Jasper Johns

Loans from the Artist
Author: Jasper Johns,Robert Rosenblum,Verena Formańek,Fondation Beyeler
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 88
View: 8125

Continue Reading →

At the pinnacle of Abstract Expressionism, then 24-year-old Jasper Johns covered an entire canvas with a painted version of the American flag, and altered postwar American art forever. In just one work, a work which hung on the wall both like any other flag and like any other abstract painting, Johns had summed up the positions of Abstract Expressionism and European Concrete Art, and had pointed the way for both geometric hard-edge painting and American Pop Art. Nevertheless, Johns cannot be reduced to this one, iconic artwork. With a view toward revealing the complexity and grace of his oeuvre, this book presents oil and object paintings, and drawings from the estate of the artist, and allows a focused view onto the pictorial workshop and world of ideas of Jasper Johns.

Jasper Johns


Author: Catherine Craft
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1780429975
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 9777

Continue Reading →

At a time when the dominant mode of painting, Abstract Expressionism, emphasised expressive drama through bold brushwork and largely abstract compositions, Johns’ paintings of the American flag, targets, numbers and the alphabet demonstrated a decided departure from convention. Despite being painted with obvious care, they seemed emotionally reticent, cool and quiet, far from the emotional fireworks then fashionable. “It all began... with my painting a picture of an American flag. Using this design took care of a great deal for me because I didn’t have to design it. So I went on to similar things like the targets - things the mind already knows. That gave me room to work on other levels. For instance, I’ve always thought of painting as a surface; painting it in one color made this very clear. Then I decided that looking at a painting should not require a special kind of focus like going to church. A picture ought to be looked at the same way you look at a radiator.” Unlike most artists’ statements in New York during the 1950s, Johns’ remarks contained none of the familiar talk of doubt and angst, and his selection of subject matter appeared deliberate, thoughtful, and far removed from emotional attachments and desires. To younger artists, his art seemed not so much cold and unfeeling as clear-eyed and honest after the excesses of Abstract Expressionism. Furthermore, in selecting recognisable subjects, Johns seemed to reject prevailing abstract modes of painting, yet his subjects themselves - flags, targets, numbers - each possessed a vital characteristic of classic abstraction, namely, a flatness rendering them all but indistinguishable from the picture plane itself. This book underlines how Johns’s work made the polarity between abstraction and representation that had dominated debates about modern art for decades seem suddenly obsolete, opening up other ways of thinking about art’s relation to the world. It also tries to understand why, since his first exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery at the age of twenty-seven, he has remained one of the major artists of the contemporary artistic scene.

Figuring Jasper Johns


Author: Fred Orton
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9780948462580
Category: Art
Page: 248
View: 4347

Continue Reading →

The author begins this challenging monograph by probing Modernism's surfaces and subjects, its public and private meanings, in order to establish Johns's importance as the modern allegorical artist in the years after Abstract Expressionism. Yet, Figuring Jasper Johns is not an essay that presumes to offer an instant interpretation. Rather, Fred Orton self-consciously constructs a "Jasper Johns" whose work is introduced and explained in three chapters, each of which addresses a specific picture or sculpture like Flag, Painted Bronze (Savarin) and Untitled 1992. These in-depth studies situate individual works in their social context as well as in Johns's oeuvre. Fred Orton's purpose is to get to terms with – and find terms for – a difficult and elusive body of work by one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

Jasper Johns

a print retrospective
Author: Riva Castleman
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 148
View: 6607

Continue Reading →

Jasper Johns


Author: Carolyn Lanchner
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870707681
Category: Art
Page: 48
View: 2561

Continue Reading →

Text by Carolyn Lanchner.

Jasper Johns


Author: Catherine Craft
Publisher: Parkstone Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 255
View: 4168

Continue Reading →

At a time when the dominant mode of painting, Abstract Expressionism, emphasized expressive drama through bold brushwork and largely abstract compositions, Johns’ paintings of the American flag, targets, numbers and the alphabet demonstrated a decided departure from convention. Despite being painted with obvious care, they seemed emotionally reticent, cool and quiet, far from the emotional fireworks then fashionable. This books underlines how Johns’ work made the polarity between abstraction and representation that had dominated debates about modern art for decades seem suddenly obsolete, opening up other ways of thinking about art’s relation to the world.

Jasper Johns

a retrospective
Author: Kirk Varnedoe,Roberta Bernstein
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 408
View: 5821

Continue Reading →

Jasper Johns: A Retrospective is the most complete and authoritative book on this important American artist. This lavish volume reproduces 240 of Johns' works, arranged in sections that allow comparison of paintings, drawings, and prints from each era of his career. 483 illustrations, 261 in color.

Jasper Johns

Gray
Author: James Rondeau,Douglas W. Druick,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Art Inst of Chicago
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 320
View: 2795

Continue Reading →

Jasper Johns (b. 1930), one of today's most acclaimed and influential artists, is rarely considered in relation to monochromatic art. Yet single-colour experimentations have figured prominently in his productions since 1955, and within that significant subset of his work, the majority of monochromes are grey. In fact, every one of his iconic, serialized forms has been articulated in grey. This elegant book, spanning Johns' full career, examines this singular preoccupation, presenting a revolutionary new understanding of and appreciation for the artist as an accomplished tonalist.

