From Cubism to Classicism and Painting and its Laws

Painting and its Laws — Volume 1

Translated by Peter Brooke

In the two essays in this book, written in the 1920s, Gino Severini, the Italian Futurist painter living in Paris, and Albert Gleizes, painter and co-author of Du Cubisme, the first important theoretical defence of Cubism, reflect upon the central principles that guided painting from the Renaissance to the challenge of Cubism and Futurism in early years of the twentieth century.

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From Cubism to Classicism

by Gino Severini

Painting and its Laws

by Albert Gleizes

Translation, introduction and notes by Peter Brooke

In the two essays in this book, written in the 1920s, Gino Severini, the Italian Futurist painter living in Paris, and Albert Gleizes, painter and co-author of Du Cubisme, the first important theoretical defence of Cubism, reflect upon the central principles that guided painting from the Renaissance to the challenge of Cubism and Futurism in early years of the twentieth century. Severini concludes here that the artist has no choice but to master the scientific facts of pictorial representation, while Gleizes defends non-representational painting as going beyond the principles of the Renaissance to open up our sense of rhythm and time.

About Peter Brooke

Peter Brooke is the author of the first major biography of Albert Gleizes, Albert Gleizes – For and Against the Twentieth Century, Yale University Press, 2001 and the translator and editor of Art and Religion, Art and Science, Art and Production by Albert Gleizes, also published by Francis Boutle Publishers.

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ISBN9781903427057
Number of pages218
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Black and white illustrations10

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