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Bad Blood: Rivalry and Art History

Clayton Schuster Noah Charney Sartle



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Schiffer Publications
01 July 2019
Art & Architecture; History of Art & Design Styles
Why is there so much bad blood involved in the stories of artists and their artworks? Immerse yourself in 18 infamous artistic rivalries, dramatized with gripping moments of narrative, to understand how the rivalries that art fans love to gossip about serve a larger purpose in the way cultures approach the idea of art and the artist. Why did Michelangelo loathe Raphael for decades after the latter had died? How did Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse balance their perpetual competition with a lifelong friendship? What transgression pitted the notorious titans of the London graffiti scene, Banksy and King Robbo, in a rivalry that ended with a tragic and unforeseeable death? An investigative journey transforms some of the big names of the art world into real people - often grumpy, ornery, antagonistic, and flawed - and better reveals how all of us respond to art. AUTHOR: Clayton Schuster is a writer and art critic in the San Francisco Bay area. is a project devoted to democratizing art history by focusing on the stories that are often ignored in textbooks. SELLING POINTS:

Told as entertaining stories, history's rivalries become as interesting as the latest hot TV series See a new side of artists you know and love in these 18 art rivalries The fights we love to gossip about reveal truths about Western culture's attitudes toward art
By:   Clayton Schuster
Foreword by:   Noah Charney
Other:   Sartle
Imprint:   Schiffer Publications
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   326g
ISBN:   9780764357305
ISBN 10:   0764357301
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Noah Charney is an insect researcher and PhD candidate.

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