Robert Mapplethorpe and the classical tradition: photographs and Mannerist prints
The Hermitage's superb collection of Italian painting and sculpture amply illustrates the course of Italian art from the Middle Ages to the 18th century and includes an impressive collection of Mannerist works. Approximately 50 Mannerist works from the Hermitage collection are paired with the same number of works by Mapplethorpe from the Guggenheim's collection, are several Italian, French and Flemish bronze sculptures from the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
Essays by the curators are included: Addressing the return to Classicism at the end of the 16th, 19th, and 20th centuries, Arkady Ippolitov discusses the obsession that defines both the work of Mapplethorpe and the Mannerists. Germano Celant's text further explores the influence this 16th-century style had on Mapplethorpe's artistic practice and sensibility, illuminating the artist's interest in the study of pure form as well as allegorical imagery. Articulated in both word and image, the catalogue also traces Mapplethorpe's complex relationship to the history of art more broadly, ranging from Neoclassicism to Surrealism, with comparisons to the work of Jacques-Louis David, Antonio Canova, Auguste Rodin, Man Ray, and more. A third essay by Guggenheim Curator Jennifer Blessing traces allegorical representations in 19th- and 20th-century photography, with references to Mapplethorpe's oeuvre.
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|Grouping Title||robert mapplethorpe and the classical tradition photographs and mannerist prints|
|Grouping Author||mapplethorpe robert|
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Vail, Karole P. B.
Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin.
Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Vail, Karole P. B.
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Mapplethorpe, Robert. -- Exhibitions
Photography of the nude -- Exhibitions
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions
Prints -- Europe -- 16th century -- Exhibitions
|title_display||Robert Mapplethorpe and the classical tradition : photographs and Mannerist prints|
|title_full||Robert Mapplethorpe and the classical tradition : photographs and Mannerist prints / Germano Celant and Arkady Ippolitov, with Karole Vail|
|title_short||Robert Mapplethorpe and the classical tradition|
|title_sub||photographs and Mannerist prints|
Photography of the nude