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Published by Rizzoli .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Art styles: c 1960 -,
  • Individual artists,
  • Painting & paintings,
  • Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000,
  • Drawing By Individual Artists,
  • Art,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • USA,
  • Individual Artist,
  • Art / Individual Artist

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsThelma Golden (Foreword)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11557541M
ISBN 100847829804
ISBN 109780847829804

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Julie Mehretu (Ethiopian/American, b) is an Abstract printmaker and painter. She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and moved to Michigan with her family in She began her education at the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, and then went on to earn a BA in Art from Kalamazoo College, and a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Art and Design in Nationality: American.   This full-scale retrospective monograph of Julie Mehretu's work traces the development of one of America's most celebrated abstract painters. Over the past twenty-five years Julie Mehretu has emerged as a major force in American art. Known mostly for her enormous abstract paintings, she also produces exquisite drawings, often created as studies 5/5(5). Over the past twenty-five years Julie Mehretu has emerged as a major force in American art. Known mostly for her enormous abstract paintings, she also produces exquisite drawings, often created as studies for larger works. This sumptuous volume accompanies the first major retrospective of Mehretu's work. Designed to allow close viewing of Mehretu. Life has taken Julie Mehretu from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to New York the long way. Now the New York Times writes that her canvases--multilayered, futuristic visual worlds where historical and fictional landscapes meet--"make history painting important again." Each one pulls from diverse sources, noteworthy among them Japanese manga, Chinese landscape art, Ethiopian/5.

About Julie Mehretu. One of The New York Times Best Art Books of This full-scale retrospective monograph of Julie Mehretu’s work traces the development of one of America’s most celebrated abstract painters. Over the past twenty-five years Julie Mehretu has emerged as a major force in American art. Julie Mehretu. Published by Walker Art Center. Artwork by Julie Mehretu. Edited by Douglas Fogle. Contributions by Olukemi Ilesanmi. Incorporating the dynamic visual vocabulary of maps, urban planning grids, and architectural forms, alternating between historical narratives and fictional landscapes, Julie Mehretu's beautifully layered paintings and drawings combine abstract forms with the. Life has taken Julie Mehretu from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to New York the long way. Now the New York Times writes that her canvases--multilayered, futuristic visual worlds where historical and fictional landscapes meet--"make history painting important again." Each one pulls from diverse sources, noteworthy among them Japanese manga, Chinese landscape art, Ethiopian illuminated books, . Julie Mehretu Drawings and Monotypes Book. This publication documents the exhibition Julie Mehretu Drawings and Monotypes, held at Kettle’s Yard in , including an essay by Kettle’s Yard curator Amy Tobin. Click here to find out more and to shop online.

  Mehretu, who was born in Addis Ababa and grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, and sees her work in this respect as being partly “a self-ethnographic” project cutting through her “lineage and ancestry in an effort to further understand the formation of [her] own identity.” (Julie Mehretu, cited in Catherine de Zegher, Julie Mehretu.   Julie Mehretu, “Stadia II,” , ink and acrylic on canvas. (Carnegie Museum of Art) Mehretu’s expanding universe of sources is not just formal; tough subject matter is a spur. The paintings in this exhibition were produced as the 15th commission of Deutsche Bank and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Inspired in part by Berlin, the city in which Mehretu created the works, the paintings evoke the psychogeography of a place and the effects of the built environment on individuals, while at the same time contemplating the past and the surviving traces of lived history.   Julie Mehretu – Stadia II Mehretu, A Unique Method and her Exhibitions Many art critics have often linked Mehretu’s work with some early 20th century movements, claiming that this artist found much influence in the paintings of numerous avant-garde ality: Ethiopia.