Capon, Edmund

I blame Duchamp

Capon, Edmund (2009) I blame Duchamp: my life’s adventures in art. Victoria, Australia: Lantern.


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THE HUMAN PROJECT

The Inspired Individual, or a Celebration of the Ego

‘A Gentleman Is Not a Pot’

Lorenzo Lotto

Serial Cranach

Caravaggio: A Talent for Our Times

Bill Henson

Henry Moore

Sidney Nolan

NEW PERSPECTIVES

Masaccio: A Very Modem Master

The Bellini and Venice

The Puzzle of Giorgione’ s The Tempest

Piero della Francesca: Master of Light and Reason

Raphael’s The Entombment: A Monument to Immortality

Antonello da Messina: Small but Perfectly Formed

Scattering Ink Among the Mountains:

The Art of Dao Ji

Whistler, Wilde and the Peacock Room

Cy Twombly and His Three Studies from the Temeraire

I Blame Duchamp

On Cezanne: A Founding Father of the Modern Imagination

Jeffrey Smart: A Man of Great Composure

PROCESS, PRACTICE AND PERFECTION

Ghirlandaio and a Bad Nose: The Case for Imperfection

Making Marks: The Fine Art of Drawing

The Three Perfections: Painting, Poetty and Calligraphy

Giacometti

Jade: The Stone of Five Virtues

On Bonnard

Giorgio Morandi, Master of the Silent Bottle

PATRONAGE,POWER AND FAITH

Big Brother Is Watching: The Growth of the Art Institution

Piety, Prestige and Pleasure: Art and Patronage in Renaissance Italy

Buddhist Art Along the Silk Roads

Subtleties of Song: The Art and Aesthetics of Song China

Qingzhou: The Art of Contemplation

John Bull and the Little Boy at Manly

A PERSONAL VIEW

On Guilt, or Not My Fault Guv

On Football

China in the 1970s

The True Eccentric

Recollections of’the Pope’

Ten Favourite Museums


Index A-C

A

Alberti, Leon Battista 4, 5-7, 69, 72, 108

Antonello da Messina 129-35; Portrait of a Man 129-30, 131,371

architecture 6, 7, 10-11

art; for art’s sake 148, 149; duty of 48

‘readyrnade’ 167, 168,170,171; role of i65

Art Gallery of New South Wales 204-5, 253-4, 263-4, 330

Australia: cultural imagination 324, 326; cultural landscape 322, 323-4

Australian art 326-33

B

Beccafumi, Domenico, Madonna and Child with Infant John the Baptist 8, 9-10

Bellini, Gentile 82, 84

Bellini, Giovanni 81-2, 84-7, 88-9, 92-3; altarpiece at San Zaccaria 81, 83, 93; Madonna and Child with Saints 81, 83, 93; Young Woman at Her Toilet 90-1, 91

Bellini,J acopo 82,8 5

Berenson,B ernard 17,1 8-19,3 68

Beyeler, Ernst 257,369,371

Beyeler Museum {Basel) 257,369,370,371

Bonnard, Pierre 240-3; Bust in Profile 241

Borghese Gallery (Rome) 368-9

Boyd, Arthur 329,332

British art 330-2

British Museum 264

Brooklyn Museum {New York) 264

Brunelleschi, Filippo 7, 10-n, 72, 76, 78-9, 108, 268,271

Buddhism 284-6, 296-7, 314,315,317,319

Buddhist art: Chinese aesthetic 287,291,296,317; evolution of style 318; Gandharan aesthetic 284,317; Indo-Iranian aesthetic 284-5, 287,290,291; major sites along Silk Roads 285; ownership of 294; removal of wall paintings 294-5; themes 286-7; see also Chinese Buddhist sculpture

Buddhist cave temples: Bezeklik cave temples 295-6; Khara :Khoto site 286-7; Mazhabohe cave temples 291; Senmusaimu (or Subashi) cave temples 291; Toyuk cave temples 297; Yungang cave temples 317-18

Buddhist sculpture at Qjngzhou; characteristics 312-13, 319-20; deliberate breaking and storage 314; discovery 312-13; evolution of style 312-13; formalism 317-18, 319; Gandharan aesthetic 317; Longxing temple site 319; Standing Buddha 316; Yungang Imperial cave temples 318

