New PDF release: Alchemy in Contemporary Art

By Urszula Szulakowska

Alchemy in modern artwork analyzes the way during which twentieth-century artists, starting with French Surrealists of the Twenties, have appropriated recommendations and imagery from the western alchemical culture. This learn examines inventive construction from c. 1920 to the current, with an emphasis at the Nineteen Seventies to 2000, discussing prevalent names akin to Andre Breton, Salvador Dali, Yves Klein, Joseph Beuys, and Anselm Kiefer, in addition to many little identified artists of the later 20th century. It presents a severe assessment of the alchemical culture in twentieth-century artwork, and of using occultist imagery as a code for political discourse and polemical engagement. The learn is the 1st to check the impact of alchemy and the Surrealist culture on Australian in addition to on jap ecu and Mexican artwork. additionally, the textual content considers the way within which girls artists similar to Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, and Rebecca Horn have seriously revised the normal sexist imagery of alchemy and occultism for his or her personal feminist purposes.

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