The Art of Rivalry

The Art of Rivalry

Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

Book - 2016
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"Picasso & Matisse. Manet & Degas. Pollack & de Kooning. Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon. This is the story of four pairs of artists-- each linked by friendship and a spirit of competitiveness. Taken together, they form an impressive lineage stretching across more than 150 years. But in each case, these relationships had a flashpoint, a damaging psychological event that seemed to mark both an end and a new beginning, a break that led onto new creative innovations"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780812994803
0812994809
Characteristics: xxiii, 390 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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The relationships of Matisse & Picasso, Manet & Degas, Freud & Bacon, and Pollock & de Kooning are described in graphic language revealing the torment and struggles these artists faced as they made way to the styles by which they are known today, and the costs of achieving those s... Read More »


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