Expressionist. Rosen concentrates on two images, and ones that on the surface would not appear to be "Jewish" --Deluge II (1975) and Green Rug (1976)--examining them in conjunction, respectively, with two fifteenth-century paintings that are decidedly not Jewish: Paolo Uccello's The Great Flood (c. 1447) and Piero della Francesca's The Flagellation (c. 1455). Playing on Guston's comment that he hoped "to make a Golem" (p. 51), Rosen understands the artist as wanting to mold the clay of older art, so to speak, into something newer and of his own. Rosen's comparison of the older and newer works is a bit of a stretch, although I do admire his tenacity as he fleshes out various elements of the imagery. Certainly he proves that there are some structural similarities between the paintings, and at the same time throughout the chapter makes interesting observations about Guston's work and its relationship to Jewish issues and artistic tradition. R. B. Kitaj's art comprises Rosen's final case study, which again describes a few carefully selected images, this time by a painter who openly declared the Jewishness of his art. Here Rosen relies on Walter Benjamin's thoughts on book collecting, asserting that Kitaj collects iconography
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies – Purdue University Press
Published: Jun 1, 2011
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