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Robert Mapplethorpe - Reissue 2023

Robert Mapplethorpe - Reissue 2023

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WRITTEN IN FRENCH

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) is one of the greatest masters of fine art photography.

Obsessed with beauty, in an aesthetic quest for perfection, referring to the great masters of art history, it is with an extremely stylized black and white that he creates portraits, nudes and ...
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Characteristics

Number of illustrations :
320
Original work kept at :
Paris - Grand Palais
Theme :
Photography
Dimensions :
16,8 x 19,6 x 1,7 cm
Artist :
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989)
Art movement :
20th century
EAN :
9782711874989
Size of the book :
Paperback without flap
Reference :
GB107498

 

Diffusor :
EDITIONS FLAMMARION
Distributor :
EDITIONS FLAMMARION

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The artist

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989)

Mapplethorpe is one of the greatest masters of art photography. He uses highly stylised black and white for portraits, nudes and still lifes. After his beginnings in drawing and collage, Mapplethorpe discovered photography in 1970. The artist then focused on male nudes, his art at the limits of pornography made sandal in the United States and fuelled a polemic on the public funding of art. Fascinated by the antique model, Mapplethrope puts muscularity and aesthetic perfection at the centre of his work. The artist died in 1989 at the age of 42 from AIDS. After his death, a culture war broke out in the United States, as an exhibition on Mapplethrope was to be held at the Corcoran Gallery od Art in Washington, D.C. However, Senator Helms closed the exhibition as obscene. A schism was then created between those who defended artistic freedom and those who fought against the attack on public morality. The value of Mappelthrope's work will be rehabilitated and recognised a posteriori.