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Philip Guston: Roma Peter Benson Miller

Philip Guston: Roma

Peter Benson Miller

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ISBN : 9783775726320
Hardcover
221 pages
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Since Philip Gustons death in 1980, his late figurative paintings and drawings have steadily reaped the acclaim they deserve--acclaim that was largely denied them during Gustons lifetime (Hilton Kramer infamously reviewed Guston as a mandarinMoreSince Philip Gustons death in 1980, his late figurative paintings and drawings have steadily reaped the acclaim they deserve--acclaim that was largely denied them during Gustons lifetime (Hilton Kramer infamously reviewed Guston as a mandarin pretending to be a stumblebum in a damning 1970 New York Times article). This volume reunites a selection of paintings from the Roma series, completed during Gustons residency at the American Academy in Rome in 1970-71. From early in his career, Guston had taken inspiration from Italian art, and his 1973 painting Pantheon features a list of Italian painters: de Chirico, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Giotto and Tiepolo. Italian cinema (especially Fellini) and classical sculpture were also dear to his heart. The Roma works consolidate this dialogue with Italian art and culture. Diary entries published alongside the reproductions recount exchanges at the American Academy, pilgrimages to Venice, Arezzo, Sicily and Orvieto, and observations of the international cultural community in Rome.