Robert Motherwell, Abstraction, and Philosophy EPUB
by Robert Hobbs
Part of the Routledge Focus on Art History and Visual Studies series
Employing an interdisciplinary approach, this book breaks new ground by considering how Robert Motherwellâ€™s abstract expressionist art is indebted to Alfred North Whiteheadâ€™s highly original process metaphysics.
Motherwell first encountered Whitehead and his work as a philosophy graduate student at Harvard University, and he continued to espouse Whiteheadâ€™s processist theories as germane to his art throughout his life. This book examines how Whiteheadâ€™s process philosophyâ€”inspired by quantum theory and focusing on the ongoing ingenuity of dynamic forces of energy rather than traditional views of inert substancesâ€”set the stage for Motherwellâ€™s future art.
This book will be of interest to scholars in twentieth-century modern art, philosophy of art and aesthetics, and art history.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 114 pages
- Publisher: Taylor and Francis
- Publication Date: 07/06/2020
- Category: Theory of art
- ISBN: 9780429560101
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