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The Truth is Always Grey: A History of Modernist Painting

Guerin, Frances (2018) The Truth is Always Grey: A History of Modernist Painting. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, United States, 347 pp. ISBN 978-1-5179-0045-8. E-ISBN 978-1-4529-5724-1. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:44627)

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Frances Guerin argues that painters select grey to respond to a key question of modernist art: What is painting? Presenting an impressive range of canonical paintings across centuries, this book is a treatise on color that allows us to see something entirely new in familiar paintings and encourages our appreciation for the innovation and dynamism of the color grey.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: painting modernism postwar American art
Subjects: N Visual Arts > N Visual arts (General). For photography, see TR
N Visual Arts > ND Painting
N Visual Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Funders: [UNSPECIFIED] Leverhulme Trust
Depositing User: Frances Guerin
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2014 15:42 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 12:56 UTC
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