ART in Vogue 123 Art Connoisseurs is a Museum Quality art book of for collectors, galleries, museums, dealers and art lovers, who seek the latest trends in the art world. 224  pages, hardcover, 8˝"x8˝" /22x22 cm, 600 art works, edited by Petru Russu in Masters of Today Collective Art Books Series at World of Art.


Contemporary thought is eclectic

Not to accept this given would imply the onset of incalculable risks, not the least of which is that of offering the current territories of society’s imaginary constructs, and therefore art, an other, a different territory. Perhaps this territory might appear to be purer, more just, but it is imaginary none the less. In art, which in any case has to remain faithful to its time if it is to maintain any sense, past meaning must be made to resound, as the qualities of any work are determined more and more often by singular choices. Man stands on the verge of the 21st century as an extremely hyper-individual being; he is exasperated and continually wrong-footed by reality, by his own and others’ misleading, artificial appearance. The problem of artifice is none the less a serious and complex problem that offers vast opportunity for replies and reactions. The only possibility of saving the naturalness of being and producing, as a means of guaranteeing the survival of human quality, is to lead artifice to its extreme consequences, and that is further, beyond… This is an extremely difficult and complicated task precisely because it is paradoxical. But art cannot, nor, above all, should it, balk at this task, even though it is now abandoned and reserve-less in the process of disillusionment from which the concept of the “poetic” arose in our century. But an art that gives no illusion or that is only reasonable ... is like a reasonable beast: there is simply no such thing. (excerpt)



Product Details

Hardcover: 224pages
Publisher: MOT books Signed bibliophile edition edition

Released March 2012
Language: English
ISBN-10: 91-89685-13-X
ISBN-13: 978-91-89685-13-0
Size 8.9x8.5 in /22x22 cm
Shipping Weight: 2.5 pound

Essay by Andrea Pagnes
Contemporary thought is eclectic