Read Autoportrait by Robert Mapplethorpe Free Online


Ebook Autoportrait by Robert Mapplethorpe read! Book Title: Autoportrait
The author of the book: Robert Mapplethorpe
Edition: Arena Editions
Date of issue: May 1st 2001
ISBN: 1892041413
ISBN 13: 9781892041418
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.71 MB
City - Country: No data
Loaded: 2369 times
Reader ratings: 5.3

Read full description of the books:



The early 1970s witnessed the emergence and convergence of body art, performance, earth art, video, narrative, and photography-based art that sought to break the stronghold of minimalism (an art of pure form and materials) and conceptualism (the art of pure idea). In this context, Robert Mapplethorpe was an artist who infused art with personal reference, subjective expression, and allusion to real time and emotion. Among the foremost subjects and objects that Mapplethorpe pursued were the self, the body, body parts, sexual organs, and sexuality.Mapplethorpe's earliest and most frequent subject was himself, in various guises, activities, and states of arousal that celebrated his ego, his body, and his sexual desires. The subject of nudity, sex, and self was a primary focus in Mapplethorpe's work. Mapplethorpe acknowledged that "I was working with other peoples' pictures from pornographic magazines. I thought it would be more interesting if I had my own pornographic images, so I got a Polaroid camera to make more images".

The black-and-white Polaroid photographs that Mapplethorpe produced during the early 1970s constitute an in-depth self-portrait, intently and graphically exploring expressions, moods, postures, and actions that range from angelic and innocent to sinister and erotic. In addition, Mapplethorpe did not completely reject minimal and conceptual concerns, but transformed them into his own aesthetic. Autoportrait, the first publication dealing exclusively with Mapplethorpe's self-portrait Polaroids, presents the artist's most revealing attempts to wed the erotic and sexual with other theoretical concerns.

Autoportrait confirms Mapplethorpe's aesthetic alignment withother artists of his generation, while simultaneously presenting Mapplethorpe's singular vision that helped shift the direction of late-twentieth-century art.


Download Autoportrait PDF Autoportrait PDF
Download Autoportrait ERUB Autoportrait PDF
Download Autoportrait DOC Autoportrait PDF
Download Autoportrait TXT Autoportrait PDF



Read information about the author

Ebook Autoportrait read Online! Robert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, known for his large-scale, highly stylized black and white portraits, photos of flowers and naked men. The frank, homosexually erotic nature of some of the work of his middle period triggered a more general controversy about the public funding of artworks.


Reviews of the Autoportrait


LOGAN

This book is worth reading!

JACK

This needs to be read to each

MADDISON

Pozitivnenko, but naпve to the ugly.

LUCA

On one Breath

HOLLY

It was a surprisingly interesting book. Very highly recommended.




Add a comment




Download EBOOK Autoportrait by Robert Mapplethorpe Online free

PDF: autoportrait.pdf Autoportrait PDF
ERUB: autoportrait.epub Autoportrait ERUB
DOC: autoportrait.doc Autoportrait DOC
TXT: autoportrait.txt Autoportrait TXT