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Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville, Tenn.)

Works: 93 works in 206 publications in 2 languages and 8,730 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Pictorial works  Art  Exhibition, pictorial works  Illustrated works  Interviews  Photobooks 
Roles: Editor, Organizer of meeting, Other, his, Publisher, isb
Classifications: N6537.D62, 741.6092
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Most widely held works about Tenn.) Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville
Most widely held works by Tenn.) Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville
Aaron Douglas : African American modernist by Aaron Douglas( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In paintings, murals, and book illustrations, Aaron Douglas (1899-1979) produced the most powerful visual legacy of the Harlem Renaissance, prompting the philosopher and writer Alain Locke to dub him the "father of Black American art." Douglas's role, as well as that of the Harlem Renaissance in general, in the evolution of American modernism deserves close scholarly attention - attention it finally receives in this illustrated book on his life and work. Its authors argue that Douglas's work opened doors for African American artists in Harlem and beyond, and that it invited a dialogue with modernism that put African American life, labor, and freedom, along with African traditions and motifs, at its center. New information emerges from these pages, reflecting the rich interchange between the visual arts, music, dance, literature, and politics that shaped Douglas's work and also defined the Harlem Renaissance."--Jacket
Twilight visions : surrealism and Paris by Therese Lichtenstein( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their works, photographers such as Jacques-André Boiffard, Brassaï, Ilse Bing, André Kertész, Germaine Krull, Dora Maar, and Man Ray used fragmentation, montage, unusual viewpoints, and various technical manipulations to expose the disjunctive and uncanny aspects of modern urban life
Color as field : American painting, 1950-1975 by Karen Wilkin( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Color Field painting, which emerged in the United States in the 1950s, is based on radiant, uninflected hues. Exemplified by the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, and Frank Stella, among others, these stunningly beautiful and impressively scaled paintings constitute one of the crowning achievements of postwar American abstract art. Color as Field offers a long-overdue reevaluation of this important aspect of American abstract painting." "The authors examine how Color Field painting rejects the gestural, layers, and hyperemotional approach typical of Willem de Kooning and his followers, yet at the same time develops and expands ideas about all-overness and the primacy of color posited by the work of other members of the Abstract Expressionist generation, such as Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko." "From the fresh historical standpoint of the twenty-first century, this reassessment ranges across the artists' individual approaches and their commonalities and poses the reconsideration of the legacy of Color Field painting."--Jacket
Birth of Impressionism : masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay by Guy Cogeval( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of one hundred works by the masters of nineteenth-century French painting telling the story of the Impressionist movement that changed the way artists view the world and the way the world views art. This book tells the story of the beloved Impressionist movement, focusing on the tumultuous period of the 1860s and 1870s and the emergence of the New Painting out of the Paris Salon. Reproductions of French painting masterpieces from the canvases of Bouguereau to the landscapes and peasant scenes of Millet and Courbet set the stage for a rich visual narrative that recounts the incubation and evolution of the Impressionist movement. The range of subject matter and techniques reflects the stylistic diversity of the artists who were part of this revolution. This work includes paintings by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Cezanne, Morisot, and Degas, among others. The paintings have been selected and thematically grouped to prompt discussion of Impressionism's many facets, including France's turbulent social and political climate at the time, the state-run Salon system and the artistic rivalries it fostered, and aspects of daily life during the Belle Epoque
Carrie Mae Weems : three decades of photography and video by Carrie Mae Weems( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work of contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953) hits hard with a powerful mix of lived life and social commentary. Since the late 1970s, her photographs, films, and installations have become known for presenting realistic and authentic images of African Americans while confronting themes of race, gender, and class. This book, the first major survey of Weems's career, traces the artist's commitment to addressing issues of social justice through her artwork. Her early photographs, which focused on African American women and families, have since led to work that examines more general aspects of the African diaspora, from the legacy of slavery to the perpetuation of debilitating stereotypes. Increasingly, she has broadened her view to include global struggles for equality and justice. This beautifully illustrated book highlights over 200 of Weems's most important works. Accompanying essays by leading scholars explore Weems's interest in folklore, her focus on the spoken and written word, the performative aspect of her constructed tableaux, and her expressions of black beauty."--Publisher's website