Jasper Johns flags, 1955-1994


Author: Jasper Johns,David Sylvester,Anthony d'Offay (Firm)
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 96
View: 934

Continue Reading →

Jasper Johns

Painting by Numbers, Letters, Targets, Cans and American Flags
Author: L. M. Poole
Publisher: Crescent Moon Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 88
View: 2189

Continue Reading →

Jasper Johns is one of the most poignant and sensual of postwar artists, whose works command some of the highest prices for a living artist. He is the creator of the famous flags, targets, ale cans, numbers and letters series. Here, the author traces Johns' development from the Rauschenberg era to the multi-part 'Season' paintings of the 1980s.

Jasper Johns

according to what & watchman
Author: Francis M. Naumann,Jasper Johns,Gagosian Gallery
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 80
View: 2127

Continue Reading →

Jasper Johns

An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965
Author: Jeffrey S. Weiss,National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300121415
Category: Art
Page: 276
View: 5263

Continue Reading →

This volume was published to accompany an exhibition of the works of American contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and printmaking, Jasper Johns (b. 1930). In the late 1950's, Johns emerged as force in the American art scene. His richly worked paintings of maps, flags, and targets led the artistic community away from Abstract Expressionism toward a new emphasis on the concrete. Johns laid the groundwork for both Pop Art and Minimalism. The exhibition of works depicted in this book was held at the National Gallery in Washington, concentrating on the pivotal decade 1955-1965 when Johns produced his most famous works. Alongside the full color reproductions of Johns' works are analysis of various diverse aspects of these early years of his career that established him as one of the great figures in modern art and stimulated much in art created by others.

Jasper Johns Drawings, 1954-1984


Author: David Shapiro,Jasper Johns
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 211
View: 4064

Continue Reading →

Gathers drawings in watercolor, chalk, ink, pencil, and crayons by the Georgia-born artist, and discusses his work.

Jasper Johns

Seeing with the Mind's Eye
Author: Gary Garrels
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 170
View: 2282

Continue Reading →

An eloquent, accessible survey of the work of the iconic American artist

Jasper Johns

Privileged Information
Author: Jill Johnston
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500017364
Category: Artists
Page: 335
View: 1374

Continue Reading →

A fusion of criticism and biography, this text offers new insight into the life and work of one of America's pre-eminent living artists.

Jasper Johns working proofs


Author: Christian Geelhaar,Jasper Johns,Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 326
View: 6049

Continue Reading →

Field Painting - Jasper Johns und die Theorie verschiedener Feldbegriffe


Author: Gioia Coreth,Sophie Adensamer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640610571
Category: Art
Page: 26
View: 8102

Continue Reading →

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Kunst - Malerei, Note: 3, Universität Wien (Kunstgeschichte), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Wir wollen in dem Text versuchen, genauer auf diese Schwerpunkte einzugehen und werden dies am Beispiel von Jasper Johns und seinem Werk Field Painting, das zwischen 1963 und 1964 entstanden ist und heute in der National Gallery of Art in Washington DC ausgestellt ist, beleuchten. In diesem Gemälde treffen wir nicht nur in seinem Namen auf den Feldbegriff, sondern auch das Werk selbst befasst sich mit verschiedensten Wesensarten des Feldes. Deshalb schien uns diese Assemblage als das ideale Objekt, um die, bisher angeschnittenen Wesensarten des Feldbegriffes, an einem konkreten Beispiel zu prüfen. Jasper Johns befand sich zu dem Zeitpunkt, als er das Werk schuf, an einem Wendepunkt zwischen verschiedenen Richtungen der Avantgarde. Im New York der 50er Jahre liegt der thematische Schwerpunkt noch auf dem Abstrakten Expressionismus. Johns bricht mit dieser Kunstrichtung, weil er mit ihrem Gedankengut nicht ausrei‐ chend zufriedengestellt wurde, er konnte sich damit nicht identifizieren. Für ihn musste Kunst keine universalen Ansprüche erfüllen. Sie sollte für jeden erreichbar und nutzbar sein. Mit Field Painting bezieht sich Johns auf diese Entwicklungen und fügt sie in einen anisotropen Wahrnehmungsraum ein. Jedoch kann man ihm nicht die Bezeichnung eines neo‐dadaistischen Künstlers anheften.

The Drawings of Jasper Johns


Author: Nan Rosenthal,Jasper Johns,Ruth Fine
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500236062
Category: Drawing
Page: 345
View: 3528

Continue Reading →

Johns’ drawings are distinctive in part for his use of several techniques in the same work (including freehand drawing tracing and imprinting) as well as for his superb handling of a variety of media, including graphite pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, pastel and watercolour. While his drawings are intimately connected with his paintings and prints, they are not necessarily produced in preparation for other works - often they are a way of refocusing attention on the subjects of the paintings, to provoke new thoughts about the images. This fascinating and beautifully illustrated study casts new light on one of America’s most important contemporary artists.