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The Resource Peter Blume : nature and metamorphosis, edited by Robert Cozzolino ; with contributions by Samantha Baskind, Sergio Cortesini, Robert Cowley, David McCarthy, Sarah Vure

Peter Blume : nature and metamorphosis, edited by Robert Cozzolino ; with contributions by Samantha Baskind, Sergio Cortesini, Robert Cowley, David McCarthy, Sarah Vure

Label
Peter Blume : nature and metamorphosis
Title
Peter Blume
Title remainder
nature and metamorphosis
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Cozzolino ; with contributions by Samantha Baskind, Sergio Cortesini, Robert Cowley, David McCarthy, Sarah Vure
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Host institution
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Russian American artist Peter Blume was one of the earliest practitioners of surrealist painting in the United States, and his elaborately detailed and dreamlike compositions helped define American Modernist art. Blume worked out the themes of his ambitious large-scale paintings through dozens of drafts in different media, slowly developing layers of allegory and imagery that dramatized the creative process, cultural memory, urban expansion, destruction, rebirth, and political power. Showcasing over a hundred paintings and drawings, as well as sketches, sculpture, and ephemera from all periods of his six-decade career, Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis provides unprecedented insight into the artist's process, his relationship to Surrealism, and his profound visions of twentieth-century social and spiritual upheaval. This comprehensive volume draws on a selection of previously unpublished interviews with Blume and selected examples of the artist's writings, and reflects previously unknown aspects of Blume's work, including a poster design made during World War II, a major painting not seen in public since 1961, and extensive photographs and drawings from his archives. Essays by Samantha Baskind, Sergio Cortesini, Robert Cowley, David McCarthy, Sarah Vure, and Robert Cozzolino delve into topics such as Blume's relationship with an international community of artists and writers and their work, his engagement with politics in the 1930s and 1940s, his vital role in the evolution of Surrealism in America, the relationship between automatic drawing and precise painting in his own practice, and the influence of his Jewish heritage on his work. The first retrospective of this influential artist in several decades, Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis brings the artist's significance within the history of American art into sharp focus"--amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
759.13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N6537.B5735
LC item number
A4 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1970-
  • 1906-1992
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cozzolino, Robert
  • Baskind, Samantha
  • Blume, Peter
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blume, Peter
  • Blume, Peter / 1906-1992 / Exhibitions
  • Blume, Peter
  • Blume, Peter
  • Blume, Peter
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Modernism (Art)
  • United States
  • Malerei
  • Zeichnung
  • Modernism (Art)
Label
Peter Blume : nature and metamorphosis, edited by Robert Cozzolino ; with contributions by Samantha Baskind, Sergio Cortesini, Robert Cowley, David McCarthy, Sarah Vure
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held November 14, 2014-April 5, 2015, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and July 3-September 20, 2015, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Sarah Vure
  • Battling over The eternal city
  • Sergio Cortesini
  • The rock: nature and metamorphosis
  • Robert Cozzolino
  • In the Fracture ward
  • David McCarthy
  • Peter Blume's Jewish experience
  • Samantha Baskind
  • Plates
  • Foreword
  • Chronology
  • Robert Cozzolino
  • Harry Philbrick
  • Remembering Peter Blume
  • Robert Cowley
  • Introduction :
  • Blume's good old nature cure
  • Robert Cozzolino
  • A new vision: Peter Blume and American modernism
Control code
ocn887187439
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780943836423
Lccn
2014031120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780943836423
  • 40024632223
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780943836423
  • (OCoLC)887187439
Label
Peter Blume : nature and metamorphosis, edited by Robert Cozzolino ; with contributions by Samantha Baskind, Sergio Cortesini, Robert Cowley, David McCarthy, Sarah Vure
Link
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held November 14, 2014-April 5, 2015, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and July 3-September 20, 2015, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Sarah Vure
  • Battling over The eternal city
  • Sergio Cortesini
  • The rock: nature and metamorphosis
  • Robert Cozzolino
  • In the Fracture ward
  • David McCarthy
  • Peter Blume's Jewish experience
  • Samantha Baskind
  • Plates
  • Foreword
  • Chronology
  • Robert Cozzolino
  • Harry Philbrick
  • Remembering Peter Blume
  • Robert Cowley
  • Introduction :
  • Blume's good old nature cure
  • Robert Cozzolino
  • A new vision: Peter Blume and American modernism
Control code
ocn887187439
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780943836423
Lccn
2014031120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780943836423
  • 40024632223
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780943836423
  • (OCoLC)887187439

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