Kandinsky : a retrospective by Angela Lampe( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spectacular five-decade survey of paintings, drawings and prints by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) features over 100 works drawn primarily from the outstanding collections of the Centre Pompidou and the Milwaukee Art Museum. The comprehensive catalogue traces the artist's development from his formative period in Munich and his co-founding of the Blue Rider group and pivotal turn towards abstraction, to his return to Russia during the war, to his prolific work at the Weimar Bauhaus and final years in Paris. New scholarship illuminates murals Kandinsky designed in 1922, contextualizing this project at the transition from his Russian period to his time at the Bauhaus, where he taught mural painting and plunged fully into abstraction. Close examination of the works of art, Kandinsky's rich body of theoretical texts, and their pedagogical significance provides the foundation for essays on the celebrated artist's promotion of abstraction and on the reception of his work in the 21st century; today his artistic and theoretical output continues to inspire students, scholars and artists. Short texts on key works of art and timelines generously enhanced by archival photographs augment the catalogue. Exhibition: Milwaukee Art Museum, USA (2.6.-1.9.2014) / Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, USA (26.9.2014-4.1.2015)
Leaves of gold : manuscript illumination from Philadelphia collections by Philadelphia Museum of Art( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life's pleasures : the Ashcan artists' brush with leisure, 1895-1925( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Somber depictions of working-class life in early twentieth-century New York are the images most often associated with the Ashcan school of artists - the circle around Robert Henri, notably those who participated with him in the seminal exhibition "The Eight" in 1908." "These artists' gritty portrayals of urban life are not, however, representative of the entire spectrum of Ashcan art. Featuring some of the circle's most vibrant and outstanding works, Life's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists' Brush with Leisure, 1895-1925 demonstrates unequivocally the zeal with which these artists embraced the world of play enjoyed by all levels of society. Spirited scenes of diverse leisure activities in cafes, bars, and parks, at the theatre and at sporting events, on the beach, and in the countryside are complemented by lively essays on the world of leisure experienced and depicted by the Ashcan school, providing a fresh exploration of this major American artistic movement."--Jacket
The pre-Raphaelite dream : paintings and drawings from the Tate collection by Robert Upstone( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-Raphaelitism was one of the great revolutionary movements of 19th century British art, rejecting both the academic dryness of classicism and the vapid sentimentality of so-called genre painting. This text showcases the range, virtuosity and vision of the artists aligned with the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood
World War I and American art by Robert Cozzolino( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World War I and American Art provides an unprecedented look at the ways in which American artists reacted to the war. Artists took a leading role in chronicling the war, crafting images that influenced public opinion, supported mobilization efforts, and helped to shape how the war's appalling human toll was memorialized. The book brings together paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, posters, and ephemera, spanning the diverse visual culture of the period to tell the story of a crucial turning point in the history of American art"--
Paint made flesh( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paint Made Flesh examines the ways in which European and American painters have used oil paint and the human body to convey enduring human vulnerabilities, among them anxieties about desire, appearance, illness, aging, war, and death. In the tradition of great figure painting stretching back to Rembrandt and Titian, the 34 artists in the exhibition, working in the years since World War II, exploit oil paint's visual and tactile properties to mirror those of the body, while exploring the body's capacity to reflect the soul.Drawn from private and public collections and arranged by chronology and nationality, the 43 paintings in the exhibition reflect a wide range of styles. Strong colors and vigorous brushwork associated with German expressionism give crude life to figures by artists ranging from the San Francisco Bay area painters to a younger generation, including Markus Lüpertz and Susan Rothenberg. Candid depictions of flesh by British painters Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud suggest psychological pain at the margins of society, while paint as skin betrays the inner feelings of Jenny Saville's swollen females
Whistler, Sargent, and Steer : impressionists in London from Tate collections by Tate Britain (Gallery)( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and Italian and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented in conjunction with the October 2002 exhibition, this volume features examples from the Tate Collections of works by Whistler, Sargent and Steer, who have been credited with bringing modern art to London near the end of the 19th century. Essays by art historians David Fraser Jenkins and Avis Berman discuss the influences that shaped the works of each artist, as well as the characteristics of British arts and letters during that period as seen through the experience of artist and writer W. Graham Robertson. Contains several color and b & w illustrations in addition to 38 color reproductions (accompanied by detailed descriptions) in the catalogue
