THE ART OF RIVALRY: FOUR FRIENDSHIPS, BETRAYALS, AND BREAKTHROUGHS IN MODER N ART

THE ART OF RIVALRY: FOUR FRIENDSHIPS, BETRAYALS, AND BREAKTHROUGHS IN MODER N ART

By: Smee, Sebastian

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating stor y of four pairs of artists--Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock a nd de Kooning, Freud and Bacon--whose fraught, competitive friendships spur red them to new creative heights. Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationshi ps in history. The Art of Rivalry follows eight celebrated artists, each li nked to a counterpart by friendship, admiration, envy, and ambition. All ei ght are household names today. But to achieve what they did, each needed th e influence of a contemporary--one who was equally ambitious but possessed sharply contrasting strengths and weaknesses. Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas were close associates whose personal bond frayed after Degas painted a portrait of Manet and his wife. Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso swapped paintings, ideas, and influences as they jostled for the support of collectors like Leo and Gertrude Stein and vied for the leadership of a new avant-garde. Jackson Pollock's uninhibited style of "action painting" triggered a breakthrough in the work of his older rival, Willem de Kooning. After Pollock's sudden death in a car crash, de Kooning assumed Pollock's mantle and became romantically involved with his late friend's mistress. Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon met in the early 1950s, when Bacon was being hailed as Britain's most exciting new painter and Freud was working in relative obscurity. Their intense but asymmetrical friendship came.

Title: THE ART OF RIVALRY: FOUR FRIENDSHIPS, BETRAYALS, AND BREAKTHROUGHS IN MODER N ART

Author Name: Smee, Sebastian

Categories: General,

Publisher: Random House Publishing Grou: 2018

ISBN Number: 0812985079

ISBN Number 13: 9780812985078

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047280