An enlightening new interpretation of one of today's most influential artists featuring over 100 illustrations.
For more than thirty years Jasper Johns has been making art that teases viewers with the willful obscurity of its content, while offering rich visual pleasures with the beauty of its form, color, and surface. In 1955 he painted his first Flags, which, with the Target and Numbers that soon followed, were to become his most famous work. His transformation of such common place images into art helped to shatter the dominance of Abstract Expressionism and to make possible the later innovations of Pop art and Minimalism. Johns's acclaimed recent work, which is well represented in this book, combines his continuing fascination with ready-made images with an exciting new use of illusionistic painting.
About the Modern Masters series:
With informative, enjoyable texts and over 100 illustrations approximately 48 in full color this innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. The authors are highly respected art historians and critics chosen for their ability to think clearly and write well. Each handsomely designed volume presents a thorough survey of the artist's life and work, as well as statements by the artist, an illustrated chapter on technique, a chronology, lists of exhibitions and public collections, an annotated bibliography, and an index. Every art lover, from the casual museum goer to the serious student, teacher, critic, or curator, will be eager to collect these Modern Masters. And with such a low price, they can afford to collect them all.
Praise for Abbeville's Modern Masters series: "Each author has thoroughly done his or her homework, knows the historical, critical and personal contexts intimately, and writes extraordinarily well." -- Artnews "Concise, well-produced, and well-written." -- New York Times Book Review "Brief, affordable, well illustrated, and packed with information." -- Art in America
Table of Contents from: Jasper Johns Introduction 1. Up to, and Including, "According to What," 1954-1964 2. Shunning Statements, 1965-1972 3. Crosshatching and the History of Art, 1972-1977 4. The Voice Seems to Come from Some Other Source, 1977-1984 Artists' Statements Notes on Technique Chronology Exhibitions Public Collections Selected Bibliography Index
Series: MODERN MASTERS SERIES
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st August 1990
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 27.9
Weight (kg): 0.7