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The Resource Hyman Bloom : matters of life and death, Erica E. Hirshler ; with an essay by Naomi Slipp

Hyman Bloom : matters of life and death, Erica E. Hirshler ; with an essay by Naomi Slipp

Label
Hyman Bloom : matters of life and death
Title
Hyman Bloom
Title remainder
matters of life and death
Statement of responsibility
Erica E. Hirshler ; with an essay by Naomi Slipp
Contributor
Author
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Issuing body
Publisher
Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Hyman Bloom (1913-2009) was a contemporary of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Arshile Gorky. This new study focuses on Bloom's paintings and drawings of autopsies, anatomical studies, and archaeological excavations from the 1940s and 1950s. He often returned to these subjects throughout his career, using thickly applied paint in rich colors as he aspired to present both the physical and the spiritual on canvas. Insightful curatorial essays accompanied by beautiful full-color reproductions explore this difficult but compelling work, considering themes such as the life, death, and rebirth of Bloom's artistic reputation; the growing divide between figuration and abstraction at this defining moment of American art; earlier artistic traditions of representing mortality; the relationship between these works and Bloom's Judaism, interest in eastern religions, and belief in reincarnation; and the artist's desire to find beauty and meaning within death and decay. In these drawings and paintings, as Bloom himself asserted, "the paradox of the harrowing and the beautiful [can] be brought into unity." -- publisher's description
  • "With bold gestural strokes and layers of brilliant color, Hyman Bloom explored the confluences between beauty and horror, life and death, figurative art and abstraction. His images of the body belong to a long tradition from Leonardo to Rembrandt to Francis Bacon in which painters study the dead in order to bring art to life. Brilliantly reproduced in this book and accompanied by insightful essays, Bloom's harrowing yet compelling postmortem paintings and drawings join depictions of knobby squashes, skeletal trees, archaelogical excavations, brilliant chandeliers, Jewish brides, and Christmas trees to evoke a circle of birth, death, and regeneration."
Assigning source
--publisher's description, lower cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
Date of event
July 13, 2019-February 23, 2020,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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Other event information
"Hyman Bloom: Matters of Life and Death" :
Place of event
the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hirshler, Erica E.,
  • Slipp, Naomi,
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,
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  • Bloom, Hyman
  • Bloom, Hyman
  • Bloom, Hyman
  • Bloom, Hyman
  • Bloom, Hyman
  • Death in art
  • Human beings in art
  • Painting, American
  • Figurative expressionism
  • Jewish artists
  • Latvian American artists
  • ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
  • Themes, motives
  • Painting, American
  • Latvian American artists
  • Jewish artists
  • Human beings in art
  • Figurative expressionism
  • Death in art
  • Massachusetts
  • 20.01 history of the art sciences
Target audience
specialized
Label
Hyman Bloom : matters of life and death, Erica E. Hirshler ; with an essay by Naomi Slipp
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, July 13, 2019-February 23, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index
  • Director's Foreword
  • Preface
  • A Body of Work
  • Painting the Dead
  • Naomi Slipp
  • Life After Death
  • Plates
  • Notes
Control code
1084379876
Dimensions
30 x 22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9780878468614
Lccn
2019933750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1084379876
Label
Hyman Bloom : matters of life and death, Erica E. Hirshler ; with an essay by Naomi Slipp
Publication
Distribution
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, July 13, 2019-February 23, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index
  • Director's Foreword
  • Preface
  • A Body of Work
  • Painting the Dead
  • Naomi Slipp
  • Life After Death
  • Plates
  • Notes
Control code
1084379876
Dimensions
30 x 22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9780878468614
Lccn
2019933750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1084379876

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