"Apollinaire, Cubism and Orphism by Adrian Hicken

By Adrian Hicken

in the course of the years ahead of his loss of life in 1918 Apollinaire?s attractiveness as poet and creative animateur approached mythical proportions. This publication is the 1st to give an intensive reassessment of Apollinaire?s function within the promoting of subject matters and iconography among his painter neighbors. specified research of the poetic material of chosen works of Dufy, Delaunay, de Chirico, Laurencin, Marcoussis, Metzinger, Picabia and Picasso is used to reconstruct the responses of those artists to Apollinaire?s inventive and aesthetic proclivities. Drawing realization to the poet?s immersion within the paintings and iconography of the French late-Renaissance and the 17th century, Adrian Hicken indicates that the examine of the permeation of Apollinairean and Orphic imagery within the paintings of artists with very diverse personalities offers a desirable and pivotal episode within the heritage of Parisian modernism.

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