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Edmund Alleyn : Dans mon atelier, je suis plusieurs / In My Studio I Am Many (Bilingual) (Paperback)

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A multidisciplinary artist before the invention of the term, Edmund Alleyn (1931-2004) produced a prodigious body of work, constantly moving from medium to medium. At a time when art was defined by movements and manifestos, Alleyn’s creative restlessness led him to break away from Greenberg's principles to explore new ground. In the 1950s, under the influence of Paul-Emile Borduas and Jean-Paul Riopelle, he mastered abstract modernism before taking a more personal path, notably with works influenced by West Coast Aboriginal art. By the 1970s Alleyn’s preoccupations had turned to technology and his greatest work of the era is L’Introscaphe, a monumental egg-shaped vessel that provided an immersive cinematographic environment. Unveiled at the Musee d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1970, the work was experienced by hundred of visitors. After several years in France he returned to Quebec where, struck by the great social and political changes, he began a new series of figurative paintings on plexiglass astutely placed in front of large modernist landscapes. By the 1990s he had returned to figurative painting, with powerful works infused with sense of nostalgia and loss. Edmund Alleyn’s last creative period was marked by works mingling the abstract and the figurative much like those of his youth, except the once vivid colours have been replaced with somber blacks and whites. This career monograph reveals an artist whose practice truly embodies the transition from modernist to contemporary art. Magnificently illustrated with numerous color plates featuring works in every medium and from every period - as well as photographs from the 1950s until the 2000s - the book documents the first retrospective exhibition since the artist’s death. Original scholarship by experts in the fields of art and film, is enriched by people who knew and worked with the artist. Fully bilingual in English and French.
Edition: Bilingual
Number of Pages: 215.0
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: History / Contemporary (1945-)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: ABC Art Books Canada Distribution
Author: Mark Lanctot
Language: French
Street Date: April 25, 2016
TCIN: 51172415
UPC: 9782551257492
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-2499

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