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Modernism and authority : Picasso and his milieu around 1900 / Charles Palermo.

Author/creator Palermo, Charles, 1965- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
Copyright Notice ©2015
Descriptionviii, 251 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents Modernisms and authorities -- Parables of authority : Morice, Verlaine, Gauguin, Carrière -- Running in the streets, wandering in the Vatican -- Wandering the earth, running from the truth -- Holy families.
Abstract "Modernism and Authority presents a provocative new take on the early paintings of Pablo Picasso and the writings of Guillaume Apollinaire. Charles Palermo argues that references to theology and traditional Christian iconography in the works of Picasso and Apollinaire are not mere symbolic gestures; rather, they are complex responses to the symbolist art and poetry of figures important to them, including Paul Gauguin, Charles Morice, and Santiago Rusiñol. The young Picasso and his contemporaries experienced the challenges of modernity as an attempt to reflect on the lost relation to authority. For the symbolists, art held authority by revealing something compelling--something to which audiences must respond lest they lose claim to their own moral authority. Instead of the total transformation of the reader or viewer that symbolist creators envision, Picasso and Apollinaire imagine a divided self, responding only partially or ambivalently to the work of art's call. Navigating these problems of symbolist art and poetry entails considering the nature of the work of art and of one's response to it, the modern subject's place in history, and the relevance of historical truth to our methodological choices in the present"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
LCCN 2015022483
ISBN9780520282469 cloth alk. paper
ISBN0520282469 cloth alk. paper

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