Play and the Artist’s Creative Process: The Work of Philip Guston and Eduardo Paolozzi

1st Edition

Elly Thomas

Routledge
Published March 6, 2019
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9781138054257 - CAT# Y331090
Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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Summary

Play and the Artist’s Creative Process explores a continuity between childhood play and adult creativity. The volume examines how an understanding of play can shed new light on processes that recur in the work of Philip Guston and Eduardo Paolozzi. Both artists’ distinctive engagement with popular culture is seen as connected to the play materials available in the landscapes of their individual childhoods. Animating or toying with material to produce the unforeseen outcome is explored as the central force at work in the artists’ processes. By engaging with a range of play theories, the book shows how the artists’ studio methods can be understood in terms of game strategies.

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