Bunny, Rupert 328

Burckhard!, Jacob 97,123

Byzantine art 72-3, 82, 84

C

Caravaggio 3 -42, 371; Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness 41

ceramics 302-3, 304,305

Cezanne, Paul 55, 173-5, 177-8, 184; Still Life with Apples 176, 177

China 349-50, 353-4, 357

Chinese art: influence of Buddhism and Dao ism 301-2; Song Dynasty aesthetic 302,303,305, 310-11; tradition of’three perfections’ 217; see also Buddhist art; Buddhist sculpture at Qjngzhou; jade carving

Chinese ceramics 302-3, 304,305

Chinese landscape painting: annotating paintings 219, 220-1; calligraphy 213-14; colophons 218-19; composition 214, 216-17, 218, 220-1; individuality within traditions 136-7, 224-5, 305-6; ‘literati’ tradition 218,220,221,224,307; mountain theme 224-5, 307; origins of 307; the ‘three perfections’ 217; traditions of 136, 138, 139-40

Clark, Kenneth 6, 7, 94, 105

Confucianism 12-14, 317

Confucius 12-14, 15, 16, 233-4

Corporazione delle Arti Florentine 279-80

Cossington Smith, Grace 329

Craig-Martin, Michael 203-4

Cranach, Lucas (the elder) 32-3, 35-7, 42; Martyrdom of St Catherine 32, 33, 34

Cullen, Adam 39,213,342,362


D-H

D

Dadaism 168, 170

Daoism 301-2, 317

Delacroix, Eugene 376

drawing: characteristics of 205, 208; compared to paintings 208; and sensory experience 205

Drysdale, Russell 332

Duchamp, Marcel 165-8, 171-2; Fountain 168, 169, 170-1

Dunhuang Buddhist cave temples 58, 285, 286, 287,294

Durer, Albrecht 96

E

Enlightenment 13-14

Epstein,Jacob 54

Eyck, Jan van 130, 133

F

Flaubert, Gustave 340,342

Flemish art 130, 132-3, 134

Forbidden City {Palace Museum, Beijing) 376-8

Franchi, Raffaello 244

Frater, William 178

Freer, Charles Lang 156-7

Freer Gallery of Art 157

Frick Collection {New York) 256,376

Frick, Henry Clay 376

G

Gallery of Modern Art (Queensland) 253

Gaudier-Brzeska, Henri 54

Gehry, Frank 371

Ghiberti, Lorenzo 268-9

Ghirlandaio, Domenico 77, 200-2, 270-1, 278; Birth of the Virgin 272-3; An Old Man and a Boy 199,200

Giacometti, Alberto 228-32

Gibbs-Smith, Charles 359-60

Giorgione 17, 19, 90, 94-5, 103-5; The Tempest 94, 95, 96-7, 98-103, 104, 274-5

Giotto 69, 72-3, 269,270

Giovanni, Matteo di 114

Glover, John 328

Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao) 251, 371-2

Guggenheim Museum {New York) 251

Guo Xi 307,310

Guo Zhongshou 144

H

Henson, Bill 43-4, 46-7

Paris Opera series 43, 44, 45

Hirst, Damien 204

human figure, depiction of

humanism


I-P

I

Impressionism 173, 174

individualism 3-7, 10-11, 280, 282

International Gothic 82

Italian Renaissance: abstract values in art 266-7; Arcadian visions in poetry 97-8; context for 7-9; legacy of 266; material culture legacy 3, 5; Paduan Aristotelianism 99; painting in Florence compared to Venice 90, 96; patronage of artists 267-9, 270-1, 278-80, 282

J

jade carving: evolution of 236,238; symbolic or ritualistic objects 235-6; symbolic value of jade 234, 238, 239; technique of 235,238; Brush Washer in the Shape of a Lotus Leaf 237

Jing Hao 139

K

Klein, Yves 171, 172

Anthropometries 171

Klepac, Lou 244

Koons, Jeff, Puppy 371

L

Lambert, George W, Holiday in Essex 323-4, 326

Le Coq, Albert von 283,285,287,290, 291, 294,295, 296, 297

Lenbauchhaus (Munich) 257

Leonardo da Vinci 6-7, 10, 96

Leyland, Frederick 149,156

Lorenzo, Bicci di 116

Lotto, Lorenzo 17-21, 19, 24-31; Annunciation 29, 30, 31; Christ and the Adulteress 21, 22-3, 279; Portrait of Andrea Odoni 18, 21, 25, 26-7

M

Mccubbin, Frederick 328

Manichaeism 286, 296

Mannerists 39

Mantegna, Andrea 85-6

Manzoni, Piero 171, 204

Mao Zedong 329,347,348,356

Masaccio, Tommaso 69-80; The Tribute Money 69, 70-1, 74; The Trinity 69, 75, 77-9

