Portraits: John Berger on Artists

Portraits: John Berger on Artists

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A major new book by one of the world`s foremost art writers and critics John Berger, one of the world`s most famous art writers, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting and shows his charm throughout your life with a diverse cast of artists. In Portraits , Berger grounded the artists in a revolutionary way in their historical milieu, whether it be an extension of the prehistoric cave paintings of Chauvet or the linguistic and pictorial play of Cy Twombly. With disturbing and unique prose, Berger presents entirely new ways of thinking about canonized and obscure artists, from Rembrandt to Henry Moore, from Jackson Pollock to Picasso. Berger constantly maintains the essential link between politics, art and the broader study of culture. The result is a penetrating walk through centuries of visual culture by one of the most incisive critical voices in the world today.

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