This was particularly true in the case of Barnett Newman
who blended anarchism and modernism in his role as an 'artist-citizen'.
In "Kierkegaard, History, and Modern Art," Armstrong establishes connections between Kierkegaard's notion of "coming-into-being" and the attempts of Kasimir Malevich, Barnett Newman
, and Ad Reinhardt to approximate the divine in two-dimensional non-objective painting.
Strickland's chapters on the visual artists center on Robert Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, Barnett Newman
, Ellsworth Kelly, and Frank Stella, highlighting the important works and techniques associated with each, but overwhelming the reader with details.
Annie Proulx, or composers such as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin, or artists such as Georgia O'Keefe and Barnett Newman
. And, jazz is a uniquely American gift to the world of artistic expression.
At times this associative style works brilliantly, as for example in the linking of the rime-royal stanza to cathedral architecture and then to abstract expressionist Barnett Newman
's Stations of the Cross (92-118).
Just what the hell is Barnett Newman
driving at -- and why should he get several million dollars for it?
In the world according to Barnett Newman
, sculpture was characterized as what you bump into when you back away from a painting to get a better look.
Wig Piece (Entangled Phenomena III) reads as a silken Frank Stella or Ad Reinhardt black painting, the juxtaposed brunette and raven locks of Wig Piece (Entangled Phenomena II) echo Mark Rothko's subtle chromatic shifts, and the thin blonde shock that vertically bisects Wig Piece (Mimicry) is a hirsute Barnett Newman
Unlike the great east coast Abstract Expressionists--such as Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman
, and Willem de Kooning--Diebenkorn, despite being the most famous west coast painter of his era, remains relatively unknown in this country.
What is your idea about that kind of multiplicity where you have columns that in some way relate to the work of Barnett Newman
who was interested in relating to the standing figure?
In conclusion, she tantalisingly points forward to the abstract expressionism of Barnett Newman
, to site Paris Dada as one episode in another art history of attempts to develop specifically anarchist aesthetics.
Lippincott's son (a book designer at Farrar, Straus and Giroux) has created a marvelous photo history of this historic era from the photos taken by Everett documenting artists that include Ellsworth Kelly, Barnett Newman
, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Murray, and Louise Nevelson.