Irving Penn : beyond beauty by Irving Penn( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous for his fashion portraits and experimentation with still life images, Irving Penn (1917-2009) ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. In an illustrious career that spanned nearly 70 years, Penn was a master of both black-and-white and color photography, and his revival of platinum printing in the 1960s and 1970s was a catalyst for significant change in the art world. Drawing from the extensive holdings of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, including a major gift from The Irving Penn Foundation, this magnificent catalogue compiles 161 of Penn's iconic images, including a number of unpublished works. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this book accompanies the first retrospective exhibition of Penn's work in nearly 20 years and features photographs from all stages of his career, including street scenes from the late 1930s, celebrity portraits, Parisian fashion photographs, and more private studio images. Merry A. Foresta's captivating essay introduces this photographer to a younger generation and delves into Penn's use of photography to respond to social and cultural change, speaking to the depths of human existence
Looking east : western artists and the allure of Japan by Helen Burnham( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A craze for all things Japanese in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries brought a correspondingly radical shift in Western art, dubbed Japonisme. Leading artists, including Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet, were inspired by Japanese art and culture to create works of singular beauty. This lavishly illustrated publication explores an extraordinary moment of cross-cultural exchange by presenting a selection of major paintings, prints, drawings and decorative arts from the renowned collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Masterpieces by European and American artists are shown along with rare objects, paintings and prints from the Museum's Japanese collection, which is one of the finest in the world. Among the Western artists influenced by Japonisme, and included here, are Henry Roderick Newman, Frank Weston Benson, Alfred Stevens, John La Farge, Arthur Wesley Dow, Margaret Jordan Patterson, James McNeill Whistler, Edvard Munch, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, James Ensor, Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas, Henri Rivière and Frederick Elkington. Their works are juxtaposed with works by Japanese artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai, Okumura Masanobu, Maruyama Okyo, Kubo Shunman, Isoda Koryusai and Kikugawa Eizan, among many others. With its two introductory essays, emphasizing first Western and then Eastern perspectives, and its four thematically organized chapters, Looking East imparts the sense of discovery and excitement that characterized the development of Japonisme in Europe and North America."--Provided by publisher
Fairy tales, monsters, and the genetic imagination( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curator of a new exhibition of conceptions of monsters at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents essays that discuss the historical context of anthropomorphism in many cultures' mythology and folklore that inspired the featured artists
Bill Traylor : drawings from the collections of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanctity pictured : the art of the Dominican and Franciscan orders in Renaissance Italy by Donal Cooper( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vishnu : Hinduism's blue-skinned savior( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of Tennessee( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinique Smith : wonder and rainbows( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in the fall of 2013, the Frist Center began a relationship with Shinique Smith that has deepened over the years to inspire the publication of this book, a lasting document of our esteem. Her work has been presented at the Frist Center almost continuously over the past three years. Smith was one of the artists in "30 Americans", a touring exhibition drawn from the Rubell Family Collection in Miami. Intrigued by Smith's two sculptures in that exhibition, the Frist Center curator in charge of "30 Americans", Kathryn Delmez, subsequently organized "Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows", a 2015 solo show in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery. During the preparation of "Wonder and Rainbows", Frist Center educators Shaun Giles and Rosemary Brunton initiated a colalborative project with local teaching artists that would result in "Found Narratives", a 2016 exhibition inspired by Smith's work
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Aaron Douglas : African American modernist
Twilight visions : surrealism and ParisColor as field : American painting, 1950-1975Birth of Impressionism : masterpieces from the Musée d'OrsayLeaves of gold : manuscript illumination from Philadelphia collectionsLife's pleasures : the Ashcan artists' brush with leisure, 1895-1925The pre-Raphaelite dream : paintings and drawings from the Tate collectionPaint made fleshWhistler, Sargent, and Steer : impressionists in London from Tate collections
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