Amsterdam University Press
Inside out Victory Boogie Woogie
Title
Inside out Victory Boogie Woogie
Subtitle
A Material History of Mondrian's Masterpiece
Price
€ 30,99
ISBN
9789089643735
Binding
Paperback
Number of pages
320
Publication date
Dimensions
27 x 21 cm
Discipline
History

Reviews

"This important volume explores Mondrian's masterpiece from every angle, tracing its critical and material history while reporting on new technical studies -- a heterogeneous approach befitting a painting whose singular achievement was (in the words of its curator) to have 'no dominant components.'" Harry Cooper, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Inside out Victory Boogie Woogie

A Material History of Mondrian's Masterpiece

Victory Boogie Woogie, Mondrian’s unfinished masterpiece created in 1942-44, has come to be regarded as not merely the high point of his oeuvre, but also as a dazzling icon of non-figurative art in the twentieth century. Although Mondrian did not live to give the painting its title, it is known that he regarded it as a development of his earlier work, Broadway Boogie Woogie. The work was acquired by the Dutch government in 1998 and has since been on permanent loan at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. Despite its landmark status in art history, Victory Boogie Woogie has never been studied in detail. This pioneering survey tracks the minute detail of the creation and physical appearance of the painting, delving into historical sources, conservation history and microscopic analysis of the paint surface and below.

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Editors

Maarten van Bommel

Dr.ing Maarten van Bommel, Senior scientist, Cultural Heritage Agency|

Ron Spronk

Ron Spronk is professor of art history at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and at the Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen.

Hans Janssen

Drs. Hans Janssen is chief conservator morden art ay the Gemeentemuseum, the Hague. He is recognized as Mondrian specialist.

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