A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso by Paul Barolsky

A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso

byPaul Barolsky

Kobo ebook | March 11, 2010

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In A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso, Paul Barolsky explores the ways in which fiction shapes history and history informs fiction. It is a playful book about artistic obsession, about art history as both tragedy and farce, and about the heroic and the mock-heroic. The book demonstrates that the modern idea of the artist has deep roots in the image of the epic poet, from Homer to Ovid to Dante. Barolsky’s major claim is that the history of the artist is inseparable from historical fiction about the artist and that fiction is essential to the reality of the artist’s imagination.

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Title:A Brief History of the Artist from God to PicassoFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 11, 2010Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0271073756

ISBN - 13:9780271073750

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