Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse
Library Shelf Location 18.HESS
Publication Date Dec 1992
Description Eva Hesse was only thirty-four when brain cancer abruptly ended her lifes work. Yet her painting and sculpture have proved influential far beyond their initial impact on the art world of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Lucy Lippards Eva Hesse combines biography and criticism, formal analysis and psychological readings, to present a complete portrait of the life and work of this complex and compelling artist. As Lippard points out, Hesses use of obsessive repetition in her works served to increase and exaggerate the absurdity she saw in her life. In many ways, her works were psychic models, as Robert Smithson has said, of a very interior person. In pioneering the use of soft materials, her sculptures betrayed her awareness of the manner in which her experience as a woman altered her art and career. Although she died before feminism affected the art world to any great extent, her major works have since become talismans for succeeding generations of women artists.
ISBN 0306804840
Quantity 1
Pages 264
Author Lucy Lippard
Format Paperback
Publisher Da Capo Press, New York
Related Artist Eva Hesse
Category Sculpture
Keywords Minimalism, Repetition
Artist's Nationality American (USA), German
Language English

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