A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso

A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso

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… (more)

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Publisher: Penn State University Press (February 18, 2010)

Page count: 168 pages

Language: English


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