‘Now skill reuyues [revives] with gayne … by pensils [brushes] trade’—his profession is profitable. It is also honourable: arms display his birth, and ‘what Parents bare by iust renowne, my skill mayntenes [maintains] the prayes [praise]’. The artist's work is recognizable by its bold, clear-cut style and warmth of palette, the strongly modelled features and prominent eyes of the sitters, and plain backgrounds often enriched with coats of arms; in...

Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig

Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig (1886–1969)   Reference library

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...van der Rohe, Ludwig ( 1886–1969 ) German architect . Mies was among the most influential of 20th-century architects, whose pursuit of universals and reducing design to its bare essentials produced work central to the ideal of an International Style , and helped his transition from Europe to North America. His philosophy of ‘less is more’ also later made him the patron saint of minimalists, but he was too easy to imitate badly, and there were paradoxes at the heart of his work. Mies’s education was predominantly technical, and he gained early...

Wilke, Hannah

Wilke, Hannah (7 March 1940)   Reference library

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... ( 1946–66 ) and plays with the word “object” in the title as both a noun and a verb: I am an object and/or I object to being objectified. Other references to Duchamp include a striptease from a bachelor to a bride that Wilke performed behind his seminal work, The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even ( 1915–23 ), at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1976 (for illustration see Women and performance art; for another example, see also Why Not Sneeze? 1992 ). While some have criticized Wilke for exposing her own conventionally attractive body in a way...

Candid, Peter

Candid, Peter (c.1548)   Reference library

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...cat., ed. B. Bushart; Augsburg, Städt. Kstsamml., 1980), ii, nos 463, 618–19 Um Glauben und Reich: Kurfürst Maximilian I (exh. cat., ed. H. Glaser; Munich, Residenz, 1980), II/ii of Wittelsbach und Bayern (Munich, 1980) Elias Holl und das Augsburger Rathaus (exh. cat., ed. W. Baer, H.-W. Kruft and B. Roeck; Augsburg, Stadtarchv, 1985) A. Bauer-Wild and B. Volk-Knüttel : München, Profanbauten , III/ii of Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei , ed. H. Bauer and B. Rupprecht (Munich, 1989–) [documents, lost as well as surviving paintings] B. Volk-Knüttel :...

postcards

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Lisa Ann Lavender

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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...emerged, including, predictably, the archetypal postcard subject of pretty girls. The Japanese variant was the modest kimono‐clad young woman described by all contemporary writers or, more rarely, the bare‐breasted girl at her toilet popularized by Felice Beato in the 1860s. Indo‐China's was a country girl at work, also sometimes shown in bare‐breasted innocence. This was innocuous enough, if simplistic. However, possibly because ordinary Chinese women were modestly attired and respectable looking, the Chinese version was based mostly on stock...

Mary of Burgundy, Master of

Mary of Burgundy, Master of (c. 1469–c. 1483)   Reference library

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...the 4 full-page miniatures. The borders have the flowering blue and brownish gold acanthus painted on bare parchment that is characteristic of this period. Sometime before 1477 the Master decorated a Breviary (Cambridge, St John's Col., MS. H. 13; London, BL, Cotton MS. Tib. A.II, fol. 1) belonging to Margaret of York. He painted the seven surviving miniatures and most of the borders. These are in both the earlier style of foliage against a bare parchment ground and the new style of flowering acanthus en trompe l’oeil on a gold ground, evident before...

Duchamp, Marcel

Duchamp, Marcel (28 July 1887)   Reference library

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...PA, Mus. A.), inspired by the pieces and movement of a chess game; Virgin (two versions, July 1912 ; both Philadelphia, PA, Mus. A.), showing a virgin and bride, followed by the Passage from Virgin to Bride (July– Aug 1912 ; New York, MOMA); and, finally, The Bride Stripped Bare by the Bachelors (July– Aug 1912 ; Paris, Pompidou), a drawing that consists of a mechanomorphic depiction of a bride who appears to be spun around and stripped of her clothing by two men by her side. This drawing, one of a group produced during the course of an intensely...

