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Signs of Psyche in Modern and Postmodern Art

Signs of Psyche in Modern and Postmodern Art

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Part of Contemporary Artists and their Critics

  • Date Published: March 1994
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 1998
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521446112

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  • Signs of Psyche in Modern and Post-Modern Art examines the psychological dimension of visual culture in the twentieth century. Analysing the ways in which psychoanalysis can be used to understand art and culture, Donald Kuspit argues that modern art affirms subjectivity, whereas postmodern art, which is characterised as cynical and glamorous, denies it while, paradoxically, being unable to escape it. Assessing the depth-psychological implications of works by, among others, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, André Breton, Anselm Kiefer, and Gerhard Richter, this study persuasively demonstrates how the methods of psychoanalysis can be used to probe art works created at critical junctures of this century.

    • Author is a star in contemporary art studies
    • Psychoanalytic theory is currently a very 'hot'topic/approach in visual arts
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    • Date Published: March 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521446112
    • length: 399 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.971kg
    • contains: 33 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 1998
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Traditional Modern Art:
    1. The Pathology and Health of Art: Gauguin's Self-Experience
    2. The Process of Idealization of Woman in Matisse's Art
    3. Cubist Hypochondria: On the Case of Picasso and Braque
    4. Surrealism's Re-Vision of Psychoanalysis
    5. Dispensable Friends, Indispensable Ideologies: André Breton's Surrealism
    6. Choosing Psychosis: Max Ernst's Artificial Hallucinations
    7. Back to the Future
    8. A Freudian Note on Abstract Art
    9. The Will to Unintelligibility in Modern Art: Abstraction Reconsidered
    10. An Alternative Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Jackson Pollock's Psychoanalytic Drawings
    11. Art and the Moral Imperative: Analyzing Activist Art
    12. The Modern Fetish
    13. The Only Immortal
    14. Tart Wit, Wise Humor
    Part II. Contemporary European Art:
    15. Joseph Beuys: The Body of the Artist
    16. The Hospital of the Body: Maria Lassnig's Body Ego Portraits
    17. Mourning and Melancholia in German Neo-Expressionism: The Representation of German Subjectivity
    18. Anselm Kiefer's Will to Power
    19. Gerhard Richter's Doubt and Hope
    20. All Our Yesterdays
    21. Christian Boltanski's Art of Gloom
    22. By Kitsch Possessed: Jiri Georg Dokoupil's Satiric Art
    Part III. Theoretical Considerations:
    23. Sincere Cynicism
    24. The Problem of Art in the Age of Glamour
    25. The Good Enough Artist: Beyond the Mainstream Avant-Garde Artist
    26. Visual Art and Art Criticism: The Role of Psychoanalysis
    27. The Use and Abuse of Applied Psychoanalysis
    28. A Psychoanalytic Understanding of Aesthetic Disinterestedness
    29. Collecting: A Narcissistic Agony
    30. Critical Reflections.

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    Donald Kuspit

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