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Author Fineberg, Jonathan David.

Title The innocent eye : children's art and the modern artist / Jonathan Fineberg
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1997]
©1997

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Description xii, 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for The innocent eye : children's art and the modern artist / Jonathan Fineberg. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- 1 The Postman Did It -- 2 Mikhail Larionov and the "Childhood" of Russia -- 3 In Search of Universality: The Vasily -- Kandinsky and Gabriele Munter Collection -- 4 Reawakening the Beginnings: The Art of Paul Klee -- 5 Pablo Picasso: Playing with Form -- 6 Joan Miro's Rhymes of Childhood -- 7 The Strategic Childhood of Jean Dubuffet -- 8 Cobra and "The Child Inside Oneself" -- 9 Mainstreaming Childhood -- List of Illustrations -- Bibliography of Works Cited -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Children's art, Child artists Psychology, Art, Modern 20th century Themes, motives, Art, Comparative
Summary Fineberg himself is responsible for uncovering most of these major collections of child art assembled by numerous celebrated modernists. Many examples from these collections are reproduced here for the first time, together with explanations as to why expressionists, cubists, futurists and other artists displayed the art of children alongside their own work in exhibitions of the early twentieth century. In chapters devoted to Larionov, Kandinsky and Munter, Klee, Picasso, Miro, Dubuffet, the Cobra artists and artists after World War II, Fineberg examines how each artist exploited aspects of child art not merely to defy convention but more importantly to formulate his or her own artistic breakthroughs
Jonathan Fineberg here explores the importance of children's art to the work of key modernists from Matisse to Jackson Pollock. Fineberg's inquiry unfolds in this handsome book, which juxtaposes modern masterpieces with the drawings by children that directly influenced them. Fineberg discusses the effect of primitivism and Freudian thought on some of these artists, and demonstrates how they valued children's art for many reasons, including its naive spontaneity and celebration of the moment, imaginative use of visual language, universality and candor. For each of the masters who collected child art the reasons for doing so were as varied as his or her unique style
Analysis Geschichte 1900-1997
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [244]-248)
Notes Translated from German
Subject Art, Comparative.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Themes, motives.
Child artists -- Psychology.
Children's art.
LC no. 97004341
ISBN 0691016852 (cloth : acid-free paper)
Other Titles Mit dem Auge des Kindes. English