Matisse, Henri 50

Mazdaism (Zoroastrianism) 285

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) 258-9, 262

Mi Fei 310,350

Michelangelo 3-4, 5, 124,128,208; Tityus 208, 210-11

Montefeltro, Frederico da 114, 116, 120

Moore, Henry 48-51, 53-7; King and Q)teen 48, 49, 52, 55, 56-7

Morandi, Giorgio 244, 246-7; Still Life 245

Musee Delacroix (Paris) 378,379,380

Museum of Australia 265

Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney) 251

Museum Rietberg (Zurich) 367-8

museums see names of specific museums

N

National Gallery (London) 255-6, 258,374

naturalism 4, 10, 39, 73, 76, 87,107

Nestorian Christianity 285-6, 296

Neuville, Alphonse Marie de 330

Newman, Barnett 197-8, 204,209; Untitled 206

Ni Zan 220

Nolan, Sidney 59, 61-2, 64-5, 329,332; Chinese Mountain Landscape with Three Boats 63

Ned Kelly 60, 62

Norton Simon Museum 256-7, 375

O

Odoni, Andrea 25, 28

Olley, Margaret 25, 164, 189-90, 240,341, 361-3

Olsen,John 209

Owen, Robert, Apposition 337, 338-9

P

painting: Alberti’s Della Pittura ( On Painting) 6, 69, 72, 108; Dao Ji’s Huayu Lu (Notes on Painting) 139, 140, 142-3, 166; and drawing 179,204; perfection and imperfection 197-8; Vasari’s Lives of the Artists 17-18, 20-1, 77, 78, 79, 90

Palma Vecchio 98,278

Parr, Mike 208, 209

Perugino 120, 124-5

Philadelphia Museum of Art 264

photography, and painting 44

Piano, Renzo 257,367,369

Piero della Francesca 20, 87, 106-7, 108-16, 117-18, 120,180,184,190,203; Baptism of Christ 106,112,115,116, 118, 255-6; The Resurrection 108-9, 110

Pinturicchio 280; Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini Presents Eleonora of Aragon to Frederick III 281

Pontormo 275; Study for the Angel Gabriel 207,208

Pope-Hennessy, John 364-6

Post-Impressionism 173

Poynter,E dward John 330,3 32


Q-Z

Q

Qjanlong (Emperor, Qjan Dynasty) 214,216

Qjn Shi Huang, pottery warriors 354-5

R

Raphael 11, 90, 119-27, 128,208, 270; The Entombment 20, 119, 121-7, 126,128,371

realism 10, 39, 76,107,146,181,183,190,275, 278-9

Rees, Lloyd 330

Rembrandt 82

Renaissance 3-4; see also Italian Renaissance

Roberts, Tom 328

Roberts,William 331

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel 149, 152

S

sculpture 49, 50-1, 54-6; see also Budddhist sculpture at Qjngzhou

secularisation 9-10, 270-80, 275

Settis, Salvatore 103

Shanghai Museum (Shanghai) 372-3

Shitao see Dao Ji

Signorelli, Luca 36, 208-9

Smart, Jeffrey 106, 108,114, 179-85, 188-90, 192-3, 208,209; Matisse at Ashford 183, 186-7; Portrait of Clive James 188-9, 191

Stein, Aurel 283,285,294

Streeton, Arthur 328,329

Struth, Thomas 258,261

Su Shi (Su Dongpo) 219,306,307

Sydney Football Club 344, 345-6

T

Tate Modern (London) 252,262

Tintoretto 85

Titian 17-18, 90, 98,371; The Vendramin Family 276-7

Turner,J MW 162-3

Twombly, Cy 158-9, 162,164; Three Studies from the Temeraire 160-1, 162-4, 280

U

V

Vasari, Giorgio 17-18, 20-1, 77, 78, 79, 90,267

Victoria and Albert Museum 251, 359-60, 364

Viola, Bill 208-9

W

Whistler, James McNeill 33, 145-8, 149-50, 155-6, 376; the Peacock Room 153-7; LaPrincesse du Pays de la Porcelaine, 152, 153,156,157; The Six Projects, 149-50

White, Patrick 62

Whiteley, Brett 106

Williams, Fred 332

Wootton, Barbara 348,349

Wu Zhen, Fisherman by a Wooded Bank 221, 222-3

XYZ

XuWei 218

Flowers in Four Seasons 214,215, 216-17

Xuan Zang 296

Zhao Mengfu 216,220

Zheng Qjan 217

Zheng Sixiao 139