Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary by Jennifer Doyle

By Jennifer Doyle

In Hold It opposed to Me, Jennifer Doyle explores the connection among hassle and emotion in modern artwork, treating emotion as an artist's medium. She encourages readers to ascertain the ways that artworks problem how we adventure not just the artist's emotions, yet our personal. Discussing functionality artwork, portray, and images, Doyle presents new views on artists together with Ron Athey, Aliza Shvarts, Thomas Eakins, James Luna, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Wojnarowicz. Confronting the problem of writing approximately tricky artistic endeavors, she exhibits how those artists paintings with emotions as a method to question our assumptions approximately id, intimacy, and expression. They installation the complexity of emotion to degree the burden of historical past, and to deepen our experience of the place and the way politics occurs in modern paintings.

Doyle explores ideologies of emotion and the way emotion circulates in and round paintings. all through, she provides readers welcoming issues of access into works of art that they could before everything locate off-putting or confrontational. Doyle bargains new perception into how the discourse of controversy serves to close down dialogue approximately this aspect of latest paintings perform, and counters with a serious language that permits the reader to just accept emotional depth as a way to research from it.

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