The Resource Animism and shamanism in twentieth-century art : Kandinsky, Ernst, Pollock, Beuys, Evan R. Firestone

Animism and shamanism in twentieth-century art : Kandinsky, Ernst, Pollock, Beuys, Evan R. Firestone

Label
Animism and shamanism in twentieth-century art : Kandinsky, Ernst, Pollock, Beuys
Title
Animism and shamanism in twentieth-century art
Title remainder
Kandinsky, Ernst, Pollock, Beuys
Statement of responsibility
Evan R. Firestone
Title variation
Animism and shamanism in 20th-century art
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Wassily Kandinsky, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, and Joseph Beuys were the leading artists of their generations to recognize the rich possibilities that animism and shamanism offered. While each of these artists' connection with shamanism has been written about separately, Evan Firestone brings the four together in order to compare their individual approaches to anthropological materials and to define similarities and differences between them. The author's close readings of their works and examination of the relevant texts available to them reveal fresh insights and new perspectives. The importance of indigenous beliefs in animism for Kandinsky's philosophy of art and practice, especially the animism of inanimate objects, is analyzed for the first time in conjunction with his well-known enthusiasms for Symbolism and Theosophy. Ernst's collage novel, 'La femme 100 tetes' (1929), previously found to have significant alchemical content, also is shown to extensively utilize shamanism, thereby merging different branches of the occult that prove to have remarkable similarities. The in-depth examination of Pollock's works, both known and overlooked for shamanic content, identifies textual sources that heretofore have escaped notice. Firestone also demonstrates how shamanism was employed by this artist to express his desire for healing and transformation. The author further argues that the German edition of Mircea Eliade's 'Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy' (1957) helped to revitalize Beuys's life and art, and that his ecological campaigns reflected a new consciousness later termed ecoanimism"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Firestone, Evan R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N72.R4
LC item number
F56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and religion
  • Shamanism in art
  • Kandinsky, Wassily
  • Ernst, Max
  • Pollock, Jackson
  • Beuys, Joseph
Label
Animism and shamanism in twentieth-century art : Kandinsky, Ernst, Pollock, Beuys, Evan R. Firestone
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kandinsky and animism : "everything 'dead' trembled" -- Max Ernst's La femme 100 têtes : a shamanic-alchemical romance -- Vision quest : Jackson Pollock and the Native-American spirit world -- Joseph Beuys as shaman : the medium is the message -- The occult, primitivism, modernism, and anti-modernism -- Addendum : Beuys redux
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 197 pages
Isbn
9781472477347
Lccn
2016010635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Paul S. Carpenter Collection in the Fine Arts.
Other control number
40026717100
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944381673
  • (OCoLC)ocn944381673
Label
Animism and shamanism in twentieth-century art : Kandinsky, Ernst, Pollock, Beuys, Evan R. Firestone
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kandinsky and animism : "everything 'dead' trembled" -- Max Ernst's La femme 100 têtes : a shamanic-alchemical romance -- Vision quest : Jackson Pollock and the Native-American spirit world -- Joseph Beuys as shaman : the medium is the message -- The occult, primitivism, modernism, and anti-modernism -- Addendum : Beuys redux
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 197 pages
Isbn
9781472477347
Lccn
2016010635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Paul S. Carpenter Collection in the Fine Arts.
Other control number
40026717100
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944381673
  • (OCoLC)ocn944381673

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