Oxford

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...reg 1414–43 ), to be a memorial to the fallen at Agincourt and, like his south-west porch at Canterbury Cathedral, to glorify the Lancastrian dynasty. The young King Henry VI may have influenced the relative overall simplicity, and the example of New College was also close. A bare 100 m away, the university had rashly embarked in 1423 on a new theology lecture-room. The Divinity School, begun c. 1420 , was in construction for 64 years (see fig.). It was built on the proceeds of 124 known begging letters, and is one of the most sumptuous and lavishly...

Shakers

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...simple, well-proportioned rooms and, having regard to the basic Shaker tenet of celibacy, dividing halls and staircases, with dual exterior doors. The Family House was constructed for between 30 and 90 adults; that at Canterbury, NH, has 56 rooms. Interior floors were usually of bare, polished wood, with interior wall colors specified by strict rules (Ministry Green, Meetinghouse Blue and Trustee Brown). The exterior finish of the Meeting House only was white, with other buildings of “a darker hue.” Around the dwelling house were workshops, machine-shops,...

Table services and ornament

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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...in the January illustration in the Très Riches Heures ( 1411/13–16 ; Chantilly, Mus. Condé, MS. 65) by the brothers Limbourg, in which a double-ended Nef , used to wash the gilt dishes, is prominent on the table. During the Renaissance period the table was kept comparatively bare. When princes dined in state, cadinets were provided with lockable compartments, for salt and pepper, cutlery and napkins. Tableware was made of various metals, and the peak of Renaissance craftsmanship is shown in the Salt , famously the one made by Benvenuto Cellini for ...

Housebook Master

Housebook Master (c.1470–1500)   Reference library

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...NY The scenes of courtly life are partly coloured pen drawings that cover both sides of the page opening; in subject-matter and dress they correspond to the Master's secular prints, but the draughtsmanship is rather stereotyped and different from that of the drypoints and the drawings of the planets. Although the latter are largely based on earlier blockbook illustrations, the pen drawings represent the figures in an original and often humorous way. Mercury (fol. 16 r ), for instance, includes a schoolmaster flogging a pupil's bare bottom and a painter being...

Aluminium

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... ( b 1928 ) and Julio Le Parc ( b 1928 ). The first artists to explore the use of aluminium for its specific material qualities as finished surface rather than as a substrate for paintwork were Donald Judd ( 1928–94 ), Carl André ( b 1935 ), who used 25 one-metre squares of bare aluminium plates for Aluminium Square ( 1968 ; New York, Museum of Modern Art), and Frank Stella ( b 1936 ), whose aluminium honeycomb panel constructions were etched and inscribed, abraded and partially painted. In Japan in the 1970s Morio Shinoda ( b 1931 ) perfected the...

Rauschenberg, Robert

Rauschenberg, Robert (22 Oct 1925)   Reference library

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...a paint-smeared chair resting against a broadly painted canvas, relates to a black-and-white photograph he took in 1949 , Quiet House—Black Mountain (see Robert Rauschenberg Photographs , pl. 1), in which a shaft of light falls across one of two chairs seen frontally against a bare wall. During this period Rauschenberg also developed a transfer drawing technique, by which he dissolved printed images from newspapers and magazines with a solvent and then rubbed them on to paper using a sharp pencil. The process allowed him freely to combine images from a...

Performance art

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...often appeared more theatrical and fitted more easily on a proscenium stage than the work of the previous decade. Such artists as Eric Bogosian and Spalding Gray ( 1941–2004 ) came to theater on their own terms. They wrote, acted and often directed their own work—stages were bare, narratives infrequent—and they still referred to art world concerns rather than those of theater. The autobiographical monologues by Spalding Gray , from the Performing Garage, typified the ambiguity of definition at this time between theater and performance art. The wide...

Women and performance art

Women and performance art   Reference library

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...yet there was also the realization that much work remained to be done. Women and performance art Through the Large Glass , film still from a performance by Hannah Wilke, originally staged at Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1972 and viewed through Duchamp's The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even . © Marsie, Emanuelle, Damon and Andrew Scharlatt/Licensed by VAGA, NY [ See also Anderson, Laurie ; Antin, Eleanor ; Chicago, Judy ; Guerilla Girls ; Mendieta, Ana ; Ono, Yoko ; Performance art ; Piper, Adrian ; Rainer, Yvonne ; Ringgold, Faith ;...

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